Sunday, December 4, 2016

Beltran's Gone, Red Sox Turn Lonely Eyes To Holliday

World Series 2007 At Fenway (Getty Images)
UPDATE: Empire signs Holliday
In his valiant effort to avoid exceeding the MLB luxury tax threshold, John Henry has allowed the former apple of Dave Dombrowski's eye (Carlos Beltran) to flee to Houston. Sometimes, being cheap has positive outcomes. So, now, Henry is fixed on some other old and relatively inexpensive DH-types to cobble onto to an an otherwise young roster. Enter Matt Holliday. The rationale is that he has a "relationship" with John Farrell—going back to Oklahoma State. Huh? Who they heck cares? Last season, the soon-to-be-37-year-old Holliday showed up to play 110 games—and hit .246. He did hit 20 HRs, but is this really the path we want to travel in 2017? I don't think so.