Originally Posted by DirtySox
Rationalization. It really doesn't matter that they've hit on a whole two Cuban signings. Completely neglecting almost the entirety of the international talent available to them is inexcusable. An organization with the resources that the Sox have shouldn't get a pass in this area. The same goes for the draft and player development. It needs to be fixed.
I don't disagree with you. But, you could flip the coin and say rationalization the other way as well. I'd rather have a 130M MLB payroll than have a 90M payroll and the minors filled with a bunch of expensive international prospects.
But, I am not disagreeing with you. Neglecting a good portion of the world's baseball talent does not seem like a brilliant business plan.