Re: True? Pedroia claimed that Ellsbury loves Boston and would love to stay there??
posted at 11/11/2013 1:12 PM EST
In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
In response to S5's comment:
Any reasonable offer is going to set him up financially for the rest of his life, so I guess we'll see how badly he wants to remain in Boston.
sox owners are already set 4 life
so I guess we'll see how badly they want him to remain in Boston.
IIRC the Sox have already offered him $100MM so what is he going to buy with anything more than that that he can't afford with $100MM?
do you think if they don't resign ells
JH will lower prices will put some of that money into this site ;-)
seriously I don't think it's about what they can or can't buy
I think it's about being competitive
when you think U R the best U want to be paid as such
I think theses guys would be happy with 1/2 their salary
as long as they were the highest paid at their position
I think part of ortiz's problem all those yrs was
friends & family asking why that other guy got the multi yr deal
We tend to talk about John Henry as if he IS the Red Sox. Like he sits down and writes out personal checks the the players every month. But that's not the way it is. The Boston Red Sox is a business and the personal wealth of the owners has little (some, but little) to do with what a business pays its employees.
Any CEO worth his salary knows what he can pay out and have the business still make a profit. Because the Red Sox are a privately owned corporation the public doesn't know how much money the Red Sox make, nor do we know what their revenue is from each source or what their expenses - beyond players salaries - are. But you can bet that someone in the FO knows - which has a bearing on how much the business can pay its employees.
I agree that for some players it's about being competetive, but at some point that competitiveness becomes greed. I greatly admire Pedroia for the attitude that he's got enough with his current $100M+ contract(!) and not going to FA. I also realize that it's pretty easy to take that position with $100M in your pocketm- but at the same time he could have become Cano and talked about getting 3X that.
It's hard for me to respect the position of Ellsbury, who will undoubtedly get a king's ransom for playing baseball for the next five or six years and could stick around and possibly get another WS ring too, but instead holds out for a king's ransom-and-a-half from someone else just so he can know that he's making more than someone else. But that has no bearing on what I see of him as a player on the field and I DO still want him back. Probably because it's not my money.