Ouch Jon.

Song of the post: Blank Space by (the one and only) TAYLOR SWIFT

We’ve all heard, and this may be late to the show but Jon Lester is a Chicago Cub. despicable-me-minions-whaaaat-aczfexuc

Jon Lester is gone. He is in the less hated pinstripes and on the up and coming Cubs. Theo Epstein and his “prospects” were more than the Red Sox and their stacked offense and the offer to be the next legend.

Alas it was not enough, and just like that the Cubs are soon to be contenders. My hate for them grows and I’ve said it before but I never want to witness the Cubbies win it. Steve Bartman you are my hero.

We turn the page and look at the strange roster that belongs to Ben Cherington and John Farrell. What are they to do with their minimal pitching? Who is available to sign? How do we fix this?

First, they need an ace, preferably through free agency. Which narrows it down to James Shields and Max Scherzer. Scherzer looks like a Yankee, and he’s asking for 200 million. I think he is out. James Shields, as I think I’ve mentioned before would be the best fit on this Sox team. He can be an ace while our farm system blossoms into great pitchers. I want him and I want him now.

If they cannot obtain an ace through free agency they must turn the tables with trades. No one is safe. The Sox need an ace and they should stop at nothing to get one, one that is young and will actually give them years and productivity if they were to trade Bogaerts, or Betts, or even Pedroia with Cespedes. I said it. Pedroia could be out of town, if they desperately need a young stud pitcher. 201310011529557518686

However, they should lay out the money for Shields and then trade a one-for-one with Cespedes and any of the number of pitchers attached to his name; Cueto, Latos, etc.

Two pitchers and then the Red Sox should stand pat. Keep this roster until NEEDS arise.

Assuming they get the “correct” pitchers in FA and trade market their rotation would look something like:

James Shields
Cuteo-Latos-Masterson
Joe Kelley
Rubby de la Rosa
Clay Bucchholz-Webster-[Prospects]

With the lineup they are throwing out there that is more than formidable enough to contend. Not to mention many players on the roster will be protected by the other members of the lineup and are due for bounceback seasons.

All in all, the Lester loss is baffling, could’ve been avoided and needs to be addressed.

-Lomonte

+Not to mention that the way he left was exactly how he said he wouldn’t leave. He said something along the lines of “what’s 20 million when on a scale that large?”

+ Red Sox- 6 years and $135
+Cubs 6/7 years and $155/170

+Hypocrite, liar, and I’ll deeply think about my fanship if the Red Sox honor him before the next 20 years is up.

+Bobby V’s fault.

 

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“Meh,” Jon Lester.

Song of the post: Under Control by Calvin Harris and Alesso

Well that game was how else can I say it? Under control. The Red Sox won game one of the 2013 World Series 8-1 beating the St. Louis Cardinals. It was certainly the least anticlimactic game I’ve watched all season. Never really got off my ass for it to be perfectly honest. 9062869

It seemed wrapped up in the second inning. Once Beltran left the game the Cards only had Matt Holliday as their “danger guy.”

It was “Meh” neither here nor there as October baseball games go. The media raved and raved about Wainwright and how he’s the most underrated pitcher ever and how the Cardinals tore apart Clayton Kershaw a power lefty. So you’d think the scores would be reversed as you looked at it heading into the game.
Shortly thereafter the Sox had complete control and that was that. The most tense part was when Freese was up with the bases loaded, but he feebly grounded to Lester for a 1-2-3 double play.

This game should’ve been 10-1 or higher, we had their numbers. I especially liked the Ortiz 2-run shot. “This rookie is quite possibly their best arm in the sys—ORTIZ WITH THE STATEMENT!”

Wacha better hope that heat doesn’t spread through the Boston lineup.

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire”

-Lager

The One Where It’s Been Too Long

Hey,

I missed you guys… 

Well, I mean no one really read this regularly so that’s an issue. But I missed writing to you (nobody).

The MLB Season is off and before we know it the sights sounds and smells of October will be here narrowing the teams down to 10 –> 8 –> 4 –> 2 –> 1

I am a Red Sox fan and I’m sure any returning readers know that. 

Any baseball fans will know by now that the Sox lost to the Tigers in a walk off. But what you might not know is that the Boston media is going nuts because it wasn’t picture perfect. 

I know we like to jump on and off the Red Sox or any team in the blink of an eye. But in the first 24 hours of the season to freak out the way they have been is a little much. 

Sure Bobby Valentine isn’t the best fit for the Sox. Sure the relief pitching is a toss up right now. Sure they need to sign Elsbury, Pedroia, and Lester. But guys, they played against Justin Verlander. The most dominant pitcher in the game right now. 

Justin Verlander pitched the way everyone thought. Jon Lester did the same, and the Tigers won. Let’s leave it at that and then see where this ball club can go. With Bobby V and the media on them all year as it is, it’ll make a tough year for many of the players. 

Just because Bobby V is as crazy as the media doesn’t mean they should run him out of town.

Let’s just play ball and hope for another title.

-Lomonte