Roche: Blockbuster Trade Is All About Money

August 25, 2012 12:00 AM
Roche: Blockbuster Trade Is All About Money
" BOSTON (CBS) – Make no mistake about it, this blockbuster is all about money.

I know one of the questions Saturday morning is: what are the Red Sox getting back as far as prospects go?

It doesn’t really matter…..today.

I’m sure Webster, Sands, De la Rosa, and DeJesus can all be pretty good players for the Red Sox. Maybe they can be even better than that.

But….it doesn’t matter….today.

The Boston Red Sox freed themselves from 260-million dollars in contracts over the coming years. Repeat that. The Boston Red Sox freed themselves of 260-million dollars!

That is what this trade is all about.

It simply wasn’t working here. As each day passed this season, the players have gotten angrier and angrier. There was a disconnect with their manager from Day One that has actually gotten better. There was an anger from the fans that the players didn’t understand(and still don’t). Injuries didn’t help and many of the players under-performed.

Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford are all very good players……just not here…..today "

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