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  1. GradMc

    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    If Scott Boras is the reason, then CWS ownership/senior management can"t be considered major players. A seat at the table ? More like second-rate seat warmers.
  2. GradMc

    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    They"ll never say it but I will. A lot of these Tier 1 Free Agents just don't want to be bothered with Jerry Reinsdorf. Torri Hunter played Reinsdorf like a Stradivarius. Machado and Harper were even worse because of the holy hell they sent the base through in using Reinsdorf for leverage to secure better deals elsewhere. Max just outright admitted it.
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    Unprecedented financial flexibility…

    The Sox are the only major market team in their division. Yet they are operated like a class A affiliate. CWS should be perinneal contenders and major players in the elite FA Market. Sadly, they're not. But to a group of affulent sportsmen who can spend and make money (yes, folks like that really do exist), CWS could be a very attractive team to own.
  4. GradMc

    Where could Kimbrel be traded, and for what?

    Cubs got the best of Hahn on that one. A major win in an otherwise lousy year on Clark & Addison.
  5. GradMc

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    We'll see Reinsdorf push toady Hahn out to the press to corporate-speak his way through why CWS didn't make any major free-agent acquisitions. A prolonged work-stoppage is music to Reinsdorf's ears. And folks still wonder why major FA's in both MLB and NBA have stayed clear of him. The NBA just basically ignores him - for the better. Imagine Reinsdorf trying to enforce a dress code in the NBA...LMAO. They'd laugh his lost in the 1950's ass off the planet.
  6. GradMc

    RIP LaMarr Hoyt

    I'm still haunted by that game and what could have been. RIP.
  7. GradMc

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    The CWS chairman was the ringleader then and he will be now.
  8. GradMc

    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    CWS has always had small market mentality ownerships.
  9. GradMc

    Kendall Graveman agrees to deal w/Sox 3/$24

    Your first sentence says it all.
  10. GradMc

    I want Semien but we have a bigger need

    Not going all-in on Harper was yet another tragic mistake by this ownership group.
  11. GradMc

    Kendall Graveman agrees to deal w/Sox 3/$24

    A 40 year body of work from the owner's suite does it for me.
  12. GradMc

    GM Meetings - Front Office Diversity

    I'm surprised Kenny tolerated Reinsdorf for as long as he did. The TLR matter I guess was the last of the final straws. I sure hope I get an opportunity to see my favorite sports team operated by a world class set of affluent sportsmen. Lord knows that era in CWS history has yet to come.
  13. GradMc

    Sox to talk about Semien with Boras

    If the Sox are in win now mode with all those guys in their mid 20's that's telling me Reinsdorf has no intention of ponying up the kind of money to not keep the core in tact but to augment with vetted difference makers. They've never been in any kind of win-centric mode. CWS weren"t remotely the favorites to win in 2005. Capturing lightening in a bottle started with the Ellis Burke trade and now it's the corporate mantra.
  14. Revisit this the glorious day when this organization is sold to those who are willing to spend to compete. I hate trading assets. At some point, you gotta accentuate by signing vetted difference makers. I want the world. They"ll do nothing. If anything, I expect Reinsdorf will assume his position on the front lines as he will be bullish on a work stoppage in 2022.
  15. I loathed Reinsdorf passionately but my love for CWS transcends ownership. I was a Sox fan before Reinsdorf and will be one after.