I said it at the time of the trade and I’ll say it again, “Screw John Henry & screw Red Sox management.”
- Lifelong Red Sox fan
Yeah, I've tried to be understanding of their financial situation, but really, come on—they had baseball's second-best player, and the ability to pay the lux-tax penalties. I mean, how do you get rid of such a talent?
Of course, I'm annoyed with Mookie too, because he didn't stick to his promise to test free agency. And I get it, covid was something no one planned for, so he took what was likely to be the best available deal, but it still rubs me the wrong way that he didn't back up all of his tough talk about "doing his part" for other players.
And, like I said before, probably at least some of my feelings are irrational, but I am a fanatic, after all.