And the damage to the RedSox budget would be equally inestimable, Big Red. The RedSox have ample resources at their disposal and we also are more than well aware that they guys running the club are not prone to childish fits of impetuousity. Maybe John Henry also has a similar giggle-fit over this idea and calls Theo to float the idea. I’m willing to bet Theo would bark him off that tree pretty darn fast. Theo (and John Henry) wants to win and that includes beating the Yanks, but this would not be the way to do it.
Cashman would not match some sort of “offer him the world” deal that Big Red is proposing. Maybe if this ship was run by Hank and it was 2007 it might work, but not today. Perhaps the Sox might make a token offer to tempt Jeter but it sure won’t be over what the Yanks are offering. That’s a game of chicken that the Sox have no interest in playing.… Click here to read the rest