Writes Kevin T.,

Can you remember the last time a guy went from being not just a star player but a cultural icon of a city to a journeyman in the span of 18 months?

Nope. I mean, Kurt Warner’s fall from grace in St. Louis was rather precipitous, but Nomar’s case is particularly sad. He left a lot of money on the table in Boston, the sort of offer he’s unlikely to see again. Though I’d still be surprised if someone out there wasn’t willing to make a one-year deal for Garciaparra at short or third.