Bloody Sox wrote:ayebatter wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:What's so funny? He's right.
Well, if that is the case (I don't agree), then that means that the Yankees were the dominant favorites before the trade deadline and that the Rays were about to blow past Boston. The Red Sox added Victor Martinez, the Yankees added Jerry Hairston Jr., and the Rays added no one. The notion that the Red Sox' chances in the division were lessened (or unchanged) at the trade deadline makes zero sense.
It makes complete sense because they were tied to Halladay more than almost any other team besides Philadelphia. Given they are a large market team that usually seems to get what they want, the fact they weren't able to add a very necessary piece only emboldens the perception that they can't win the division without another starter.