Originally Posted by Fenway
Rios and Dunn on paper looked like a slam dunk in 2011.
Doubts were expressed at the time in both cases, and in my opinion the Sox knew or should have known exactly what they were getting (a head case with occasional flashes of talent and a one-dimensional player tipping into decline). Williams' response was the same as the majority of the fan base: crossed fingers and rolled dice. Hope is not a plan.