Fenway Punk wrote:Zito is God wrote:pjalst wrote:
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.
Seriously? Do you not realize that the only reason you're team is able to trade for talent like Gonzalez or Beckett (at the time) is because they came from small-market teams who weren't going to be able to re-sign them? And just because Gonzalez hasn't inked and extension doesn't mean it's not right on the horizon, and it's going to be a monster deal I'm sure. Have the Sox developed some good homegrown talent? Absolutely. But I guess Cano, Hughes, Gardner, etc. are nothing to the Yanks? Not to mention they developed Jeter, Rivera, Posada and Pettitte...it's not as if they stole those players from another franchise.
It really is funny that Boston fans refuse to admit what they are. I'm not in denial about what the Yankees are and how they run their team. I'm fully aware that they spend more money than everyone else and they rely heavily on free agent talent in building their roster. What kills me is that Boston does the same exact thing but are usually more stingy about it (A-Rod in '04, Teixeira in '08, etc.)...yet Sox fans are always the first to complain about the Yankees. Crazy.