Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Can only speak for me, I don't care how they win, be it with the minor league system aka the Rays or the way the Yankees do it, sign every big name free agent out there. They just need to win.
They simply haven't been doing it.
As you pointed out last month or so, they are caught in the middle and can't seem to figure out a way to get out of that.
Oh, I agree, and I think the division the Sox play in has a lot do with it. I know people don't like putting together 88-win teams, but that's what Detroit did last year and it got them to the World Series. The way the playoffs are now, you have to try and go for it every year you have a chance, because every year could be your year. I think that's what most people mistakenly carry over from the 2-league or 4-division days, you had to have a 95+-win team to even make the postseason most years, let along do anything. You don't necessarily need that any more in the 6-division world.
So we'll just have to wait and see a few more weeks.