I can't decide if this is the worst time of the year or the best time of the year.
In a lot of ways it's good. As a baseball fan, this is the time of the year your team "trims the fat" and aims to improve the ballclub ("aims" is the keyword). Got a poor-hitting shortstop that just isn't cutting it? Get rid of him ... or try. Have an over-paid, over-age slugger that can't justifiably be classified as a slugger? Find a team to dump him on.
But there are certainly bad things. Like waiting on agents, players and teams to make decisions. I mean, I've almost forgotten who Mike Lowell is. Was he an MVP or something like that?
I'm on pins and needles here, like the rest of Red Sox Nation. I'm not a very patient person. I want answers and I want them now. Who's starting at third base next year? Lowell? Scott Rolen? Kevin Youkilis? Jed Lowrie? I guess I'll just sit back and relax for now. I mean, it's not like free agents are getting snatched up left and right. Everybody seems to be taking their time with the off-season negotiations.
We've got time, right? There's only about four months until pitchers and catchers report anyways...