So my argument that spending huge money on Peavy proves Reinsdorf loves the Sox more than the Bulls wasn't too moving to a lot of you. Different sports, different rules, Peavy's awesome, Gordon stinks etc, etc..
How about spending 59.7 million dollars on Alex Rios? Are you going to tell me this guy is also better in his sport than Ben Gordon is in his? I'm not sure I'm buying it. Dude's batting .264 with a .317 on base percentage. I'm not a huge baseball fan, but even I know that's mediocre.
Yeah, he was much better before signing a huge contract extension, imagine that a guy who was way better before getting paid. Maybe he comes out of his funk. However, paying that much for him now is an exorbitant expense. No need to try and fix other teams mistakes hoping a guy turns it around just to back to the point where he's worth his contract.
I'm not even sure if Rios makes the Sox better this year, and if so, it came at a massive price. Maybe he replaces Dye in the future, but would you go out pay a guy batting .264 60 million to replace Dye?
However you break it down, when it comes to the Bulls, management is always talking about financial constraints and feasibility. The Sox saw no problem adding 100+ million in salary for two guys having down years, one of which couldn't even play at the time of trade.
I sincerely hope it works for them, and it very well may. They took some aggressive chances on some highly paid but talented players who were presently struggling.
At the same time, it won't stop me from being a little bitter that the same chances wouldn't take place to improve the Bulls.