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That's why I hate Red Sox. They(Red Sox) are the one winning champions recently, not Yankees. Why they still keep complaining about Yankees and paint themselves like victim?
Quote from Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino,
"I think we've seen [an offseason] when the Yankees have spent like the U.S. congress,"
I know Yankees have the highest payroll of MLB and spend more than Red Sox. However, Red Sox is big-market team and spends more than most teams in MLB. Does them spend tons of money on Manny,Dice-K,etc.?
Why they complain about Yankees every time after they lose a free agent player they want badly to Yankees, such as Contreras, A-Rod and Teixeira. When they have a lower payroll than Yankees and certainily have money to spend more if they want to. Just look at the case of Dice-K when they blow away everyone including Yankees. They chose not to do that to Teixeira, A-Rod, etc. That's your own decision, Red Sox. Don't blame Yankees.
Written by Bob Ryan of Boston Globe,
"While the Red Sox and Rays have benefited greatly of late from home-grown talent, the Yankees have not developed a star player since their system bubbled up Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada, circa 1995."
Based on those quotes from Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino,
"I think our commitment to winning would be as strong," "I think winning would then be based on how hard you work, how smart you are, the kind of judgments you make about baseball evaluation, and we're happy to compete with anybody on that basis."
And then Red Sox doesn't forget to say how much smarter they are than Yankees in order to compete with us in the end by claiming how many players they develop and pointing out so few home-grown talent on Yankees roster.
When I agree Red Sox run their organization well, does them make mistakes as well? For example, Matt Clement, Lugo, CoCo, Drew, etc. As for Rays, when you can draft very early the past 10 years, you certainly bring in a lot of talent unless you make very bad decisions every time out.
By the way, the last time I check, Yankees have more impact home-grown players on the roster than Red Sox. Not to mention Yankees certainly will have more talents from farm break with camp this year. As home-grown star players after Jeter, Mo, Posada and Pettitte, how about Joba, Wang, Cano?