So, yesterday the Red Sox posted a picture to their Facebook page of new acquisition David Ross. The caption exclaimed, it’s "official” that Ross was the newest member of the Sox. The picture showed a beaming Ross posing in front of Dustin Pedroia’s locker as he checked out the clubhouse. Really? Were we all waiting for word that this deal was official? Were we checking our phones every fine minutes to finally get word that the deal was done? Do they not know what transaction their division rivals were waiting to become official? We’re over here trumpeting a new back-up catcher?
Don’t get me wrong. I understand the idea of posting random pictures to Facebook. A quick look at the Section 36 page shows that I do the same thing. There are pictures people have submitted posted for no logical reason other than to have something pretty to look at every day on the page. I get it. I think it would be a fine use of social media to share a picture of Ross looking around his new locker. But to have the fanfare blaring?
When are Sox going to do something worth promoting on Facebook? Soon? Other teams are making move and improving themselves. The Sox need a shortstop, but someone else just added the best one in their division. (Speaking of the big trade, I find it interesting that the Marlins are being completely slammed here. They’re a disgrace to baseball. They spit on their fans. They’re involved in a conspiracy to destroy baseball in Miami. The commissioner should void the deal. It’s interesting because they traded away one $100 million player after only one full season with the team. Last year, the Sox traded away two of them.)
It’s not even that I think the Sox should have gotten Reyes. I mean, they should have. But, dumping Gonzalez and Crawford to get Reyes would make that first trade even more foolish. I’m not swearing at them for not signing Torii Hunter either. He would have been a nice addition. But, there are several other players who would be just as good. (Please, God, not Swisher) At some point, though, the Sox are actually going to need to have a full roster of players.
Are they working on a million things behind the scenes? Of course they are. Do they have a plan? I hope so. Would I love to see them add another player who will crack their starting line-up? Yuppers. Are they working on Josh Hamilton? Hopefully. A big trade? Hopefully. Any news whatsoever? I sure hope so.
Even if it’s just to give me something to blog about.