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A Realistic View at 2013: Part III

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    I know it sounds crazy but the PED era is largely over. Look at the WAR ( Edit: I meant player value) numbers for AL 1st basemen. I think you may have to log in to fangraphs to see the data. (Napoli at #5 in player value, $11.7 mil ):

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=1b&stats=bat&lg=al&qual=y&type=8&season=2013&month=0&season1=2013&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

    And look at the catcher numbers ( Salty at 5th, $12.6 mil ):

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=c&stats=bat&lg=al&qual=400&type=6&season=2013&month=0&season1=2013&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

    and at SS: ( drew 6th, at $12.3 Mil )

    Looks like Middlebrooks stock just went up. Grand Slam!

     
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    Middlebrooks just drove Al Albuqueque to Texas!

    Great season huh guys!

     
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    Al's having a bad day...

    He doesn't like Texas.

     
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    I had 2 mlb.com windows open open by mistake, so I got automatic replays of the replays. It's "And there is another HR...And there is another HR...." like 6 times already this inning. Pinch me, this can't be real!

    I think I will do this more often. 

     
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    I know it sounds crazy but the PED era is largely over. Look at the WAR ( Edit: I meant player value) numbers for AL 1st basemen. I think you may have to log in to fangraphs to see the data. (Napoli at #5 in player value, $11.7 mil ):

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=1b&stats=bat&lg=al&qual=y&type=8&season=2013&month=0&season1=2013&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

    And look at the catcher numbers ( Salty at 5th, $12.6 mil ):

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=c&stats=bat&lg=al&qual=400&type=6&season=2013&month=0&season1=2013&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

    and at SS: ( drew 6th, at $12.3 Mil )

    They could all be over $14M by season end.

    Sox4ever

     
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    After tonight, a lot of player's OPS have risen. Let's check in on the updated numbers...

    .963 Ortiz

    .901 Carp

    .833 Nava

    .797 Napoli

    .795 Victorino

    .786 Pedroia

    (.785 Iglesias)

    .780 Drew

    .776 Saltalamacchia

    .775 Ellsbury 

    .751 Gomes

    .703 Middlebrooks

     

    10 guys over .775 (9 not counting Iggy).

     

    What balance!!!

    Sox4ever

     
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    OMG!  i was feeling sorry for Det. at the end.  i think that's the kind of whuppin that stays with you --as the next time they play and RS put a couple of runs together, the Tigers start to go, "Oh no,is it starting again?"  i'm fine if Naps comes back but I'm with SPaw on this one.  I think he blocks the young guns and our chances to go get aBig Bopper with more consistentcy.

    Critter

     
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    A lot of those HR were no doubters. It could affect the confidence and pressure level for some players in the playoffs, especially the pitchers. And quite frankly we need that edge because Detroit is a team we need to be concerned about. If I had to project right now who would win, I think they may have an edge still. It should be a heck of a series.

    They have a lot of talent on that team. If we are going to beat them it will be an epic series.

     
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    One thing I don't understand is why Gomes gets played still over Nava. Nava has had the better season in my opinion. On base now 37 straight games?

     
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    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    10 guys over .775 (9 not counting Iggy).


    Iggy's defensive plays are like baseball ballet. I get that with Buck out we needed Peavy, but I'm still heartbroken over losing him.

     
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    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:

    One thing I don't understand is why Gomes gets played still over Nava. Nava has had the better season in my opinion. On base now 37 straight games?



    Gomes vs LHPs and Nava vs RHPs. Look at Nava vs lefties, and you'll have your answer. Look at Gomes over recent years vs RHPs, and the reason will be confirmed.

     
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    In response to BurritoT-'s comment:

    DunnI'm not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left [on my contract]. I'm not coming back to chase home run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I'm not having fun, see ya -- 499 it is.

    -- Adam Dunn to Fox Sports



    I do not blame Adam Dunn.  If I played for the last place White Sox, I'd wanna retire too.   LOL

     

     
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    With his BA and lowering OBP, it wouldn't be fun for me either.

    Sox4ever

     
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    This series with the Tigers was such a boost for the Sox. It conformed that they could indeed beat the best pitcher in MLB right now AND Detroit also knows that now.

    I still hope they give Lavarnway a 1b mit over the winter. Id rather have his bat in the lineup everyday. At 6'4 and about 280-300BA throughout his MiL career, high OBP and showed 25-30 HR potential.

    Re-sign Salty for 3-4 years and give Lav a 1b mit over the winter.

     
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    In response to Ice-Cream's comment:

    In response to BurritoT-'s comment:

     

    DunnI'm not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left [on my contract]. I'm not coming back to chase home run numbers or whatever. If I end up with 499 and I'm not having fun, see ya -- 499 it is.

    -- Adam Dunn to Fox Sports

     

     



    I do not blame Adam Dunn.  If I played for the last place White Sox, I'd wanna retire too.   LOL

     




    For the money they make, I'd happily clean the toilets or sell peanuts.

     
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    What a difference a year makes.  A year ago, the Red Sox went 7-19 in September and finished the season with only 69 wins.

    This year, the Red Sox have the best record in the AL and a 5.5-game lead over the second place Rays.  

    I would love to see the Red Sox take three out of four vs. the Yankees and kiss their season goodbye.   LOL

     

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    This series with the Tigers was such a boost for the Sox. It conformed that they could indeed beat the best pitcher in MLB right now AND Detroit also knows that now.

    I still hope they give Lavarnway a 1b mit over the winter. Id rather have his bat in the lineup everyday. At 6'4 and about 280-300BA throughout his MiL career, high OBP and showed 25-30 HR potential.

    Re-sign Salty for 3-4 years and give Lav a 1b mit over the winter.



    I like the idea, but with Boggy penciled in at SS or 3B, Middlebrooks for 3B or 1b, maybe JBJ in CF, I doubt we leave another slot open for Lava. 

    Since Carp, Papi and Nava can all cover 1B as a back-up, I seriously doubt there will be room on the 25 man roster for a guy like Lava to be the back-up 1Bman/3rd catcher. He may end up being the #2 catcher and #2 1Bman, if Salty walks.

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part III

    Hottest players in MLB over the past 30 days (tonight not included):

    258 MLB players with 60 + PAs

    3) Nava  1.122

    24) Midd  .941

    37) Vict   .900

    41) Ortiz  .895

    66) Drew  .854

    73) Napoli .839

    94) Gomes .802

    99) Pedroia .796

    109) Salty   .775

    131) Ells     .744

    Sox4ever

     
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    That's just amazing.  Can they be spurring themselves on?  It feels like it.  They won ugly tonight...which happens when ateam is going great.  I like the way Lava is fitting in.

     

     

     

    Critter

     
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    In light of tonight's game Moon, is there more ELLS-BERRY In thE future?  I hope it works out better than CRAW-BERRY.  We don't have quite so much money in it.

    Critter

     
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    Can someone tell me about Corey Hart who several of you have mentioned?

    Critter

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part III

    Boston's magic number to clinch the AL East:  16   Laughing

     
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