It hasn’t even been 48 hours since I was woken up by the ESPN Breaking News Alert informing me that a deal was being finalized that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. I don’t want to get into the trade specifics, because the Baby Bombahs from the Bronx scooped Stanton up for virtually nothing. The Marlins will pay a good chunk of what salary is still owed to him from his contract. And the Yanks only had to part with a slightly above average second basemen and a few prospects. It’ll be interesting to see what those prospects amount to, but we all know they’ll wind up never making the bigs, while Cashman and Jeter will be laughing over it at dinner about 3 years from now.
But like I said, trade specifics is not what I want to address today. What’s really been bothering me…and the rest of Red Sox Nation…is the tweet that the official Red Sox Twitter account sent out in response to the news of Stanton to New York. The tweet contained one word and a few emojis but that was more than enough to get the Fenway Faithful worked up.
Most of Red Sox Nation didn’t hold back in their replies, either. Our Editor-in-Chief Gabrielle was NOT happy with the deal; like most others, and she had heard more than enough from the Red Sox Twitter account despite the tweet only containing one word. Here’s how she felt:
Other members of Sox Nation advised the poor person responsible for posting the tweet to take it down, in hopes of saving the youngin’s job, either through words or GIFs:
Or you could be this guy, who seems to be taking this to a much more personal level of hatred towards Dave Dombrowski specifically. I feel as though his tweet is much deeper than I would go, I’m not necessarily disagreeing with him either, but he’s definitely having no part of Dealin’ Dave anymore:
OR, you could be me… Keep in mind, the pictures below do not contain any of the tweets that I retweeted/quoted/favorited, and are not from the day before the deal became official in which I also had choice words for the same Red Sox twitter account…nonetheless, this was my approach:
Sadly, I didn’t get responses to any of my thoughts or suggestions from the Red Sox Twitter account.
Bottom line: Red Sox Nation is pretty pissed.
First, Dombrowski and the Red Sox’s interest in a 60 home-run-hitting, franchise-changing player is ‘tepid’. Then he tells St. Louis to screw after a deal was agreed upon. The next highest contender for him was San Francisco and he told them ‘Nah’. You knew, we all knew, it was the damn Yankees that were getting him. I’m pretty sure I saw reports that Stanton’s interest in Boston wasn’t high because of the cold weather. But he ends up going further North in that same cold climate, to play for the clean-shaven, pin-stripe-wearing fairies in the Bronx. I swear Jeter had this planned but that’s for another time. The moral of this article is that the Red Sox Twitter account tried to use Stanton to NYY as an opportunity to reignite or rekindle the rivalry. It’s simple, the rivalry hasn’t really been a thing since ARod got snuffed by Tek, it died after we finally beat them in 04. I saw some remnants of it when fat old CC Sabathia ran his mouth in Fenway a couple of times after pitching semi-decent. But that’s all that was. What needs to happen is that the Red Sox need to sign someone big, whether it be via trade or free agency. If that means Harper and Machado next year and we have to wait til then so be it. But until the Red Sox get a couple power bats in their lineup and can go shot for shot in a slugfest with the new faces of the Bronx Bombers, there is no rivalry.
In case I wasn’t clear enough, Dave, PLEASE do something soon. Your time limit from my Stanton to NYY venting article is running out and I’m really getting tired of seeing Sportscenter tell me how many combined home runs the combo of Judge and Stanton had last season and tell me how many baseballs the 2018 Yankees are gonna hit to the moon. Dave please, on behalf of the entire Red Sox Nation…You’ve gotta step up and make a move…or this rivalry that your intern in charge of social media is referring to, will continue to become more and more nonexistent. Better start actually dealing, DAVEY D….
Nonetheless, I still stay faithful to the boys of Fenway. Go Sox!!!