Red Sox fans/writers are stupid
! WOOHOO!!! Check out this quote from an article in the Boston Herald:
"I think it's remarkable he's been able to play both sides of the bag as well as he has,'' Epstein said. "There's a difference between knowing objectively how a guy should impact a game defensively, and seeing him do it. There are plays he's made that have been jaw-dropping.''
Jaw-dropping enough to make him a priority and lock him up beyond this season.
Pokeymania is the best thing to happen to the Yankees since they sold us Babe Ruth! OK, maybe I'm exaggerating a BIT, but with Boston gripped in the clutches of Pokeymania, it seems that all of a sudden, no one cares if Nomar leaves the Sox after this season. Nomar playing 2B for the Yanks in 2005? OK, OK, it's farfetched, and Nomar has been bitten by the injury-bug lately, but we can dream, can't we? Go ahead and let the Sox resign Pokey Reese to a long-term contract - no matter how you slice and dice the numbers, his Win Shares are just not impressive. A slick-fielding/no-hit middle infielder? Those guys are a dime-a-dozen. If they want to let Nomar go, Nomar with a career .924 OPS (though his OPS has averaged around .850 over the past 3 years), Nomar the Great Guy with the Great Wife, well then, more power to them! Even if the Yankees don't sign him, and I wouldn't really expect them to, at least the Sox will be fielding a weakened team without him.
Maybe what the Yanks should do is to "leak" some secret longing to have Pokey Reese play 2B for them in 2005. That would surely speed up the Reese's resigning with the Sox.
posted by shawn
: 6/23/2004 06:12:00 PM -