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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby Fenway Punk » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:51 pm

Yankeesin05 wrote:dfbghv;lheaopiwehfoiw4hyefosdhlsvhl/akhcvnsdfh

I'm not even pissed off at this because the Yankees didn't get him. I'm pissed because Crawford has been favorite player in the league since the moment he came up and he goes to my most hated team in all of baseball. Now I hope he fails for the rest of his career. As much as I liked him, I can never root for him to do well again. [mod edit]

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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby Zito is God » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:37 pm

pjalst wrote:
mweir145 wrote:NYY will give Lee whatever he wants, yeah.

Damn the AL East. I don't want to see any more complaining from Red Sox fans about the Yankees buying championships.
;-D

The Red Sox have become who they despise the most. It will be even sweeter when the Yanks kick their @ss


Well put. ESPN said it best:

A team that has often complained about the spending habits of the New York Yankees, who two years ago swooped in and outbid Boston for Mark Teixeira, has abandoned fiscal restraint by making Crawford the first player in Red Sox history with a contract with an average annual value in excess of $20 million.


I NEVER want to hear Sox fans complaining about the Yankees spending money again, what a joke. With that said, how I feel now is likely how Red Sox fans felt when we got Tex, Sabathia and Burnett in one year. The one good thing about this is that Yanks are a lock to get Lee at this point.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:56 pm

Boston needs to embrace its role as the Evil Empire Part 2. Yankee fans embrace it, Sox fans pretend they're more like the small market teams who can't outbid the Yankees.

Any fans of small market teams like Tampa Bay, you guys have alot guts for still watching baseball, I wouldn't be able to deal with my best players just developing on my team then leaving for Boston/New York to cash in.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:03 pm

mweir145 wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:damn it this sucks

for Rays, Jays, and Orioles fans.




Actually, I was rooting for Crawford to sign with the Sox over the Angels. I knew there was no chance the Rays resign him to about 40% of their 2011 payroll, so at least we got a first round pick out of the deal.


Congrats Crawford on signing this monster of a contract. It has been a honor to watch you play LF for the last 8 years, and you will get one hell of a standing ovation from me in April in your first game back at the Trop. But after that first at bat, all bets are off. ;-D
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:04 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Boston needs to embrace its role as the Evil Empire Part 2. Yankee fans embrace it, Sox fans pretend they're more like the small market teams who can't outbid the Yankees.

Any fans of small market teams like Tampa Bay, you guys have alot guts for still watching baseball, I wouldn't be able to deal with my best players just developing on my team then leaving for Boston/New York to cash in.

At this point, it is impossible to do otherwise. But the reality is that up until last year, the Sox were actually part of a group of second tier teams who were WAY behind the Yankees in terms of team payroll (Sox were 4th highest in 2008 and 2009), though everyone lumped the Sox and Yanks together as the two-headed Evil Empire anyways. I guess the Sox just decided to say "screw it" and make it a reality. :-) ;-D

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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:06 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
Any fans of small market teams like Tampa Bay, you guys have alot guts for still watching baseball, I wouldn't be able to deal with my best players just developing on my team then leaving for Boston/New York to cash in.




You just have to understand that no matter how well you draft or the GM runs the team, you will not compete every year. You just have to hope that you are allowed to get a 3 year window like we did from 08-10 to watch a pretty good team on the field. The best thing is that the Rays will still not be terrible next year with all of these losses, probably not in playoff contention, but not 60 win terrible.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby Fenway Punk » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:44 pm

Zito is God wrote:
pjalst wrote:
mweir145 wrote:NYY will give Lee whatever he wants, yeah.

Damn the AL East. I don't want to see any more complaining from Red Sox fans about the Yankees buying championships.
;-D

The Red Sox have become who they despise the most. It will be even sweeter when the Yanks kick their @ss


Well put. ESPN said it best:

A team that has often complained about the spending habits of the New York Yankees, who two years ago swooped in and outbid Boston for Mark Teixeira, has abandoned fiscal restraint by making Crawford the first player in Red Sox history with a contract with an average annual value in excess of $20 million.


I NEVER want to hear Sox fans complaining about the Yankees spending money again, what a joke. With that said, how I feel now is likely how Red Sox fans felt when we got Tex, Sabathia and Burnett in one year. The one good thing about this is that Yanks are a lock to get Lee at this point.

We sign one major deal and that makes us like the Yanks huh? We traded for Gonzalez. We traded for Beckett. Lester, Buchholz, Pedrioa, Ellsbury, and Youk are all homegrown. We have never gone out and spent millions upon millions every offseason. Sure, we can spend money too, but we CAN'T and we DON'T spend it like you YANKS. The fact is... we had to spend this much to keep him off the Yankees, and right now Yankee fan can't fathom that scenario. }:-)
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:35 pm

I hate Boston fans.
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:53 pm

Fenway Punk wrote:We sign one major deal and that makes us like the Yanks huh? We traded for Gonzalez. We traded for Beckett. Lester, Buchholz, Pedrioa, Ellsbury, and Youk are all homegrown. We have never gone out and spent millions upon millions every offseason. Sure, we can spend money too, but we CAN'T and we DON'T spend it like you YANKS. The fact is... we had to spend this much to keep him off the Yankees, and right now Yankee fan can't fathom that scenario. }:-)

I'm not sure if you're joking or you really believe this. :-b
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Re: Red Sox Agree To Sign Carl Crawford

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:01 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:I hate Boston fans.


You know who is more hated than Red Sox fans? Lawyers.
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