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Old 01-27-2011, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post
I remember reading here at WSI, comments from someone along with a quote that the 'philosophy issue' regarding the draft and the minor leagues comes from JR and EE, that when they first bought the team they said the way to build a contender is through free agency and trades.
They have proven themselves to be willing to spend money in the draft, but they are opposed to paying over slot (which is what you often have to do for the top talent, especially if you're picking late in the first round). Not too long ago the Sox had one of the top farm systems in the league, even with Jerry and Eddie as the owners, so these things obviously come and go in cycles.

Oh yeah, **** Keith Law.
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