Peter Abraham postseason roster

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    Peter Abraham postseason roster

    I agree with it mostly because to me the choices are clear--

    4 starters--Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Peavy--3 righties.  Abraham has them in the order in which they will pitch. 

    7 relievers--Uehara, Breslow, Tazawa, Morales, Workman, Dempster, Doubront--4 righties

    2 catchers--Ross and Saltalamacchia

    1 DH--Ortiz

    5 infielders--Napoli, Pedroia, Drew, Middlebrooks, Bogaerts

    6 outfielders--Victorino, Ellsbury, Nava, Gomes, Carp, and Berry

    Bradley is out because he can't hit or run the bases, but will be in if Ellsbury or Victorino is hurt.

    McDonald is out because Bogaerts is a better hitter.  If Pedroia is hurt during a game, Drew or Middlebrooks can play 2B. 

    Berry is in because late and close games almost always require a pinchrunner. 

    Lavanway is out because he is distant third at catcher. 

     

     
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    I prefer not to see Doubrount on the post season roster.

    Matt Thornton should be in his place as lefty specialist.

    Morales can do an inning--Thornton can do one guy.

    I can live with the rest--there's not too much to question on selection.

     
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    Thornton is a fine has been... No way to use him except excesive complacency ... To leave out Dubront would be  Unforgiven, he has contributed in a whole team effort... go Sox!

     
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    Re: Peter Abraham postseason roster

    In response to maxbialystock's comment:

    I agree with it mostly because to me the choices are clear--

    4 starters--Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Peavy--3 righties.  Abraham has them in the order in which they will pitch. 

    7 relievers--Uehara, Breslow, Tazawa, Morales, Workman, Dempster, Doubront--4 righties

    2 catchers--Ross and Saltalamacchia

    1 DH--Ortiz

    5 infielders--Napoli, Pedroia, Drew, Middlebrooks, Bogaerts

    6 outfielders--Victorino, Ellsbury, Nava, Gomes, Carp, and Berry

    Bradley is out because he can't hit or run the bases, but will be in if Ellsbury or Victorino is hurt.

    McDonald is out because Bogaerts is a better hitter.  If Pedroia is hurt during a game, Drew or Middlebrooks can play 2B. 

    Berry is in because late and close games almost always require a pinchrunner. 

    Lavanway is out because he is distant third at catcher. 

     




    My only comments to this are:

    • Starting order - Lester, Buccholz, Lackey, Peavy
    • Bullpen - agree with Doubront over Thornton...they'll have a nice L/R mix in the 'pen. Although Thornton might make it too over Berry.
    • Infielders - I think McDonald over Bogaerts because he plays all infield positions and he would be used for defensive purposes late in games.
    • Outfielders - agree, I see Berry making the roster for the first round to fill the Roberts role and as a defensive late game OF replacement.

    Not really much to quibble about it, you go with the guys that got you there.

     
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    Looks good for the divisional.

    if they make it to the ALCS i could see 1 more pitcher / 1 less OF being on the roster.

     
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    I agree with it mostly because to me the choices are clear--

    4 starters--Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Peavy--3 righties.  Abraham has them in the order in which they will pitch. 

    7 relievers--Uehara, Breslow, Tazawa, Morales, Workman, Dempster, Doubront--4 righties

    2 catchers--Ross and Saltalamacchia

    1 DH--Ortiz

    5 infielders--Napoli, Pedroia, Drew, Middlebrooks, Bogaerts

    6 outfielders--Victorino, Ellsbury, Nava, Gomes, Carp, and Berry

    Bradley is out because he can't hit or run the bases, but will be in if Ellsbury or Victorino is hurt.

    McDonald is out because Bogaerts is a better hitter.  If Pedroia is hurt during a game, Drew or Middlebrooks can play 2B. 

    Berry is in because late and close games almost always require a pinchrunner. 

    Lavanway is out because he is distant third at catcher. 

     

     




    My only comments to this are:

     

    • Starting order - Lester, Buccholz, Lackey, Peavy
    • Bullpen - agree with Doubront over Thornton...they'll have a nice L/R mix in the 'pen. Although Thornton might make it too over Berry.
    • Infielders - I think McDonald over Bogaerts because he plays all infield positions and he would be used for defensive purposes late in games.
    • Outfielders - agree, I see Berry making the roster for the first round to fill the Roberts role and as a defensive late game OF replacement.

    Not really much to quibble about it, you go with the guys that got you there.



    Doubt Farrell want both Berry and McDonald on the post season roster where they cant hit as well as Bogaerts.  Meaning one will be the odd man out.  I think Berry will get it cuz he can run.  Bogaerts can play SS, and 3B while Drew can play SS and 2B.  So they do not need McDonald.  Carp can back up at 1B as well Nava can too.  For catching, if Salty and Ross goes down, Napoli can be the third emergency catcher.  Meaning Lavarnway is not needed.

    For pitching, Doubront is done.  He have a fatague arm.  Meaning, it is not worth to have a guy who have a tire arm and have nothing left in him for the post season.  Meaning Thorton get the nod to get on the roster. 

     
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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......

     
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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......



    First of all, we are not going to judge anyone on how well he do in the first two months of the season.   IT is all about the last two months of the season.  Remember, pitcher tend to have tire arm or fatigue arm or elbow issue, etc.  Right now I think Doubront just have a tire arm, and there is nothing left in him.  Cant use a guy who have nothing left in the tank and use him for the post season.   That is why Dempster get the nod over Doubront cuz Dempster is capable to pitch three to four innings a game.

     
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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......

     



    First of all, we are not going to judge anyone on how well he do in the first two months of the season.   IT is all about the last two months of the season.  Remember, pitcher tend to have tire arm or fatigue arm or elbow issue, etc.  Right now I think Doubront just have a tire arm, and there is nothing left in him.  Cant use a guy who have nothing left in the tank and use him for the post season.   That is why Dempster get the nod over Doubront cuz Dempster is capable to pitch three to four innings a game.

     




    Yes but what if you REST Doubbie which you have been doing.....?

     
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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......

     

     



    First of all, we are not going to judge anyone on how well he do in the first two months of the season.   IT is all about the last two months of the season.  Remember, pitcher tend to have tire arm or fatigue arm or elbow issue, etc.  Right now I think Doubront just have a tire arm, and there is nothing left in him.  Cant use a guy who have nothing left in the tank and use him for the post season.   That is why Dempster get the nod over Doubront cuz Dempster is capable to pitch three to four innings a game.

     

     

     




    Yes but what if you REST Doubbie which you have been doing.....?

     



    Resting a fatigue arm pitcher is alot different than resting a positional player who is a bit b@nged up.  

     

     
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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......

     

     

     



    First of all, we are not going to judge anyone on how well he do in the first two months of the season.   IT is all about the last two months of the season.  Remember, pitcher tend to have tire arm or fatigue arm or elbow issue, etc.  Right now I think Doubront just have a tire arm, and there is nothing left in him.  Cant use a guy who have nothing left in the tank and use him for the post season.   That is why Dempster get the nod over Doubront cuz Dempster is capable to pitch three to four innings a game.

     

     

     

     

     




    Yes but what if you REST Doubbie which you have been doing.....?

     

     

     



    Resting a fatigue arm pitcher is alot different than resting a positional player who is a bit b@nged up.  

     

     



    well, you could be right

     

    i am just going off what I saw the extra rest do for Lester and before that, Tazawa too

     

    I think it's worth a try - worst case you don't put him on.  Doubbie has really good stuff and we saw some really good results........Don't count him out yet.  Like I said, the pen is still somewhat open for 1 or 2 slots.....I am not sold on Morales either yet.......

     
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    Remember Morales was on DL in the middle of the summer.  Since he returned to the team, he is alot better bullpen pitcher than Thorton, 

     

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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......

     

     

     

     



    First of all, we are not going to judge anyone on how well he do in the first two months of the season.   IT is all about the last two months of the season.  Remember, pitcher tend to have tire arm or fatigue arm or elbow issue, etc.  Right now I think Doubront just have a tire arm, and there is nothing left in him.  Cant use a guy who have nothing left in the tank and use him for the post season.   That is why Dempster get the nod over Doubront cuz Dempster is capable to pitch three to four innings a game.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     




    Yes but what if you REST Doubbie which you have been doing.....?

     

     

     

     

     



    Resting a fatigue arm pitcher is alot different than resting a positional player who is a bit b@nged up.  

     

     

     

     



    well, you could be right

     

     

    i am just going off what I saw the extra rest do for Lester and before that, Tazawa too

     

    I think it's worth a try - worst case you don't put him on.  Doubbie has really good stuff and we saw some really good results........Don't count him out yet.  Like I said, the pen is still somewhat open for 1 or 2 slots.....I am not sold on Morales either yet.......



    But Morales is pitching a bit better than Thorton.  That is why I rather to have him than Thorton.  Thorton have given up a hit more than not giving up a hit since he was traded to Boston.  So think it will come down to Thorton or Doubront for the last spot of the pitching staff for the post season.

     
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    Remember Morales was on DL in the middle of the summer.  Since he returned to the team, he is alot better bullpen pitcher than Thorton, 

     

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    I think Pete nailed it...Of course, the pen is still isn't 100% finalized.  That will work itself out - starting with how Doubrant does the rest of the season.  For 2 months he was the best starter so I'd like to give him a chance to make the roster.  But I wouldn't hesitate cutting him either.......

     

     

     

     

     



    First of all, we are not going to judge anyone on how well he do in the first two months of the season.   IT is all about the last two months of the season.  Remember, pitcher tend to have tire arm or fatigue arm or elbow issue, etc.  Right now I think Doubront just have a tire arm, and there is nothing left in him.  Cant use a guy who have nothing left in the tank and use him for the post season.   That is why Dempster get the nod over Doubront cuz Dempster is capable to pitch three to four innings a game.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     




    Yes but what if you REST Doubbie which you have been doing.....?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



    Resting a fatigue arm pitcher is alot different than resting a positional player who is a bit b@nged up.  

     

     

     

     

     

     



    well, you could be right

     

     

     

    i am just going off what I saw the extra rest do for Lester and before that, Tazawa too

     

    I think it's worth a try - worst case you don't put him on.  Doubbie has really good stuff and we saw some really good results........Don't count him out yet.  Like I said, the pen is still somewhat open for 1 or 2 slots.....I am not sold on Morales either yet.......

     



    But Morales is pitching a bit better than Thorton.  That is why I rather to have him than Thorton.  Thorton have given up a hit more than not giving up a hit since he was traded to Boston.  So think it will come down to Thorton or Doubront for the last spot of the pitching staff for the post season.

     




    True...Kind of sad that this will be decided by the guy NOT doing the worst instead of the other way around.  There is an outide chance they go w/ 10 guys in the first round too, small but it is still possible.

     
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