In wake of Hamilton, Sanchez contracts, content with Sox short-term approach?

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In wake of Hamilton, Sanchez contracts, content with Sox short-term approach?

Prior to the start of the offseason it was understood around these parts that the Red Sox probably weren't going to make any major moves.

At first, people were on board. Then, some started to wonder if they should do something -- anything. Well, Boston has made some moves. They resigned David Ortiz for starters, then they signed -- or are still trying to sign -- Mike Napoli. Shane Victorino was next. And most recently, Ryan Dempster.

None of these moves are major, but could that be a good thing? Josh Hamilton got five years at 125 million and Anibal Sanchez got five years at 80 million. That's a lot of money for players who are far from sure things.

That leads us to our UNO's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:

In wake of the Josh Hamilton and Anibal Sanchez signings, are you content with the Red Sox' short-term approach this offseason?

Let us know in the comments section and be sure to check out UNO's Sports Tonight at 6:30 p.m. to continue the discussion.

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

BOSTON - Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers:

QUOTES:

"He pitched as we had anticipated at the time of the trade.'' - John Farrell on Drew Pomeranz.

"I had a good curveball and I was locating my fastball a lot better. I was in a lot better counts all night, but I made one pitch that hurt us.'' - Pomeranz on his outing.

"He was able to limit the damage against a very good offensive team. He pitched well enough to win. I just wish we could have put more runs on the board for him.'' - Jackie Bradley Jr. on Pomeranz.

 

NOTES:

* Until Monday night, the Red Sox had won their last six series openers.

* Drew Pomeranz has allowed four or fewer hits in 12 of his 18 starts this season.

* Eleven of Travis Shaw's last 15 hits have been for extra bases.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. had his 25th multi-hit game.

* Sandy Leon is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position.

* The Red Sox are 21-21 in games decided by two or fewer runs.

* Dustin Pedroia (walk, single) has reached base in 28 straight games.

* Xander Bogaerts has 133 hits through 97 games. Since 1940, only Wade Boggs (134 in 1983; 135 in 1987) and Adrian Gonzalez (135 in 2011) had more.

STARS:

1) Justin Verlander

Verlander has enjoyed a bounce-back season of sorts this year, and the Red Sox got to see it up close Monday night as Verlander limited them a single run over six innings.

2) Jose Iglesias

The former Red Sox shortstop haunted his old team with a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Tigers ahead to stay.

3) Drew Pomeranz

The lefty absorbed the loss, but pitched well enough to win, giving up two runs in six innings while striking out seven.