Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense

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    Thank you, amatuer psychologists, but I am perfectly healthy. You are the same people that believe homosexuality is a physical manifestation rather than a psychological deficiancy, which makes sense to your incorrect snap judgements.
     
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    That may be correct about softy, but I don't think this guy is the real softy.  The real softy is missing.  Billyboy or whatever had confronted bettersoftthanlaw in earlier posts for following him and impersonating him.  Of course, I would never put it past someone so narcissistic to create an alter ego and argue with himself....he seems to enjoy being in disagreement with everyone and everything. 
    Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh


    You can say that again...
     
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    Thank you, amatuer psychologists, but I am perfectly healthy. You are the same people that believe homosexuality is a physical manifestation rather than a psychological deficiancy, which makes sense to your incorrect snap judgements.
    Posted by bettersoftthanlaw


    ummmmm riiiiiight. I don't think I've ever made any posts sharing my views on homosexuality, and It's also a taaaad bit off topic.  And just for the record suggesting that homosexuality is some type of disorder is the same type of talk that spawns bigotry and hate......but I wouldn't expect anything less from sof.......OMG IT IS YOU!!!!

     
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    I think betterthansoftlaw does a great impersonation of the real softy, only funnier. He obviuously is well versed in softy lore, so he must be a regular.
     
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    I think betterthansoftlaw does a great impersonation of the real softy, only funnier. He obviuously is well versed in softy lore, so he must be a regular.
    Posted by moonslav59

    Leave the impersonations for Pike and Harness, Moonslow. I don't need to fall to such a level.
     
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    perfect!

    Laughing
     
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    OMG, perhaps he's southern kin?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5aNn4Sfmas
     
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    "You are the same people that believe homosexuality is a physical manifestation rather than a psychological deficiancy, which makes sense to your incorrect snap judgements."

    The former view has been validated through careful research not snap judgements. The latter view is based on prejudice which is hauntingly familiar to how you place players in a hate zone and nothing they can do on the field can get them out of it. So, in a sense, the shoe does fit you. Of course, like most folks who indulge in prejudice you have scurried around and gathered some questionable "facts" to support your conclusions. As certain players continue to defy your condemnations, it makes it that much harder for you to engage in a rational discourse. But of course that's how you like it. 

    There would be an easy way around all of this for you: to admit that you are wrong every now and then. Even the smartest baseball minds are wrong. In fact, the enduring appeal of sports has a lot to do with the fact that outcomes are unpredictable. The desire to be right at all times is a pathology as well. 

    Since you seem to be interested in pathology, I'll refer you to some very interesting stuff on pathological narcissism: 


    I'm not in a position to diagnose you but I must say some of the info here hits close to home, eh? 

    Examples: 

    ""The pathological narcissist, in my view, is a person obsessed with matters of superiority and inferiority, in both the moral and the material spheres. The pathological narcissist maintains a tight grip on a brittle, delusional sense of omnipotent superiority as a defense against deeply repressed shame, and feelings of inferiority and envy, which have typically been traumatically instilled and reinforced in the family of origin.... the pathological narcissist comes to believe in his unquestionable righteousness, viewing those who disagree or challenge him as hostile, cruel, crazy, ignorant, and/or morally repulsive. Because the pathological narcissist believes he is always right, never wrong, those who have any conflict or grievance with him are kept on the defensive because, according to the pathological narcissist, they are always wrong, never right. The pathological narcissist portrays his opponents and rivals as crazy, inferior, and/or as morally reprehensible. The obsession with unassailable, unimpeachable perfection represents the narcissist's desperate need for control and is the link between narcissism and authoritarianism."

    I would ask my fellow board members if this reminds you of anyone. :)
     
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    Seriously, Ellsbury seems to be emerging into a Rickey Henderson type force in the leadoff spot right before our eyes.
    Posted by carnie


    Hey carnie,

     Looks like they'll archive this soon.  SO FEW REPLIES!!!!!   :o)
     
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    Do you think Ellsbury will ask for Crawford money in order for the Sox to lock him up?
     
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    Do you think Ellsbury will ask for Crawford money in order for the Sox to lock him up?
    Posted by cpjohn1


    And then some!  My guess is Boras wants 160+ . Jake is developing into a far better hitter than Crawford.  This season Jake's stats are (so far ) above anything Crawford did last season which was his best ever.  Jakes OPS in '11 .884 Crawford's last season .851.
     
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    Do you think Ellsbury will ask for Crawford money in order for the Sox to lock him up?
    Posted by cpjohn1
    I think if they offered him the same contract as Crawford it would get it done. While it would be nice to see Jake locked up now imo, I also don't see the harm in waiting a year or so to get it done either.
     
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    I dont think the choice is ours: it is all up to Bora$$ and I don't recall him ever extending for bigtime money. He loves to go FA and get out his glossy player portfolio to lug from team to team.
     
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    I dont think the choice is ours: it is all up to Bora$$ and I don't recall him ever extending for bigtime money. He loves to go FA and get out his glossy player portfolio to lug from team to team.
    Posted by moonslav59
    True enough. I think that may be a good thing in this case. As good as Ells has been this year, I wouldn't mind seeing him do it at this level for at least a year or two before the Sox committed to him long term.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : True enough. I think that may be a good thing in this case. As good as Ells has been this year, I wouldn't mind seeing him do it at this level for at least a year or two before the Sox committed to him long term.
    Posted by carnie
    I don't think they can really afford to commit Carl Crawford years & dollars to Ellsbury.

    The most likely track is that the RS and Ellsbury work through the arbitration years and the RS collect their picks at the conclusion of the relationship or somebody absolutely falls out of bed in a trade scenario at some point.

    So somewhere in the not too distant future the endless Ellsbury bashing by he who I have put on ignore will gracefully end, with the troll insisting to the end he was right. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : I don't think they can really afford to commit Carl Crawford years & dollars to Ellsbury. The most likely track is that the RS and Ellsbury work through the arbitration years and the RS collect their picks at the conclusion of the relationship or somebody absolutely falls out of bed in a trade scenario at some point. So somewhere in the not too distant future the endless Ellsbury bashing by he who I have put on ignore will gracefully end, with the troll insisting to the end he was right. 
    Posted by fivekatz
    That's always a possibility too, especially if the FA/Draft Pick system is still in place. I do think the Sox could afford both Crawford and Ells though. It would definitely cost them in luxury tax $$$, but if you have to compete in the same division as the Yankees...
     
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    We can afford Ellsbury at near CC numbers, but would have to rely on kids to fill other key roles.

    We will lose Drew's $14M/yr, and maybe Scutaro's $5.5M, Papi's $12.5M, Papelbon's $10.33M, Wheeler $3M, and more.

    It would be tight, but I think we could keep Papi, Paps and extend Ellsbury and still stay under the cap if we went with Reddick/Kalish/others in RF, Lowrie, Navarro, and Iglesias at SS, and no new FA pitchers. We'd likely have issues down the line: extending Buch and eventually replacing Papi and upgrading the pitchers.
     
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    We can afford Ellsbury at near CC numbers, but would have to rely on kids to fill other key roles. We will lose Drew's $14M/yr, and maybe Scutaro's $5.5M, Papi's $12.5M, Papelbon's $10.33M, Wheeler $3M, and more. It would be tight, but I think we could keep Papi, Paps and extend Ellsbury and still stay under the cap if we went with Reddick/Kalish/others in RF, Lowrie, Navarro, and Iglesias at SS, and no new FA pitchers. We'd likely have issues down the line: extending Buch and eventually replacing Papi and upgrading the pitchers.
    Posted by moonslav59
    Buch is under control through 2017 at this point.

    I would think any extension would probably only take Ellsbury through 3 years, with an option perhaps for a 4th. The package probably would end up at $36M - $40M with an AAV of $12M?

    But it doesn't fit the profile of how Boras advises clients, so I sincerely doubt the RS can get that done.
     
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    Jitterbug Jake with another dinger tonight. If he keeps this up he'll be a 30/30 guy this year.
     
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    Seriously, Ellsbury seems to be emerging into a Rickey Henderson type force in the leadoff spot right before our eyes.
    Posted by carnie


    After another good night ...   only those born blind can really argue how much of a force he has become.
     
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    Jitterbug Jake with another dinger tonight. If he keeps this up he'll be a 30/30 guy this year.
    Posted by carnie

    Don't forget that he will also drive in 120 runs, hit .350, and boost his OBP to .500. The Hall of Fame voters are drooling right now.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : Don't forget that he will also drive in 120 runs, hit .350, and boost his OBP to .500. The Hall of Fame voters are drooling right now.
    Posted by bettersoftthanlaw
    Probably not. But 30 and 30 could become a reality this year.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : Don't forget that he will also drive in 120 runs, hit .350, and boost his OBP to .500. The Hall of Fame voters are drooling right now.
    Posted by bettersoftthanlaw



    ...and one scared poster rat.
     
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    More likely 25/50 but still rare and excellent!  Remy compared him to Bobby Bonds without the high strikeout rate, which is apt.
     
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    In Response to Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense : ...and one scared poster rat.
    Posted by harness


    Don't worry, his rhetoric won't change, even if Kemp hits .200.
     
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