I am very surprised that this did not get more play in Boston.
Foulke seems unhappy with the Sox, the organization and just about everything else except his paycheck.
"I love the first and 15th [days of the month]. It's payday." - Yikes.
Buy him a truck and he will talk to you. He makes $7MM.
So let's get this straight - Payton is complaining and people say good riddance. But the Foulke business is swept under the carpet.
Like Earl said, Payton had no choice about coming here and Roberts as much as I love him for "the SB" he was pretty much a nonfactor until that point.
As for fixing this team, I think the bellpen is the place. Shoppach is likely to be headed out of town. I meant Tek is here for a while and Mirabelli wanted to stay here. I think you try to keep the top shelf prospects - Ramirez, Pedroria, Lester and maybe Alvarez. But a couple of them MAY be more valuable as trade bait. I would love to know what Theo's plans are for the IF (except SS) and CF next year - lots of moving parts and a few potential players, but also a lot of $$$ to play with. Time will tell. Maybe some of the moves will be revealing.