Originally Posted by kittle42
The Sox have a chance to go through some rebuilding that fans will probably take in the short term. Please do not go back to the half-assed "competing" plan.
I disagree, the Sox have the pitching to compete today. Right now. You don't need to build a 95-win juggernaut to get to the postseason, you just need to build a good enough team to claim one of the 5 playoff berths. 1/3 of the league gets to go to the playoffs now.
Second, I don't think people have the appetite for a long rebuilding process. Rarely do these teardowns and rebuilds only take a couple of years. And the Cubs have proven how impatient people get with this, they're surviving alone on the draw of Wrigley Field.
The Sox have more than enough resources to build both a competitive Major League team while adding talent to the farm system.