You know, the Red Sox had a tough year last year. Obviously the fans and the management are not very happy with the results. Therefore, what do they do? They go and shoot out a lot of money on free agents or through trades in hopes of making the team better. It may very well work, but does anyone remember the Mets? That has often been their strategy because they also a lot of money, and it hasn't worked too well for them. Why might the Red Sox be different? Well, I guess the difference might be that Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford are right in their prime while many of the Mets signings had been slightly past their prime. However, this is a risky strategy. I don't anticipate that either of these players will fall, but if they do, the Red Sox have a lot of players with giant contracts that would definitely be difficult to move if they are not producing like they had been. Again, all the best to the Red Sox, but being a Phillies fan I have watched the Mets do this again and again and it still hasn't worked out too well.
Photo by charliekwalker on Flickr
After a year of economics, I have learned about supply and demand; to be honest, that's about all I remember. That's the concept I'm applying to this blog; I am supplying the quality writing that you as the reader demand (or at least I hope I am living up to your standards). My name is Zak Schmoll; I am a Business Administration and Statistics double major at the University of Vermont. I have been a sports writer in Central Vermont with the Central Vermont Sports Network, The Bridge, as well as a regular contributor to "The Local Angle," by Jim Higgins in the Times Argus, but I have now taken my audience to the Internet. I hope you will come along with me on my random journey through my mind on the Perpetual Blogging Co. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com with story ideas, criticism, comments, or honestly anything that will not crash my computer when I open it.