Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Twins have placed Joe Mauer on waivers and the Red Sox front office must be friggin drooling right now. This will be a good test of their will.
Mauer is a catcher / first baseman / DH and due $23 million per year through 2018. He has name recognition and is very marketable. You know Larry Lucchino has a boner right now. The question is, can he keep it in his pants.
The Red Sox of old may have jumped at this chance. But they say they are going in a different direction. They say they are going to be more economical with their money. We'll see.
I personally have no problem watching a team full of Cody Ross' and Pedro Ciriaco's every night than spoiled rich kids with name reckognition. Screw NESN and the ratings. Screw sports talk radio. Screw the sellout streak. If the Red Sox do jump this dudes bones, they will be taking about 10 steps backwards. Lets cross our fingers.