Upward mobility

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    Upward mobility

    Over the years we have seen several Sox stars graduate directly or eventually to the Yankees, whereas in return we have gotten the likes of Ellie Howard or Mike Torres. At the same time, because we have some money, we have been able to work deals for people like Pedro or Manny so I can't protest too0 much.  However , it must be tough to be in some of the smaller, or less attractive markets, and know that you will almost never have a chance to win, and that  when you do develop some good young players, most will take the money and run.  Salary cap does not always level the playing field.

     
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    Re: Upward mobility

    we got Ellsbury for 7 years/20 million when he was in his prime

    the stupid yankees are getting him for 7/153 when he's past his prime


    there is a decent chance that Ellsbury doesn't get the same # of steals and maybe even HR's during the 2nd 7 years as he had in the first 7 years.....this is the only thing Cashman knows how to do - write big checks..........

     
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    Re: Upward mobility

    In response to billge's comment:

    However , it must be tough to be in some of the smaller, or less attractive markets, and know that you will almost never have a chance to win,

    though it hasn't been constant quite a few teams have bucked the trend Rox(04) Pods(98) D-Backs (01) Marlins(97, their payroll was a touch bigger by 03) Rays over the past 3-4 seasons..granted some didn't win, but i think we can agree reaching the WS was a huge step for them... 


     
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