WTF, Patriots, WTF? Sox (pt 2)?
Losing Willie McGinest and Adam Vinateri in the span of a week, (and AV the day after the Sox bid adieu to Bronson Arroyo) really sucks. I have a certain amount of blind faith in Bellichick, but I don't get this. I can only guess that guys like Vinateri feel they have done all they can in New England, and are looking for a new challenge.
The Arroyo deal sucks too. I really hope that Wily Mo Pena is ready to become an everyday star, which is going to entail striking out a whole lot less and walking a whole lot more. While the Sox have seven starters right now, I'd imagine this picture will look quite a bit different in the not too distant future -- how many more years do Schilling and Wakefield have in them, not to mention David Wells? Is Mike Timlin going to be pitching much longer? And what if someone or two (or three!) goes down to injury? I had some blind faith in Theo, but that is rapidly running out (Wade Miller, John Halama, Byung Hung Kim...)