For what it's worth

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    For what it's worth

    That was maybe their best game (or my favorite one) last night.

    I believe they have bottomed out.

    I believe they will start to get healthy and we will see a much better team.

    However, they are what they are - Theo still did a ton of damage, Crawford is the worst signing ever, and even though Beckett will go on a nice run here you can count on him to fall apart in August.  Plus, playing in NL parks the only sensisble thing is to put AG in RF and Ortiz @ 1B and that isn't optimal.

    They have turned the corner.  Unfortunately, the alley they are on is leading to no where....But, at least they will be much more enjoyable to watch now.....and for now, I'll take it.
     
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     FWIW, I like Ben C's small deals in the offseason, decision to use Bard as a starter, Bobby V's handling of the bullpen and starters and lineups, etc. 

    The rotation has now had six straight good to excellent starts, and the bullpen has been terrific for over three weeks and over half the season to date.  The lineup is hardly stellar but is producing the second most runs in the AL.  Yes, they struggle against really good pitching, but that's what really good pitching can do. 

    Ben C and Bobby V have no hesitation in moving guys back and forth to Pawtucket, where Mortensen, who was lights out for Boston, is right now. 

    Cafardo and others have argued regularly that Bard should never have started but I defy anyone to show me the bullpen needs him.  The rotation, on the other hand, has struggled for most of the season to date. 

    Infield defense is fine.  Outfield is shaky, but I'll take the outfield production with the mistakes given the absence of Ells and CC.  Ross is 2d on the team in rbi's, a far cry from good field no hit JD Drew and others last year.  Nava was a terrific bring-up even though he could well fade. 

    Theo made some rotten deals, but he did leave the farm system in decent shape with some good ones down there still waiting for a callup. 

    Bobby V showed a fine touch with his pitchers last night, and how about bringing in Salty to hit for Shoppach and then catch the 9th for Aceves 8th save?  The overwhelming majority of posters on here wanted to ride Salty out of town on a rail even though there were early signs--notably with the bullpen--that Salty wasn't half bad with the pitchers.  And he can hit.  Between them, he and Shoppach have the worst SB percentage, around 86%, in MLB, but so far opposing teams have not been running wild. 
     
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    Well, when they are healthy I like this configuration:

    1  Ellsbury L CF
    2  Pedey R 2B
    3  Ortiz L DH
    4  Youk R 3B
    5  Gonzo L 1B
    6  Ross R LF
    7  Sweeney L RF
    8  Salty S C
    9  Aviles R SS

    Bench:  Shoppach, Crawford (L), Iglessias, Middlebrooks

    You got your back-up catcher, a pinch runner (or 2 or 3), an extra OF, a Middle Infielder, a guy who can back up Youk, and RH Pinch Hitter

    1  Lester L
    2  Beckett R
    3  Buck R
    4  Doubrant L
    5  Dice R

    Pen: 

    1  Bailey R Closer
    2  Bard RH Set Up Man
    3  Morales LH Set Up Man
    4  Aceves R - 6th and 7th Inning - can get you the K in a jam
    5  Hill - LH Long Man
    6  Padilla RH Long Man
    7  Battle for it - but I prefer a long man given our starters have trouble going 6, if not a left handed specialist would be nice but that's not on our roster now:  Advantage:  Acthinson (maybe Miller since he could be both)

    Now, all of a sudden our stength is the pen........The starters only need to give you 5 strong, no more than 6.  Bobby has shown he has a quick hook and has been finding his way around the relievers (ala Scoscia 2002)

    Our defensive is solid and we are going to score runs

    I think this alignment gives us the best chance to win the most # of games
     
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    Gonzo batting 5th and after Youk? Surely u jest sir!
     
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    your top prospect who is still young and developing on the bench????
     
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    I like Middlebrooks batting 5th..... Youk better use what is left of his legs to play LF.
     
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    [QUOTE]Gonzo batting 5th and after Youk? Surely u jest sir!
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Yes, that is ideal but if he continues to struggle you move him down of course
     
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    [QUOTE]your top prospect who is still young and developing on the bench????
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh[/QUOTE]

    Valid point but who else would you want on your bench?  Punto?

    Also, WM would see time and would get into games.


     
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    Dad & Bill-806 CONCUR !!!!!
     
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    [QUOTE]I like Middlebrooks batting 5th..... Youk better use what is left of his legs to play LF.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    It would be great if Youk could play LF but I am not sure that he can.  At the very least, he'd need to get some starts there in AAA and receive a lot of coaching and OT practices. 

    It may actually be safer to suggest using Youk at 1B and trying AG in LF.....I don't know but none of it is ideal.  Theo wanted Adrian G over Adrian B and this is the hand we have to play w/ now
     
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    I'd rather have AGon/Middlebrooks than Youk/Beltre..... 
     
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    [QUOTE]I'd rather have AGon/Middlebrooks than Youk/Beltre..... 
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    that works but you are assuming WM is the real deal.  Remember, for 3 consecutive years Youk was a Top 10 Hitter in all of baseball (plus argueably the best defensive 1B) and you just don't go out replace that........
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: For what it's worth : Valid point but who else would you want on your bench?  Punto? Also, WM would see time and would get into games.
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    True, but Middlebrooks may be the solution at 3rd for the next 5+ years, why mess with his development.  BUT! if sending him to AAA is the answer, then I would hope to see him back up in August for some reinforcement. 

    Also (if we make it) he should be on the roster for the playoffs

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: For what it's worth : True, but Middlebrooks may be the solution at 3rd for the next 5+ years, why mess with his development.  BUT! if sending him to AAA is the answer, then I would hope to see him back up in August for some reinforcement.  Also (if we make it) he should be on the roster for the playoffs
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh[/QUOTE]

    We won't make it.  It will end more like 2002 than 2011 though......
     
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