It's absolutely fair for you to make this claim. It's another thing altogether to state it as fact.Is this a good time to remind people that Moneyball has poisoned the brains of a lot of baseball fans into siding with billionaire management over the players who actually generate the revenue and make the game exciting to watch?
And let me be clear - I largely accept your premise here. I've always been dismayed by the mismatched expectations for owners (treating the team as a business) and players (who should have an allegiance to their "hometown" team.) In response, I've always been a huge advocate for players treating the game like a business and looking out for their interests. Which is why I have no problem with Mookie insisting that he make it to free agency so that he can maximize his next contract. Having said that, I'm realistic enough to understand that if, in fact, this is what happened (because we can't know that for certain) this trade was inevitable.
I'm pissed that the Sox so mismanaged their payroll that they needed to staple David Price to Mookie as a way out of their mess. So yeah, this is clearly on Henry. That said, I (and many others) accept the outcome because the Sox have been pretty clear for months that this was coming.
You want to insult me and others by claiming that our brains are poisoned by Moneyball? Show your work.
If only it were that easy ...Because I'm seeing a lot of that on various Sox corners of the internet tonight. "Oh he didn't want to stay here," "Oh, he turned down their extension offer," etc, etc. It's not your money, it literally has no effect on you. Pay the fucking talent. Or at the very least, don't pay another team to take him from you, getting only two injured prospects - one with serious character/off the field issues - back in return like some sort of compulsory thank you card.
I'm not upset that your (justifiable, IMO) anger at losing a generational talent is causing your to lash out at the stupidity of it all. But (again, IMO) you don't get to declare that your way of coping with that loss marks you as the superior baseball intellect.