Red Sox/MLB 2012 Thread Part XX-Time for Rebuilding
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11-14-2012, 05:25 PM
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My point is, people believing that the Sox would give up the aforementioned are crazy. You're getting a very good SS, a good #2 in Johnson when healthy, and a reliable 3 in Buhrele. Those are not worth a 19 y/o power hitting SS/LF, a young power hitting MLB ready 3B, a 3-4th young lefty MLB starter+ more. The Jays gave up some decent to good prospects, but most of them are a few years away. Some of those pitchers are still in A ball.
Regardless, as a fan of baseball as a whole, I really want to know how Selig even allows this. Not because it's lopsided, but because of the fact that Loria YET AGAIN is going to take all the revenue sharing money and pocket it. Their payroll right now is $16 MILLION. The only reason the Marlins got that stadium approval from MLB/owners is because they promised to spend more. 3 years after approval they fire sale. Absolute joke.
Anyone who didn't see this happening is crazy too. Look at how Buhrele and Reye's deals are. They are so backloaded with salary. The Marlins payroll might've been $100 mil last year, but the actual cash out was significantly less.
Loria needs to be pushed out of baseball like Selig did with Frank mcCourt. he's nothing but bad for the game.
I agree they wouldn't have made that deal, nor should they have. I do think Miami would have tried to leverage the fact that the Sox have missed the playoffs 3 years in a row in this market. I'm glad they passed.
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