Napoli signed..........now how about some pitching??

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    Napoli signed..........now how about some pitching??

    what's Ben's move in that regard? Patiently waiting.

     
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    A pitcher or two be signed first and see were the market heads first.

     
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    I like Edwin Jackson, haven't heard much about him...

     
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    In response to Iceman4's comment:
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    what's Ben's move in that regard? Patiently waiting.

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    Too many pitchers's asking price is ridiculous too high.  Grienke wanted like 7 years deal.  Sanchez is looking for 5 plus years deal eventhought the latest rumor stated that Tigers offered him 4 years deal, Kuroda signed with the Yankees for 15 mm, and few other pitchers who are probably outside of the top best 10 available pitchers are already signed a big fat contract such as Guthrie, etc.  Also Boston did talked to few teams to get Josh Johnson before he went to Toronto and Shield of Tampa who is probably will never even bother to talk to Boston.  There are few more other pitchers such as Haren and Lohse, but like I said, they are taking their time to try to find their best offer.

    So therefore, what should Boston do?   Boston isnt going to throw out 4 to 5 plus years deal to these crappy pitchers!!!

     
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    would like at least two proven pitchers signed to go with what we have.

    would really like the impossible and see Ben trade for an ACE

     
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     Dan Haren , Josh Hamilton and go get on the plane back home

     
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    I think hiring who we did in our new manager is like having a new ace on the staff.  He knows the current saff and knows the league.  Bet he has Ben pick up some young starter and makes an ace out of him.   

     
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    Dickey from the Mets for Saltalamacchia and maybe a mid level prospect appears to be a place to start to add to the rotation.  He may not be Sandy Koufax in his prime, but he did win the Cy Young last year.

    The Mets apparently do not think that they can sign him, they need some help behind the plate and in the power department, Saltalamacchia is only signed for one year and the Sox need an innings eating starter who is healthy.

    Nice to think of getting a number one pitcher, but without giving up probably the 4 best prospects it is highly unlikely.

     
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    Dickey from the Mets for Saltalamacchia and maybe a mid level prospect appears to be a place to start to add to the rotation.  He may not be Sandy Koufax in his prime, but he did win the Cy Young last year.

    The Mets apparently do not think that they can sign him, they need some help behind the plate and in the power department, Saltalamacchia is only signed for one year and the Sox need an innings eating starter who is healthy.

    Nice to think of getting a number one pitcher, but without giving up probably the 4 best prospects it is highly unlikely.

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    I think Sox can do a lot better than Dickey.  I agree Dickey earned his award past season but I just don't see a good fit for Dickey in AL East.  Plus, we don't have Varitek to catch the knuckleballs.  

     
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    I wouldn't feel comfortable giving up anything for a 38 year old one year wonder. There are better, younger options for the rotation.

     
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    R.A. Dickey is the man.  Great story.  Great season.

    But, my prophecy-eye shows disaster with R.A. in the AL East.

    Knucklegeddon.

     

     
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    Not sure if this rumor is true or not, but apparantly the Mets want Boegarts and Bradley for Dickey, lmao.

     
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    Not sure if this rumor is true or not, but apparantly the Mets want Boegarts and Bradley for Dickey, lmao.

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    The mets backed down on the deal.Sox refuse to throw in Wakefield 

     
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    Dickey from the Mets for Saltalamacchia and maybe a mid level prospect appears to be a place to start to add to the rotation.  He may not be Sandy Koufax in his prime, but he did win the Cy Young last year.

    The Mets apparently do not think that they can sign him, they need some help behind the plate and in the power department, Saltalamacchia is only signed for one year and the Sox need an innings eating starter who is healthy.

    Nice to think of getting a number one pitcher, but without giving up probably the 4 best prospects it is highly unlikely.

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    I think Sox can do a lot better than Dickey.  I agree Dickey earned his award past season but I just don't see a good fit for Dickey in AL East.  Plus, we don't have Varitek to catch the knuckleballs.  

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    Varitek typically didn't catch Wakefield.  It was always out backup catcher who was here for Wake.  Remember Mirabelli's "triumphant" return?

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    I only want Dickey signed if the MA. State Police agree to waive the fee for Mirabelli's motorcade escort to Fenway.

     
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    I think Signing napoli helps two problems. One it fills the hole at first base but second. It gives John Lackey the Catcher hes had the most succes with ( have you seen Lackeys numbers when Napoli is Catching him they are Quite good if you havent). If Lackey ends up having success with Napoli as his catcher then i think Napoli will end up catching more games than we are all expecting.  

     
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    I think Signing napoli helps two problems. One it fills the hole at first base but second. It gives John Lackey the Catcher hes had the most succes with ( have you seen Lackeys numbers when Napoli is Catching him they are Quite good if you havent). If Lackey ends up having success with Napoli as his catcher then i think Napoli will end up catching more games than we are all expecting.  

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    i think hes going to end up catching more games than we expect anyway (unless you seen him as our catcher in the first place). i think we are also going to target swisher and split 1st base between naps and swish and catching duties with Naps and Ross

     
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    I like your thinkin Mef.

     
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    Swisher plays a mean OF. Mean as in F-in' terrible. 

     
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    In response to xXR3S1NXx's comment:
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    I think Signing napoli helps two problems. One it fills the hole at first base but second. It gives John Lackey the Catcher hes had the most succes with ( have you seen Lackeys numbers when Napoli is Catching him they are Quite good if you havent). If Lackey ends up having success with Napoli as his catcher then i think Napoli will end up catching more games than we are all expecting.  

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    Lackey needs more than Napoli to be effective, especially at Fenway. Have you seen his numbers there?

     
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    Swisher plays a mean OF. Mean as in F-in' terrible. 

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    try to be objective here...

     
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    I hope Ben signs both McCarthy and Marcum. 

     
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    Swisher plays a mean OF. Mean as in F-in' terrible. 

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    try to be objective here...

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    While I disagree with the brutish style of the delivery, I do agree with the sentiment:  Swisher is a liability in the field.  There are positions in which you can get away with that in Fenway, namely left field.  But right field is the opposite.  Crucial to have a competent fielder in Fenway right.  Its the reason I always championed JD Drew despite his general offensive underperformance.  In my eyes, Fenway right is like shortstop:  I'll take sacrificed offense for a good defender who can play the angles in the corner and can track going into center.  I like Swish.  I like his heart.  I like his hitting approach.  But I really don't want him as an everyday rightfielder for the Sox.

     
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    Swisher plays a mean OF. Mean as in F-in' terrible. 

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    try to be objective here...

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    While I disagree with the brutish style of the delivery, I do agree with the sentiment:  Swisher is a liability in the field.  There are positions in which you can get away with that in Fenway, namely left field.  But right field is the opposite.  Crucial to have a competent fielder in Fenway right.  Its the reason I always championed JD Drew despite his general offensive underperformance.  In my eyes, Fenway right is like shortstop:  I'll take sacrificed offense for a good defender who can play the angles in the corner and can track going into center.  I like Swish.  I like his heart.  I like his hitting approach.  But I really don't want him as an everyday rightfielder for the Sox.

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    well hopefully he would spend lots of time at 1st or even LF if gomes isnt playing

     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from SpacemanEephus. Show SpacemanEephus's posts

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    Swisher plays a mean OF. Mean as in F-in' terrible. 

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    try to be objective here...

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    While I disagree with the brutish style of the delivery, I do agree with the sentiment:  Swisher is a liability in the field.  There are positions in which you can get away with that in Fenway, namely left field.  But right field is the opposite.  Crucial to have a competent fielder in Fenway right.  Its the reason I always championed JD Drew despite his general offensive underperformance.  In my eyes, Fenway right is like shortstop:  I'll take sacrificed offense for a good defender who can play the angles in the corner and can track going into center.  I like Swish.  I like his heart.  I like his hitting approach.  But I really don't want him as an everyday rightfielder for the Sox.

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    well hopefully he would spend lots of time at 1st or even LF if gomes isnt playing

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    Yes, and I am entertaining this idea for sure.  1B/LF/DH swing for Swish would be cool.  The only issue I see is the price tag.

     
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    My apologies. I WAS tryin to be a little funny there. You know I've watched my share of Yankee games w/ Swisher & he can be a bit of a train wreck out there. He's slightly less of a plane crash than Manny was. How's that for objectivity? 

     
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