Put a Fork in this team

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from georom4. Show georom4's posts

    Re: Put a Fork in this team

    wow - eleven games in and were done?????

    im not happy with musical chars lineups based on lefty-righty matchups...I want the starters to start big games against top pitchers (plenty of time to rest them against sub par lefties as the season heats up) but if the hitters are not hitting and the pitchers are putrid, it doesnt really matter who is doing what and where-

    this is a team failure and I expect it to be turned around (if we can beat the yanks, we can beat anyone) by Mid May.

    If not, then we may need a new manager...
     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from jjkoko. Show jjkoko's posts

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    How about bringing up Linares. Does anyone know how he's doing in triple A.The guy bats righty, doesn't he? Centerfielder has been a disater at the plate and nothing special in the field.
     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from Soxman100. Show Soxman100's posts

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    If the sox start a run in which they go 23-10 (roughly .700 ball) that would put them at 25-19 with 118 games to play then to get to 95 wins we only need to play at  .593 Clip the rest of the way.  My point is Ted Williams didn’t get 4.06 hits per 10 at bats, sometimes he got 2 sometimes he got 7 but by the end of the year that was the accumulated total of a season of streaks and slumps. We are just starting off with the latter and I bet after we finally break out of this slump there will be another one down the road somewhere (hopefully not quite this bad).
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from NAVYMUSTANG. Show NAVYMUSTANG's posts

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    The Colorado Rockies have made a habit of starting slow, 10-15 games below .500 at the break only to charge back and make the playoffs.  People pay too much attention to numbers, tell me what side of an argument you want me to come down on and I'll give you numbers to support.  No team ever came back from an 0-3 LCS deficit before the Sox did.  They're the Sox, it will NEVER be easy, never accomplished without tearing our hearts out before giving us the ultimate prize.
    Deep breaths, who really has Youk batting below .200 for the season?  Crawford is pressing, he'll come around.  Lowrie needs to replace Scutaro, he had some pop and hit for avg in the latter half of last year.  A new pitching coach who needs to COACH Lackey that pitching inside is authorized.  Everything he's thrown in 2 starts has been on the outer half of the zone.  No answers for Dice K other than he's a failed experiment.  Come in off the ledge, shut off the car and open the garage door, the Sox will be fine but it won't be a quick fix.  They WILL hit and WILL pitch.  We went 0-6 against the two teams with the best record in baseball, 2 of 3 from the evil ones took the sting out.  One day at a time.
     
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    Thanks for your gutsy analysis. You really stuck your neck out on this one for us.
     
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    Mazz makes a good point in his column today - regardless of how the Red Sox try to right this ship, there is little flexibility in terms of adding or subtracting pieces between now and the trade deadline. Ellsbury is really the only piece that will bring you back any kind of return.

    The rest have:
    - High contracts (Cameron, Dice-K, etc.)
    - Little value based on skill/numbers (Scutaro, Salty, Wake, bullpen, etc.)
    - Little value based on pending free agency (Papelbon, Drew, Ortiz)
    - Here to stay (Pedroia, Youk, AGon, pitchers, etc.)

    With immovable pieces, you'd have to DFA someone which only adds to the payroll and magnifies the problem.
     
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    no surprise here except that they are actually worse than I had feared. overrated beyond belief in preseason, offseason. tremendous waste of money tied up in no-win players ( see Lackey, Dice-K ). too many lefty hitters (Theo short field is in left ).need serious upgrades @ C,CF,RF and SS to be a real championship team.
     
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    The twins won the world series in 91-0r 92 and started the year 2-9 that year. Theyre hitting the ball hard and sooner than later the ball will find the holes. This team is too good and they will recover from this. and NO, its not rose-covered glasses. Its rational thinking.
     
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    Best.

    (last place)

    Team.

    EVAH!
     
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    TO ADG...I LOVE YOUR POST...IT'S SO ACCURATE. A LOT OF GUYS
    AND GALS AGREE ALSO.. THERE IS BASICALLY TOO MUCH DEAD
    WOOD ON THIS TEAM THAT HAS BEEN HANGING AROUND FOR
    SEVERAL SEASONS AND IT IS NOW SINKING THE TEAM. SALTY
    IS A TRIPLE A PLAYER. WHY MANAGEMENT LIKED HIM IS A REAL
    ENIGMA. HE STINKS .FLAT OUT. VARITEK IS TOO OLD ALSO..
    SO WE HAVE NO CATCHER...A KEY POSITION , AND NO BAT
    THERE. SCUTARO, WAKE, DREW, CAMERON , DICE , LACKEY...
    SHOULD ALL BE GONE. I LIKE JENKS AND ACEVES AND DOU-
    BRONT. BUT WE JUST HAVE NO REAL POWER ON THIS TEAM,
    AND ONCE WE FALL BEHIND, IT'S OVER. WE ARE BASICALLY A
    THIRD PLACE TEAM...AND THAT'S BEING OPTIMISTIC !!
     
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    I'm not sure if it's care, camaraderie or what, but with this team having such an awful end to spring training (losing 12 of last 13 or something close) and now a 2-9 start to the season.... there is just something missing.  It's like they don't care.  I'm sure they do, but with this much talent, and for virtually every phase of the team sucking, there is no explanation.  
     
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    He's hitting .200 for $2M less a year.
     
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    It's the Sox! 

    The bats will come around, can you seriously say the likes of Crawford or Youk will hit .180 all year? Com'on! Some of you guys kill me, I've met homeless drug addicts more positive then some of you.

    Have some faith!   
     
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    What's with Gonzalez and his weak groundouts to second? I thought he was going to pepper the wall. Has he even got a hit to left field. Oh, sorry, I said hit, fooloish me.
     
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    Take off your pink hat and jump of the bandwagon its a whole lot better for the rest of us REAL SOX FANS.
     
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    Put a fork in THEE-ZERO
     
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    I'm pretty much thinking the team will recover, and probably finish over .500, but this is certainly not a playoff caliber team, and this stretch right here will forever haunt them late in the season when they absolutely must make ground.
    Once again my fears v lefties came to fruition as Tito had to go with righties over Ellsbury, Drew and Ortiz because of their failings v. lefties. It's a top heavy lefty lineup and one badly drawn up in the war room for Sox. Carl Crawford is doing exactly what we pretty knew he was capable of doing--underachieve. Right now, it's time to package a deal, one that should involve removal of a starting pitcher with David Ortiz and Marco Scutaro to get something back to jumpstart this squad. The team has no sense of urgency...sad

     
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    As I recall, the Sox started the 2010 season 4-9 and bounced back until a rash of key injuries quashed their playoff hopes. Have faith!
     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from SpacemanEephus. Show SpacemanEephus's posts

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    ADG, this is a great time to switch it up and root for a club that isn't a bunch of bums.
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from cglassanos. Show cglassanos's posts

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    +1 @ Yankeebill, totally agree.  Sox will play well enough to be in the thick of it. 

    I'd also like to address the issue of a stacked roster on paper somehow equaling "WS TITLE ZOMG!!!!".  Everyone knew coming into the season that Beckett, Lackey, and Dice-K were HUGE question marks.  That leaves you two pitchers you can somewhat reliably count on.  If you remove the names "Beckett" and "Lackey" from the on-paper, pre-season rotation and just put in "Pitcher A" and "Pitcher B" as well as their previous years' stats... well, it doesn't spell out "WS TITLE BOO YAH!".

    All things considered I expect the Sox to be above average based on their offensive capability.  The issue of most concern to me is Beckett and Lackey (forget the #5, it clearly ain't gonna work out this year).  If they can find a happy medium between their heyday (did Lackey even have one?) and their low points then I think the Sox will make the playoffs.

    Once you make the playoffs its any team's title to win. 
     
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    Yogi

    No one looks at the standings until the Fourth of July.

    Yogi Berra
     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from royf19. Show royf19's posts

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    Why trade Ortiz? He's been hitting.

     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from Soxman100. Show Soxman100's posts

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    Thats a only a 6 game west cost trip isn't it? even if we spilt (3-3) would not exclude going 23 and 10.

    But more to the point I was not making predictions I was just trying to show that there will be times this year when we play .700+ ball over a strech of games and there will be times when we play sub .500 ball. With 151 games to go we will see some great runs.  
     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from Baba-Yaga. Show Baba-Yaga's posts

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    Theo needs to blow up this team and go on the run in his gorilla suit. Maybe he can still save his career and get a job in the Pirates front office.
     
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    I can't believe so many sox fans are giving up already
     
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