A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

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    If we "go big" at the deadline, who will it be for?

    Cliff Lee

    G. Stanton

    M Garza

    A Ramirez (3B)

    M Young

    Others?

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    Stanton. Young and inexpensive means that he would be expensive in prospects/players. In a way earlier post this year, I suggested Nava in a package of about 5 players. Not that Nava would be the centerpiece, but he has shown that he can play at the MLB level and would be affordable to the Marlins. I'll let you choose the other 4 in the package.

     

     

     

    M Young/A Ramirez - I would rather give Bogaerts a shot at 3rd.

    Garza? - I think we have better options in the farm system.



     

     

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    Who is better than Garza, and why isn't he already starting for us?

     

     

     

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    Hey Moon. My main point is Garza is a rental who will probably cost two top pitching prospects. "Better options" in my terminology means allowing some of the young farm talent to pitch rather than trading it for a fraction of a year.

     

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    I'm also not for giving any top prospects for Garza, unless we extenbd him, but he is a better option than Dempster or any starter we have from the 6th slot and lower. That's all I was pointing out. I do not see me being for a trade for Garza, because I see the cost being too high, and I doubt he will agree to extend at a reasonable cost.

     
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    Isn't it time for Part III ?



    I usually start Part III before the trade deadline, but I'm not sure I have the time to create an in depth thread on our dealine options. I may start one anyways or wait until after the dealine. I return home on August 1st.

     
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    Extending Pedey will eat into the winter payroll budget to some extent.

    Sox4ever

     
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    EAST                  W   L   PCT   GB   

    Boston Red Sox Red Sox    59 39 .602   0.0    

    Tampa Bay Rays Rays          56 41 .577   2.5    

    Baltimore Orioles Orioles      54 43 .557  4.5   

    New York Yankees Yankees    51 45 .531  7.0   

    Toronto Blue Jays Blue Jays  45 50 .474  12.5  

     

     



    A lot of teams still in it.

    What's scary to me is that we are only 5.5 games ahead of the team looking to make the last wild card slot (Baltimore).

     
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    EAST                  W   L   PCT   GB   

    Boston Red Sox Red Sox    59 39 .602   0.0    

    Tampa Bay Rays Rays          56 41 .577   2.5    

    Baltimore Orioles Orioles      54 43 .557  4.5   

    New York Yankees Yankees    51 45 .531  7.0   

    Toronto Blue Jays Blue Jays  45 50 .474  12.5  

     

     

     



    A lot of teams still in it.

     

    What's scary to me is that we are only 5.5 games ahead of the team looking to make the last wild card slot (Baltimore).

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    Still a lot of divisional games left in the season. Our destiny is in our own hands. in 2 weeks we could have a huge lead if we do well in these next few series.

     
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    We certainly do not have an easy road, so when we make it, it will be well earned.

    Sox4ever

     
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    Huge night for Napoli. I hope it's a sign of one of his patented red hot streaks.

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    Nine walk off wins so far. That is very impressive. A characteristic of a championship team. Not saying it will happen -  we have our weaknesses, but you have to like it.

    Stabbed by Foulke.

     
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    Nine walk off wins so far. That is very impressive. A characteristic of a championship team. Not saying it will happen -  we have our weaknesses, but you have to like it.

    Stabbed by Foulke.



    It is a sign of the "fighter mentality" in this team. After the 8th inning DP, it could have been easy to hand the game away, but we hung on with some low bullpen guys holding the line until one guy made it happen.

    Big win going into the Rays series.

     
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    Dodgers are closing in on 1st and they are only a .515 team. The Indians, A's, and even the Yankees have a better record. 

     

    Really interesting looking around the league and it is amazing that once again the AL East teams are the most competitive in comparison.



    I think many of us thought it would be very competitive, but not many thought so many teams would be above .500 at this point.

     
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    Crit, sorry I missed your call and lost your number. 

    I'm off to Boston to catch a couple games. Be back to the lake Thursday. I'm thinking maybe the Sunday Sea Dogs' game looks best. Will keep in touch here.

    Sox4ever

     
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    Saw the last two games at Fenway.

    Napoli is heating up as I felt he might (see other threads).

    Great to see Lester coming around when we need it.

    Doubront pitched very well tonight, but didn't help himself too much fielding the bunt.

    Let's hope Lackey can be the stopper in game 4. Hellickson is pitching well, but if I were a betting man, I'd bet the Sox.

     

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    Big game today!

     

    Go Sox!

     
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    Crit, give me a call about the Sea Dogs game this Sunday.

    Sox4ever

     
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    Crit, give me a call about the Sea Dogs game this Sunday.

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    Moon, your attempts to keep this "realistic" thread on the front page were pathetic before the season started...Now, it's just annoying..Start another "realstic" thread, or "don't."  Either way, stop this one.  You aren't going to win an award for the most boring, egomaniacal thread in the history of blogging...

     
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    Crit, give me a call about the Sea Dogs game this Sunday.

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    Moon, your attempts to keep this "realistic" thread on the front page were pathetic before the season started...Now, it's just annoying..Start another "realstic" thread, or "don't."  Either way, stop this one.  You aren't going to win an award for the most boring, egomaniacal thread in the history of blogging...

     

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    AL East  W     L   PCT    GB     

    Rays         62  42 .596     - 

    Red Sox    62  43 .590   0.5    

    Orioles      58  47 .552   4.5    

    Yankees    54  50 .519   8.0 

    Blue Jays  47   56 .456  14.5 

     

    Two things great about Tampa being in first place -

    1) Each time they beat the Yanks the Yanks fall another game back

    2) It means the Yanks are not in 1st place! 



    I used to think the Yanks still were the team to beat, but I'm losing that feeling more and more each day.

     
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    Hey Moon!

    How's life? I had a question for ya, is that blowbag Softflaw finally off this site? Hard to know with the amount of times that lying, spinning mentally ill bully has been banned, but popping back in here and there it seems like he may be gone? Obviously 90% of the board despised him.

    I stopped being a regular participator here sometime during the 2010 season as Softy and his personal attacks, desruction of all ideas not his own and refusal to admit to the numerous times he was 100% wrong had ruined a site that was once great.

    Just checking in to see how it's been here since you are one of the guys I respected so much from '07-'09 when I was in the thick of things.

     
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    Hey Moon!

    How's life? I had a question for ya, is that blowbag Softflaw finally off this site? Hard to know with the amount of times that lying, spinning mentally ill bully has been banned, but popping back in here and there it seems like he may be gone? Obviously 90% of the board despised him.

    I stopped being a regular participator here sometime during the 2010 season as Softy and his personal attacks, desruction of all ideas not his own and refusal to admit to the numerous times he was 100% wrong had ruined a site that was once great.

    Just checking in to see how it's been here since you are one of the guys I respected so much from '07-'09 when I was in the thick of things.



    Welcome back. I hope you stick around.

    Maybe softy is back under another name, but I haven't figured it out for weeks and weeks. It's been more peaceful with him gone.

    Let's bring back the glory days.

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

    Just to revisit our 2012 draft discussion...

    Mike Augliera has won his 2nd player of the week award and I believe jamie Callahan has won one also. Buttrey is 3-1 with  a 2.22 ERA in 6 starts. So were starting to see some improvements from a few players fromthe first few rounds. Although not overwhelming, Marrero is hanging between 260-280BA and a 360OPB since finishing his work to graduate from College. Im sure that and adjusting to pro ball had something to do with a rough start last year.

    Thats just a few improvements. Im sure we will see more over the next year with more of the 2012 draft class...

     
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    Just to revisit our 2012 draft discussion...

    Mike Augliera has won his 2nd player of the week award and I believe jamie Callahan has won one also. Buttrey is 3-1 with  a 2.22 ERA in 6 starts. So were starting to see some improvements from a few players fromthe first few rounds. Although not overwhelming, Marrero is hanging between 260-280BA and a 360OPB since finishing his work to graduate from College. Im sure that and adjusting to pro ball had something to do with a rough start last year.

    Thats just a few improvements. Im sure we will see more over the next year with more of the 2012 draft class...



    I really do not pay too much attention to greenhorn's first year numbers in professional ball, but it is encouraging to see some of them turning things around a bit.

     

     

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