I just love me some Big Red Dan Shaughnessy. His overblown, well-past-its-time obsession about the Yanks/Sox feud never gets old. It only gets stupider-er:
Suppose the Red Sox step up and shock the world? There is simply no downside to making Jeter a massive offer. In the worst-case scenario he calls your bluff and you get the Yankees captain.
I don’t care if Jeter is way past his prime or if the Sox would have to wildly overpay a player of his diminished skills.
I say offer him the world. Forget about Jayson Werth. Blow Jeter away with dollars and years. At worst this would just mean the Sox would jack up the final price the Yankees must pay. It could be sort of like Mark Teixeira-in-reverse.
And if Jeter actually signed with Boston, the damage to the Yankees’ psyche would be inestimable.
Um, no it wouldn’t, Big Red. We, the Yankee fans, would be intially pissed about Jeter bailing for Boston, but ultimately, wins mean the most and for the Sox to redirect their resources towards an aging shortstop instead of an impact player would be beyond foolish for them. Beyond dumb. Only someone with a lack of grasp on what the fans would want (or not want, in the Yanks’ case) would have the nerve to type something like the blockquote above.
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