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    The thing is, the Red Sox have absorbed all those free agent busts and succeeded despite them. The busts have engendered endless moaning and groaning, of course, but that just comes with the territory.

    Is John Henry impoverished because of all the money wasted on Pablo, Hanley and Rusney?

    All you can really say is that the money could have been spent better, which is Thanks Captain Obvious stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    The thing is, the Red Sox have absorbed all those free agent busts and succeeded despite them. The busts have engendered endless moaning and groaning, of course, but that just comes with the territory.

    Is John Henry impoverished because of all the money wasted on Pablo, Hanley and Rusney?

    All you can really say is that the money could have been spent better, which is Thanks Captain Obvious stuff.
    But even then, you’re only focusing on the Red Sox. Plenty of teams have engaged in massive free agent spending without winning anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    But even then, you’re only focusing on the Red Sox. Plenty of teams have engaged in massive free agent spending without winning anything...
    And how have those teams done in comparison to the ones who haven't?

    My postseason standings thread clearly shows it's the higher spending teams who have been more successful.
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    Didn't we get the great Leonard Dinardo on rule 5?

    ...and Josh Rutledge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Didn't we get the great Leonard Dinardo on rule 5?

    ...and Josh Rutledge!
    And Adam Stern!

    Using it to get someone lke Rutledge is fine. But a player like Stern was exactly why I don't like it.

    While Stern was not likely to suddenly become the next Andy Van Slyke, getting selected meant he spent a year sitting on on the bench and not getting any better, and for the Sox the act of keeping him on the bench brought him a year closer to arbitration and free agency in the event he actually did work out. And in the case of Stern that year on the bench killed any career momentum, which is not uncommon.

    With Rutledge? He had a clear bench role to fill and no one cared how little he played. Not even Mrs. Rutledge.

    So if you have a clear role for a player, or if you plan on starting a player, select away. But if the plan is to get a hidden gem prospect, it's really not that great at all...

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