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    I always thought he was a good ballplayer, and arguably the best defensive 1B in MLB, but now he's hitting .335 as well? WOW. TB did well in replacing Pena.
     
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    WE ALREADY HAVE A FIRST BASEMAN. THE LAST THING WE NEED
    IS ANOTHER LEFT HANDED HITTER. GOOD THOUGH HE MAY BE,
    WHO IS HE GONNA REPLACE. HE WAS A RED SOX TEAM MEMBER
    SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND WAS NOT RE-SIGNED. SO WHAT'S THE
    ISSUE. THE RED SOX NEED RIGHT HANDED POWER. A GUY LIKE
    DAVID WRIGHT WOULD REALLY HELP IF YOUKILIS IS NOT
    WHAT HE WAS...BUT THE METS WOULD NOT LET HIM GO. I DON'T
    KNOW WHAT HIS CONTRACT SITUATION IS. REYES WOULD COST
    TOO MUCH. A GUY LIKE WILLINGHAM WOULD BE IDEAL AS A
    RH BAT BUT HE WOULD NOT LIKE TO SIT...I DON'T THINK, AS
    CC IS OUR LF FOR THE NEXT 6 YEARS.
     
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    Yes I believe president Zillagod should hire the Tampa administrators  as budget directors for his new administration. They know how to cut budgets and get results.
     
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    Kotchman is just having a great year.  I bet he will be back to his normal self next year.
     
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    I heard he had eye problems, and his eyes were fixed. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a fine career from here on out.

    TB did well in replacing Pena.

    If you look at the players TB replaced this year vs how those players did last year and are doing so far this year, their record is remarkable:
       (OPS in '10 / '11) > Replacement(s)
    OF: Crawford (.851 / .683) > Joyce  .844 & Fuld  .677
    1B:  Pena       (.732 / .788) > Kotchman .870
    SS: Bartlett    (.675 / .633) > Rodriguez .651, Brignac .450 & Johnson .579
      (Sidenote: moving Rodriguez to SS allowed Zobrist to play 2B .860 at 2B)
    DH: Aybar      (.651 /.000) >  Damon  .710
    SP: Garza    (15-10 3.91 / 5-9 3.81) >  Hellickson 10-8  3.22 & Cobb 3-2  3.42
    RP: Soriano  (45 sv 1.73 / Injured) >  Farnsworth 21 svs  1.96 ERA
    RPs: Benoit, Wheeler, Balfour & Cormier>
         > Peralta (3.50/1.037), Cruz (3.96/1.293), Russell (3.03/1.561), Ramos (4.50/1.471)

    Zobrist at 2B > TB 2B 2010
    Joyce & Fuld > Crawford in 2011 and close to Crawford/Zobrist 2010.
    Kotchman > 2010 and 2011 Pena.
    Damon > 2010 & 2011 Aybar
    Bartlett > 2011 SSs (although Rodriguez has a higher 2011 OPS than Bartlett's '11)
    Hellickson/Cobb > Garza (and Sonnanstine)
    Farnsworth > 2011 Soriano
    Benoit/Wheeler/Balfour/Cormier > 2011 set-up guys, but not by much.

    Some reasons TB has slipped: 
    1) Longoria was hurt and has underperformed.
    2) David Price has not pitched as well as expected.
    3) Worse catcher numbers
    4) Sox and Yanks are killers in the same division.
    5) Loss of leadership (Bartlett, CC, Pena, Garza)
    6) Losing close games that they won last year (timely hitting and pen).
     
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    Kot is simply getting better. Expect same in 2012.

     
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    I always thought he was a good ballplayer, and arguably the best defensive 1B in MLB, but now he's hitting .335 as well? WOW. TB did well in replacing Pena.
    Posted by nhsteven


    Hey NH, I always liked this kid as well, guess i was surprised to see that he actually had eye problems. I wish him the best, seems like a classy ballplayer.
     
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    Hey, promise; and agreed.
     
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    In Response to Re: Kotchman:
    Hey, promise; and agreed.
    Posted by nhsteven


    Looks like we have a heck of a September and October coming up between The Yanks and the Sox. It should be fun!
     
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    This is the Red Sox front burner...right?
     
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    In Response to Re: Kotchman:
    This is the Red Sox front burner...right?
    Posted by tcal2-


    Point? We were discussing a former Sox player and it evolved to the Sox Yankee's in September Oct. You know you dont have to read it if you don't like the thread title! Man im starting to think everyone here has an issue!
     
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    In Response to Kotchman:
    I always thought he was a good ballplayer, and arguably the best defensive 1B in MLB, but now he's hitting .335 as well? WOW. TB did well in replacing Pena.
    Posted by nhsteven


    Boston had both Kotch and Pena - and got little in return for either.
    They took Hinske over Pena and let the local boy go - and he helped turn the Rays into a credible nemesis.

    Kotch brought MR. Versatility, the great man w/no team: Bill Hall.
     
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    In Response to Re: Kotchman:
    In Response to Kotchman : Boston had both Kotch and Pena - and got little in return for either. They took Hinske over Pena and let the local Boy go - and he helped turn the Rays into a credible nemesis. Kotch brought MR. Versatility, the great man w/no team: Bill Hall.
    Posted by harness


    This wasn't a critique of the RS FO; all FO's aren't perfect; just look at the Yankees.
     
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    Wasn't Kotchman a Red Sox for only a few weeks?

    While we are at it, let's begin a thread for former Red Sox, #22, Willy Mo Pena.  :)
     
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    I heard he had eye problems, and his eyes were fixed. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a fine career from here on out. Posted by moonslav59


    If that is all that was holding Casey back, then I think his best days are ahead (inlcuding this season).

    I'm impressed...who's your source?  :o) 
     
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    Kotchman was terrible in his Sox run as was Mankayvitch, they just didn't hit for the team in their roles. I'm happy for Kotch, but I'll take the QuickSand MVP.
     
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    In Response to Kotchman:
    I always thought he was a good ballplayer, and arguably the best defensive 1B in MLB, but now he's hitting .335 as well? WOW. TB did well in replacing Pena.
    Posted by nhsteven


    Chalk it up to sometimes it's better to be lucky, than good!

    I agree Kotchman's good ball player and an A plus defender. Once hightly touted prospect who  came up through the Angel's system had a pretty good rookie year but never has achived that type of success since. He's been given three chances to win an everyday job but has failed to hit consistantly...
     
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    In Response to Re: Kotchman:
    In Response to Re: Kotchman : If that is all that was holding Casey back, then I think his best days are ahead (inlcuding this season). I'm impressed...who's your source?  :o) 
    Posted by SinceYaz


    yeah Yaz..he had Lasik like Macann in Atlanta did...
     
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    Remember, players do get better and leave career averages and play for many years based upon their career high years. Kotchman is young and will play the next 3 or 4 years as an elite average and OBP hitter with a little pop. Pay no attention to Kotchman's career averages, as Theo always pounces on career high years.
     
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    In Response to Re: Kotchman:
    In Response to Kotchman : Chalk it up to sometimes it's better to be lucky, than good! I agree Kotchman's good ball player and an A plus defender. Once hightly touted prospect who  came up through the Angel's system had a pretty good rookie year but never has achived that type of success since. He's been given three chances to win an everyday job but has failed to hit consistantly...
    Posted by Beantowne


    Kotch hasn't stuck anywhere very long because of this.  He's a strange player to predict, great glove, little power and normally very unpredictable offense.
     
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    Why the thread on this guy? He's been long gone.
     
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    Kotchman never had a chance in Beantown. You must produce immediately here. The forum almost shipped Pedroia out of town before he rented an apartment. This is a mean place. Poor Renteria.
     
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    Remember, players do get better and leave career averages and play for many years based upon their career high years. Kotchman is young and will play the next 3 or 4 years as an elite average and OBP hitter with a little pop. Pay no attention to Kotchman's career averages, as Theo always pounces on career high years

    Sarcasm notwithstanding, look at Sandy Koufax's career. Good thing he didn't know about the "law" of career averages.
     
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