They also cost themselves a WS last year with their slavish devotion to 3rd time through the lineup nonsense and haven’t won shit despite their regular season success.They won 96 games in 19, went 40-20 last year, and are probably going to win around 95 again this year, despite massive payroll disadvantages. The last 2 years they lost close series in the playoffs to 2 of the best teams of all time. Stop trying to emulate that is an interesting take.
The Rays have a payroll of about $3.50 and no fans. Neither of those things is true for the Red Sox and they ought to keep that in mind. They should not be trying to be the Rays.