A Realistic Look at 2011: Part II

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from SoxSoldRed. Show SoxSoldRed's posts

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    Here is unrealistic:

    "5 gold gloves are meaningless"

    "Jeter was never, ever a good defensive SS"

    Not suprising that Oki is "in decline" and Wakefield smells better.

    The only unrealistic jester on this circle jerk thread is the Schlep Slav.
     
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    Great game to watch from what little I saw of it. Everyone except Lowrie was hitting like it was little league! Ellsbury got on base 5 out of 6 AB. It was ridiculous. We are now the best hitting team in the league.
     
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    Don't forget no drew or youk in this game.  We are scarry good offensively when we are on, and we are on alot more often recently.  I wonder if we can end the year with a .380 obp?  We are at .339 before todays outburst...
     
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    What does everyone think about Salty?  He really seems to be picking it up at the plate.  Maybe we won't have to deal for a catcher.
     
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    Salty had great stuff, today. Red Sox need another catcher, though, even with Salty getting reps. Varitek is a bag of bones.

     
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    Varitek has an .849 OPS in May and the Sox are 31-16 in his last 47 starts.  And one can only imagine the impact his knowledge has had on Salty. 
     
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    Varitek and the urban legends continue to grow. All myth.

    Sample size for Varitek in May is quite small, so let's see April. As for the record in his last 47 starts, I give all the credit to the other guys who played in those games. You pretend that Varitek makes Lester and Buch pitch well. False.
     
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    As I've said before, Tek is a very lucky guy.  The wins just keep piling up when he's in the lineup.   
     
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    Hfxsoxnut - you are only feeding a mindless parrot.
    Praise Hall or Crisp and he'll accept UR cracker.

    Today's game was a pin to the Tribe's balloon.
    As the hot air leaves, the closer the earth feels.
     
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    Since May 14th...

    Salty in his last 6 games...
    8 for his last 21 with a double, 2 BBs, 4 HRs and 7 RBIs

    VTek in his last 5 games...
    6 for his last 17 with 3 BBs, an HR, and 5 RBI and

    Combined: 11 games

    14/38 (.368), 5 BBs (.442 OB%), 1 DBL, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs
     
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    It's just a "western myth". An "urban legend". A "rural fallacy" by two good ole boys.
     
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    Too bad VTek wasn't born in Japan.
     
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    In Response to Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part II:
    [QUOTE]Great game to watch from what little I saw of it. Everyone except Lowrie was hitting like it was little league! Ellsbury got on base 5 out of 6 AB. It was ridiculous. We are now the best hitting team in the league.
    Posted by Boomerangsdotcom[/QUOTE]

    Boom, to answer UR other question, CC's hits were solid. 2 doubles, a single and a dinger. His HR was on a curve inside that he somehow got his hands inside of. He was also reaching the outside pitches much better than he has been.

    How Aceves/Wake do in their 2nd starts will be of interest.
     
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    Wasn't Wake born in Tokyo?
     
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    Congrats Moon, you haven't risen to the bait.  You have much bigger fish to fry.  The big fish ignores a minnow. 

    I know this game doesn't mean much in real terms, but these kinds of games feel good sometimes.  I think everyone is tuning up, refining, etc. right now.  I think this will carry over.  Did this all start with the Yankees sweep or were we already moving positively?  I'm really happy for CC and Salty; their confidence has to be spiking.
     
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    Ellsbury    .358 OBP

    Lowrie       .300 BA

    Wake         1.260 WHIP as a starter (2nd best among Sox starters)

    CC  warming up at last

    Catchers (last 11 games)
       14/38 (.368), 5 BBs (.442 OB%), 1 DBL, 5 HRs, 12 RBIs


    It's no wonder someone has become so bitter and spiteful.
     
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    [QUOTE]Congrats Moon, you haven't risen to the bait.  You have much bigger fish to fry.  The big fish ignores a minnow.  I know this game doesn't mean much in real terms, but these kinds of games feel good sometimes.  I think everyone is tuning up, refining, etc. right now.  I think this will carry over.  Did this all start with the Yankees sweep or were we already moving positively?  I'm really happy for CC and Salty; their confidence has to be spiking.
    Posted by Critter23[/QUOTE]Crit if I had to say when did it start, IMO it started with that little run where the RS got solid starts all the way through the rotation  and the hitting started to follow in time. I think the big hole made it feel like every time the RS took a tough loss that they were taking a step back.
     
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    Maybe the team has started to feed off of the confidence and extraordinary hitting of Adrian. Gonzalez seems to just do whatever the situation requires, ala Ichiro. He is an amazing player who could carry most teams by himself. With the supporting cast he has around him, this team should be a dominant offensive force all year.
     
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    Critter, old Schelp-Slav is bait, himself. Truth always finds light. His selective "stats" are always loaded. Over time, he will be exposed, just as he always is. "5 gold gloves mean nothing" is the kind of feeble mind he is. He's the smallest pea brained bully I've ever seen.

    Wakefield, diddle dee dum dum. 11 days of rest is too much. Give Wastefield the ball every 5 days, as he will break down and that is the only way this squating good ole boy will leave the active roster. I'm upset that he hasn't learned Japenese and included vanquished Oki in his good ole boy golf matches. The way I see it, the Boston fans and media need to learn Japenese, instead of complaining about the Japenese players they love to hate. 
     
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    you people don't know the sox from the celts
     
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    And to think, we've been fooling ourselves for thousands of posts.
    Thanks for setting us straight. Your vast posting experience over these many years has been a blessing.
     
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    We'll know better by Friday night after Wake's next start (and today's by Aceves), but in the short term losing Matsuzaka and Lackey might have been a plus.  Long term, the Sox FO has to be nervous about starting pitching depth--not much left in the system.  Hopefully, Lackey will come back with a better elbow and better ERA. 

    To me the bullpen is still suspect.  Hill has been terrific and Pap still a good if not great closer, but that's about it.  Bard, Albers, Atchison, Morales, and Wheeler are all capable of blowing it--and not just every now and then. 

    As for the lineup, it's looking pretty good if CC is in a groove--ditto Pedroia.  Both catchers are hitting decently, a big plus.  Drew's OPS is somewhere near a career low, around .700, which basically makes him a defensive specialist, and a frail one at that--vertigo, hamstring, bone in his leg (against lefty starters), the list is endless.  Cameron gets more at bats.  Were I Theo, I would be tempted to let McDonald go and bring up Reddick even though the Sox don't really need another lefty bat in the OF.  Lowrie's OPS is dropping steadily, which makes his lack of range a little harder to take.  Too bad Navarro is still on the DL. 

    To date only two players have been in every game--Gonzalez and Ellsbury. 
     
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    Good critque max.

    I try not to judge players by one game, so I hesitate to make a big deal about Aceves and Wake's next start... good or bad, but we do need them to put our team in a position to win in about 66-70% of the games the start.

    (Something Wake has done, even since the back surgery. Something Aceves has done when healthy)

    Unlike many posters here, I hope Dice-K comes back. Relying on Wake and Aceves to pitch every 5 games all year AND
    have no more starter injuries is pushing our luck. I like Douby, but am not sold on his readiness, yet. Miller is a reclamation project that is a huge gamble for a contending team to have to rely on for extended service.

    Those of us who did not foresee the benifit of having 17-20 pitchers to choose from, rather than 15-18 should now be seeing the error of their thouht process. Sadly, one will never and probably can never see any "light" whatsoever.

    Bitterness blinds blabbering boneheads.
     
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    moon or anyone have an opinion as to why nearly every other team in baseball can have day games but the Sox simply seem to refuse to host a day game between June 1st and September 1st?

    Seems that way anyhow.
     
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    In Response to Re: A Realistic Look at 2011: Part II:
    [QUOTE]moon or anyone have an opinion as to why nearly every other team in baseball can have day games but the Sox simply seem to refuse to host a day game between June 1st and September 1st? Seems that way anyhow.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    It probably is related to night games generating more TV ad revenue. For the Sox this is a significant amount of cash.
     

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