160 million dollar payroll and still flawed

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    160 million dollar payroll and still flawed

    Theo made 2 big acquisitions in the off-season,Crawford and Gonzalez, and the local media went wild with predictions that were over the top: 100 game team; Best lineup since '27 Yankees! But with Buchholz injured the Sox have only two starters that you can have confidence in for post-season play. The Sox couldn't trade for  a starter today and Lackey/Miller/Wakefield won't do. Theo doesn't have a premiere prospect starter ready to bring up to the majors. Even the battle for 1st place with the Yankees is in jeopardy. And mediocre pitching will also due damage to the bullpen; they'll be overworked. Pitching is the name of the game in October.
     
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    And what did the Yankees do to improve their flawed 200 million dollar payroll?
     
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    [QUOTE]Theo made 2 big acquisitions in the off-season,Crawford and Gonzalez, and the local media went wild with predictions that were over the top: 100 game team; Best lineup since '27 Yankees! But with Buchholz injured the Sox have only two starters that you can have confidence in for post-season play. The Sox couldn't trade for  a starter today and Lackey/Miller/Wakefield won't do. Theo doesn't have a premiere prospect starter ready to bring up to the majors. Even the battle for 1st place with the Yankees is in jeopardy. And mediocre pitching will also due damage to the bullpen; they'll be overworked. Pitching is the name of the game in October.
    Posted by Jete02fann[/QUOTE]

    They also decided to go with McDonald/Reddick instead of bringing in a big hitter like Beltran.  This mindset is the equivalent to buying a Mercedes but not willing to have it serviced on time. 
     
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    Do not fear, Aviles is here!

    The Yankees didn't do anything either, and I think they had a bigger need for a starting pitcher. The Red Sox have several capable in-house replacements for Miller and Wakefield. They can promote Millwood, Weiland, or Doubront. They can reach down to AA for minor league All-Star Alex Wilson. They can slide Aceves into the rotation. Even a guy like Scott Atchison is capable of starting, although he's better suited for long relief.

    Update: Gordon Edes reports that Tim Federowicz of AA Portland is part of a deal for Erik Bedard.
     
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    [QUOTE]Theo made 2 big acquisitions in the off-season,Crawford and Gonzalez, and the local media went wild with predictions that were over the top: 100 game team; Best lineup since '27 Yankees! But with Buchholz injured the Sox have only two starters that you can have confidence in for post-season play. The Sox couldn't trade for  a starter today and Lackey/Miller/Wakefield won't do. Theo doesn't have a premiere prospect starter ready to bring up to the majors. Even the battle for 1st place with the Yankees is in jeopardy. And mediocre pitching will also due damage to the bullpen; they'll be overworked. Pitching is the name of the game in October.
    Posted by Jete02fann[/QUOTE]

    Erik Bedard. Now shut up.
     
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    This guy is worse than Mccheaters on the patriots forum
     
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    I heard the yankees got NL HR Leader, Lance Berkman.....Premier Set Up Man, Kerry Wood...and perenial Cy Young Candidate and untouchable in the playoffs, Cliff Lee.........Oh how times have changed...........maybe they can just bring up some of their kids like Justin Chamberlain, Ian Kennedey, and Phil Hughes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh well......................Hey, at least they can open their fat wallets to try and wheel-in Free Agent Starter CC Sabathia next winter????  Just increase ticket and concession prices -again, no big deal...........
     
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    In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed:
    [QUOTE]And what did the Yankees do to improve their flawed 200 million dollar payroll?
    Posted by parhunter1[/QUOTE]

    they did not have to do anything they are a lock for the postseason and will regain first place in the division when ARod comes back, things are good!
     
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    In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed:
    [QUOTE]I heard the yankees got NL HR Leader, Lance Berkman.....Premier Set Up Man, Kerry Wood...and perenial Cy Young Candidate and untouchable in the playoffs, Cliff Lee.........Oh how times have changed...........maybe they can just bring up some of their kids like Justin Chamberlain, Ian Kennedey, and Phil Hughes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh well......................Hey, at least they can open their fat wallets to try and wheel-in Free Agent Starter CC Sabathia next winter????  Just increase ticket and concession prices -again, no big deal...........
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]
    great post!
     
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    Erik Bedard is a pretty good acquisition. 
     
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    Red Sox must be pretty desperate to trade for Eric Bedard. Mariners and Yankees must know something the Red Sox don't know about him. I am sure if the Yankees knew that Bedard was worth a trade they would have out bid the Red Sox. LOL!!

     
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    [QUOTE]Red Sox must be pretty desperate to trade for Eric Bedard. Mariners and Yankees must know something the Red Sox don't know about him. I am sure if the Yankees knew that Bedard was worth a trade they would have out bid the Red Sox. LOL!!
    Posted by yank06[/QUOTE]
    yeah cuz the yanks knew all about aceves LOL
     
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    In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed:
    [QUOTE]I heard the yankees got NL HR Leader, Lance Berkman.....Premier Set Up Man, Kerry Wood...and perenial Cy Young Candidate and untouchable in the playoffs, Cliff Lee.........Oh how times have changed...........maybe they can just bring up some of their kids like Justin Chamberlain, Ian Kennedey, and Phil Hughes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh well......................Hey, at least they can open their fat wallets to try and wheel-in Free Agent Starter CC Sabathia next winter????  Just increase ticket and concession prices -again, no big deal...........
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    That's pretty funny considering the red flops have higher average price per ticket and come in top at fan cost per game index which includes concessions, tickets, memorabilia, etc.

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

    Red Sox have MLB's highest fan cost index

    Red Sox tops in fan cost index
    By Greg Turner | Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Business & Markets

    After sitting out a year, the Boston Red Sox again lead the league in hitting up fans for money.

    The team tops an annual ticket price study with a 2010 Fan Cost Index of $335 for four tickets, parking, food, beverages and a couple of caps.

    That’s $5 more than the runner-up Chicago Cubs and $19 more than the third-place Yankees.

    Sox tickets alone average $52.32 - pennies lower than the Cubs’ passes, which lead the majors at $52.56, according to Team Marketing Report’s study out today.

    Before last year, when the Yankees and their shiny new stadium topped the survey, the Red Sox claimed the costliest ticket every year since 1996 and the highest Fan Cost Index since 2001.

    Brewers fare well in MLB Fan Cost Index

    Team Marketing Report has put out its annual Fan Cost Index and the Milwaukee Brewers fare pretty well compared with the rest of Major League Baseball.

    The Fan Cost Index comprises the price of  four adult average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two, least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.

    The Brewers' Fan Cost Index is $160.40. The average ticket price is $22.10. The Brewers froze ticket prices in most categories this season.

    The MLB Fan Cost Index is $197.35, up 2%. The average MLB ticket price is $26.91.

    The Boston Red Sox had the highest Fan Cost Index, at $339.01. The lowest Fan Cost Index belonged to the Arizona Diamondbacks, at $120.96.


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    It's July 31st and the Sox are 66-40   after starting 2-10  that's 64-30..

    Certainly  not that flawed   2nd best record in Baseball.
     
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    The Yankees are after this former 15-game winner!!! 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GIEHPGj9sI
     
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    [QUOTE]Theo made 2 big acquisitions in the off-season,Crawford and Gonzalez, and the local media went wild with predictions that were over the top: 100 game team; Best lineup since '27 Yankees! But with Buchholz injured the Sox have only two starters that you can have confidence in for post-season play. The Sox couldn't trade for  a starter today and Lackey/Miller/Wakefield won't do. Theo doesn't have a premiere prospect starter ready to bring up to the majors. Even the battle for 1st place with the Yankees is in jeopardy. And mediocre pitching will also due damage to the bullpen; they'll be overworked. Pitching is the name of the game in October.
    Posted by Jete02fann[/QUOTE]

    First of all, it is do damage unless damage happens to be due.  Second, the Sox are heading for a 98-100 win season.  I'll take my chances even without Bedard.
     
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    [QUOTE]Red Sox must be pretty desperate to trade for Eric Bedard. Mariners and Yankees must know something the Red Sox don't know about him. I am sure if the Yankees knew that Bedard was worth a trade they would have out bid the Red Sox. LOL!!
    Posted by yank06[/QUOTE]

    Yanks took huge risks during the winter when they signed Garcia and Colon. It's a good thing that Robertson worked out for them after Soriano went on the DL. With Phil Hughes in rehab and risky Garcia and Colon in the rotation, they have their sights set on Wandy now but don't want to pay for his contract. It appears that Cashman messed up on letting Aceves walk.
     
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    Wow, 2nd best team in the MLB and still some people scrap up a  lame reason to complain. Well I guess it's all downhill from here, even 162-0 would get a negative response from some thoughtless poster.
     
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    I'm seeing the Sox only losing 20 games the rest of the way.  I didn't believe that in May or much of June.  But these guys just know how to battle.  Its not pretty sometimes, which makes it beautiful!
     
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    [QUOTE]Theo made 2 big acquisitions in the off-season,Crawford and Gonzalez, and the local media went wild with predictions that were over the top: 100 game team; Best lineup since '27 Yankees! But with Buchholz injured the Sox have only two starters that you can have confidence in for post-season play. The Sox couldn't trade for  a starter today and Lackey/Miller/Wakefield won't do. Theo doesn't have a premiere prospect starter ready to bring up to the majors. Even the battle for 1st place with the Yankees is in jeopardy. And mediocre pitching will also due damage to the bullpen; they'll be overworked. Pitching is the name of the game in October.
    Posted by Jete02fann[/QUOTE]

    The Yankees only have 1 starter that you can have confidence in for post-season play. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed : Yanks took huge risks during the winter when they signed Garcia and Colon. It's a good thing that Robertson worked out for them after Soriano went on the DL. With Phil Hughes in rehab and risky Garcia and Colon in the rotation, they have their sights set on Wandy now but don't want to pay for his contract. It appears that Cashman messed up on letting Aceves walk.
    Posted by Your-Echo[/QUOTE]

    Bedard is a higher risk than Colon or Garcia. If their medical records are compared, Bedard would stand out as a higher risk. Remember, Bedard will be pitching in the high potent AL east division. Garicia and Colon have proven so far to pitch well in the East. Now we will see if Bedard can live up to that expectation.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed : The Yankees only have 1 starter that you can have confidence in for post-season play. 
    Posted by SoxPatsCelts1988[/QUOTE]

    Well, as it stands now, with buch a question mark and beckett getting hammered in the postseason since 2007, the only starter on the sawx who I would really have any confidence in is lester. lackey, wake, bedard, miller....aceves?

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed : Bedard is a higher risk than Colon or Garcia. If their medical records are compared, Bedard would stand out as a higher risk. Remember, Bedard will be pitching in the high potent AL east division. Garicia and Colon have proven so far to pitch well in the East. Now we will see if Bedard can live up to that expectation.
    Posted by yank06[/QUOTE]

    Bedard pitched in the high potent AL East division for several seasons and had his best years during the process.  Someone doesn't follow players outside of the Yankee circle very well...
     
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    In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed : Well, as it stands now, with buch a question mark and beckett getting hammered in the postseason since 2007, the only starter on the sawx who I would really have any confidence in is lester. lackey, wake, bedard, miller....aceves?
    Posted by -The-Babe-----------------[/QUOTE]

    That's really the trend you want to go by to predict Beckett's 2010 postseason success?  It be one thing if he has always been a poor postseason pitcher but he hasn't been.  Going by his 2011 regular season is likely the best thing to go by here... especially since he pitched injured throughout the 2008 postseason.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: 160 million dollar payroll and still flawed : Bedard pitched in the high potent AL East division for several seasons and had his best years during the process.  Someone doesn't follow players outside of the Yankee circle very well...
    Posted by SoxPatsCelts1988[/QUOTE]

    Suddenly someone is a huge fan and believer in Bedard......once they don a Red Sox uniform its automatic....
     
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