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    Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this. The problem with Clay is clearly arm strength. He seems to have no velocity/zip to the fastball. The changeup also has no life to it.  He needs to hire a personal trainer and build arm his arm strength during the off season.

     
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    He would probably injure himself.

     
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    In response to therazcreation's comment:
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    Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this. The problem with Clay is clearly arm strength. He seems to have no velocity/zip to the fastball. The changeup also has no life to it.  He needs to hire a personal trainer and build arm his arm strength during the off season.

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    He started fading, you're right, as early as the 3rd inning. I thought, in the 4th, they would have someone warming up, but not to be. Farrell waited until it was obvious before even starting to get someone ready. Yes, it's strength, and also the lack of what once was a great change-up.

     
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    The ONLY problem with Clay Buchholtz is that he is still wearing a Red Sox uniform.

    OK all you Clay lovers - here's yet another chance to defend your ace.........the floor is all yours!

     

     
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    Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this. The problem with Clay is clearly arm strength. He seems to have no velocity/zip to the fastball. The changeup also has no life to it.  He needs to hire a personal trainer and build arm his arm strength during the off season.

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    His problem is he has no mental toughness. Things start to go south and he falls apart. Can not deal with adversity at all. He will never be a frontline pitcher. They buckle down when things are tough and find a way to get through it.  He doesn't have that make up. 

     
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    Our only hope is that Ben smartens up and place him on waivers and some team is willing to give us ANYTHING for him.

     
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    Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this. The problem with Clay is clearly arm strength. He seems to have no velocity/zip to the fastball. The changeup also has no life to it.  He needs to hire a personal trainer and build arm his arm strength during the off season.

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    His problem is he has no mental toughness. Things start to go south and he falls apart. Can not deal with adversity at all. He will never be a frontline pitcher. They buckle down when things are tough and find a way to get through it.  He doesn't have that make up. 

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    Maybe so. But if you watch his mechanics, it clearly arm strength. His fastball is not popping out of his hand like it use to. Remember pitching starts from the legs. I suggest he gives up a car this winter and walks every where he goes. That will build up strength.

     
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    You know what his problem is? He's an awful pitcher.

     
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    Tonight he deserved a worse fate in the 4th with all the balls hit very hard and a better fate in the 5th.  Ayber's hit was not really squared up.  No excuse for the 2 walks and the 2nd hit was decently struck.  Trout's should have been caught, Pujols' broke his bat and Hendricks was a 57 hopper that Pedroia normally makes a play on.

     

     
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    He had a good run for a while but was oft injured and unreliable....he can now assume the journeyman role for the remainder of his career and play for a new team each year. Let's send him on his way...

    As always - 100% correct!

     
     
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    You know what his problem is? He's an awful pitcher.

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    Hard to argue that.

     
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    You know what his problem is? He's an awful pitcher.





    no argument there


    although the supporters will try and tell you that he is a "great pitcher when he's healthy" - which is arguable the funniest thing I've heard all season

     
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    maybe we'll get some stat like "well, he was a 2 time All Star so he must be good" or his stats from April and May of 2013 (wow, 2 whole months nearly 2 full seasons ago..........)

     
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    that he makes the line up card every 5 games

     
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    Although clay didn’t pitch well tonight, you have to give a good chunk of the blame to daniel nava. he really killed clays chances of getting out of the 6th inning. Letting the ball hit by navarro drop and a run score and then missing the pop up which clearly was his ball but he for some reason thought pedroia was going to get it. And then the hit by pujols, allow the run to score and pujols to get to 2nd on what should have been a single. In the top of the 7th nava go bailed out by betts on what would have been his 4th defensive mishap of the game in rf. Again, I’m not saying clay should be off the hook for tonights game, but nava has been horrible in rf and really hurt clays chances of pitching deep into the game. If nava makes the catch on navarros hit to right and the pop up he dropped, clay may have gotten out of the inning with at worst a 4-3 angels lead, maybe even a 3-3 game. Ive said it before and I will say it again, daniel nava is not a rf. He is a 1B/DH. He is literally below average defensively at every position and is especially horrible in rf. Anyone with 2 eyes can see this just by watching him play. Well, everyone except john farrell. 

     
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    The ONLY problem with Clay Buchholtz is that he is still wearing a Red Sox uniform.

    OK all you Clay lovers - here's yet another chance to defend your ace.........the floor is all yours!

     

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    LOL, good one!

     
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    Although clay didn’t pitch well tonight, you have to give a good chunk of the blame to daniel nava. he really killed clays chances of getting out of the 6th inning. Letting the ball hit by navarro drop and a run score and then missing the pop up which clearly was his ball but he for some reason thought pedroia was going to get it. And then the hit by pujols, allow the run to score and pujols to get to 2nd on what should have been a single. In the top of the 7th nava go bailed out by betts on what would have been his 4th defensive mishap of the game in rf. Again, I’m not saying clay should be off the hook for tonights game, but nava has been horrible in rf and really hurt clays chances of pitching deep into the game. If nava makes the catch on navarros hit to right and the pop up he dropped, clay may have gotten out of the inning with at worst a 4-3 angels lead, maybe even a 3-3 game. Ive said it before and I will say it again, daniel nava is not a rf. He is a 1B/DH. He is literally below average defensively at every position and is especially horrible in rf. Anyone with 2 eyes can see this just by watching him play. Well, everyone except john farrell. 

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    Nava can play a passable left fieldd.  That's it.  Note I did not say a great one or even a good one, merely passable.

     
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    The ONLY problem with Clay Buchholtz is that he is still wearing a Red Sox uniform.

    OK all you Clay lovers - here's yet another chance to defend your ace.........the floor is all yours!

     

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    LOL, good one!

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    You sure laugh a lot for no apparent reason.

     
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    At what point did Clay Buchholz' team-friendly contract transform into a player-friendly contract?

     
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    Our only hope is that Ben smartens up and place him on waivers and some team is willing to give us ANYTHING for him.

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    Hi Andrew.  Here's a semi-serious question for:  if Buchholz were to leave the Red Sox on waivers this week, which member of the team do you think would become your next whipping boy?  And how long would it take?

     
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    Our only hope is that Ben smartens up and place him on waivers and some team is willing to give us ANYTHING for him.

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    Hi Andrew.  Here's a semi-serious question for:  if Buchholz were to leave the Red Sox on waivers this week, which member of the team do you think would become your next whipping boy?  And how long would it take?

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    Easy - Edward Mujicia, already there

     

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