Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cherington: 'Disciplined' Spending For 2013

Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington formally announced the blockbuster trade with the Dodgers at a 5PM Eastern press conference today. He was unable to name RHP Rubby De La Rosa due to his having been claimed by Toronto on waivers before he was sent down to AAA. He will be named as the PTBNL after the season. Cherington also assured fans that the Red Sox will spend the money needed—in a disciplined fashion—to get the team back to championship status, starting in 2013. In his words, this deal allows for "creating an opportunity to build a better team." This could be Cherington's finest hour. In this press conference, for the first time in his tenure as GM, he looked in charge and confident. This is a good omen.