MLB 2009-2010: Off Season

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MLB 2009-2010: Off Season
Might as well start a new thread that I can use to whine and cry... Theo is already saying the Red Sox are on a plan for 2012, which is short for - we are not going to beat the Yankees this year. We are going to be better than 98% of baseball teams, but we are going to SUCK. Yup, SUCK. If we can't beat the Yankees, we might as well be the Royals. There is just know way the Sox ownership will spend anything near what the Yankees are spending. From early predictions, they will have well over double our payroll and we will have one of the top 5 payrolls in the league (baring any blockbuster free agent signings.) Until there is a restructuring, or salary cap, we might as well quit... Oh..and here is the article that broke my hope: [URL="http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/massarotti/2009/12/sox_have_been_here_said_that.html"]Sox have been here, said that - Tony Massarotti [/URL]
[QUOTE=Bacchus;143237]Might as well start a new thread that I can use to whine and cry... Theo is already saying the Red Sox are on a plan for 2012, which is short for - we are not going to beat the Yankees this year. We are going to be better than 98% of baseball teams, but we are going to SUCK. Yup, SUCK. If we can't beat the Yankees, we might as well be the Royals. There is just know way the Sox ownership will spend anything near what the Yankees are spending. From early predictions, they will have well over double our payroll and we will have one of the top 5 payrolls in the league (baring any blockbuster free agent signings.) Until there is a restructuring, or salary cap, we might as well quit... Oh..and here is the article that broke my hope: [URL="http://www.boston.com/sports/columnists/massarotti/2009/12/sox_have_been_here_said_that.html"]Sox have been here, said that - Tony Massarotti [/URL][/QUOTE] At least you're not trading all of your franchise players away. First Polanco, then Granderson, with Inge to the Cardinals in the imminent future, and Ordonez and Cabrera on the possibility block...I might as well become a Red Sox fan.
Here's what we'll be saying after we lose to the Yankees this season when we have the lead ONCE again. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYKIcnj1MJY]YouTube - Dennis Green After Da Bears Loss[/url] .......and here's what we'll be saying after we make no other splashes in this offseason: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3-eavMSBnk&feature=related]YouTube - Playoffs??? The Sound Byte[/url]
[QUOTE=molds13;143239]At least you're not trading all of your franchise players away. First Polanco, then Granderson, with Inge to the Cardinals in the imminent future, and Ordonez and Cabrera on the possibility block...I might as well become a Red Sox fan.[/QUOTE] You guys are totally screwed. Fully giving in to the reality that the Yankees are going to win no matter what. Might as well deeply cut payroll. To be honest...the Red Sox might pick up another of your coveted players on a side deal, if he is sober enough to pass the physical. Yup, we are vultures at this point... The reason we can still spend is because of NESN and a full house every night with the highest ticket prices in baseball.
Another one...... Theo Epstein's first interview after being fired as Red Sox GM for failing to continue his success in the playoffs: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ1gD2YZMNU&feature=related]YouTube - a drunk Joe Namath...[/url]
The Braves will make an amazing comeback this season and then I'll wake up from that dream to the reality we suck haha.
[QUOTE=GoldenWarrior;143328]The Braves will make an amazing comeback this season and then I'll wake up from that dream to the reality we suck haha.[/QUOTE] Amen to that!! Braves all the way in 2010!!
Even though i'm a die hard Angel fan.. i can recognize that the Yanks are just gonna win again, they'll be just as good maybe better.
[QUOTE=nibitz;143394]Even though i'm a die hard Angel fan.. i can recognize that the Yanks are just gonna win again, they'll be just as good maybe better.[/QUOTE] I guess we have to ask, when does it end? The discrepancy. Last year it was $80 million. As it looks, the Yankees will probably double the next team (Mets) although maybe the Mets will spend some money to compete. The Red Sox are making it clear they are out of the arms race... So if the Red Sox could afford to buy another $110 million in players next year, would they be better? Basically that is just like asking if the Red Sox would like the highest paid 7 players in baseball to ADD to their lineup... ******* ridiculous... I am the biggest fan in the world and I just might stop watching. The game is no longer competitive and I am a fan of a team that is "competitive!" Not to mention the Red Sox are a small market team. Boston only has 620,000 people and it is 21st overall in the US as far as size... Not like we have 12 Million people...sheesh.. [B]Edit:[/B] Just to be clear, Boston has roughly the same population as El Paso, Texas and they don't even have a pro wiffle ball team...
[URL="http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2009/12/10/lowell_going_going_gone/"]Lowell for Max Ramirez[/URL] and we pick up the majority of his salary? Great. So basically we pay the 2007 World Series MVP to play elsewhere while we get a guy that has played 17 major league games. That will make the difference. I feel better now. Sorry for my previous ranting...
[URL="http://blogs2.startribune.com/blogs/neal/2009/12/10/twins-trade-bonser-to-red-sox/"]Boof Bonser?[/URL] Make it stop, please make it stop... I have a feeling today is going to be a bad day. I'm sure we will be hearing soon how the Yankees traded for Halladay, picked up Lackey and then signed Jason Bay to a $60 million 4 year contract to pinch hit...
I am rolling on the floor from the [strike]dripping sarcasm[/strike] comments on Boston.com - lots of hate being shared today, haha. [QUOTE] This is exactly the kind of move that exemplifies the GENIUS of Theo Epstein. Mark it down. You will look back on this day as the day the Boof Bonser era began in Boston. Hit [URL="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc6dh_the-standells-dirty-water_music"]Dirty Water[/URL] on the iPod and queue up the Duck Boats.... [URL="http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=4824"][IMG]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/14b21353fe4008.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Bacchus;143528][URL="http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2009/12/10/lowell_going_going_gone/"]Lowell for Max Ramirez[/URL] and we pick up the majority of his salary? Great. So basically we pay the 2007 World Series MVP to play elsewhere while we get a guy that has played 17 major league games. That will make the difference. I feel better now. Sorry for my previous ranting...[/QUOTE] Yes!! Im very happy about this deal. Lowell will make a very nice dh in Texas, and the red sox are paying for 9 million of his 12 million dollar contract. Ramirez might turn out to be a decent player, but who knows. The rangers also signed Rich Harden to a one year deal, when he is healthy he is a good pitcher. Hopefully he can stay healthy. And to top it off the rangers traded Kevin Millwood to the Orioles for reliver Chris Ray. I dont know much about Ray but im glad Millwood is gone.
Hahaha...this guy LEGALLY changed his name to Boof? I can see the shirts now... [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=4826][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/15504b214511ed3fb.png[/img][/url]
[QUOTE=Bacchus;143528][URL="http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2009/12/10/lowell_going_going_gone/"]Lowell for Max Ramirez[/URL] and we pick up the majority of his salary? Great. So basically we pay the 2007 World Series MVP to play elsewhere while we get a guy that has played 17 major league games. That will make the difference. I feel better now. Sorry for my previous ranting...[/QUOTE] Bacchus, you're forgetting about the big picture. You're forgetting about a YOUNGER available third baseman currently on the market! Who happens to be residing in Seattle at the current moment.....
[QUOTE=SteveSparxx;143593]Bacchus, you're forgetting about the big picture. You're forgetting about a YOUNGER available third baseman currently on the market! Who happens to be residing in Seattle at the current moment.....[/QUOTE] I don't want that deal. His power has dropped right off! Heck, Lowell had twice as many homers last year! Sure, it would be an improvement on D, but Beltre's best years are half a decade behind him... I want Youk to third and Mr. Adrian Gonzalez. Theo, pay them their random and get us our big gun! Then, resign Bay and trade for Halladay. That would do it. Then I'd stop ********.
i was giddy as a a kid on a candy store when the Empire Stroke Back (...yes, im a yankee die hard since the womb, blame my father..).. but the reality is that the Yankees had had the highest payroll the last 4 or 5 seasons at least, and only 1 championship to show for it, so dont you all give up so early.. or maybe do give in, i would welcome a new three-peat. >= )
[QUOTE=Jedyknight28;143621]i was giddy as a a kid on a candy store when the Empire Stroke Back (...yes, im a yankee die hard since the womb, blame my father..).. but the reality is that the Yankees had had the highest payroll the last 4 or 5 seasons at least, and only 1 championship to show for it, so dont you all give up so early.. or maybe do give in, i would welcome a new three-peat. >= )[/QUOTE] The Yankees always have the highest payroll, but it used to be close (maybe 5-10% higher.) 1 N.Y. Yankees $209,081,579 2 Detroit $138,685,197 3 New York Mets $138,293,378 4. Boston $133,440,037 Does this look, close? They are spending 66% more than their nearest competitor! After this weeks events, EVERY position player on their team makes more than $12 million dollars and they have a quarter billion sunk into pitching! ...and they are not even done spending. Like I mentioned above, the Yankees are on a clear path to DOUBLE the Red Sox payroll this year. Baseball is in a very sad place right now.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;143637]The Yankees always have the highest payroll, but it used to be close (maybe 5-10% higher.) 1 N.Y. Yankees $209,081,579 2 Detroit $138,685,197 3 New York Mets $138,293,378 4. Boston $133,440,037 Does this look, close? They are spending 66% more than their nearest competitor! After this weeks events, EVERY position player on their team makes more than $12 million dollars and they have a quarter billion sunk into pitching! ...and they are not even done spending. Like I mentioned above, the Yankees are on a clear path to DOUBLE the Red Sox payroll this year. Baseball is in a very sad place right now.[/QUOTE] Detroit second? When was this? Because we sucked up until a few years ago.
[QUOTE=molds13;143640]Detroit second? When was this? Because we sucked up until a few years ago.[/QUOTE] That is the payroll from this past season. Don't worry, the Tigers will be spending like the Pirates this year, lol. They are dumping payroll faster than Tiger Woods mistresses are showing up. :D
I am still cracking up over all the Boof Bonser comments on different sports sites. This one echos my sentiments exactly: [QUOTE]Abracadabra, BOOF! You're now a Third Place Team.[/QUOTE]
I don't know why they're getting rid of all of their franchise players. I mean, I kind of do. They want Halladay. But who doesn't? And wouldn't you rather play for a team that actually has franchise players around you to support you? No way they are getting him.
[QUOTE=molds13;143658]I don't know why they're getting rid of all of their franchise players. I mean, I kind of do. They want Halladay. But who doesn't? And wouldn't you rather play for a team that actually has franchise players around you to support you? No way they are getting him.[/QUOTE] Right. He has a no trade clause and with them dumping franchise players, there is no way he would go there. If he was a free agent, he'd already be on the Yankees (just about everyone's first choice) but being to get him will require unloading the farm, a few other teams have a chance. [URL="http://www.thestar.com/sports/baseball/mlb/bluejays/royhalladay/article/735151--griffin-six-picks-in-halladay-sweepstakes"]Here is a fair list.[/URL]
[QUOTE]It's one thing to have a bridge season because your minor league talent isn't ready. But when it's because you're too busy cleaning up the mistakes of past seasons, it speaks to some level of incompetence. Think about this for a moment: In 2008, the Florida Marlins had a $21.8 million payroll. In 2010, the Red Sox will pay in the neighborhood of $18 million to have two players play elsewhere. And John Henry is whining about the luxury tax? [/QUOTE]Some sobering words from Eric Wilbur. Clearly I am in a spoiled group of fans, where our mistakes are other teams payrolls... That aside, I think the lux tax should be 100%. Every dollar over the soft cap should be a dollar you owe. If that was the case, the Yankees would have a $110 million payroll this year. I promise.
Of frack...even my local sports guy cracked up saying Boof Bonzer. We are that, um, fracked. Halladay or bust!
I can't believe you are complaining. Didn't the Red Sox just won one in 2007. Try being a Blue Jays fan like I'm. Since we won the 2 world Series we have been not good and dealing with the J.P. richardi era was painful. This is just a folly though that comes with baseball and every team just gets over spent by the Yankees. Here's hoping the Jays get something for Halladay and don't trade him within their division i.e. Yankees or for that matter Red Sox.

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