Re: Bad decisions this year dictate trade next year
posted at 7/3/2014 2:09 AM EDT
I don't know if this is the right place to express this opinion but since I'm new to these forums and don't have enough experience to start a new discussion I'll say what I have to say and find out if I've made the right deciscion!
I've lived in Boston now for about 28 years and I watched the teams play from a distance, pretty regularly either on the radio or in the newspaper and I watched a number of teams with some really good players struggle but with these new owners and managers in the last decade or so things changed and the Red Sox put out three teams of very fine players who really worked well together and played with great heart and went all the way to win three World Series Championships, something that had not happened since the early days of the Boston Red Sox (1912, 1915, 1916, and 1918)!
My thought is this: The Cteam had created a winning formula that sustained a season to win the World Series Championship! The formula is a very large part was the players, their willingness to give their all and do great things and as it turned out, each one of them were valuable to making everything work to secure the wins to go all the way and bring home that trophy to Boston.
Why get rid of any of those players?
Yes, some of them thought that they werte extremely valuable, worth a lot of money for their future contributions based on their most recent accomplishments but for some reason the owners and management did not see it that way and decided that they could get better players for less but a key thing happened....
By letting certain star players go elsewhere they broke the winning formula, killing the goose that laid the golden egg and for a few years tried their very best to recover, never quite able too until they found another winning combination that won another World Series Championship and then again allowed certain key components escape and again never quite recovered and suffered greatly, even embarassing themselves, they were so bad and throwing out a great manager and great GM!
One more time, (6 years later) the Sox put together a great winning combination and in spite of all the trials and errors on that season and all the way to last game had us all on the edge of our seats, often anticipating the play that seemed to only happen when we had nearly given up, producing a third World SeriesChampionship in nearly a decade and it felt like maybe they could come back and do it again, but no again for the third time they left some key players go and again broke that formula, again losing the goose that laid that golden egg!
When are these owners and management going to realize that it's the players, together and having made everything click, that is the winning formula and not some grand idea or concept the precludes the players?
I dare the owners and managers to create one winning team and return the following year with all the players that one the previous year's World Series Championship!
Any player asks for more money, instead of trying to beat them or toss them aside, try negotiating with them with the goal not to save money but keep them playing for the team for one or more years!
Everytime the team wins a World Series Championship the value of the brand increases and brings in more money!! Imagine what would happen if it brought in two championships to two successive years! Wouldn't that be worth the extra expendatures that would would be spent on keeping the winning team intact?
The Red Sox, so far have tried everything else so why not try this?
It appears that the team is not coming together, this year and may not jell in time to create the winning combination to make the playoffs! The Red Sox may even squander another season or two trying to find the right pieces to put a team together that can go all the way!
But if and when they do go all the way, I strongly recommend that for the first time after a World Series Championship Winning Season, they finally put the players first and really increase the chances for a repeat Championship season!
Tha would be for the first time, "good decisions that dictate no trades the following season!"
Right now, I can't tell who are the players to keep next year and who to trade or let go but unless they turn it around, soon, this season will be lost and next and possibly several more seasons will be spent rebuilding the team!
Again, once you and your players create a winning combination to again win a World Series Championship, Boston Red Sox, field all those players, the next year, and see what happens!
We've all seen what happens with these other strategies!
Thank you, very much.