Red Sox Ownership Lied To Us
Today, I posted a blog on my “Way Too Early 2024 MLB Award Predictions.” I posted a YouTube video, edited two podcasts, and helped create five shorts. It was time for my brain to rest….
And then this happened.
We had heard rumblings over the past week that the Red Sox are refusing to include Mayer, Teel, or Anthony in any trade. I was relieved by that. If the team had sent Mayer for Dylan Cease, I might have erased the Boston tattoo on my wrist.
That is not what I am worried about. It is this.
“I think the reality is that it’s going to require a step forward from the young position players. It’s going to require the build-out of a talent pipeline of arms that we can acquire, we draft and we can develop internally. And it will require aggressive player development in the minor leagues and the major leagues.”
I want to flash back to two months ago….
I am not blaming Craig Breslow. He is a New England guy who took a job with the team he won a World Series with. Any of us would have jumped on that in a second.
The issue here is ownership is just outright lying to both Breslow AND the fans. They were never going to go full throttle, and they undoubtedly gave him restrictions on what he could do to build this team. If they didn’t, we would have heard of offers they put out to Yamamoto and Ohtani. They would have gone after Imanaga, Snell, Gray, Montgomery, etc….
I DON’T EVEN WANT THESE PLAYERS… I love the idea of building around the young core, but why lie to the fanbase that, as Carrabis put it, is paying the highest prices in all of MLB to watch a game?
We are just in the middle of a cycle that has started since the day they traded away Mookie Betts. When they decided not to build around Betts, Bogaerts, Devers, and Benintendi(sorry, I have a soft spot for him), all the alarms in fans’ heads should have started to screech. But they were still competitive, and there was that glimmer of hope inside that maybe they could make it work with Bogaerts and Devers with some new additions around them.
I know Red Sox nation has been spoiled over the last 20 years, so who are we to complain? But that doesn’t take the sting away from being lied to our faces.
I have been hesitant to do this prior.
But I am now fully on the “Sell The Team” bandwagon. Take your five billion dollars across the pond to Liverpool, John. And take LeBron James with you.
I asked Chat GPT to tone it down, as the first image was pretty graphic. But artificial intelligence feels the same pain I do.
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