Originally Posted by Harry Potter
I'd like to see this franchise make the playoffs in consecutive years. Is that too much to ask?
I would love it as well, but if they went to the playoffs 2 or 3 years in a row and didn't win it all, the next excuse is making the playoffs isn't good enough. Just like it was in 2008.
People are very impatient, yet seem to be fine with a total rebuild. Do you know how bad the Sox would have to be for a long time and draft really well for that to work out? And if it did, how long does it really last? 86-89 the Sox were horrible. They rebuilt, just like a lot of people want and drafted about as well as anyone could expect, and were good 1990-1994 with one playoff appearance. Of course it was a bit more difficult to make the playoffs at that time. 83-85 win seasons are not baseball hell. 60-75 win seasons during a 20 year rebuild is.