Since my bank appeal still hasn't been answered, I will take this opportunity to write to the council again and respectfully explain our situation. Hope it is not an inconvenience.
Dear Mr. John Henry,
We, the Boston Red Sox, are very happy that you had our best interests in mind when granting us a $6M increase with our first appeal. We now come back, asking for more. Before you have any doubts about our intentions, please let us explain why we ask for this.
We are currently in the midst of a blockbster deal that, with a higher payroll, would allow us the financial flexibility to bring both Carlos Beltran and Albert Pujols to Boston. Not only would these signings be huge for our current fanbase and future fanbase that these players would bring, but it would mark the second year in a row where we have gone out and established ourselves as a force to be wreckoned with by handing out contracts to such high caliber and respected players.
The additions of Albert Pujols and Carlos Beltran, combined with an Adrian Gonzalez would expand our latin influence and give us a significant marketing advantage in the latin american market. Money made on merchandise, new sponsors, sky-rocketing ratings and media exposure would immediately pay for these investments. This would be EVERY team's dream and we have layed down the blueprints and found out a way to make this happen.
We feel pride in the Sox ownership, because when the opportunity to bring in players who can take us to the next level, you are fully commited to getting it done no matter the cost as evidenced by the Crawford signing and A-Gon trade/extension just a year ago. This team is built to win now, we see a window of opportunity and we would like to fully commit 100% to winning multiple World Series' during said time period.
It's with great humility and respect that we ask you Mr. Henry to increase our payroll to $195M. The Red Sox are a giant amongs boys, a big fish in a small pond. Since your ownership group take over the team, we have always had the 2nd highest payroll just behind the New York Yankees. We would like to flex our financial muscle so that we can put the horrible ending that was the 2011 season behind us and bring a renewed sense of faith to our fans by ushering what should be an exciting beginning to the new era of Red Sox baseball. I pray that you are gracious enough to grant us our wish. Thanks for your time, and god bless.