3 years for victorino v. 4 years for crawford...huge difference?victorino isn't damaged goods?
YES on this one. Huge difference in dollars. Crawford also damaged goods!
I'm not talking about second guessing the move to get rid of those guys...I'm talking about spending nearly the same amount of money and failing to upgrade the team...don't want to waste the money? That's cool, suck and have a low payroll...want to be a better team in 2013? Don't spend beckett's money on a guy like dempster...that's my point
2 years for beckett v. 2 years for dumpster....same
Yup. BUT Beckett had to go. Clearly he had to go. You won't see me defending Dempster, though. He's awful.
5 years for agonz is obviously a big difference to the one year for napoli....but that was even going to be a 3 year deal til the Red Sox got luckyThey lucked into only getting napoli for 1 year....without the hip problem, he was not a 3/39 player...the team did not upgrade here...and only didn't get into a bad contract situation by sheer luck
This is the key. AGonz seems to be rapidly declining or suffering some sort of malaise in Boston. Unloading him before he went into full "Teixeira decline mode" was a great move. Napoli on a 1-year deal is perfect. He'll be looking to prove something. That was their best move of the offseason.
They save a ton of money over the life of these contracts...on players who they won't really miss. I'm not upset at all.