Here's a rant I just sent to my buddies this morning after reading that Boston.com article...
You guys read the Boston.com article about Sox today? That is some BS about Tito's personal life stuff being revealed. 100% guarantee you that Henry/Luch is the one that gave them that stuff. Unreal how quickly the theives of the night start stabbing people in the back. And how about Lester getting lumped in with Beckett/Lackey being complete bums in the clubhouse.
If i'm new GM, I call Pedroia up to my office and ask him what the deal was last year. Who he would want to keep on the team, and who he'd like to see leave and then I'd give him the "C". I'd then start wheeling and dealing like it was nobody's business...
Ortiz - Gone (sorry, but that RBI nonsense sealed the deal...and where was he to step up and rally the troops that last month - this isn't the Ortiz we've grown to love)
Wake - Guy should be put down out back behind the woodshed
Tek - Unless he somehow manages to turn his throwing arm into a year 2086 cyborg S3000 I'm done with him and his "go ahead and steal 2nd and I'll throw it, by the time it arrives you could have run home" routine
Drew - He doesn't care, I don't care, 'nuff said!
Youk - By all accounts he is the biggest piece of shyt in that clubhouse that nobody likes. Besides, the last 2 years he's been starring in Grey's Anatomy with the amount of DL stints. Not to mention he was the ONLY one to openly criticize Ellsbury last year.
Lackey - If Theo wants to take that Cubs job, this bum MUST GO WITH HIM...no questions asked! Not only is he the cancer for the other pitchers, the guy is the biggest scumbag with what he did to his wife!
Pedroia - He gets the "C", no questions asked.
Ellsbury - It will be interesting to see if he stays with the Sox after reading that article. He doesn't trust anyone in that clubhouse not named Lowrie, especially after how he was treated last year with the rib injury.
AGon - Too early to tell who he is, and what he brings to the table off the field. So far though with his jesus schtick, he isn't winning many over.
Paps - He might be a prick, but at least he shows that he cares. His passion is right up there with Pedroia, and his stats are pretty damn good (6 years of 30+ saves) even though he's choked (Tito can take some blame for this though IMO).
CC - Again, too early to tell with him. None of us like the contract, but he needs another season to prove everyone wrong.
Guys to keep a watchful eye on
Beckett - If he acts like he did this year in 2012, he's done. I'd cut him so fast and not think twice about it. This guy has a shyt load of talent, but seems like he'd rather be drinking beer and getting fat than winning.
Lester - See Lackey/Beckett. I think this is the most surprising thing to come out of all of this. No one thought he was part of the shyt that was going on in clubhouse...but he is, so now we put him on short leash. Produce or your gone, simple as that.
Buch - Again, the stories coming out are saying Buch joined the trio of beer drinkers and chicken dinner/video game dorks in the clubhouse.
"That just happened!!!"