This, a 1000x this. It’s not one article from Shaughnessy who’s sole job is to piss of Red Sox fans and talk shit about the ownership group. This is now a string of well respected reporters, who are hearing from inside the industry that the Sox offseason has been confusing at best. I’d also add, that there was multiple times reported that X wanted to stay with the Sox, and was willing to negotiate last off season, Boras be dammed. It’s a legit point to bring up that the Sox were wise to not pay 280m for X, but squandered their chance at getting him at reasonable cost in the years leading up to FA.Because why? I don’t have a Post subscription, so I can’t read it. But if it’s fluff*, provide some counterpoints other than the implied, “no one understands the genius that is Chaim Bloom except the true believers”.
* if you want to say this is clickbait, also show your work. Why would the Post’s baseball writer just start slamming Bloom for no reason?
Jeans is another writer in a long list (Abraham, Speier, Finn, Jennings, Rosenthal, Calcaterra, Stark and more) who are wondering WTF is going on in the Fenway front office. Are these all haters? All enemies of the state?
When professional baseball journalists (and if you notice, even though I think he’s right I didn’t add professional shit stirring Dan Shaughnessy to that list) are saying you had a bad off season, you might have had a band off season.
Most journalists, who are established and don’t need the clicks, don’t write bullshit just to write bullshit. That’s not the way this works.