Originally Posted by gobears1987
I'm just going to say that it would be dumb to dump a ton of money into unproven rookies from overseas just as this team is about to be freed of some terrible money contracts. I'd rather see this team go through a few years of developing prospects. Once this team is ready to compete (and I mean compete for the World Series, not barely get in the wildcard), I wouldn't mind spending money to bring in a few missing pieces. The Sox did that successfully in the 04/05 offseason with Iguchi.
This isnt a poor cash strapped club, a bust contract like this "shouldnt" have a major affect on the future well being of the club. I sure hope that a 25 year old now will be part of the club when its ready to compete, if not then they should trade Sale now.
You also mentioned developing prospects, I think they first have to get prospects to develop and that takes time. I sure hope the Sox can compete before that.