Re: Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox
posted at 1/24/2012 1:37 PM EST
In Response to Re: Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox : Francoeur signed a club-friendly deal with KC through 2013 in the middle of last season. So, KC would ask the moon for him in return, if they would move him at all. So, NOT REALISTIC. Molina is signed through next year and is one of the premier catchers in the game today. After losing Pujols, pretty sure it is a St. louis priority to keep yadier around. So, again, asking for the moon in return. NOT REALISTIC. CJ Wilson. Not worth that money & years. Just because he was the best available starter in this extremely weak free agent crop does not mean he is a must have. I pretty much guarantee you would be up in arms by July with his inconsistent, far-less-than-"ace" performance, talking about how Ben C. wastes money just like Theo. I love your thoughts on impact players for fantasy baseball. For sure. Just not in real baseball.
Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]
My point is this. The RS are more concerned about their pocketbook, than they are about getting the players that will make the difference.
From a fan standpoint, that just doesn't cut it for me. If I was an investor, or if the money spent impacted me directly, I'd feel differently.
The organization knows they have us by the short hairs already. They know regardless of who they acquire or how much they spend, they are going to put butts in the seats.
Reenue has increased by $65M since 2005, while player expenses were lowest since 2005. (Forbes 2010 Report) http://www.forbes.com/lists/2010/33/baseball-valuations-10_Boston-Red-Sox_330700.html
They had the highest player expenses in 2008 at $199M; $145 in 2010.
Could the Liverpool team have something to do with it?