This whole business of posters talking about how bad the Sox have been "over the past six years" is somewhat getting under my skin. It's right there with saying that the Sox will have finished last two out of the last three years or that they're playing about .500 ball over the past _____ games. It's a prime example of how "figures don't lie but liars can figure".
First of all, there's a certain amount of cherry-picking involved in going back SIX years. When we talk about seven years or ten years it's an entirely different story. Unfortunately when someone points that out they're met with the argument that the Sox will finish last in two years out of three or that they have that .500 record I spoke of.
It's important to look at WHY they'll finish last two years out of three. It's because they intentionally made mid-season trades that had they not have made would have kept them out of the cellar. Regardless of how they're playing at the time, losing players like Beckett, Agon, Lester, Lackey, and Miller are going to significantly hurt a team's chances of winning. In both situations the FO has sacrificed a couple of months of the season in an attempt to improve the future of the team and those sacrifices have resulted in a lot of (EXPECTED) losses..
Like I said, the figures don't lie, but... we know the rest.
Any owners who sign previously suspended PED abusers to a big $$ contract are as guilty of perpetuating the PED problem as are the players.
And I have never posted here under any other names.