There’s just too much synergy involved in my coming across a recent item from Boston’s WEEI.com and the fact that I’ve been looking for an excuse to use this great pic that I’d seen making the rounds on Twitter, and was also emailed to me– thanks Jordan– to not go ahead and make a post combining the two. Even though, y’know, there isn’t a whole lot more to say about it than this.
Aaaaaand money quote:
“There was always, I think, an indication that there was going to be a point in time in the future that finances were going to be freed up to increase payroll. But to balance that out, there was such a high value placed on a number of young players coming through the system. To see it shift so quickly, that’s probably been the surprise. There was a number of good players that they gave up, from a baseball standpoint and setting aside the money that’s attached to those contracts, Toronto gave up a lot of good talent to get more established big league players.”
Oh, and just in case you somehow get to feeling sorry for Boston’s new favourite adopted son, Farrell isn’t terribly worried about the attractiveness of playing for his new team being subsumed by that of his old: “There’s passion in both [Toronto and Boston],” he added. “But I think this is a more intense environment, which is an attraction in and of itself.”
Oh, I’m sure it won’t be after you run your new team into all of the outs and realize how unlikely it is that you, personally, hold the key to turning Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz back from pumpkins into fucking princesses.
Hey, but good luck, eh!