1. they signed bad players to long term contracts to begin with. Beckett,Lackey, Dice K etc.
2.two when the players were performing badly and being club room cancers,they failed to address it until it was too late.
3. They haven't made the playoffs in 4 seasons. Just because they shipped 250 million dollars worth of players,doesn't not give them a free pass or erase what they did in the past. Respect is earned not given. Until they make the playoffs, i will continue to criticize them. People in this town forget so easily sometimes. Not because its a new season, doesn't erase the past.