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    As the Sun Sets on another Sox Season

    Well, it sure was fun, wasn't it? Most of us were just giddy over the great start this team had in April. We were even in first place for a while. But now our annual migration to the cellar has begun in earnest again, this year a little earlier than most. Unfortunately all the other ALE teams are more talented than the Red Sox are. Why are we headed south again? Same reason the Bankees are in first place: PITCHING. As of this morning our team ERA is in NINTH place in the AL; the Bankees are in SECOND place. The Orioles have better pitching than we do, and they are ahead of us in the standings. The Rays will soon be better than us both in ERA and in the standings, and the Jays are beginning to make their move too. Its not the hitting, contrary to what some here might believe: we are THIRD in OPS in the AL, and the Bankees are in SEVENTH in OPS. Why are they leaving us in the dust-AGAIN? One word: PITCHING.

     
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    Re: As the Sun Sets on another Sox Season

    wow Pumps, on May 15th ??

     
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    Well, it sure was fun, wasn't it? Most of us were just giddy over the great start this team had in April. We were even in first place for a while. But now our annual migration to the cellar has begun in earnest again, this year a little earlier than most. Unfortunately all the other ALE teams are more talented than the Red Sox are. Why are we headed south again? Same reason the Bankees are in first place: PITCHING. As of this morning our team ERA is in NINTH place in the AL; the Bankees are in SECOND place. The Orioles have better pitching than we do, and they are ahead of us in the standings. The Rays will soon be better than us both in ERA and in the standings, and the Jays are beginning to make their move too. Its not the hitting, contrary to what some here might believe: we are THIRD in OPS in the AL, and the Bankees are in SEVENTH in OPS. Why are they leaving us in the dust-AGAIN? One word: PITCHING.

     

    "Ye of little faith" !! ......   Ben still has time to be creative with the roster & there is always of hope of a "BLOCKBUSTER"  !!!!!

     



    IMO it would be foolish to go all out trying to make the playoffs with a roster like ours. A better strategy would be to go all out for 2015 and get rid of all the deadwood we can by the trading deadline and get rid of the rest of it during the offseason. I mean look who we have: Doubront? He is a joke. John Lackey? ERA already over 4 and heading north. Dempster? He has overachieved so far and has begun his plummet back to earth. Andrew Miller? ERA: 5.06. Jonny Gomes? Carp? Ellsbury? Hard to see this team competing for the postseason any time soon. They are simply not that good, and trading away our future trying to make them good would only compound the problem.

     
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    I love it.

    When the Sox are doing well, we're advised to wait until the ASB, before deciding if the team is for real or not.

     

    But, no sample size is too small to declare the sox are done.

     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:

    wow Pumps, on May 15th ??



    I can see the handwriting on the wall Jete. Just like last year. When you don't have the talent its hard to compete over a full season. I am sticking with my original prediction: about 81 wins, no better than fourth place.

     
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    LOL!!!

     

     
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    Ha! I was waiting for one of these dramatic posts from you PG. When another team takes the lead in the 4th inning, you declare the game lost on our game chat all the time. They've had more success than not this year. Its 5/15. Sorry, but I cant help but laugh at this.

     
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    Well, it sure was fun, wasn't it? Most of us were just giddy over the great start this team had in April. We were even in first place for a while. But now our annual migration to the cellar has begun in earnest again, this year a little earlier than most. Unfortunately all the other ALE teams are more talented than the Red Sox are. Why are we headed south again? Same reason the Bankees are in first place: PITCHING. As of this morning our team ERA is in NINTH place in the AL; the Bankees are in SECOND place. The Orioles have better pitching than we do, and they are ahead of us in the standings. The Rays will soon be better than us both in ERA and in the standings, and the Jays are beginning to make their move too. Its not the hitting, contrary to what some here might believe: we are THIRD in OPS in the AL, and the Bankees are in SEVENTH in OPS. Why are they leaving us in the dust-AGAIN? One word: PITCHING.

     


     
    Why not "cherry pick" the first three starters Lester, Buchholz, and Dempster and compare their ERAs to the league? You are the master of choosing limited samples that meet your agenda such as last week's thread on Lester.

     

    If you are disgusted with this team than go the the beach out there for the rest of the season. You almost sound as if you are elated with the recent losing streak. Why do we get those vibes? Do you want BDC Dottie to award you with a gold star for saying " I told you so". You have a long way to go to outdo Softlaw, Bill, and Georom in that competition. Any fool can play the 20-20 hindsight game.



    Do you have a problem with comparing the TEAM ERA to the rest of the AL? Thats really whats important, not our best pitcher's ERA-or our worst. Right now our TEAM ERA is in NINTH place; the Yankees are in SECOND place. They are there-and we are here-because of the pitching each team has, or lack of it, as in our case.

     
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    Another good one!

     
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    Well, it sure was fun, wasn't it? Most of us were just giddy over the great start this team had in April. We were even in first place for a while. But now our annual migration to the cellar has begun in earnest again, this year a little earlier than most. Unfortunately all the other ALE teams are more talented than the Red Sox are. Why are we headed south again? Same reason the Bankees are in first place: PITCHING. As of this morning our team ERA is in NINTH place in the AL; the Bankees are in SECOND place. The Orioles have better pitching than we do, and they are ahead of us in the standings. The Rays will soon be better than us both in ERA and in the standings, and the Jays are beginning to make their move too. Its not the hitting, contrary to what some here might believe: we are THIRD in OPS in the AL, and the Bankees are in SEVENTH in OPS. Why are they leaving us in the dust-AGAIN? One word: PITCHING.

     




     

    Pumpsie:  I love the way you write. 



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    Re: As the Sun Sets on another Sox Season

    It's only mid-morning.

     
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    Re: As the Sun Sets on another Sox Season

    In response to mryazz's comment:

    today being MAY 15TH, i find that the SOX have plenty of time left to win 90 games...............................or lose 90 games. this prediction provided by the fine folks at PLAY IT SAFE.




    Ive laughed a lot a lot on this thread...thanks guys.

     
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