Biggest Bust Evah?

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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    Good point andre, however what team spent the most from 2010 to 2012, but failed to make the playoffs?

    Sox4ever

     

     

     



    The Sox never spent $230 million dollars and missed the playoffs

     

     

     

     

     



    No, but they spent much more than that over 3 seasons and never made it.

     

     

     




    The short answer is no - no team has ever spent 230 million OR $75 million more than the 2nd highest payroll or 50% MORE than the #2 team and not made the playoffs....Never mind there are now FIVE TEAMS that make it - that's 33% of the teams.....It's got to be the biggest bust ever

     



    I said I agree.

    But not team has spent $660M total over 4 years for 1 playoff spot either.

    No team has spent over $450M total for 3 straight years and missed the playoffs either.

    Be careful throwing stones while residing in a glass house.

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    Like I said, we can measure it over a period of time many ways.

    The only CONCISE way to measure it is by looking at each year on it's own.

    And the 2013 yankees are a huge bust given all the bullet points I already made.




    The 2012 RS, with a 48 yr team high in losses, wasn't so great either. Was it worse than the 2013 NYY? Probably not; but those in glass houses ....

     
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    Like I said, we can measure it over a period of time many ways.

    The only CONCISE way to measure it is by looking at each year on it's own.

    And the 2013 yankees are a huge bust given all the bullet points I already made.

     

     




    The 2012 RS, with a 48 yr team high in losses, wasn't so great either. Was it worse than the 2013 NYY? Probably not; but those in glass houses ....

     

     




     

    "Probably not" is absolutely correct, sir!!!!

     




    The Bust semantic connotates expectation at the beginning of the season for teams, or careers for players; RS in Spring of 2012 were supposed to be good, NYY this spring, regardless of payroll, were not, and some in the media were amazed they did as well as they did.

     

    Here's guessing you didn't consider that.

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

    Sorry, I thought this was a thread about Jayne Mansfield.

    It's great fun to kick the Yankees when they're down, but let's also remember that Jeter and Teixeira have played a combined 32 games. Plus Granderson, Rodriguez, Youkilis, Cervelli, and someone else I'm probably forgetting.

    Personally, I think being 8 games above .500 is pretty impressive.

     

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    The 2012 Sox had no expectations given what happened in 2011


    No team has never spent $230 mil and not gotten in

    The #2 payroll in the AL is Bos w/ a 150 payroll.  That's 80 million more.  That is more than 50% more.  80 million is more than 80% of the team's total payrolls.  80 million would mean no CC, no CANO, NO RIVERA, No Granderson, No Soriano, No Kuroda - ALL OF THEM............

    No team has ever spent over $180 million (50 million less or 25% less) and not gotten into the playoffs with FIVE TEAMS or 33% of all teams making it in

     




    Now you're just repeating yourself. I believe I have my answer; you didn't.

    I understand why; you need to defend your melodramatic proclamation.

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    The roosters have come home to roost....Time to make that ballon payment on your mortgage (2009) that is UNDER WATER................it gets worse from here - what until the creditors and collection agents come round in March of 2014........




    This is inarguable.

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

    And yet again Softlaw tries to hijack a thread with one of his own totally unrelated obsessions.

     
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    The 2012 Sox had no expectations given what happened in 2011


    No team has never spent $230 mil and not gotten in

    The #2 payroll in the AL is Bos w/ a 150 payroll.  That's 80 million more.  That is more than 50% more.  80 million is more than 80% of the team's total payrolls.  80 million would mean no CC, no CANO, NO RIVERA, No Granderson, No Soriano, No Kuroda - ALL OF THEM............

    No team has ever spent over $180 million (50 million less or 25% less) and not gotten into the playoffs with FIVE TEAMS or 33% of all teams making it in

     

     

     




     

     

    Now you're just repeating yourself. I believe I have my answer; you didn't.

    I understand why; you need to defend your melodramatic proclamation.




    Of course I considered it before I started this post.  If I thought the 2012 was a bigger bust I would never had started this thread.

     

    I keep repeating myself because those are the salient points to prove the case.  You keep coming back with different claims but none have surpassed the ones about the 2013 yankees.  But I too am understanding of why you are trying to rebutt the proclamation and demean it.  For years the yankee fans were able to throw sand in the Red Sox fan's faces.  But not anymore.  My advice to you is to LAY LOW.....Read some Sun Tsu and RETREAT when you got no chance!!!!!!

     



    Yes, you must have some experience in this regard, since you disappeared for months. Now you post like a panting hyena.

     

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

    In response to LloydDobler's comment:

    Sorry, I thought this was a thread about Jayne Mansfield.

    It's great fun to kick the Yankees when they're down, but let's also remember that Jeter and Teixeira have played a combined 32 games. Plus Granderson, Rodriguez, Youkilis, Cervelli, and someone else I'm probably forgetting.

    Personally, I think being 8 games above .500 is pretty impressive.

     



    Sorry, I thought this was a thread about Jayne Mansfield.

    LOL LD

    now if he had said Biggest Baseball Bust Evah

    we could go with Morganna, the Kissing Bandit, from the 70's

     

     

     

     

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    Ellsbury, who was deemed to be a superstar and a Red Sox all-time great.




    i'll play......by whom?????

    btw - "superstar" is a debatable term. so let's just stick with the all-time great comment....?

     
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    Re: Biggest Bust Evah?

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    The 2012 Sox had no expectations given what happened in 2011


    No team has never spent $230 mil and not gotten in

    The #2 payroll in the AL is Bos w/ a 150 payroll.  That's 80 million more.  That is more than 50% more.  80 million is more than 80% of the team's total payrolls.  80 million would mean no CC, no CANO, NO RIVERA, No Granderson, No Soriano, No Kuroda - ALL OF THEM............

    No team has ever spent over $180 million (50 million less or 25% less) and not gotten into the playoffs with FIVE TEAMS or 33% of all teams making it in

     

     

     




     

     

    Now you're just repeating yourself. I believe I have my answer; you didn't.

    I understand why; you need to defend your melodramatic proclamation.




    Of course I considered it before I started this post.  If I thought the 2012 was a bigger bust I would never had started this thread.

     

    I keep repeating myself because those are the salient points to prove the case.  You keep coming back with different claims but none have surpassed the ones about the 2013 yankees.  But I too am understanding of why you are trying to rebutt the proclamation and demean it.  For years the yankee fans were able to throw sand in the Red Sox fan's faces.  But not anymore.  My advice to you is to LAY LOW.....Read some Sun Tsu and RETREAT when you got no chance!!!!!!

     



    Yes, you must have some experience in this regard, since you disappeared for months. Now you post like a panting hyena.

     

     




    You can accuse me of "hiding" but it would not be true.....I had been working 3 jobs (for the past year) and now I have some time off.....However, I most certainly did lay low after 1978 and the 1996 seasons.......because it was the smart thing to do......btw, in case you accuse me again my schedule gets real busy again in Oct so I won't be around that often at all...I'll be sure to keep you informed of all of my other upcoming committments as well.

     

     

    Now, back to the issue.  The 2013 yankees are the biggest bust in the history of the sport.......




    If that was your reason, I apologize.

    However, you do occasionally seem to post like a crazy person.  Before I read 'em, I don't know which one I'm getting.

    I DO agree, however, about 2014, and maybe beyond. NYY are likely to have their first sub 500 season(s) since the early 90s. The CORE 4 is past. And RS seem to have righted the ship.

     
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