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Old 07-02-2013, 10:03 PM
amsteel amsteel is offline
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Originally Posted by delben91 View Post
So we're supposed to bash the Sox when they don't spend money on prospects and the farm system and also bash them when they do?

Got it.
Skepticism != bashing.

A 16 year old international is much more of a gamble than a known HS or college quantity. Both have a high a rate of burnout, it's just that the cost is much higher with the international prospects. I'd rather see the Sox take a more conservative approach.

At least the last few Sox int'l signings (Alexei, Dayan, Iguchi, others?) played in their country's domestic leagues and/or for their nat'l teams. That's a much more calculated investment.
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