Thursday, December 9, 2010
Where Is The Uproar?
Over the years, the Yankees have been painted as "the Evil Empire." Two years ago, when the Yankees signed C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Mark Teixeira, there was an uproar around the league. Everyone gets so upset when the Yankees spend the money they have to better their team. This is a franchise that is worth 1.8 billion dollars. That begs the question, if any other team had it, would they spend it?
The answer is most certainly, unequivocally, undoubtedly, yes! At the moment, the Red Sox are considered the favorite to acquire Russell Martin. If they succeed, that would be the third major move so far for the team. After acquiring Adrian Gonzolaz through trade and signing free agent Carl Crawford. Now gunning for the best free agent catcher on the market, where is the uproar? How come no one has an issue when another team spends absurd amounts of money? I don't understand how it is any different. The Red Sox organization is the second wealthiest team in baseball, so how come they are not viewed as villains because they are tearing through the open market the way any team would if they had the funds?
Lets see what happens if the Yanks acquire Lee. It will interesting who has what to say.