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"But they decided to be cute and efficient, and hey, it worked in that they fulfilled their goal of 95 wins, and good for them, I just hope Red Sox fans are as satisfied as their front office." Exactly and great points. The Sox got 95 wins from $121 million in payroll in 2009. They got 95 wins from $133 million in payroll in 2008. And they got 96 wins from $143 million in payroll in 2007. Super, they're being more efficient with their dollars. That's the sign of a well-run business. But isn't the point of baseball to win? What good are more dollars if they're not being used to support winning? The Sox have the money (not seeing the books, we know it's at least $150 million in ticket sales alone). Instead of questioning how the Yankees spend their money, why aren't SFs asking questions about how their team doesn't spend theirs?
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2009 on A Tale of Two Teams at YFSF
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You want to talk payroll? Okay, someone here explain to me why the Sox payroll DECREASED by $23 million from 2007 to 2009. Did their profits decrease by $23 million? Where else did that money go? That's not even counting the $51.11 million they bid on Dice-K. So somehow the Sox were able to support at least $194 million on players alone in 2007? And now they're only able to support $120 million? Where's all that extra money going? The Jimmy Fund? We know the Sox make at least $150 million on ticket sales alone. Where is all the extra money going? Seems like if you're worried about payrolls, the first argument you have is with your ownership. After all they're the ones who shortchanged your roster this year too. Why?
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2009 on A Tale of Two Teams at YFSF
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how could anyone possibly say that the 90's ended with the year 2000? any case, I prefer to think that the last dynasty won their last title in 2000 and the new dynasty will begin in 2009! from one decade to the next, it's the same story.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2009 on World Series Prediction Thread at YFSF
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