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The Gray Eagle

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LOL at the guy who raced over and picked up Devers' HR ball, then jumped around high-fiving everyone, all while holding a baby.
 

judyb

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I think the Twins and As are both more likely to give us a chance for a WC than the Rays or Indians are.
 

54thMA

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Astounding in that the A's and Rays, two of the teams ahead of the Red Sox in the wild card race,have a COMBINED payroll equal to less than one third of the Red Sox payroll.

If the Rays win the play in game and advance, their payroll is roughly 155 million less than the Red Sox.

Mind blowing.
 

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Yes, the Twins and A’s competing year after year with their payroll thresholds is impressive, but I feel there’s a ceiling for them and a lack of spending prevents them from taking that next step.

We’re talking about two organizations that have a combined 1 World Series appearance since 1990. Wild Card games are cheap. Championships are not.
 

scottyno

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Yes, the Twins and A’s competing year after year with their payroll thresholds is impressive, but I feel there’s a ceiling for them and a lack of spending prevents them from taking that next step.

We’re talking about two organizations that have a combined 1 World Series appearance since 1990. Wild Card games are cheap. Championships are not.
While this was true in the early 2000s they really aren't competing year after year. The twins haven't won a single playoff game since 2004 and have only been to the playoffs 4 times. The As have been a bit better but they've still only been to the playoffs 5 times since 04. The rays haven't been any better either. They've all had sustained stretches of being terrible while building up a farm system, while for the most part in the 2000s even when the sox didn't make the playoffs they weren't bad enough to tank and blow things up.