Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's Time For Serious House Cleaning At Fenway

The Boston Red Sox are now on pace to lose at least 90 games for the third time in the last four years. Sure they won it all in 2013, but—even in baseball—one for four is a crappy percentage. The one constant during that timeframe—other than the soccer-obsessed owners—is General Manager Ben Cherington. While it may be unfair, Cherington has got to go. While we think Manager John Farrell should head out the door with him, it's really Cherington who put his mark on this and the other under-achieving teams. We also agree with the assessment of The Boston Herald's Steve Buckley: Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez must be moved as well. In our view, neither one fits the emerging vision of a Red Sox team that is young, athletic, fast and hungry. Face it, folks—this is a horrendous team. Weak offense, inconsistent starting pitching, sloppy defense, spotty bullpen. Not exactly the recipe for a World Championship. Ben, you can probably catch on with your old buddy Theo in The Windy City—but the Boston adventure is over.