View Full Version : What could Mags have brought?

07-26-2001, 02:32 AM
Looks likes Mags will sign, but... http://www.chicagorant.com/col_editor.htm

07-26-2001, 10:34 AM
Ugh. I've already read this.

I've said it before, and I will say it again:

Trading Magglio Ordonez would have been franchise suicide

That's all there is to it. Despite what Magglio could have brought, we need to sign him. You have to look at a deal like this like the White Flag deal. While we did "win" the deal on the stat sheet, the more pressing concern is that of the Sox's weak fan base (relatively speaking, and in terms of numbers).

Secondly, I think a lot of us still think that the Sox will have a damn good team next season. By dumping Magglio, they will be "giving up" on next year already.

You can't look at a Magglio Ordonez deal just on the stat sheet. A deal that sent Magglio packing would destroy this franchise. The Sox would barely be drawing 10,000 fans per game.