Change of Ideas

I’m the biggest Sox fan I know. The Red Sox can do no wrong in my eyes, and the Yankees are the most evil team in the universe.

Who doesn’t prefer the quaintness of Fenway Park over the sterility of the new Yankee Stadium? Who doesn’t prefer hanging Sox over pinstripes? Or Pedroia over A-Rod?

That’s what makes writing this post so difficult. The Yankees are without a doubt better than Boston, and are arguably the best baseball team I’ve seen in the past several years.

I used to argue that New York bought championships, that they couldn’t develop any of their talent and relied on throwing buckets of money at any and all high-profile free agents. Take Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, just to name the 2009 off-season. They committed over $200 million to three guys? I thought that this was a bad thing, and horrible for baseball.

But the more I think about it, I can’t help but think that they’ve got the right idea, and maybe Boston should get off their pocketbook and throw some cash around. Can you imagine if Theo Epstein had given in to Teixeira’s demands and given him an additional ten million? They would be running away with the division. Instead, they get to face him 19 times each of the next eight years, and we’ve already seen how that’s worked out.

Epstein thought it would be better to sign low-cost, potentially high-reward players in John Smoltz, Brad Penny and Takashi Saito, all of whom have equated to bust, bust, bust. To make matters even worse, Boston is now trying to add 38-year-old Billy Wagner. Wagner is fresh off Tommy John surgery and is due to be paid $8 million this year. That’s a lot of money to pay four aging ex-all-stars, all past their prime. What’s next, is Theo Epstein going to make a run at Sandy Koufax?

The last high-profile free agents that Boston signed have been Edgar Renteria, J.D. Drew, Julio Lugo and Dice-K Matsuzaka. I just threw up in my mouth.

If Boston’s free agent scouting was half as good as their farm development, they could avoid these money-pit signings and land some real talent. Is it time to start looking at a new General Manager in Bean town?

I hate that the Yankees are better than Boston. I hate that this may be the norm for the next several years, unless the Red Sox change their off-season approach. I hate that the Yankees are arrogant douche bags that are far too clean shaven for my liking.

But what I hate most, is that New York is primed to win their 27th World Series title this year.

8 Responses to “Change of Ideas”

  1. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:


    Do not give in. The yankees will never win a world series using this strategy. You can take that to the bank.

  2. Dave Says:

    Dan I wish I could agree with you, but those damn Yankees look dominating right now. Who is good enough to slow them down?

  3. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    Oh god where to start?

    Unlike Boston, the yankees cannot beat the angels, its the style of play, new york gets burned every time the angels play them, regular and postseason. And with ervin santana finding his form, and game 7 winner john lackey and stud jered weaver in there rotation, the angels are far better than the yankees. Not to mention the angles lead the majors in hitting.

    The red sox and rays, whoever comes out of the wildcard, can give the yankees a run, neither team has hit there stride yet, longoria and shields are slumping, and upton has been horrible. The red sox are without tim wakefield and dice k, and beckett will not continue last nights performance.

    The yankees themselves has problems. CC, A Rod? Joba? All choke jobs in the postseason, they fold under the pressure. Whos there fifth starter? Mitre? The roid user? Please. How many postseason innings does AJ Burnett have? Same as me and you?

    Add all those factors together and I personally gurantee there will be no victory parade in new york this year, and yankees fans will continue to shout 26 rings!

  4. Dave Says:

    If I didn’t know better, I would think Dan is a closet Sox fan. Of course we all know better. Nice analysis Dan, I really hope you are right.

  5. Boston Braves " Foulline Fantasy Baseball Champion" Says:

    Dan we all hope your right and as much as I would like to see Boston do it if not them it would be even sweeter if the Rays took them down.

  6. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    We can Dave Mc, we can. We just need matt garza and james shields to carry us there. Its all on them.

  7. spanky the yankee Says:

    SPANKY THE FIRST PLACE YANKEE FAN HERE ..hello girls or better boston fans 7 games .. the hater boy is right .THE YANKEES ARE GOIN ALL THE WAY.. THANK YOU GEORGE FORYUR POCKET BOOK,, hey how mattt
    mc he still in clown college.?an what MORON names his team the COW BELLS? da and I think the YANKEEHATER GUY has apicture of A ROD in his wallet.. and his kisses it every day…: }

  8. Dan The #1 Rays Fan Says:

    We dont hear from this guy until the yankees have the best record in baseball. Hello Spanky the bandwagon yankee, how have you been?

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