To those who don't want A-Gon

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    I think we can all see that Gonzalez is exhausted.  He's played almost 30 games.  He needs rest.
     
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    it is Sunday and Agon was mentally with Jesus....like Sandy koufax he will need all games on the Sabbath off!
     
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    Dude, I went to QMS!!
    Posted by andrewmitch
    How old are you?
     
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    In Response to Re: To those who don't want A-Gon : Well, Theo thought he was worth 22 million a year for 7 years.... There really is no pressure.  Just practice hard, focus during the games, and play hard.  Relaxing is part of it too.  Always need to relax in a big spot.  But it's not like my job where if I mess up at work, I won't be eating next month.  Now that's some serious pressure!
    Posted by andrewmitch


    I agree with you 100%. I was in sales for almost 30 years so I know where you are coming from. I had no choice but to produce, consistently. As far as AGon, I hope he can turn things around.
     
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    In Response to Re: To those who don't want A-Gon : how old are you?
    Posted by andrewmitch
    54, which anyone can see from my profile, I'm also a hillbilly from Maine. Who are you?
     
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    I don't want Gonzalez gone. I just want him to start hitting like we all he can.

    As usual, there's a lot of revisionist history out there. I don't recall any complaining two years ago when the Sox signed Gonzalez even at the expense of not re-signing Beltre. But it's Monday morning now, and everyone's a quarterback.

     
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    I don't want Gonzalez gone. I just want him to start hitting like we all he can. As usual, there's a lot of revisionist history out there. I don't recall any complaining two years ago when the Sox signed Gonzalez even at the expense of not re-signing Beltre. But it's Monday morning now, and everyone's a quarterback.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    And I wonder how many of these posters who are crying about not re-signing Beltre will man up over the next three years of Beltre's contract when he's on the DL and Middlebrooks is tearing it up at 3B for Boston. 
     
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    I don't want Gonzalez gone. I just want him to start hitting like we all he can. As usual, there's a lot of revisionist history out there. I don't recall any complaining two years ago when the Sox signed Gonzalez even at the expense of not re-signing Beltre. But it's Monday morning now, and everyone's a quarterback.
    Posted by LloydDobler
    We sure are aren't we?
     
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    And too add -- my question on my previous post could even end up being applicable this year. Beltre had the PH-HR Saturday night, but he missed the three previous games with a hamstring injury and didn't play today. So who knows how much time he'll miss this year.
     
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    No, I questioned it.  We had Youk.  We could have tried to keep Beltre.  We didn't have to trade the farm or spend 154 million on a position that is fairly easy to fill.  Was I dead-against it?  No.  It was a tough call but I did clearly prefer to not go in that direction. 
    Posted by andrewmitch

    Having Gonzalez, Youkilis AND Beltre would have been completely illogical.

     
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    Re: To those who don't want A-Gon

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    I don't want Gonzalez gone. I just want him to start hitting like we all he can. As usual, there's a lot of revisionist history out there. I don't recall any complaining two years ago when the Sox signed Gonzalez even at the expense of not re-signing Beltre. But it's Monday morning now, and everyone's a quarterback.
    Posted by LloydDobler


    I was happy when they signed Gonzalez.

    Now I realize he doesn't try and he really, really stinks at baseball.

    Should I lie and pretend he is great?
     
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    In Response to Re: To those who don't want A-Gon : Having Gonzalez, Youkilis AND Beltre would have been completely illogical.
    Posted by LloydDobler
    Youk would have been the odd man out. Which is a positon I was advocating 2 years ago. But I'll say no more on that topic.
     
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    Who said I wanted all 3?  I said keep what you had because it was working....
    Posted by andrewmitch

    It was? We missed the playoffs in 2010. And with Beltre, I understood the concern the FO had with re-signing him. In his previous five seasons, he had hit .255, .268, .276, .266 and .265. It could very well have been a blip. And last year in Texas, though he hit .296 and drove in 105 runs, he missed 38 games.

     
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    In Response to Re: To those who don't want A-Gon : I was happy when they signed Gonzalez. Now I realize he doesn't try and he really, really stinks at baseball. Should I lie and pretend he is great?
    Posted by Schumpeters-Ghost


    And you know he doesn't try ... how?
     
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    In Response to Re: To those who don't want A-Gon : And you know he doesn't try ... how?
    Posted by royf19



    He naps in the dugout.

     
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    Beltre is injured again and his hamstring continue to hamper him, along with Youk not looking so great now. I don't think any of you would exactly be happy with that situation now would you?

    You really think Luchino didn't want Gonzalez also all those years with the Padres and the connections he still had there? Get real andrewmitch, owners signed off on the big name signing Theo didn't just run around like a lose cannon offering contracts to whomever he wanted to. I agree Crawford wasn't necessary and Lackey was just plain dumb. But look at Gonzalez's numbers last year and previous years. There is no reason to don't him right now, its ok to point out he is in a slump and may need a day off and work on his swing. 

    No worries I have a decent list of names to pull out at the end of the year to see how they still feel about Gonzalez. Byt the way baseball is nothing like sales, it's a sport were you fail more often that not 60-80% on a daily basis. 
     
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