The Boston Red Sox need to do something drastic this offseason to try and take the bitter taste out of Red Sox Nation following the team’s historic September collapse. Signing a high profile player such as New York Mets SS Jose Reyes may indeed to the trick.
Boston has been looking for a shortstop since the days of Nomar Garciaparra and Orlando Cabrera. Sure, Marco Scutaro, Jed Lowrie and others have produced a few solid games, but the team has not felt that they have had stability for almost six or seven years now.
And what better fit than Reyes? Not only would Boston have one of the fastest teams in all of baseball, with Reyes and Jacoby Ellsbury, but their clubhouse would have an additional egomaniac.
Good luck to their next manager, regardless.
Boston has a monumental problem in the locker room right now, and it will not be easy for a new skipper to clean it up in his first season. Furthermore, it would take a manager who has some great experience in dealing with egos of all kind. Promoting a pitching coach or third base coach is not probably the best way for Boston to go right now. Not with this team.
Reyes would be a perfect fit in Boston, as his selfish play fits in perfectly with the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are now known as an extremely selfish team. They clearly played for themselves – and their massive paychecks – last season. What better addition to that team than Reyes, who disappointed Mets fans so often throughout his injury plagued career, highlighted by his laying down a cheap bunt in his first at-bat of his final game in 2011, only to demand out of the game so that he could win the National League batting crown?
If that doesn’t scream self-absorbed or self-centered, then I don’t know what does.
And since the Red Sox and their hypocritical fans have become what they proclaimed to hate for decades – which is a more dislikeable version of the New York Yankees – adding Reyes could complete the transformation.
You know, since he is the other New York’s version of Alex Rodriguez.
It just makes perfect sense.
The Red Sox need a big signing to satisfy the fans. They also need a shortstop who can produce offense and flash a showy glove in the field. Also, if Ellsbury does not sign an extension with the team and leaves as a free agent after another season or two, they need someone who plays a similar style, which Reyes would definitely fit the bill in more ways than one.
In the end, I have no idea if the Red Sox will make a strong play for one of the more dynamic players in the game. I do know that they want to do something, and that money is clearly no object.
And since neither are egos, then Reyes to Boston is a perfect match.