Want versus need…
November 25th, 2009 by czar

The Sox need Halladay because he’ll be in pinstripes in 12 months if he doesn’t.  The Sox need to make a huge leap this season or the Yankees will pull away from them for the next 3-5 years.

It’s counterproductive for Theo to start panicking and making moves because “he’s worried the Yankees will pull away.” In fact, I would go so far as to say that I’d be very worried if the rationale behind these moves was that short-sighted. The Yankees won the World Series. That doesn’t mean their team suddenly became 25 year-olds who will win 130 games every near for the next 10.

One thing that hasn’t come up enough in this thread– this isn’t an “and, and, and” thing. We pretty much get one shot to move Buchholz (if we want). Once he’s gone, it will be extremely difficult to get a big-name player via trade for the next couple of years without mortgaging the rest of the farm. If the Sox really think they can get tremendous value and decide to move him; I’d much rather them just sit and hold him for something better than the privilege to pay Roy Halladay through his age 38 season; especially if it means losing our most valuable asset in the pursuit of Gonzalez/Hernandez/J. Johnson/etc.

People with grand delusions of the Sox going “all out” and getting Halladay and Gonzalez while going hard after Holliday, and eventually Mauer, are just being– well– delusional.

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