Re: Do you think it's right? The Red Sox ownership this winter is acting like a small market team.
posted at 12/11/2011 11:34 AM EST
In Response to Re: Do you think it's right? The Red Sox ownership this winter is acting like a small market team.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Do you think it's right? The Red Sox ownership this winter is acting like a small market team. : Amen bruddah. My first objection is that I refuse to be labled as EEII by the 97% of the league that spends less than us. We are, over a long period, the #2 spending team in BB. Just shut up already. Just stop. It's embarrassing. If you don't like being the #2 spender in BB, then root for the EE I. There is no alternative. We will never outspend them. My second objection is that it is still early December. Still lots of players unsigned, still lots of players to be traded. Still decisions to be made about whether we need 1 SP, 2 SPs, etc. The time to object about spending was last year when we spent too much on CC. Lastly, as you said, we are still a premier team. As I've said before, I'm willing to make a friendly bet. Anyone can take any team in the league, except for the NYY and the Phillies, and I'll bet a tag line that we have more wins than that team.
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Frankly, who cares how much money Henry spends. Tons of money doesn't gaurantee a championship. Heart and determination play just as big a roll as talent.
It's not about the money, it's about getting the right players that fit this organization.
We are weak at three key postions; C, RF, and SS. And only average at two; LF (unless CC improves) and 3B.
The rotation has 2 vacancies, and the BP is weak.
Yes, we have 178M payroll, but certainly not 178M worth of talent
IMO, if Henry is not willing to exceed the threshold, our pitching is doomed. We can get by with the offense and defense we have, but not enought to win a championship.