Nomar4prez wrote:I could be wrong, but didn't Varitek come up in the minors. And, there's a difference between how the Sox and Yankees bring in players. Most of the players on the sox were not superstars on other teams. There are only 2 I can think of, Manny and Pedro. This year, we did bring in 2 more "stars", Schilling and Foulke, but look at who the Yankees brought in(too many to list).
First off, Varitek came to the Sox in 1 of the most lopsided deadline deals. It was Slocumb to the Mariners in 1997 for Lowe and Varitek. I also find your statement hypocritical. First, you said that you want them to develop young talent and then you say that they aren't getting stars from other teams. To me, you either develop talent or you don't. Neither of these teams do.
Nomar4prez wrote:Since I root for the #2 team I can't complain about the Yankees? Ya, that makes sense. I'm just as pissed at the Yankees as I am at the small-market teams that pocket their money. And you don't care what the difference is? Well, that proves my point. You don't care about a level-playing field! At the end of the day, you just want to count your trophy's, no matter how much each one costs.
Did I ever say that I don't care about an even playing field?? NEVER!! I am saying hate the game and not the player. Whether you agree with what George does or whether you don't, he is well within the rules. Any fan would love for the owner of their team to do whatever he thought that he had to do to win. People get mad when it's a team other than the 1 that they root for. Did you care about competitive balance when the Sox were seconds away from getting A-Rod?? I don't think so. I think that what the Yankees do isn't great for baseball but that is 1 team. If more teams opened up their wallets for players, then they all wouldn't be available to them. I can count on 1 hand the amount of teams that really spend money. The rest just get the check that George, and other teams, gives them and put it into their pockets rather than into their team. That's a bigger problem.
P.S. I didn't hear 1 negative post about the Angels throwing around $146 million for 3 players this offseason. Is it only when the Yankees do it??