2003 and 2013 say hi. Lots of potential bargains out there. This is Henry recognizing a market inefficiency—middle-age mediocrity. Lance Lynn signed for $10 million, Ben Cherington made him pay $20 million to Porcello. Nelson Cruz got 1 year at $14 million with a $12 million club option, Henry’s paying $22 million for JDM. Cory Dickerson got $6.6 million after getting nontendered, Jackie Bradley got $8.5 in arbitrationWell, compared to the group here they are. We have ~20 years of data that says that the collective wisdom of SoSH would pretty much put the best GMs to shame.
And if this story is true, I can only imagine how eagerly our prospect-lovers are in awaiting this offseason. If the Sox start selling their established MLB players off, they will get the best of both worlds. Trades where the Sox are absolutely selling low and yet getting a bunch of shiny new toys, most of whom will likely never play any meaningful innings in the MLB.
Welcome to the early 2010s Astros...here is hoping that the Sox can replicate their rebuild without having to steal data. Of course, we are more likely looking at something more akin to the post 2015 Royals when its all said and done. But prospects!!!!!