|Crawford and Gonzalez are too good to give up on.|
I keep hearing about the 250+ million dollars Boston will now save. This isn't the NBA. Getting rid of big contracts doesn't make you better. I don't imagine the Sox ownership is having any sort of financial troubles. They can go out and sign whoever they like, regardless of what the current payroll is.
To me this trade feels like a bit of a panic move by the Red Sox, a dramatic change made to get the angry media and fans off their back (something they didn't do last winter). Even though I had recently given up any hope for this season, I still thought they would definitely be a contender next year. Now I'm not so sure.