"I'll take all the blame if need be," said Epstein. "But we're still in contention and I still believe this team has enough talent to at least secure a wild card."
Yet the fact remains that the team Epstein built contains only 13 present or former All-Stars Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez, John Lackey, Jon Lester, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, Tim Wakefield and Kevin Youkilis and not a single additional All-Star or MVP candidate was added at the July or August deadline.
"It's easy to look back now and think that I should have acquired Albert Pujols or Felix Hernandez or both of them and that's probably what we'll do in the offseason but it's tricky if you have too many future Hall of Famers on a team at once," said Epstein. "People think it's really easy to run a team that just buys all of the best players. But it's not. Imagine what it's like to look a David Ortiz in the face and tell him that he's only a pinch hitter now because we added someone better than him."
He can't field, throw, run or slide. HALL OF FAMER!
Good to see Biz Markie getting some work.
Really, any Twitter feuds are douche-offs.
He played in the California Penal League.
The infield can't play in when he's pitching or they'll all pass out.
It's not nearly as bad as when Manny Ramirez called him an ugly pig.
Nothing more American than baseball and sexual harrassment.
From becoming a great player to getting a medical degree, he's had an amazing few years.
It's about time these women start getting some deserved attention.