….we’ll miss you in more ways than one.
I suppose I could come around in a week or two (or more), but right now, I am not a fan of what happened yesterday. On some level I understand that the Sox felt like they had to trade Manny…but the main reason I’m not a fan of what happened is because the Sox did not improve yesterday. Seems to me that they got a little bit worse.
They did not address the most glaring need (middle relief; unless you consider they helped it by removing Hansen), and they made the offense a little bit weaker. I realize Bay is a decent hitter; but he ain’t Manny.
Personally, I think the Sox should have gone to Manny last night and said “Look; we tried to trade you, and it only would have hurt the club. Play your ass off for your next free agent contract, and we won’t pick up your option.”
I still blame the majority of this on Boras.
If the rest of the team was actually getting tired of this, and felt like they didn’t need the distraction any more…then I guess maybe this could end up being a good thing. But today, on the day after….I still need some convincing.