Jesus Christ, Red Sox.
Last year, everybody was telling me to take more of a leadership role at the end of the year. This year, I tried to be more outspoken, and whenever you say certain things and do certain things, sometimes they fire back the wrong way ... The way things were spinned, looking back, maybe there [was] one thing I should not have done.
Why the hell would any future free agent ever want to play for Boston again? They're just going to drag your ass through the mud when things don't work out as planned. And this trade wasn't made for luxury tax considerations -- John Henry has enough cash to run payroll as high as is reasonably possible. Signing Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke this winter in no way prevents the Red Sox from signing David Wright and Curtis Granderson in 2014, for example.