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Based on recent reports the Red Sox are moving closer to signing Lackey and that would free up Buchholz for them to trade for Adrian Gonzalez.

Assuming those two moves go down you can guess the Yankees would sign Holliday for LF to counter.

So Lester, Beckett, Lackey and Sabathia, Burnett, Pettite

And Youkilis, Gonzalez, Martinez and Holliday, Teixeira, Rodriguez.

How would we compete against that without making any major moves of our own?

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I see few, if any teams competing realistically against that much talent. I say they ought to just put Boston and the Yankees in their own two team division and let the rest of the league fight it out to see who gets to play one of them in the playoffs because that is what it seems to be evolving into. Baseball is being ruined and has been surpassed by the NFL because of parity in that league.

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Based on recent reports the Red Sox are moving closer to signing Lackey and that would free up Buchholz for them to trade for Adrian Gonzalez.

Assuming those two moves go down you can guess the Yankees would sign Holliday for LF to counter.

So Lester, Beckett, Lackey and Sabathia, Burnett, Pettite

And Youkilis, Gonzalez, Martinez and Holliday, Teixeira, Rodriguez.

How would we compete against that without making any major moves of our own?

It just takes one Tweet for JTrea to offer up a perfect example of the butterfly effect as it relates to his version of reality.

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I see few, if any teams competing realistically against that much talent. I say they ought to just put Boston and the Yankees in their own two team division and let the rest of the league fight it out to see who gets to play one of them in the playoffs because that is what it seems to be evolving into. Baseball is being ruined and has been surpassed by the NFL because of parity in that league.

I'd rather see the Orioles try to put up a fight.

No reason we can't sign Lackey and deal Tillman for an impact hitter for example.

It's time to stop letting all the talent go to those two teams.

Isolationism will not work in the AL East...

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Based on recent reports the Red Sox are moving closer to signing Lackey and that would free up Buchholz for them to trade for Adrian Gonzalez.

Assuming those two moves go down you can guess the Yankees would sign Holliday for LF to counter.

So Lester, Beckett, Lackey and Sabathia, Burnett, Pettite

And Youkilis, Gonzalez, Martinez and Holliday, Teixeira, Rodriguez.

How would we compete against that without making any major moves of our own?

So what? So lets dance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi-rFmW6hWU

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Sign Sammy Sosa, Adam Eaton, and Barry Bonds.

Trade Weiters, Erbe, Matusz, Tillman and Jones for Kevin Millar.

OR...

be patient.

1. We aren't likely to win the WS this year.

2. We have talent, give it time to be polished.

3. Know that all of the players you named will not play lights out for an entire season. Some will go through slumps, others join the DL (not the Dominican League).

Spending big just to spend big got us in the doghouse for a long time. I hope you agree that we are on our way out of it. We grew our farm system, lets see what it can do in the majors. We have money saved for whichever positions aren't filled by good players as our younguns move up to the majors.

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So they should continue to lose the majority of their games vs the Yankees and Red Sox.

It's not just the Yankees and Red Sox they have been losing to. They have losing records against the Blue Jays and Rays too. Are they (BJ's and Rays) signing Lackey's, Holliday's, etc.

Keep going with the plan AM!

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