Re: Cherry Advertises Red Sox Labor Cost Budget
posted at 11/15/2012 12:28 PM EST
In response to toccooa's comment:
"I know that we'll have a very strong payroll, a large payroll. I know that we're going to add to it this winter. I'm confident in saying that we'll be amongst the larger payrolls in the game. Exactly where it ends up, exactly what rank we are, I don't know that yet. I think it just depends on what we do.
Big Labor had better call Crawford's agent for some tips. Anyone ever read more incompetent words than these, outside this Board?
His early move was to guarantee 6M for an old career backup catcher who had never made even half the base on that contract offer. His incompetence only makes me resort to humor to supress anger. It would seem fitting that he pays market for Hamilton, the next player to be written off the books with the after trade Cherry comment "he'll be a great player again after he goes elsewhere".
Folks, you can make this up. "A very strong payroll, a large payroll". The largest payrolls in Red Sox history have produced pitiful results for nearly a half a decade. Perhaps a seminar "GM'ing for dummies" would be in order. It's not how much is spent, it's what labor choices it's spent on.
Of course, he went on to say that the club would not necessarily make 'splashy' moves just to have a high payroll and that the focus was on long trerm competitiveness, not just 2013 contention. He stated that they were dealing with the Marlins but were not willing to go that big for those particular players.
In fact, the main point of his statement was the main point of yours: It's not how much is spent, it's what labor choices it's spent on.
But, don't let the totality of his statement stop you from working up a good rant. I'm sure it feels good.