lesgrant wrote:Nomar4prez wrote:I don't understand why you use $120 million as your benchmark? You do know that there is a team in the MLB that spends over $180 million and may top $200 million in the next few years, right? Do you want to know how to lower the Sox's payroll? Lower the Yankees payroll. That's the only reason we have a $120 million payroll. We HAVE to have that high of a payroll or we won't compete with the Yankees every year.
Every Sox fan I have talked to (and I have talked to MANY!) would love a salary cap and would gladly embrace it.
Sure, blame it on the Yankees!
It’s Steinbrenner’s fault that you lose and it’s his fault you win.
Get a new song to sing already. It’s really tired. You pierced the luxury tax threshold and bought a championship, just like you accuse the Yankees of doing.
Are you less of a murder because you stab your victim once as opposed to three times? You are a big spender and you owe everything you are enjoying about your championship to $$$$$. Get over it and stop being a hypocrite.
And WHY do we spend so much? B/c we have to contend with the Yankees each year. If we were in a different division, I highly doubt our payroll would be much over $100 million. And NO, we don't owe everything we are enjoying to money, b/c if money was the only thing that made teams win, then the Yankees would win every year.
And where in my previous post did I say we didn't spend alot of money? We did, but if people want the Sox to lower their payroll, then the simple way is to either have the Yankees lower theirs, or move us to another division. Do people expect the Sox to just only spend $60 million and continously lose to the Yankees? Hell, we've been spending $100 million and we were still continously losing to the Yankees. This is the first year we've exceeded the $120 million mark and now we're to blame for all of baseball's troubles?