Re: Sox Sign Drew
posted at 12/18/2012 3:30 PM EST
Thinking that the moves were made for only business reasons (and not baseball reasons) is a conspiracy theory. Ben wants to win, his job depends on it. John Henry does not own the Sox for profitability alone. If he did, he would have sold at a high point. They are making moves primarily for baseball reasons w/ a slight consideration towards business. The focus is primarily on baseball. Not marketing, TV revenue...
((((((( "As for purchasing Liverpool FC, a franchise with uncanny parallels to the Red Sox, he writes, "We've driven revenues as far as baseball will allow, and here was an opportunity to compete globally in a league without borders."
A handful of Myers fizzle every year.
(((((((((Minor League Player of the Year. Here are the last 10 non-pitchers who won that award: Mike Trout, Jason Heyward, Matt Wieters,Jay Bruce, Alex Gordon,Delmon Young, Joe Mauer,Rocco Baldelli, Eric Chavez, Paul Konerko. Oh, and the previous five awards? Andruw Jonestwice, Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, and Tim Salmon.))))
Ben doesnt believe that we should trade away our core for a handful of guys who may help in 2015. Most prospects become fourth outfielders and middle revlievers*
((((That prospects fail is why you need as many as possible (Lester, Ells, and Papi should have been turned into prospects). PROSPECTS are the only way a team will compete with the new CBA. We all need to wake up to the new reality. Are Mets fans glad they held on to their marquee players for four straight poor seasons???)))
We dont need to have 1 MLB ready prospect at every position waiting to take over when teh current starters become expensive. Some teams (Padres, Twins, Pirates) have to operate like this. However, we do not. Ah, the luxuries of being a big market team :))
((((( Who cares!!! The Sox finish 70 - 92 instead of winning 85 games in 2013. Probably poor in 2014 too, but then the Sox will be in much better position with more prospects in the fold.
That is why I'm less bothered by Drew, at least he could pull a Beltre and create a compensation pick.
I listned to almost every pitch from 1980 to '85 on a very fuzzy radio of the Sox finishing 5th 5th 3rd 6th 4th 5th and loved every minute and it made MOST of 1986 all the more enjoyable.)))