Thursday, September 29, 2011
Boston Red Sox: Back To The Drawing Board.
There is a long list of players on this Red Sox team who won't be back. Some won't be back because their contract are up, some will be gone because they just don't belong here. Tim Wakefield's career is over. John Lackey is horrible. Josh Beckett is an out of shape diva. JD Drew is done, but has had a better Red Sox career than people want to give credit. Erik Bedard never should have came here in the first place.
On the other hand there are some players who were looked over, but in the end they were the only ones there. Marco Scutaro was originally a player signed to bridge the gap to Jose Iglesias, he has now become a grinder, I want him back. Afredo Aceves deserves to be back in Boston, and most likely should take over Wakefield's role.
One guy that definitely has to come back though, is David Ortiz. Big Papi, along with Jacoby Ellsbury, was one of the only guys to play consistently all year. He was there by himself if May, then he was still fighting in September. Ortiz' protection to Adrian Gonzalez is partially responsible for A-Gon's great statistical season, and Ortiz's presence could help Carl Crawford comeback from his lackluster freshman year in Boston.
Ladies and gentlemen... your parents Boston Red Sox are back. "The Curse" didn't let the ball go between his legs, Buckner did. But even after that Buckner didn't blow that series... The Red Sox made it an excuse after the entire team blew it.