posted at 9/17/2011 3:28 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Clutch
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Clutch : Me ignore you, Zac? I hope I can find a way to fan those flames in your tit-for-tat with Harness.
Posted by Sheriff-Rojas
Zac is a terrific artist, but his paint brush is dry when it comes to payroll comprehension.
Payroll is reflective of FO mindset and division.
to keep up with NY's ludicrous spending as much as possible, given obvious limitations, to solidify a P.O. birth.
A team like TX or Detroit doesn't need to spend as much to win. (They still spend plenty).
The Rays chose a different path. They cleaned cellars for years and years, alienating their fan-base and giving them no hope. When ya get the top 45 of 100 of the nations draft picks, it's not hard to finally field a winner. So, instead of a large payroll, they have a poor fan base. And when their players get close to leaving, they are traded or the Rays take the picks.
Boston/NY have to sustain their fan base by competing every year. They have
to spend. The Rays have
no such fan-base, so they can't
And while NY/Boston continue to field winners, the Rays will eventually revert to lower status when their farm isn't as productive. This won't happen anytime soon, but it will
happen. They won't get the the high number of picks as they continue to compete.