Red Sox should have signed Mark Teixeira because it would only have cost them a
couple of million dollars a year extra, especially in light of the fact that they
haven’t dealt with Jason Bay’s free agency yet even though he’s not a free
agent and they might not re-sign him (but they might, also). Also, JD Drew is dead while Johnny Damon is
not, even though I am going to list statistics that show Drew is better, but
all that matters is that Damon is a free agent after this year and Drew is not.
I think that makes sense, but I am not
sure. Oh, Coco Crisp is in Kansas City, too. Forgot to mention him. Theo
really missed the boat on that guy, right?! I need to list a bunch of guys the Sox obtained thinking they’d be better
than they were – let’s see. Lugo. Wily Mo. Matt Young. Lugo. Jack Clark. Lugo. Nick Esask- no, wait, he had
vertigo, he didn’t actually suck. Still, vertigo? Seriously? I mean, that’s weak. I am a “torn ACL” career-ending injury kind of
guy, not a “I can’t go up in that Ferris Wheel” kind of career-ending injury
guy. But back to Teixeira. This column is about
Teixeira and how he would have helped the Sox, especially because Ortiz is
struggling. Lars Anderson Lars Anderson
Lars Anderson I read SoSH Minor League forums. Oh, wait, you know what? I
forgot, Ortiz wouldn’t have been replaced by Teixeira, Lowell would have, my
bad, but I have to admit Lowell is really doing well. Also,the Sox do have a lot of good prospects,
and they spend money, and that’s great and all but really it’s a lot less
relevant because they have guys on their roster who are dead. Like JD Drew. I wonder if they will find him in the Atlantic Ocean with those other
Brazilian and French people. (Just
kidding, it’s a metaphor, JD Drew isn’t dead!
He’s alive! Lugo? Not so sure, he
might really be dead!). Now, let’s get
back to Jason Bay, who might or might not be a free agent. Since we don’t know what’s going to happen in
November, I’ll just assume he will be a free agent, it makes things easier to
imagine. I also need to mention Hanley Ramirez and how
the Sox traded him, in the context of the Teixeira non-deal. Why? It has to do with those two million
dollars and prospects like Hanley, who are great players the Sox squandered for
noth– wait, they won a World Series with Beckett? When?
Ortiz is stuck on the Sox, Teixeira is on the Yankees, and Jason Bay is going
to be a free agent at the end of the year. Unless he isn’t.