Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
What I can't figure out is this. I've spoken to Rick a few times and he comes across as a sharp guy, intelligence-wise and baseball-wise.
He's got to know his bench was woefully inadaquate, yet he did nothing about it, not even taking a sniff at guys who were released with major league experience. As you said he was rolling the dice from an injury standpoint and he's come up snake eyes.
As smart as he is, that doesn't make sense, there's got to be more to the story here. I just can't figure out what it could be unless he was told to do some things (or not do some things) by those above him.
For lack of a better explanation, the Sox have a lot of immovable salary on this team. They're pretty much stuck where they are, waiting for some of these big-dollar deals to come off the books.