Re: Your reply to Dodgers Nation?
posted at 8/11/2013 10:54 PM EDT
In response to slomag's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
To think that we hornswoggled the Dodgers on that trade is preposterous. We are fans , not CPAs. Why are we supposed to be so worried about John Henry' s money ? We should want to win. That is what it is all about. Why try to be some small market, money ball, metric watching team when we don't have to be? I know it is fun for some posters to throw numbers around and play G.M. , but the goal is to win. The truth is ; we did not con the Dodgers. We unloaded payroll. Money that we have spent on slugs like Dempster and Napoli, and average or slightly above average guys like Victorino and Drew. We still have a high payroll. We are in first place. But the Dodgers now have a better team. Please do not thank the Dodgers for bailing us out. They were just helping themselves and taking advantage of our predicament.
Stabbed by Foulke.
I wasn't a fan of the trade for exactly the reason you state - why root for money? But the facts are the Dodgers missed the post-season last year, and Victorino, Drew, Dempster & Napoli are outperforming Crawford, Punto, Beckett & Gonzalez - at least in 2013. So if the goal is winning, the Dodgers could have done it for a fraction of the cost and without losing their prospects.
The Sox on the other hand may not have been able to sign Uehara, re-sign Ortiz, and come up with another SS, so they would have to play Iglesias / Punto. And even if you hate Dempster, we're 13-10 in his starts. I don't know who the #5 starter is if Beckett is done for the season. Probably Terry Doyle. I don't think that team is playoff-bound.
Sox win (so far).
A couple of reasons I don't agree with this
- Since June 22nd, they're smoking hot, playing .800 ball - 36-9. I can't recall a team doing this for this long since the 1984 Jack Morris led WC Tigers, who were 35-5 out of the gate.
- They're in the NL West