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Coming to Grips with the Facts

In our current universe of Red Sox Nation, we find ourselves too often caught up in a wild vortex of false equivalencies, what-ifs, and horrible things that could happen.  Let's try to dispense with a few of these so we can move on:
The Red Sox weren't going to make a run this season if they didn't make the recent trades.Jon Lester was not going to resign with the Sox at the end of the season if they kept him.Jon Lester is not going to sign with the Sox as a free agent this offseason because he can get more money and more years at a number of other places.John Lackey is a very good pitcher but not exactly a shining light of valor.  This guys seemingly was going to refuse to play next year rather than play under a contract and, specifically, a provision of that contract, that he signed.  He was part of the Chicken & Beer thing.  Of course, I wanted them to sign him for two more years (next year and one beyond that at, say, the market value of one year for his caliber of …