Re: Last place two of the last three years. Acceptable?
posted at 7/29/2014 3:12 AM EDT
Yes it is acceptable, but only because of the ring we won. However that made it more than fine. So, to answer your question, yes.
I'm disappointed you would call these guys bums - the problem is largely talent and personnel - not effort. If every single offseason decision you make ends up being a bad one, your team is going to stink. This is not a case of an uber-talented team that quit. We saw that too a couple years back. Please make some distinctions.
"Its not going to get any better for many years folks."
Well, that is largely up to the fans. If the fans keep selling out Fenway, and more importantly, watching the games on TV, then yes, it won't change.
But, if the fans stop watching the games in disgust and protest, and the ratings go way down, then the Sox will be compelled to spend like a big market team again and they will (probably) get better because when you have money to spend, it does help. No guarantees but it can have an impact.
So, it all depends on what kind of team fans are willing to put up with. If the Sox lose Lester, that's a good time to vote with your eyeballs and wallet.
Otherwise, yeah, we might be bad for a while pretending we are a small or mid market team.