RedSoxNation04 wrote:mweir145 wrote:RedSoxNation04 wrote:Well, actually, no...they're not better than the Sox, the Yanks or the Rays and they won't be either of the next 2-3 years. Sooooooooooooo, if they are only the 4th best team in their division, please enlighten me as to how they make the playoffs?
Did you just miss the standings that noted they have been just as good as the Yankees THIS year, and nearly as good as the Rays and Sox? Seriously all it would have taken was a bit of luck even this year to do it. Writing off a team that has 25M+ to spend this offseason and a team that wasn't even that far off the mark this year is the wrong thing to do. There actually was a time when the Yankees and Red Sox didn't make the playoffs even if you can't remember it, it isn't out of the total realm of possibilities.
It is out of the realm of possibilities...they just can't keep up with the other teams in the AL East right now.
Saying things blindly doesn't make them true.