Re: How about the Cubs 2012 First Round pick (#6 overall) for the Theo Compensation?
posted at 1/31/2012 1:45 PM EST
In Response to Re: How about the Cubs 2012 First Round pick (#6 overall) for the Theo Compensation?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: How about the Cubs 2012 First Round pick (#6 overall) for the Theo Compensation? : Theo Epstein had some great moments in Boston, but the Red Sox failed to win a postseason game the past three season despite one of baseball's highest payrolls. Epstein's moves left the Sox without the payroll flexibility or prospects to make significant upgrades this offseason. Epstein's star may have been falling.
Posted by hill55[/QUOTE]
Oh God, not this again...so the Red Sox make the playoffs, then have another playoff team that only didn't make it because they were rocked by injuries, and then had the most talented team in the league but were edged for the playoffs due to a clubhouse driven September collapse, and this is all the GM's fault? It wipes out that he brought:
-The first Boston championship in decades
-Rebuilt an empty farm system
-Kept the team competitive while doing so
-Built a second championship team that was very different from the first
-Presided over arguably the best long-term period in Red Sox history, that is a fantastic combination of farm system, major league spending, scouting, etc
And you wonder why he wanted out...
Meanwhile, you complain that his moves left the team without the ability to "make significant upgrades this offseason"? News flash: he didn't expect that the team would need major upgrades! AND IT DOESN'T. This is a championship caliber team (a reasonable SP addition would be nice, and pretty much round everything out), and to want major upgrades EVERY OFFSEASON despite already being competitive is to act like a Yankee fan and desire an All Star at every position.