Given his age and track record, Teixeira is likely to be productive for most if not all of those years. The thing is that the Red Sox have that kind of money to commit to a slugger every season, and Teixeira is one of the few that could have come close to replacing Ramirez's production. So again, where does that money go? By the time they spend it, will this team's window have closed?
Not only that, but if the Yankees end up signing him that means they now have two excellent picthers plus an incredible bat in the middle of the lineup in the offseason while:
But I do admit that there is the potential here for two straight offseasons where the red Sox did nothing to improve themselves. I think any fan deserves to be upset if that ends up being the case
And this is the part that bothers me the most. The Sox are standing pat right now while almost every piece that could improve them is being signed elsewhere, no headway is being made about finding a catcher (they have zero catchers right now) and bringing this back on topic, spent practically all their energy in trying to land Teixeira while they knew that the possibility was there that they could be outbid.
Yes, I am upset at this point because the path the Sox FO led was towrads signing Teixeira and then making other minor improvements which would have been fine. Now what?
Edit to add
You're joking, right? They may not have "improved" the team after 2007, but they had just won a world series. And they managed to get within one game of returning there.
I'll give you 2007, however, I look at the team that finished the season and there is no way I would like that same team on the field for an entire season. It was not entirely the FO's fault but the 2008 Sox, at the end of their season, were missing Manny's bat, had Mark Kotsay and Varitek as automatic outs, Papi hobbled, Lowell out and now had surgery, are missing a 5th starter (and maybe a 4th). What excactly has been done (or appears to be done) to address any of those issues?
Edited by trekfan55, 19 December 2008 - 12:55 AM.