Expectation Hyperbole

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    [QUOTE]If the team felt they didn't need Crawford, they wouldn't have pursued him. They also "felt" they needed Renteria, dumb downer. Crawford returning to the bottom levels of his career averages doesn't justify the signing, dumb downer. As for Oki, it's like golf. To be a good player, you have to score when you aren't swinging well. Oki did that, in his last outing, and came back with his A-game in his next start. Wakefield is the resutls of good ole boy mentaility that you share with many Red Sox fans. He stinks, and he has stunk for a long time. Only luck will keep old Wakefield from getting hammered in his return from the de facto DL. I see our brilliant leader is going to stop tax breaks for "big oil" but not "big labor". Won't that make $4 a gallon prices fall. Air Force One needs to convert to a force of wind power gliders, and make sure the tires are inflated properly. On the days when there are head winds, our leader can peddle a wind cycle on his re-election stump speech tour to the 57 States.
    Posted by BaseballGM[/QUOTE]

    I don't think Oki's stuff has changed for the most part; I just think the league has figured him out,

    Otherwise, this rant sounds very familiar.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Expectation Hyperbole : I can see what you're saying but I really think team chemistry is wayyy overrated. The assumtion is usually that good team chemistry leads to winning- I suspect that it's the other way around: winning leads to good team chemistry
    Posted by TexWrecks[/QUOTE]

     The 04' team really came together when OC hit that clubhouse and Nomar left. All the guys have different handshakes and stuff. The mood in that dugout changed. There is definitly some truth to what Kim said. While I wouldnt say it (Chemistry) is everything , it is definitly a big component and was more prominent on the Sox 04' team after the arrival of OC.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Expectation Hyperbole :  The 04' team really came together when OC hit that clubhouse and Nomar left. All the guys have different handshakes and stuff. The mood in that dugout changed. There is definitly some truth to what Kim said. While I wouldnt say it (Chemistry) is everything , it is definitly a big component and was more prominent on the Sox 04' team after the arrival of OC.
    Posted by southpaw777[/QUOTE]

    Perhaps, but teams that didn't get along (early 70s A's, late 70s NYA, 86 Mets) won too.
     
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    Kim, who is Beni?
     
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    we are all trying to figure out wth has happened to this team - harness is trying to equate expectations and pressure to underperformance and it is a valid point...baseball, more than any other game is mental (maybe golf) because of the slow pace and infrequent action...this is why small things like skipping someone in a rotation or moving them in the batting order sometimes work...these are things that francona has done with some success but if it continues then you know we are in trouble because he is not a manager whose strength is changing it up...andrewmitch has been attacked also for his attacks on crawford but his question on how trading vmart/beltre for agon/crawford made us a better team - he seems to be right that it just gave us too many lefties and a hole at catcher...all this is good stuff and part of the drama of being a sox fan....as for me i am still drinking the kool-aid and predicting 99 wins and a title - and that might make me the biggest fool on this board!
     
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    [QUOTE]On a positive note, I think Salty did well today...offense + defense....he almost threw out Ichiro with a great throw.
    Posted by ampoule[/QUOTE]
     AMP, great call on the Salty throw, that type of throw will give a guy a reputation and keep runners anchored to first base, the arm is a portion of what Theo saw and liked with him. I just don't see a re-run of the Texas Stolen base massacre with him behind the plate.
     
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    THE WAY THE TEAM IS CONSTRUCTED, IT IS DESIGNED
    TO UNDERPERFORM. YOU DON'T BUY TWO LEFTY
    AVERAGE HITTERS AND PUT THEM IN A BALLPARK W.
    A 380 FT RF. NOT WHEN YOU HAVE NO RH POWER TO
    BALANCE IT OUT. AS I HAVE SAID IN MANY POSTS AND
    HAVE BEEN IGNORED IS THAT THERE ARE QUITE A
    FEW GLARING SHORTCOMINGS ON THIS TEAM , THAT
    ARE BASIC AND HAVE NADA TO DO W. TEAM CHEMISTRY.
    1. PAPI IS ON THE DOWNSIDE OF HIS CAREER
    2. DREW IS NOT A DEPENDABLE RUN PRODUCER
    3. YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON PEDEY TO CARRY THE TEAM.
    4. YOUK LOOKS FOR WALKS AND IS STREAKY
    5. WE HAVE NO SOLID CATCHER WHO CAN HIT FOR
    ANY KIND OF POWER OR AVERAGE
    6. WHO EXACTLY IS OUR SHORTSTOP ?
    7. CRAWFORD IS STRICTLY A GLORIFIED PUNCH
    AND JUDY HITTER W. SPEED; ANOTHER CRISP !!
    8. DICE K. WILL BE ON THE INJURED RESERVE SOON.
    9. JENKS TURNED OUT TO BE UNDERWHELMING
    10.FRANCONA IS NOT AN "INSPIRING MANAGER" AND
    THE TEAM JUST FLOATS ALONG WHILE LOSING.
     
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    [QUOTE]what does nyy spending have to do with droping 2 at home vs seatle
    Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely nothing.
     
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    [QUOTE]Do all of you people live in the Pacific timezone or do you have insomnia and never sleep?
    Posted by pike[/QUOTE]

    Why do you care?
     
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    [QUOTE]ScottsdaleLarry- sounds an awful lot like Florida Babe. And he uses hyphens the same as well. Just sayin'.
    Posted by kimsaysthis[/QUOTE]

    Easy with the "investigation" as you like to call it Kim
     
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    Tito doesn't trust him anymore with the game in the balance

    2-0 is a game "in the balance", dumb downer.

    As for not trusting, Wakefield has been pure mop up because he's not trusted with "the game in the balance". Anyone can "start", but not many last very long.
     
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    [QUOTE]Tito doesn't trust him anymore with the game in the balance 2-0 is a game "in the balance", dumb downer. As for not trusting, Wakefield has been pure mop up because he's not trusted with "the game in the balance". Anyone can "start", but not many last very long.
    Posted by BaseballGM[/QUOTE]

    You may be correct in the fact that Wakefield denies a place on the roster for someone else.  Yet, the guy CAN relieve and CAN start and CAN mop up.  His place doesn't have to be as a situational specialist...among other roles.

    I think the biggest positive factor though is that having him cheap on our roster prevents him from being instantly signed by the evil empire or someone else in our division.

    Besides, because he throws a knuckler, he does have the potential to continue on without arm damage.  I don't know how old Wilhelm or Niekro were when they retired, but I'm guessing older than Wakefield.  I guess, because I threw a knuckler in my stud days, I'm a little prejudice.  But, I DO know that sometimes knuckler's work and sometimes not as much.

    Essentialy, because of what he throws, one never knows when his best start or best season will be.  Whatever, I'd hate to see him sign with someone else. .
     
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    Hoyt Wilhelm at Wake's age and beyond:
    Age  W-L  ERA  WHIP
    44   8-3   1.31  1.034  12 svs
    45   4-4   1.73  0.993  12 svs
    46   7-7   2.19  0.923  14 svs
    47   6-5   3.40  1.402  13 svs
    48   0-1   2.70  0.850    3 svs
    49   0-1   4.62  1.382    1 sv
     
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    Fan and media expectations are less meaningful than team chemistry, which some think has little impact on team performance. I have read books on baseball that claim otherwise, but what do writers know? Players have their own expectations for success, and it is those expectations they try to rise to. The media and the fans are just background noise to them.

    The Yankees are the most successful franchise is MLB history. That's one reason why they pull in the most revenue. I am not afraid to give credit where credit is due. It isn't ever just about money.
     
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    [QUOTE]If the team felt they didn't need Crawford, they wouldn't have pursued him. They also "felt" they needed Renteria, dumb downer. Crawford returning to the bottom levels of his career averages doesn't justify the signing, dumb downer. As for Oki, it's like golf. To be a good player, you have to score when you aren't swinging well. Oki did that, in his last outing, and came back with his A-game in his next start. Wakefield is the resutls of good ole boy mentaility that you share with many Red Sox fans. He stinks, and he has stunk for a long time. Only luck will keep old Wakefield from getting hammered in his return from the de facto DL. I see our brilliant leader is going to stop tax breaks for "big oil" but not "big labor". Won't that make $4 a gallon prices fall. Air Force One needs to convert to a force of wind power gliders, and make sure the tires are inflated properly. On the days when there are head winds, our leader can peddle a wind cycle on his re-election stump speech tour to the 57 States.
    Posted by BaseballGM[/QUOTE]

    You better start getting another identity together soon Softy. It's stuff like the above which gets you there.

    How did Wakefield do today Softy?
     
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    "Anyone can "start", but not many last very long".   Softlaw (GM).


    Wake is a proven starter - a 193-game winner. He has lasted!
    Oki is the one who is blocking a roster spot. That spot should go to a guy who can get lefty hitters out in critical game situations, not "high-leverage mop-up".


    Geo makes a very credible point: The slow pace of baseball can be altered by a seemingly insignificant occurrence. That's the beauty of the game.

    Players trying to meet unrealistic expectation tend to come out of their game.
    Crawford signed a huge contract that probably surprised him more so than any fan. He is pressing trying to live up to it. In addition, Tito began hitting him 3rd, which added more pressure.
    Instead of doing the things that got him to this point, CC tried to be something he's not.

    Ellsbury wants to put last year behind him, and in his haste, he was trying to do too much. CRAWBURY stalled as a result.

    The expectations players put on themselves is reflective of fan expectation.
     
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    Carl Crawford has a lifetime .337 OBP - what are the expectations?
     
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    I'd say expectations are closer to his prime years - appx. .350 OBP.
     
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    I think until this team starts hitting the longball, they will live and die with CRAWBURY. If CRAWBURY heats up in May, their record will reflect it.
     
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    Seattle had the worst offense in the AL, a year ago. This year, there is only one team worse in OPS. They are a terrible offensive team. As I said before this game, Wakefield going a few innings and getting lucky does not validate the fact he is a waste of a roster spot. A revolving door of AAA'ers could have gone 5 and change, Aceves to name one. Except Aceves is a legitimate decent pen option, as well, unlike Wakefield. Wakefield needs to go, and this fumes off the de facto DL merely confirms it. Tito took him out because it was miracle he lasted that long.

    Harness, as usual, doing back flips over Wakefield going 5 and change against one of the worst offensive team in the AL. As for "Crawbury", until the team starts driving the ball with runners on, the record will be more like April. Ortiz was the key, today.
     
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    Why is it you made no mention of this horrid Seattle offense when Oki faced them?
    No clown, the key to this game was Wake. He enabled the team to win a game started by the reigning CY winner.

    Crawbury delivered the winning blow.

    You just cut n' pasted yourself into a corner.
     
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    Wake isn't the "key" to any game. "Crawbury" didn't "deliver" the winning blow. Ortiz delivered the "winning blow". And Varitek's magic fingers were on the bench.
     
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    Crawford delivered the winning run.
    Try and keep up.
     

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