Closer to 3rd than 1st.

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    Closer to 3rd than 1st.

    When the Yankee game ends, Sox will be 1.5 games behind and only one game ahead of Rays.  Anyone prepared to predict where Sox will be at the All Star break?
     
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    In Boston just at the break and in Tampa immediately after.
     
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    Most will be at home with their familes.
     
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    Most of my socks will be in the fourth drawer in my chest of drawers, others will be in my hamper depending upon when I do my laundry, and of course, I may be wearing a pair.

     
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    Only 1.5 games ahead, and think of the lead we gave them! lol 
     
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    Red Sox are in a lot of trouble, with only half the season to play. The Rays look to be the class of the league. What they are doing to the NL is dominant.
     
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    When the Yankee game ends, Sox will be 1.5 games behind and only one game ahead of Rays.  Anyone prepared to predict where Sox will be at the All Star break?
    Posted by wlbpatriotsfan


    Care to go back to football?

    Oh, yeah ... there isn't any.
     
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    In Boston just at the break and in Tampa immediately after.
    Posted by legion12941



    :OD    I might have just become a legionaire

     
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    Only 1.5 games ahead, and think of the lead we gave them! lol 
    Posted by kimsaysthis


    Silly optimist.
     
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    the SOX will be in 3rd place; pretty much where they belong.
    again, nice job THEO! please, don't ever let me send you to the store with any of my money. you SUK!


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    When the Yankee game ends, Sox will be 1.5 games behind and only one game ahead of Rays.  Anyone prepared to predict where Sox will be at the All Star break?
    Posted by wlbpatriotsfan

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      Who cares? All I care about is where they are at the end of the season. Stop your crying.People like you give the rest of us Sox fans a bad name.
      Must be another one of Softy`s many names.
     
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    Beginning to look a lot like '06 and '09.  Good Streaks, coupled with some bad baseball in between. 3rd place seems about right.

     
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    Only 1.5 games ahead, and think of the lead we gave them! lol 
    Posted by kimsaysthis


    Thats one way of trying to spin it, however the 1-8 Record the Red Sox  have over the Yankees negates that....What else you got ?
     
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    While the Sox have not been playing thier best ball of late. I for one am not too concerned...It's a very long season and once we get the rotation and the lineup back in order, we'll be fine..It's all part of the ebb of flow of 162 game schedule.
    That said, we are now at the junture of the season where it's time to take stock in what we have and formulate the plan to to address "what we need"...With the goal of improving the roster and readying the team to play it's best ball in the second half....

    The Bullpen: Over the next two weeks the Sox will give Morales a very long look to see if he's the missing link for the pen (lefty specialist), and I'd have to think that Jenk's and Wheeler both are on a short list of guys that have to pitch to the back of thier baseball cards and if not then "the bullpen becomes an area of need". More so Jenk's who profiles as a late inning guy...The good news is that Papelbon, Bard, Aceves and Albers all have been solid. If Jenk's and Morales step up, the pens is very good hands...Wheeler's role 7th inning, or "late middle guy" can be and has been handled by Aceves and Albers to date and is less of a need more of a luxary.

    Starting Pitching: Health of the big three is the key and the only real question mark is Lackey?  Who can be the key guy to help us separate ourselves from the pack, we don't need an ace, we need a guy that keeps us in games and gives us innings (which is what he gave us last year). If Miller and Wake continue to throw the ball over the plate and keep us in games, our depth will allow us to manage the work load of the big three and lessons the sting if Lackey continues to fall short...with the emergence of Miller and the solid contribution from Wake, along with Doubront down on the farm, we have pretty good "organizational depth". Over all with Lester, Beckett and Buccholz fronting the rotation gives us a pretty formitable 1-2-3 if all are healthy come October, I like our chances!

    Which brings me to the "every day" players and bench. What we got's pretty good, what we need can ge had for less than one might think...

    The Infield: What we need is an every day SS that can pick it and give us professional at bats (see 2004) and I'm not talkin Inglesias, nor do I think we need a guy like Reyes, although I'd take him. The reality is that Scutaro's really better suited to be a utility guy...Lowrie I'm afraid (it hurts me to say) is simply too brittle to be counted on down the stretch. That and if he's not hitting .300 with some pop, his glove or more to the point, his lack of range, even when healthy is below par, which makes his glove all the more a liability. Sad to say but he's looking more and more like Tim Nehring every day. The lack of a true B/U corner IF one that an play both 3rd and 1st and ideally hits from the right side would be another area, but that's more a luxary than a need with Youk who can move over and give Gonzalez a day off!

    The Outfield: Ells is having an allstar level campaign and before hurting his hamstring Crawford since May 1st has been the player we thought we were getting...The quandry is RF, more to the point, JD Drew's lack luster performance with the bat to date and little or no production from Cameron or MacDoland who were supposed to be the righty platoon guys, both have struggled to hit and when combined with Drew's numbers essentailly we have the "Mendoza trio" manning RF...It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure somethings gonna change and my moneys on MacDonald gettin DFA'd once Crawford returns and Reddick will hold down the BU with Cameron for now. The question for Epstein and Francona is it time to fish or cut bait with Drew or do they just let him play out the string in hopes he gets hot. Clearly there's a need to add a competent RH bat to the bench, Ideally one that can play RF.

    The Catcher's: Salty's appears to have turned the corner and is looking more and more like a competent everyday big league catcher, along with Tek, what was a big question mark in April is now a non issue...

    Overall as comprised I don't think anyone could or would argue that the Sox are in a very good position entering July. I think it safe to assume that the front office will be looking to improve the roster for the stretch, our needs aren't such that we need to gut the farm to improve and we have a few weeks to see if the answers to the above are already in house...

     
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    Hard to predict anything with these Sox.  They have had bad periods, but also some astonishingly good ones.  That 8-1 road trip through NYC, Toronto, and Tampa was not too shabby. 

    The current situation was predictable.   The Sox are vulnerable on this road trip because of ailments--Buchholz, Beckett (the flu clearly took something out of him), Lowrie, and Crawford--and not being able to DH with Ortiz, the Sox lineup is pretty weak and the pitching not good enough to make up for it. 

    But I have seen enough to think these Sox will remain in the hunt.  Miller and Saltalamacchia were pretty good gambles.  Drew stayed one year too many, but that's show biz.  Ditto Cameron.  Reddick, on the other hand, shows promise.  Ellsbury and Ortiz are having terrific seasons.  AGon could be the AL MVP.  Pedroia and Youkilis are doing well even though Youk isn't an ace at 3B.  And the pitching to me looks pretty good if Buchholz can overcome the back problem. 
     
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    am i the only one who noticed that lester has been pretty much average over more than a month. he has become extremely hittable. his 9-4 record is very deceivable.
    unless he gets back to being the old lester, the SOX can forget about the playoffs.


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