Re: Who's in worse shape right now - Red Sox or Yankees?
posted at 5/21/2012 5:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Who's in worse shape right now - Red Sox or Yankees?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Who's in worse shape right now - Red Sox or Yankees? : You mean those first few years when they spent Money and suckered us in and won two championships??.....those rotten scoundrels!!!!
Posted by tomnev[/QUOTE]
I dont think you read my post correctly. I agree, they spent money and won championships...and all was good (I was happy as well)...but recently, they have gone cheap, while asking for more from each Sox fan.
Also,the 2004 team (and much of the 2007 team) were pre John Henry players signed by Dan Duquette (or however you spell it).
Manny, Damon, Nixon, Tek, Lowe, Pedro, Wake, and others were the top paid players on the 2004 team...so really, the ownership brought in Schill, Foulke and Mueller...they inherited the rest of the payroll.
I dont give that ownership or Theo credit for those two WS rings as much as most do....Equal credit should go to Dan and the previous ownership.
Oh and I forgot, they are 4th in MLB for payroll. Yet their overall income is second in 2011...should my bleacher seat prices keep going up while the team spending goes down? last year they were 3rd, the year before that, second in spendng....should we expect next year to be 5th? Are you not alarmed by that trend?