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A. Cavatica
01-15-2004, 10:29 PM
Alternative #1 to break the logjam with this year's team appears to be trading Lee.

Another alternative would be to do basically what we've been doing -- nothing -- and not plan to contend this year. If the team gets off to a surprisingly hot start, we could improve in-season (read: spend money) and go for it. If not, we would save whatever we could by trading expensive players like Maggs, fully intending to spend what it takes *next* winter and contend.

We have Buehrle signed, at least.

Thoughts?

kittle42
01-15-2004, 10:36 PM
Doing nothing is what the Sox are best at.

Doing nothing of substance is a close second.

CubKilla
01-16-2004, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by A. Cavatica
Thoughts?

Considering some hockey analysts concur that the SlackHawks are "playing" with the idea that a future lock-out is inevitable, I'd say JR would be doing "Dollar" Bill Wirtz proud if the '04 team is "playing" just to get to '05.

StepsInSC
01-16-2004, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by A. Cavatica
Alternative #1 to break the logjam with this year's team appears to be trading Lee.

Another alternative would be to do basically what we've been doing -- nothing -- and not plan to contend this year. If the team gets off to a surprisingly hot start, we could improve in-season (read: spend money) and go for it. If not, we would save whatever we could by trading expensive players like Maggs, fully intending to spend what it takes *next* winter and contend.

We have Buehrle signed, at least.

Thoughts?

This team is consistently stuck straddling the fence. They can never decide which way to go, and thus they never have any identity which leads to underachieving. As long as they're "underachieving" they'll never feel like they'll need to overhaul the team, because all they need to do is stop underachieving. The same thing will happen this year, we'll be a contender on paper but play like crap again and so on and so on and so on until the world ends never having seen a modern day Sox Championship.