Organizational Rankings: #2 – Boston

I’d pull out the old “always the bridesmaid” cliche, except the Red Sox have won two World Series titles in the the last six years, so it doesn’t really fit anymore.

The Red Sox have essentially become a model organization for a big market club. They don’t waste much of their financial advantage, but instead have used to increase their international presence, spend significant dollars in the draft, load the front office with smart people, and leave enough left to put consistently good teams on the field every year.

They don’t have any real weaknesses as an organization. The front office understands how to build a winning team, and their player development system is one of the best in the game. They lock up their homegrown talent early, allowing them to use the rest of their budget to fill out the roster with good veterans who don’t require long term commitments. The players love the manager, and he works well with a stat-savvy front office.

Really, I don’t have a bad thing to say about the organization. They do a great job. Every team in baseball should try to be more like the Red Sox. That makes for a rather uninteresting commentary, but I feel like I’d be nitpicking to the nth degree to try and find a problem worth discussing here.

So, congratulations Boston, you’ve got a great franchise. It will pay off for years to come. Rather than expecting the team to find a way to lose, you can expect to win, and win a lot.

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Boomer
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Boomer

Well, I’ll say this for you Dave; CHB’s job as RSN’s ****-stirrer is officially safe!

Joe R
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Joe R

CHB, 2004:
THESE STATHEADS ARE STUPID THEY JUST SIGN PEOPLE WHO WALK AND HIT HR, HOW WILL WE MANUFACTURE RUNS AND PLAY DEFENSE?
CHB, 2010:
THESE STATHEADS ARE STUPID, SIGNING DEFENDERS, WHO WILL GIVE US HOME RUNS?

I love reminding people that we scored 7 less runs in 2007 than 2009, and were awesome. Difference was we gave up a lot more runs, and it wasn’t because our pitching sucked.

98.5 The Sports Hub pretty much lost all credibility as a “new voice” of sports in town the second they gave CHB his own show. So now we have two sports stations bitching about how the Red Sox will go, like, 83-79 because we “can’t score runs”.

lincolndude
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I’ve seen the abbreviation CHB a few times recently, and though I’m from Boston I couldn’t figure out what it meant.

Does this refer to Dan Shaughnessy?

Joe R
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Joe R

Stemming from a locker room fight between Carl Everett and Gordon Edes, Everett told Edes to get out of his face and, referring to Shaughnessy, to “take your curly haired boyfriend with you”, hence CHB.

Think of it as the one positive contribution Carl Everett ever made to Red Sox Nation!

lincolndude
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Interesting. I’ve never found Shaughnessy particularly offensive. He’s more like a minor annoyance that’s been around so long that it’s now just part of the background noise. Between him and Bob Lobel, you could always count on some whining no matter how good/bad the news was.

Joe R
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Joe R

I think among the SoSH type Red Sox fans, he’s a bit of a villain because his opinions tend to echo those of the EEI/Sports Hub crowds.