No more Nomar…
The biggest of the last minute trades
I just don’t even know how to process this. I knew, realistically, Garciaparra wasn’t going to re-sign at the end of the season, so in that respect I’m glad we were able to beef up our defense so much (as Theo said, that could have been our fatal flaw come the post-season). However, Nomar has been the rock of this team for so long, they built around him in the late 90s, bringing in Pedro, Manny and everyone else, so it’s definitely a shock to see that this really happened.
But man oh man, let the World Series (Cubs vs. Red Sox) speculation begin : )