Can Sox get by without proven lefty in pen?

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     I like the Randy Choate possibility best. For awhile I thought Morales was going to be the answer but two of his most recent outings have been less than stellar. Failing a Choate pickup, I'd unload Randy Williams and give Okajima a final chance.
     
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    Hey, I'd love to see a dominating lefty added but, the quote below says it all IMO.  Also, I agree with Trouts and am not against Oki coming up for one last dance.

    The key cogs in Boston’s bullpen may all be right-handed, but each has had significant success against lefties. 

    Jonathan Papelbon (.198 Opp BA), Alfredo Aceves (.200), Albers (.207) andDaniel Bard (.211) have all held lefties to low averages. As a group, Red Sox right-handed relievers have held lefties to a .238 BA and .684 OPS. That’s allowed Boston to go without a dominant lefty all season. 
     
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    Morales, Williams, Hottovy, Okajima--none of them are proven? 
     
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       Obviously they can, having best record in AL. Going forward can see the need for play-offs and WS especially against Phils, having someone who can get tough LH hitters out is a definite need.
     
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    [QUOTE]   Obviously they can, having best record in AL. Going forward can see the need for play-offs and WS especially against Phils, having someone who can get tough LH hitters out is a definite need.
    Posted by attic-dan[/QUOTE]

    Post Season is different......I think it's possible that they can get buy but it's reckless to try without one............
     
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    let's assume that BUCHHOLZ isn't available in october. as of right now the SOX would go into the playoffs with BECKETT, LESTER, SLACKEY, WAKE, and MILLER.
    i don't feel that a lefty in the bullpen is a priority, when the starting 5 is BECKETT, LESTER, and 3 days of bad rain.
     
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    it's possible, sometimes it's the guy(s) you don't expect who give you the most, to me the lefty "specialist" is a load of cr@p, you either get guys out or you don't...
     
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    Let's assume that Phil Hughes isn't healthy in the post season. Don't the Yankees have similar concerns?
     
    I see that the Babe has taught his peanut gallery well - Slackey, Lackluster, Beck-hit, Papsmear, Big Sloppy, and NancyDrew. How old are you guys? Are you 60 going on to 10?
     
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    In Response to Re: Can Sox get by without proven lefty in pen?:
    [QUOTE]Let's assume that Phil Hughes isn't healthy in the post season. Don't the Yankees have similar concerns?   I see that the Babe has taught his peanut gallery well - Slackey, Lackluster, Beck-hit, Papsmear, Big Sloppy, and NancyDrew. How old are you guys? Are you 60 going on to 10?
    Posted by Your-Echo[/QUOTE]  to answer the top half of your post, i'd say absolutely they would, heck they have those issues when everyone's healthy...though he'd likely be in the pen during a short series, the Yanks pen is pretty situated...but there are always concern on most teams....bottom half of your post....can't help you..doesn't pertain to me...
     
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    In Response to Re: Can Sox get by without proven lefty in pen?:
    [QUOTE]Let's assume that Phil Hughes isn't healthy in the post season. Don't the Yankees have similar concerns?   I see that the Babe has taught his peanut gallery well - Slackey, Lackluster, Beck-hit, Papsmear, Big Sloppy, and NancyDrew. How old are you guys? Are you 60 going on to 10?
    Posted by Your-Echo[/QUOTE]


    you left out one---PIKESTER.
    also, you give too much credit to BABE. perhaps you're subconsciously attracted to BABE.
    you might want to bring that up at your next therapy session.
     
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    I'd like to see the Sox get Breslow, if they could get him for Bowden and Williams or something like that.  He would be an upgrade over Williams and force Morales to be the last option in the pen and first out to go if and when Jenks is healthy.  That is about where Morales belongs in my book.  Is it necessary for winning the WS, probably not, but it couldn't hurt.
     

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