“There’s probably a half a dozen other teams, a dozen other teams, I could be playing for,” Payton said. “Actually, as far as playing time, this is one of the worst situations I can be in because if I’m hitting .800 I still wouldn’t be playing any more than I am right now because they’ve got their boys.”
Jay Payton wants out, and why should we care? This peabrain voluntarily signed in Boston at his agent’s and his own behest, and now he’s complaining that he isn’t playing every day? How did he not know that the Sox had three guys signed and ready to play? What else doesn’t Jay know? That we sent men to the moon? That Katie and Tom are engaged? That Lindsay might be on blow? Someone get Jay a subscription to the Times, or, at the very least, to the Rototimes.
[EDIT: commenter mattymatty is right down below the fold in the comments, and I stand corrected – Payton was acquired in a deal with San Diego. My (embarrassing) bad. Still, he voices his opinion NOW, and not after the deal?]