I never want to hear Boston Red Sox owner complain again.
I never want him to refer to the Yankees as the Evil Empire, or that they buy championships. Boo hoo.
And I definitely don't want to hear how the Yankees "just buy players from markets that can't afford them anymore. Or that they trade their young talent to get veterans who will help them run to another championship.
Cause now, Boston, you do those things too.
A year after the Red Sox outspent everyone for John Lackey to the tune of 82.5 million dollars—as well as dropping 9 million on Adrian Beltre, 8.5 million on Bill Hall, plus the 15M they gave Mike Cameron—the Red Sox have outdone themselves. Heck, they've outdone everybody.
Just a couple of days the BoSox spent 154 million dollars on Adrian Gonzalez—a guy they got by trading away some young talent to a franchise that needs to "rebuild"—the Red Sox shocked everyone by outbidding Angels owner and billionaire Arte Moreno for Carl Crawford. They gave Crawford 7 years for 142 million—that's a little over 20 million per year for the mathematically challenged.
Let's not forget how they outbid everyone for Dice-K Matsusaka, by spending over 51 million dollars, just to talk to him. They then signed him to a 52 million dollar contract—meaning they spent over 103 million dollars on Dice-K. Or just under the 2010 Los Angeles Angeles entire team salary.
So if the Red Sox don't win it all in 2011—and really, as of now, there's no reason they shouldn't—no one should have to hear the whining from the direction of New England. "Oh, the Yankees are corporate. They just hire mercenaries. They are just a soulless business machine."
And you bought them.
How do you feel now? Soulless?