Originally Posted by Hitmen77
Winning the WS in '05 wasn't a vindication of how the Sox have run their minor league system over the last 10 years.
For all I know, all these former players really are the best baseball people out there. But, I have my doubts that is really the case.
The only shake up I can think of in recent years was in 2008 when they hired Buddy Bell for their minor league system. That was something like 4 years ago now and the Sox are just as devoid of talent as ever.
I don't necessarily think it was a vindication, but my point is that JR probably thinks it was, considering that none of his other approaches have worked nearly as well.
"I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the (bleeding) obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." — George Orwell