Thursday, February 26, 2015

NY Post: Red Sox Have Become 'Better' Empire

While Larry Lucchino refused to have the Red Sox labeled as 'Evil Empire 2.0', there is a growing consensus that the 'Empire' part truly is in play. Even the New York Post grudgingly admits that Boston—with it's three championships in 11 years—is clearly out-doing the Steinbrenners. The Yankees have won once in the last 14 years (2009). During this active off-season, the Red Sox have spent a whopping $329 million on new acquisitions—and their 2015 salary will bust through the $200 million ceiling. And, they did not hesitate to spend $63 million on 19-year-old Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada—even with the severe penalties that came with that deal. Said Lucchino about the Moncada deal, "It speaks volumes about our commitment to winning that we’ve been talking about since we got here. That’s the basic rock on which the church is built." Amen.