Dominater wrote:This is exactly what differentiates the Sox GMs from the Bulls GMs. For years now, every time there was a fairly big name on the trade block, the Sox are always in the conversation trying to land these guys. Sometimes they do good, sometimes not so much. But you have to give them credit for always going down swinging instead of just standing on their heals.
Yes and no. It's also a very different sport and vastly when it comes to trade rules. I hate Pax and his "vision", but MLB trades a lot easier to pull off. Especially when the club wanting to move out a player pays part of the money owed. The Bulls are always afraid to pay the luxury tax, which, in the NBA is asinine. The MLB luxury tax is much more stomachable and with the Shields move, it's a drop in the bucket for a baseball team. Especially one that's going to probably add more payroll by July 31 (Aug 1 with waivers). Also, I'm not the biggest Kenny Williams guy, but when he wants to make a move, he's rabid. Unfortunately, often it's been a guy he's wanted for 5+ years and now there's a reason they're available. But this one (in addition to most of their winter moves), I like.