A Red Sox State Of Mind....Always
This from today's Globe....My comments after........"The Red Sox officially declared the end of their efforts to win in 2006 when they announced that David Wells had been traded to the Padres at 7:47 p.m., in the bottom of the second inning.
Raising the white flag over Fenway Park makes sense at this hour. Poor management, poor play, a plague of late-season injuries, and a couple of player hospitalizations involving potential life-threatening issues conspired to sink the season before the first of September."
Peter here. Maybe a little harsh? Or is it the cold hard truth? Yes, we needed to get something in return for the Boomer, who was so great in the last month of his Red Sox career. And he was the calm and cool force that the club needed on the mound when everything started to go downhill, and downhill fast. So.....do you agree with this assessment? Did the Sox fold too soon? If you ask me, with all the medical uncertainties that surround the club right now, dealing David to the Padres was the right move. We have a prospect, a catcher who WILL make an impact in the future. And we are way behind in the pursuit of the AL East. And just as far behind in the wild card race. So I say that the move was timely and correct. But give up? Nobody thinks this club will give up. There are many questions to be answered in this month of September. The foremost? The health of Jon Lester, God willing. And less important but still vital are Manny, Tek, Trot, and the guys playing right now through their injuries. There are so many games left this month, home games, and I'll be cheering until the last echoes of baseball 2006 reside only in our memories. Where they last forever.