Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Since 2001 the Sox have averaged 84.5 wins a season (that includes of course 2005 and 2006). It lends creedence to your comment in another thread about the Sox being in that "twilight zone" / "purgatory" of averaging around 85 wins a year. That's all I meant.
I got that but I think it's disingenious to claim that the Sox have been in some kind of Gray Zone that covers the franchise's one and only World Series title in the last average human lifetime. For the three seasons from 2004-2006, the Sox were probably one of the best teams in the league.
I would say the current era of Tire Spinning began in 2007 and the Sox have been unable to successfully move on. I think that's a pretty clear point where the team could have used a drastic overhaul, but instead they have gone with a much slower and more painful rebuild.