For years on this forum I have read from several of poster's " that we need to get younger!" or "we need to change the culture of the clubhouse!". Our young GM and Ownership are in the process of doing just that!! Young Ben has carried out the trash, via the Dodgers deal last year, and has brought in hardnosed ball player's in there place. By bringing in the FA'S that young Ben has it will allow the MLB club to be competive while the younger player's, that are still being developed, can learn off these MLB how to be proffessional ball player's. It's a win win situatation for us as fans. By signing the FA'S that we did, we have yet to forfeit any future draft pick's and we have been able to add pieces that not have costs us any of are young core player's.
More and more teams have seen the way that Tampa and Oakland has developed thier team's over the last 10 years and teams have now seen that this is the way build a long sustaining organization. Sure other teams such as KC and the Pirates have been rebuilding for years, with very little success, but the difference between us and them is that we can surround our prospects with expiernced ball player's so they can learn how to become a MLB player's. Next year The Yankees will have four draft picks out of the first 65 player's, you don't think they don't see what is going on? The day's of big market clubs being able to domminate all the talent are over, with revenue sharing and TV deals, all MLB teams are going to be able to retain a certian number of their young player's.
The Blue Jay's have went all in this year and maybe they will have some short term succes? But what will happen to them if they don't? It will probbaly take them at least 5 to 10 years to rebuild. I for one am a REd Sox fan and I want to be competive for a Championship for 8 out of every 10 years and I relize that if we do not stick to our youth movement program and continue to develope a core of young player's year end and year out we will be a medicore organization for a long time.
Young Ben and the ownership group have a plan and it's a good plan!! The land scape of MLB has changed forever and we must change with it or become an extinct Dinosauer. I prefer to evolve and adapt. So the next time you guy's bash young Ben for trading our top prospect's for the like's of R.A. Dickey or go after every top FA out there just remeber what the future holds if we stick to the youth movement plan instead settling for a couple more medicore years. The organization will spend when we need to but I like the fact that they have done it a way that it does not effect the effort to add top young prospect to our organization. I want to say this to Young Ben and the ownership group"STICK TO THE PLAN AND THANKS!"!