Originally Posted by 24thStFan
IMHO the Sox have never acted like a big market team by signing a BIG NAME free agent STAR. If we had one now (e.g., Upton, Wright, etc.) perhaps there would be more "casual fan" interest in this team. Instead we signed Adam Dunn and Jeff Keppinger.
It's a shame the Chicago White Sox have a small market mentality, because we could have dominated the Central division for the last 10 years. Instead we abdicated to Detroit...yes, freaking Detroit!
Big name free agent signings rarely work out, and that era is quite possibly over.
Also, every time the Sox do
make a "big market" move, (Peavy trade, Dunn signing) people complain, too. Kobayashi Maru for the front office.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
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