‘We just traded away Mr. Boston’:
I was wondering what big local story would surface and bump DNC coverage to the side. Can’t get any bigger: Nomar gone.
... Completely agree: It’s a big gamble.
It’s also a major test for Terry ‘Pete Carroll’ Francona. ... Like all the talk about defense and the subtle downplaying of hitting stats. John Ellis
alluded to this problem a few weeks ago, linking to a great post-Yanks series article on the Sox’ woeful defense
and overreliance on hitting. But the problem is: I question the sincerity of Theo’s we-need-defense rhetoric. This trade was about two things: A.) Nomar’s contract B.) Nomar’s attitude post-botched A-Rod deal that management initiated and blew. ... Am I the only one concerned the Sox management team has lately gotten a little too clever by half? ... Loved team players’ reaction and quotes