Re: Ben Cherington, You are Clueless for Giving Victorino 3/38. That says the Baseball World.
posted at 12/5/2012 6:06 PM EST
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to carnie's comment:
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
How many threads do you need to make?
Obviously there's not enough negativity on the forum yet.
The anger being unleashed by frustrated Sox fans is quite understandable. What's the plan? Why not plow big money into the farm system, and go with the kids? In other words, rebuild. Sometimes when a team does that, great things happen (Dwight Evans, Fred Lynn, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Rick Burleson, Cecil Cooper, Ben Oglivie, Wade Boggs, Bruce Hurst, Roger Clemens, Bill Lee...etc).
All great examples of homegrown stars. But nothing to do with rebuilding. How about Kevin Youkilis, Jonatahan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester, Jacoby Ellsbury. Also great homegrown talent come to fruition. Nothing to do with rebuilding. You can bring up good farm talent without having to go back to formula.
But that is actually beside the point.
Because, by shedding long-term expensive contracts, and then taking on signifcantly shorter 3 year deals this winter, they are doing exactly what you want, giving the potentially great homegorwn talent, all at the very least a year a way from being ready, a chance to prove themselves.