The Red Sox Winning Record Has Been Fool's Gold

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    Re: The Red Sox Winning Record Has Been Fool's Gold

    Frank does have a point.

    Nobody wants to hear it, of course.

    But, it is a good point.

     
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    "piling wins on a cellar-dweller"

    And the Blue Jays aren't cellar-dwellers?  Check the standings. 

     
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    Re: The Red Sox Winning Record Has Been Fool's Gold

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    Frank does have a point.

    Nobody wants to hear it, of course.

    But, it is a good point.



    He may have a point, (mostly on the top of his pointy head) agree or not but he comes accross in an insulting manner to us Red Sox fans. We did take two of three from the Yankees and two of three from Toronto both on the road as well as two out of three from a good Oakland team at Fenway. Granted Tampa Bay is not as good as prior years but they are alway still pretty good and we took three of three. Good team beat up on poor teams and hold thier own with other good teams which is exactly what the Sox are doing so far. 

    The schedule has favored the Sox so far with more home games so that will even out over time but this team so far is doing very well, much better than my prediction. 

    Hetch

     
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    In response to FrankFromGL's comment:

    Good morning to my good Red Sox friends on this forum.

    Piling on wins against the cellar dwellar, Triple A Houston Astros, has been a lot of fool’s gold; you’ve been catching the worst team in MLB. My good friends, you’ve become too smitten with yourselves just because your Sox put some wins together in April.

    Your Sox record when Lester and Buchholtz(who has never pitched 200 or more innings) is a pedestrian 9-7.

    Moreover, your Sox offense has several key players with anemic batting averages:

    Drew=.146; Gomes=.179; Middlebrooks=.202; Saltalamacchia= .239

    And the mighty pitching staff? A closer look exposes its flaws; in fact it looks more like Minnie than Mighty.

    First let’s examine your starting rotation. After your number one and two, you're saddled with end of the rotation pitchers. Lackey is a total unknown. Dempster is a NL finesse pitcher who dramatically failed last year in Texas. Doubront is totally inconsistent; he has an ERA= 4.24.

    Next the highly touted bullpen. Miller ERA=4.76; Mortensen ERA=5.06; Hanrahan ERA=11.57; Wright ERA= 12.27 Aceves and Bard were demoted.

    Remember no World Series Championships are passed out in April.



    You are so wrong Frank.
    - With the guys you mentioned batting sub .239, it's great that they are 18-7. If their hitting picks up, they'll score more runs.

    - Take most teams 1 and 2 away and tell me what you have. Having a 9-7 record with 3-5 is pretty darn good.

    - Demster has 43 K's in 30 innings, and Doubront's ERA of 4.24 for a #4/5 i pretty darn good. Look at other #4's and 5's.

    - Bullpen : Miller and Mortenson are the 6th and 7th pitchers in the bullpen. For those slots, those ERA's are darn good. The other guys (Wright, Aceves and Bard) are no longer on the team.

    - Did you forget about Tazawa, Uehera and Bailey? Hmmm, you didn't mention them.

    - Are the Astros going to lose 162 games? Nope. So going 4-0 against them is better than going 3-1, 2-1, 2-2, 1-2, 1-1 or 0 fer right?

    Those are the series that differentiate better teams from mediocre.

    Lastly, I'd rather be 18-7 at this point and have the best record in baseball than what other teams have done, right?

     

     
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    Its posters like Frank that make me grateful the mods of this site included an IGNORE button!!!

     
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    In response to Hetchinspete's comment:

    If you all are tired of this moronic TROLL from NYC and do not want to read his rants, first why bother to respond at all as he obviously gets off on this and it just fuels the fire for him to post more often and secondly just put him on IGNORE. Problem solved, no more moron. 

    Hetch


    You are right.  Except if he is the same Frank that calls the local radio station he actually lives in Massachusetts.  I put all annoying insulting posters on ignore.  Much more enjoyable that way. 

     
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    Actually I'm pretty happy with how the Sox are doing against teams like Houston.   Seems to me in years past far too often we would do well against the better teams, and throw far too many games to weaker teams away.    The win column does no differentiate between stronger and weaker teams.

     
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    Looks like the Yankees are getting clobbered by those cellar-dwelling Triple A Astros.

     
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    LOL Andy Pettitte has been rocked senseless tonight by the Triple A Astros.  Bad karma from Frank? Laughing

     
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    RS have best run differential in MLB despite some not hitting up to par yet

     
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    Re: Expecting you to deal in reality Has Been Fool's Gold

    fixed...

     
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    In response to crix's comment:

    Looks like the Yankees are getting clobbered by those cellar-dwelling Triple A Astros.




    I like a lot of the Astro players and we may just be seeing the frustrations of being swept in Boston tonight but I'm sure the Yanks don't feel they are a AAA team.

     
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    In response to FrankFromGL's comment:

    Good morning to my good Red Sox friends on this forum.

    Piling on wins against the cellar dwellar, Triple A Houston Astros, has been a lot of fool’s gold; you’ve been catching the worst team in MLB. My good friends, you’ve become too smitten with yourselves just because your Sox put some wins together in April.

    Your Sox record when Lester and Buchholtz(who has never pitched 200 or more innings) is a pedestrian 9-7.

    Moreover, your Sox offense has several key players with anemic batting averages:

    Drew=.146; Gomes=.179; Middlebrooks=.202; Saltalamacchia= .239

    And the mighty pitching staff? A closer look exposes its flaws; in fact it looks more like Minnie than Mighty.

    First let’s examine your starting rotation. After your number one and two, you're saddled with end of the rotation pitchers. Lackey is a total unknown. Dempster is a NL finesse pitcher who dramatically failed last year in Texas. Doubront is totally inconsistent; he has an ERA= 4.24.

    Next the highly touted bullpen. Miller ERA=4.76; Mortensen ERA=5.06; Hanrahan ERA=11.57; Wright ERA= 12.27 Aceves and Bard were demoted.

    Remember no World Series Championships are passed out in April.



    Thats a reasonable "from the book of who cares" viewpoint.

     
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    In response to craze4sox's comment:

    In response to crix's comment:

     

    Looks like the Yankees are getting clobbered by those cellar-dwelling Triple A Astros.

     




    I like a lot of the Astro players and we may just be seeing the frustrations of being swept in Boston tonight but I'm sure the Yanks don't feel they are a AAA team.

     




    I'm sure Frank won't be around for a couple of days now. He has to digest that crow he is eating while the Yanks get pummeled by that AAA team.

     
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    I'm going to laugh hysterically when the Yankee regulars come back and everyone realizes they are a better team NOW!



    Yip, my thought exactly.

     
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    In response to crix's comment:

    Looks like the Yankees are getting clobbered by those cellar-dwelling Triple A Astros.



    The timing of that linescore related to the genesis of the idea behind this thread could not have been better.

     
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    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    Frank does have a point.

    Nobody wants to hear it, of course.

    But, it is a good point.



    On the top of his head.

     
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    Astros 9, Yankees 1.  How sweet it is.  Right Franky? Cool

     
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    What a freaking idiot.




    I put him on ignore about a week ago....you might want to consider doing that.

     
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    "But, it is a good point."

    It's a stupid and bloody obvious point. All dedicated Sox fans are familiar with early season surges and late season swoons. We know full well World Series rings are not handed out in April/May/June. 

    In baseball sweeping even bad teams is no simple thing, but who cares. Well, perhaps Frank does, now that his Yankees are learning that lesson. What would Frank say?

    Bottom line: If the Yankees were in first place Frank would be lording it over us, but since the Sox are in first place he feels a need to undermine it. 

    I can enjoy that the entire AL East is looking up at us right now without reading too much into it. 

    Your current stint as an apologist for Frank's useless contributions and phony "my friends" junkola is not your best look.

     

     
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    What a freaking idiot.

     




     

    I put him on ignore about a week ago....you might want to consider doing that.




    I'll continue to read Frank's comments because he provides a lot of levity; "Good morning my good friends" LOL.

     
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    Re: The Red Sox Winning Record Has Been Fool's Gold

    looks like the Power Rankings beg to differ.....MLB Power Rankings

     David Ortiz  

    Kansas City makes the biggest jump this week, up to No. 5

     

    1. Red Sox (18-7) - The Red Sox are back and so is Big Papi, who hasn’t seemed to skip a step after missing the beginning of the season. One month in the books and Boston is sitting on top of the AL East standings.

    2. Rangers (16-9) - The lineup has turned the power back on, and young, inexperienced pitchers Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm are looking like seasoned veterans after the news that ace Matt Harrison will be out until July.

    3. Braves (15-9) - The Braves aren’t quite as dominant as they were at the beginning of the season, but are still strong with Justin Upton’s slugging -- if he can continue his hot streak.

    4. Rockies (15-10) - This season’s biggest surprise hasn’t let down yet. The Rockies are showing the baseball world they have their eyes set on another long October playoff run.

    5. Royals (13-9) - The Royals are still sitting on top of their division at the end of April, making themselves at home for the long haul of the season if the excellent pitching and hitting can continue.

    6. Cardinals (14-10) - Four teams look to be strong enough to take the NL Central, but the Cardinals are always one of the toughest outs in the division. Strong pitching and timely hitting makes a winning formula in St. Louis.

    7. Giants (13-12) - What’s wrong with Matt Cain? The pitcher isn’t anywhere near the level of success he had last season, but at least the Giants are getting contributions from other sources to remain one of the league’s best.

    8. Tigers (13-10) - Swept by the Angels, then gets a sweep against the Braves; these Tigers are hard to figure out. If Anibal Sanchez can even come close to repeating his 17 strikeout outing against Atlanta, Detroit can go far this season.

    9. Orioles (15-10) - There appears to be no slowing down the Orioles' lineup as long as Chris Davis and Adam Jones keep hitting. The rotation is starting to show signs of improvement, making Baltimore a dangerous opponent.

    10. Athletics (14-12) - It was a rough week for the Athletics, losing three straight series. After being one of the best teams rolling out of the gates, Oakland has fallen flat as the first month of the season reaches an end.

    11. Nationals (13-12) - The Nationals were below .500 for the first time since 2011 after getting swept by the Cardinals, but made a comeback looking dominant against another highly ranked opponent in the Reds to get back on track.

    12. Yankees (15-9) - No Derek Jeter? No problem. The shortstop vows to play again this season, but the Yankees appear to doing just fine without their captain. Mariano Rivera has come back this season playing like he is still far away from retirement.

    13. Reds (14-12) - The Reds perhaps got a little complacent with three straight series wins against sub-.500 opponents until getting a reality check visiting the Nationals. Cincinnati needs consistency to win the tough NL Central.

    14. Pirates (15-10) - Will this be the year the Pirates finally finish above .500? If they can keep up this progress, it could be possible as they continue to take series after series from legit teams.

    15. Diamondbacks (15-10) - Solid defense is the key to the Diamondbacks’ success early in the season. They might not have the most exciting team on the field, but solid fundamentals will get you far in this league.

    16. Brewers (12-11) - Nothing like a nine-game winning streak to get back on track. The Brewers shook off their woes from earlier in the month to start winning just as people were starting to write them off.

    17. Mets (10-13) - The Mets aren’t looking as good as they were at the start of the season, but Matt Harvey is still the talk of the Big Apple with his exceptional play for the first month of the season.

    18. Dodgers (12-12) - Matt Kemp is turning around a bad start to the season, but the Dodgers still need him to be better. Hanley Ramirez’s probable return should create a spark in the lineup, taking some pressure off Kemp.

    19. Rays (12-13) - As the calendar turns over to May, David Price finally picked up his first win but his ERA still makes him look like a bottom-of-the-rotation pitcher instead of a Cy Young winner. Matt Moore is helping the void as he has yet to lose a game.

    20. Angels (9-15) - The Angels were expected to do good things this season, but have yet to live even close to those expectations. Road games haven’t been good for the Halos as they have only won three games away from Anaheim as of Sunday.

    21. Blue Jays (9-17) - Things are looking bleak in Toronto. The Blue Jays aren’t playing well enough to pull ahead or keep the lead in close games with a team that, on paper anyway, should have several All-Star players.

    22. Phillies (12-14) - The Phillies are showing signs of breaking out of their slump as the bats have shown more life as of late. That's helped out their struggling pitching staff, which has taken longer than expected to settle in for the long season.

    23. White Sox (10-14) - Run support is still a problem for the White Sox, but, luckily, Jake Peavy is pitching well enough in his starts to make it by most teams. Still, pitchers always like to have some support behind their work.

    24. Twins (11-10) - The weather in Minnesota is finally starting to warm up as May approaches, but the lineup hasn’t gotten the memo as the bats remain cold.

    25. Mariners (11-16) - Times aren’t the best for the Mariners, but at least fans have Felix Hernandez to look forward to every five days. The Seattle ace picked up his 100th career win vs. the Astros last week.

    26. Indians (9-13) - The Indians' pitching is still a problem, as this team tends to streak in the wrong direction. The offense can only do so much with the players they currently have on the roster.

    27. Cubs (9-15) - The Cubs finally won another series this season. Unfortunately it came against the Marlins, who have had the roughest start in baseball for the first month of the season.

    28. Padres (9-15) - The Padres have managed a few exciting wins this season, but long losing streaks have proved to be their downfall this season with a rebuilding team.

    29. Astros (7-18) - The Astros find themselves right back at the bottom. After looking to have a few sparks, Houston isn’t adjusting as well as it hoped to the American League.

    30. Marlins (6-19) - Giancarlo Stanton was able to get the monkey off his back, hitting his first home run of the season. He then went 3-for-3, knocking out two home runs against the Cubs on Sunday to avoid a sweep

     
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    Re: The Red Sox Winning Record Has Been Fool's Gold

    "Your Sox record when Lester and Buchholtz(who has never pitched 200 or more innings) is a pedestrian 9-7."

    I think he means w/out Lester & Buchholz?  So what he's really saying (not on purpose, mind you..) is the Red Sox are a winning ball club even w/out their top 2 SP. 

    Best team in baseball...

    well, "pedestrianly" the best team in baseball. 

    Whatever that means. 

     

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