Boston's Payroll Inching Upwards

[image title=”153036_brewers_cardinals_baseball” size=”full” id=”15410″ align=”center” alt=”Julio Lugo scores for the Cardinals while being paid by the destitute Red Sox” linkto=”full” ] NoMaas did a post this morning about Boston’s “little engine that could” attitude and their 2010 payroll, which is slated to be about 170 million dollars. When I first saw that number, I thought that it was mistaken, and that it was simply the luxury tax number, which is based upon average annual value rather than actual salaries. However, Mike Axisa of RAB pointed me towards a Cot’s Contracts spreadsheet that puts Boston at about 166 million before pre-arb Continue reading Boston's Payroll Inching Upwards

John Henry Twittering Again

.!. From Peter Abraham: An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island movie download Clownhouse movie Journey to the Center of the Earth film Red Sox owner John Henry is a smart guy. He played hedge funds to make a fortune, picked Theo Epstein to be his GM and put seats on top of the Green Monster. He just married a woman half his age. So why was he on Twitter (John_W_Henry) posting this tonight? “News from Yankees’ Universe. Big upsurge in membership. Apparently coming mostly from Pluto. Not doing nearly as well on Mars.” Seriously? Your team is in Continue reading John Henry Twittering Again

Hank responds to Henry

Today, Hank Steinbrenner spoke to the AP about John Henry’s comments concerning a salary cap. Of course, Hank responded with the usual bluster: “As long as we’re doing that and giving all this money to other teams in revenue sharing, a staggering amount, we should be able to spend on salaries what we want to,” Steinbrenner said. “Because of revenue sharing and because of the popularity nationwide, the Yankees are critical to baseball.” Get ’em, Hank. The Red Sox need to stop whining. They act like they’re the Florida Marlins — that’s their image. They try to underscore their spending Continue reading Hank responds to Henry

Red Sox Owner Calls For Cap

The little engine that could Boston Red Sox are not happy about the Yankees’ spending spree this Winter, and their owner, John Henry, has gone as far as recommending a salary cap. Henry said Wednesday he thinks all owners would support an “enlightened” salary cap to improve competitive balance and that players might agree. He did not give details. This isn’t the first time Henry’s called for such measures. Exactly five years earlier, Henry called for a salary cap when the Yankees obtained Alex Rodriguez in a trade with Texas after the Red Sox failed to complete a trade for Continue reading Red Sox Owner Calls For Cap