While we have no first baseman and our lousy GM is focusing on a fat man with a bad hip and no talent, Seattle's GM is giving up a AAA backup catcher in return for a .300 hitting first baseman that can also play outfield. Ben couldn't do better than John Jaso to fill this void in our lineup? Ha!
How much more proof do we need to fully understand just how bad Cherington is at being a GM? He's the worst in baseball right now.
Try to show me how Cherington's moves this year are good.
Don't strain your brain too hard!
Referring to Napoli as no talent makes your comment considerably less credible. Napoli will play 1B, and catch on occasion. He is a disciplined hitter with a stroke ideally suited to Fenway.
Since your post, the Sox and Napoli haved reached agreement on a $5 Million one-year deal. Napoli can actually reach $13 Million in incentives. IMO incentives are great, because the player gets paid for perfromance not just being on the roster.
IMO Ben did a brilliant job. The Sox did not enter into a three year deal at $13 Million per year with a player who has a hip issue. It's okay to disagree with Ben's transactions - but when you cannot give credit where it's due - you come across like a hater.
Ben has made several that may not be splashy, but in every case they were upgrades to the team.
Dempster = upgrade over Aaron Cook <or> Dice-K
Gomes = upgrade over Nava
Drew = upgrade over Iglesias
Napoli = upgrade over Mauro Gomez <or> Loney
Hanrahan = upgrade over Aceves <or> Bailey
Uehara = upgrade over Padilla
Victorino = upgrade over Ross in every area of the game except power.