Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by Fenway, Aug 29, 2019.
Thing is, you can’t bury a story in today’s day and age.
They didn’t fool anyone.
Sure, the Patriots are the big story right now, but there’s plenty of airtime to go around.
Childish and wreaks of paranoia.
Lucchino's whole team is working on the Worcester project you mentioned a few weeks ago that Gordon wanted to bring back Lucchino. If he gained majority ownership of the team maybe there is a power move in the work's by Gordon, Tom Werner and Lucchino to take power away from Linda and Henry.
I think I'm ok with trying to get Linda out of the picture but I'm all set with Lucchino running the team again.
Janet Marie Smith working on Fenway again would be a good thing.
I'm all set with more work on Fenway. The pig has enough lipstick.
John Sterling on WEEI calling the 4th inning
“The idea is dumb! Thaaaaaaaaaaa idea is dumb!”
Oh darn can't believe I missed this.
Joe looks thrilled to be with Suzyn
LOL, look at the microphone taped to the window sill. Simply old time Boston, Simply Fenway.
This picture speaks volumes
Gotta appease the fantasy football crowd
I wasn’t thrilled about this season and could live with it due to last years title but the way they’ve gone about the last 24-48 hrs has me downright disgusted
When people suggest that they can't afford JD and Mookie now because they gave Eovaldi and Sale contracts, I just get annoyed. John Henry owns the ****ing New York Times, a stake in the Premier League, and a ton of other holdings. Dude's essentially printing money. But they act like a 25% luxury tax is the end of the world.
He's going to let Mookie walk so he can buy one more ivory backscratcher.
Sam Kennedy i think said on toucher and rich that it is a huge cost to keep preserving fenway and its factored into their budget.
That horse is adorable- looks like they're modeling, haha. Cute horse.
Violating the luxury tax is a bad idea from a team building standpoint too (impacts your draft pick and subsequently your draft pool among other things)
But like seidenbergy brought up earlier they have Sandoval and Porcello coming off the books so they can **** right off if they say they have no money for mookie. That’s without mentioning Rusney and Pedroia too.
While the way they went about everything has been completely spineless I do want to reiterate that I’m very excited to see Romero featured prominently in the front office....hopefully he gets the official GM title.
System is already trending up as is. I think they’re preparing to build around Devers and Bogaerts. These reports coming out about Mookie seem like they’re Trying to cushion the blow and I hate them for it
He owns the Boston Globe not the NYT and he has shrewdly gotten the paper for nothing by selling off the Worcester paper and the land in Dorchester where the Globe was printed for 60 years.
In the Fenway Sports Group empire, the Red Sox do lose money and Liverpool FC is the crown jewel.
NESN is at a crossroads - based on the recent sale of YES, NESN is most likely worth at least $1.5 BILLION on the open market.
Here is where they need to be careful - NESN is only valuable as long as cable/satellite companies pay hefty subscriber fees that they then pass on to anybody who has service. A nonsports fan has to pay for NESN ( and NBC Sports Boston ) even if they never watch.
Look at your bill
But people ARE cord-cutting so will revenue continue to flow into NESN
Werner screwed up when he fired Orsillo for Dave O'Brien as he had no comprehension that fans would endure a 3 or 4 hour game on NESN in the hope that Orsillo and Remy would get into a giggle fit.
How many years does Fenway Park have left? That has to be factored in and when the time comes where could they build a new park???
I’d also venture to say the fact that they own multiple entities (sports clubs, papers, etc) is the exact reason why they won’t empty their pockets on the Red Sox, it’s not a reason why they should.
I feel like a hypocrite when I defended Jeremy Jacobs in the other thread for not being as reckless as Dolan and Illitch and threatening to bankrupt the entire NHL with salary structures, yet bash John Henry for not going over the luxury tax to win every World Series.
Yeah, very few billionaires are going to let their holdings just run a multimillion dollar deficit every year out of vanity. Especially when they have won four championships already.
It just feels cheap when they're going to let a talent like Mookie go because of a couple million a year plus tax when Henry and Werner probably have a Scrooge McDuck swimming pool full of coins at home.
Pedroia has 2 years left after this year, and Bogaerts bumps to $20m after this year from $12m. Castillo’s $12m does go away after the 2020 season.
Price and Eovaldi eat up about $47m combined for next 3 years. Sale close to $30m for 4 more years.
So the coming “savings” aren’t as huge as perceived by some and they’ve got $75m tied up in 3 pitchers who’s futures are very very uncertain. Not a good place to be.
So they’re laying groundwork for what could be the moving of some key players. I’d just prefer if they are going to do it, shut up and do it when the time is right. Don’t massage things in advance to set the stage, it’s embarrassing and it is insulting to fans.
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