Joe West getting suspended is long deserved. I’m not shedding a tear on this.
This was worrisome. It still feels like we’re going to have a scenario where he needs some kind of “fix” before the end of the contract.
I haven’t had time to fully process this. Losing Moncado feels like a blow, but Sale might be worth it? Dombrowski’s reputation, however, makes it feel like another “giving up too much of the future” to win *now* move.
Nice little feather in the cap for Mookie.
The future is bright the core of the Red Sox. Here’s hoping Dombrowski can put a complete team around them.
Thank you, Papi.
I’m going to miss Big Papi so much.
The punishment is ridiculous for what he did. The Red Sox should be given the change to provide a lower quality prospect as a result of this fraud.
And I thought JBJ was the one with the arm.
One of the benefits of the Red Sox scuffling this season has been Benintendi getting called up. He’s doing great so far.
Or, you know, the MLB could hire competent umpires instead of the jokers making all these horrible calls.
Woo hoo!! It’s almost Spring Training!!
The Red Sox get Carson Smith and left-hander Roenis Elias. Aaron Gleeman at Hardball Talk says the following about Smith and Elias:
> Smith has quietly been one of the best setup men in baseball for the past two seasons, throwing 78 innings with a 2.07 ERA and 102/25 K/BB ratio. He’s another huge upgrade to a Boston bullpen that also added Craig Kimbrel to holdover Koji Uehara. Elias is a potentially useful 27-year-old starter, so the Red Sox seemingly did pretty well here.
It’s so hard to believe Ramirez is really some kind of “clubhouse cancer”, when he always seems to be doing and saying the right thing. I really hope the transition to first base works out for him (and the Sox.)
Pretty good answer to a question that you knew would be asked.
I agree with Greenberg.
Is it baseball season, yet?
I don’t really believe this. I think they at least wait to see him at first.
I hope this is a sign that he’s taking the upcoming season particularly seriously.
I’m not sure how he’ll even swing a bat.