Coming from nowhere

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    Coming from nowhere

    I'm not sure anyone has noticed but KC is 12-6 for the month of August and are now just 4 games behind Boston for the WC.
    Not only that, but Seattle is just 1 game behind the Sox; 9-7 for August.

    If these two teams, who everyone thought were basement teams, can get hot and run off some wins, there is no reason that the third highest scoring team can't do it either.

    It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it!
     
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    I'm not sure anyone has noticed but KC is 12-6 for the month of August and are now just 4 games behind Boston for the WC. Not only that, but Seattle is just 1 game behind the Sox; 9-7 for August. If these two teams, who everyone thought were basement teams, can get hot and run off some wins, there is no reason that the third highest scoring team can't do it either. It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it!
    Posted by Alibiike


    I've been waiting for that to happen since June. Hasn't happened yet.
     
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    Alibi, if they fired the manager, you might have gotten that "attitude, desire, and believing." But you are as stubborn as the organization thinking it would magically change the atmosphere of the clubhouse/dugout. Again, not about BV's ability, it's about the team not responding to him.
     
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    I'm not sure anyone has noticed but KC is 12-6 for the month of August and are now just 4 games behind Boston for the WC. Not only that, but Seattle is just 1 game behind the Sox; 9-7 for August. If these two teams, who everyone thought were basement teams, can get hot and run off some wins, there is no reason that the third highest scoring team can't do it either. It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it!
    Posted by Alibiike


    Those teams don't have overpaid veterans who don't care. Their managers don't have to worry about hurting any egos. We all may be looking at the basement team.  They play on Yawkey Way.
     
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    I'm not sure anyone has noticed but KC is 12-6 for the month of August and are now just 4 games behind Boston for the WC. Not only that, but Seattle is just 1 game behind the Sox; 9-7 for August. If these two teams, who everyone thought were basement teams, can get hot and run off some wins, there is no reason that the third highest scoring team can't do it either. It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it!
    Posted by Alibiike

    The Seattle Mariners have posted a Pythagorean record of 61-61 playing the tough American League West. With one of the youngest rosters in baseball, the Mariners are 22-13 (.629) since the All Star break.

    While Safeco Field has suppressed the numbers of Seattle's talented young hitters, the Mariners are tied for sixth among all MLB teams in runs scored on the road.

    With top prospects Mike Zunino, Taijuan Walker, Danny Hultzen, Nick Franklin and James Paxton waiting in the wings, cautious optimism abounds in the Pacific Northwest.
     
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    Alibi, if they fired the manager, you might have gotten that "attitude, desire, and believing." But you are as stubborn as the organization thinking it would magically change the atmosphere of the clubhouse/dugout. Again, not about BV's ability, it's about the team not responding to him.
    Posted by dannycater


    So, the organization should only hire a manager that the players like? Should the players be included in the hiring and firing of management, up and down the line?

    You are right that some of these players have not responded to Valentine, but would they have responded to anyone? Some may still hold a grudge against the removal of Francona, but that is childish and immature.

    These guys are professionals and should be able to put personal feelings aside for the good of the team. if they can't do that, then they don't deserve to win, or be part of a winning team.
     
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    Then you get what you get because clearly this team can't win under BV
     
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    In Response to Coming from nowhere:
    I'm not sure anyone has noticed but KC is 12-6 for the month of August and are now just 4 games behind Boston for the WC. Not only that, but Seattle is just 1 game behind the Sox; 9-7 for August. If these two teams, who everyone thought were basement teams, can get hot and run off some wins, there is no reason that the third highest scoring team can't do it either. It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it!
    Posted by Alibiike

      Can't see it happening, and if management shuts down Crawford, it means their eyes are geared to '13'. I've been hoping for that winning streak all year, but with recent events, I think what matters most to the players is they CTOA.
     
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    Alibi, if they fired the manager, you might have gotten that "attitude, desire, and believing." But you are as stubborn as the organization thinking it would magically change the atmosphere of the clubhouse/dugout. Again, not about BV's ability, it's about the team not responding to him.
    Posted by dannycater


    I'm afraid you're right ...  the response wasn't what the FO was searching for.  I don't know who they would have found better.  I was confounded that Bobby was a last minute option ... and then won the beauty pageant. 

    Yet, I do recall a lot of people were calling for a general to get the troops whipped into shape ...


         The scenario has not worked out well.

    I still insist that injuries have played a major role in the way the season has played out.  To be fair to Bobby, he has yet to have the team that was planned for in Spring Training.

       Closer and set up man gone before or soon after the first pitch.
       First & 2nd Thirdbaseman injured ...
       Outfield has been populated by almost everyone in Southie
         on & on & on ....
     
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    In Response to Re: Coming from nowhere : I'm afraid you're right ...  the response wasn't what the FO was searching for.  I don't know who they would have found better.  I was confounded that Bobby was a last minute option ... and then won the beauty pageant.  Yet, I do recall a lot of people were calling for a general to get the troops whipped into shape ...      The scenario has not worked out well. I still insist that injuries have played a major role in the way the season has played out.  To be fair to Bobby, he has yet to have the team that was planned for in Spring Training.    Closer and set up man gone before or soon after the first pitch.    First & 2nd Thirdbaseman injured ...    Outfield has been populated by almost everyone in Southie      on & on & on ....
    Posted by SinceYaz


    Generals don't whip troops into shape. Sergeants do.
     
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    True.  Most of the time.

    A fella named Patton might be the exception.

    My older son would appreciate your clarification.  I often email him as "Sarge"

     
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    I'm not sure anyone has noticed but KC is 12-6 for the month of August and are now just 4 games behind Boston for the WC. Not only that, but Seattle is just 1 game behind the Sox; 9-7 for August. If these two teams, who everyone thought were basement teams, can get hot and run off some wins, there is no reason that the third highest scoring team can't do it either. It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it!
    Posted by Alibiike


    Even mediocre teams have runs like that.....and have runs where they are 6-12. This says more about the talent level on the Red Sox than anything else.
     
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    Re: Coming from nowhere

    AND THE MANAGER.
     
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    In Response to Re: Coming from nowhere:
    AND THE MANAGER.
    Posted by dannycater


    Jesus Christ could not have managed this team into the playoffs. Give Girardi the Royals roster and see what he can do with that...or our roster for that matter. This is NOT mostly Valentine's fault.
     
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    Jesus Christ would have been fired too if he was 3 games under .500.
     
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    Jesus Christ would have been fired too if he was 3 games under .500.
    Posted by dannycater


    Not with this roster. God is much wiser than that.
     
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    If God was wiser, he'd have given Ben C and Larry L brains instead of some jars listed as "abbynormal"
     
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    Jesus Christ would have been fired too if he was 3 games under .500.
    Posted by dannycater


    If Jesus had gotten fired, it would have been God's will.
     
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    Re: Coming from nowhere

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    In Response to Re: Coming from nowhere : So, the organization should only hire a manager that the players like? Should the players be included in the hiring and firing of management, up and down the line? You are right that some of these players have not responded to Valentine, but would they have responded to anyone? Some may still hold a grudge against the removal of Francona, but that is childish and immature. These guys are professionals and should be able to put personal feelings aside for the good of the team. if they can't do that, then they don't deserve to win, or be part of a winning team.
    Posted by Alibiike



    Nor do they deserve a guaranteed contract.......
     
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    Enough with the fire BV, this team only used him for a excuse to quit.
     
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    In Response to Coming from nowhere :   Can't see it happening, and if management shuts down Crawford, it means their eyes are geared to '13'. I've been hoping for that winning streak all year, but with recent events, I think what matters most to the players is they CTOA.
    Posted by attic-dan




    Can you legally use acronyms to cover up cussing on BDC?  Do you need to be reported?
     
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    Re: Coming from nowhere

    So, WWGD?  Girardi...............
     
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    It's all about attitude, desire, and believing. Someone on this roster needs to rally the troops and if that means calling out players for underperforming and a lack of effort, then so be it! True, but Beckett is the de facto and de jury labor godfather. He makes certain there will be no player accountability.
    Posted by TrotterNixon

    How does he do that?  Is he all powerful?  Is he like a super villian?

     
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