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misty60481
12-12-2007, 05:43 PM
We are ghetting pretty down on KW for missing out on all the FAs, the days of 12M buying a top player are over. Next year KW should go into the market thinking and spending big. The FA market is not coming down, with 6B revenue among teams and owners that are willing to put it back into the teams if anything it will be more expensive. KW should have seen the writing on the wall when .220 hitters are getting 18M a year and someone whos never played a major league game gets 15M he wasnt going to do any good with his 12MK..

I hope he can patch things up this year and make a decent team, one thing to remember, every time the Sox have hit 200 HRs they have finished .500 or above, when they hit less than 200---1999--2007 we were a bad team. Something to think about. From 2000-2006 we hit over 200 HRs and finished .500 or better including our 2005 champs.

jcw218
12-12-2007, 06:22 PM
We are ghetting pretty down on KW for missing out on all the FAs, the days of 12M buying a top player are over. Next year KW should go into the market thinking and spending big. The FA market is not coming down, with 6B revenue among teams and owners that are willing to put it back into the teams if anything it will be more expensive. KW should have seen the writing on the wall when .220 hitters are getting 18M a year and someone whos never played a major league game gets 15M he wasnt going to do any good with his 12MK..

I hope he can patch things up this year and make a decent team, one thing to remember, every time the Sox have hit 200 HRs they have finished .500 or above, when they hit less than 200---1999--2007 we were a bad team. Something to think about. From 2000-2006 we hit over 200 HRs and finished .500 or better including our 2005 champs.

Yes the market has changed in terms of spending for free agents. These prices will keep going up until there are owners that say enough is enough or there is a salary cap in place that limits the amount that teams can spend on players.

There is not a real correlation to hitting homeruns and winning games. If all you have on the roster are the slugger who is an all or nothing hitter, yes there will be alot of homeruns hit, but the majority of them will be the solo variety. What a team needs as far as offence goes is a balanced attack that has the ability to

1) get people on base for its mashers
2) do the situational things to advance runners
3) manufacture runs

Offence wins games but PITCHING and DEFENSE win championships.