Tons of Positives

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    Moon, When my older son was in Iraq the first time there were some real, fundamental issues of readiness and engagement, issues he had been taught to handle. He's a black and white kind of guy. They taught them safety protocols for a reason. When he got in country, those protocols were being ignored. Now mind you, he is green, just out of boot and AIT. But he sees his soldiers being put in harm's way by the neglect of the safety protocols. A team leader isn't doing his job and my son took control of more than one mission as the moment broke down dangerously. He didn't care if it meant he was going to get brass knuckled later by the team leader or others at the FOB. He was going to make sure his guys didn't die for stupid neglect. Well, actually, he did care if it lfew back on him. But in review, the base commanders supported him 100% and reassigned the team leader to another base literally on the other side of Iraq. My son earned a bronze star and a four page commendation from the base commander. We followed as closely as we could and knew his concern. But after the review, he said, of the outcome, one word. "Outstanding." It was all he needed to say, with his heart totally expressed in his voice. That word has come to mean a great deal to me. He has served a 2nd tour and has been back safely for almost two years. And was asked to write procedures for training and is helping in the training of his unit. He's doing much more, but I'll just say that when I think of something as remarkable and important, that word sometimes comes to mind. Moon, with your usual deftness, you have captured the soul of the season. You've outlined the pleasure that overcomes the angst, the enjoyment that saddles the pain, and the optimism that is both rich and real for the coming weeks of the season. Outstanding.
    Posted by SinceYaz


    Not for nothing, but your post destroyed Moon's very well thought out post. Tell your son thanks. I hope he stays in the military, if that's his choice, to help train the next generation.
    "There is no Breaking Point"


    And how do you come to that conclusion? Make a statement fine, but accusatory remarks at least deserve a reason why to the person your speaking to.




     
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    How about taking off the rose colored glasses?

    Catching - better than expected; a nice surprise.

    AGon - a great year but he has to hit the Yankees and in big time clutch situations.

    Pedey - the best.

    Scutaro - I agree - scrappy, underrated.

    Youk - An average year; I'm still hopeful he can improve.

    Lowrie - Are you kidding me?  He's so injury prone that he even doesn't believe in himself.

    Aviles - a sub on any team.

    Crawford - a bad  year for him - hopefully an aberration.

    Els - MVP!

    Drew - a tough way to go out.

    Reddick - Wasted a golden opportunity.

    MCDonald -  shouldn't be on a good team.

    Beckett - Redeemed himself- can still go further in games.

    Lester - a C+; he's capble of so much more.

    Buch-  we really miss him.

    Lackey -  Not the pitcher I remember.

    Wake - up and down but still very necessary.

    Paps - Great walk year.

    Bard - Another great year; should stay in this role.

    morales - Dr. Jeckyll; Mr. hyde

    Albers - had a good month; now he's toast.

    Wheeler - Please let him out of the doghouse.

    Aceves - An A+++

    Jenks - department store santa job waiting.

    Not all positives, but a lot.  The polyannas are as bad as the Gloomy gus's.
     
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    And how do you come to that conclusion? Make a statement fine, but accusatory remarks at least deserve a reason why to the person your speaking to.

    Itwasn't meant to be negative.  It was meant to postive for his son, and to underscore the's doingimportance of what he.  Sorry if it didn't come off that way.
     
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    Jenks - department store santa job waiting.
    Posted by frankn


    Ouch, good one.
     
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    And how do you come to that conclusion? Make a statement fine, but accusatory remarks at least deserve a reason why to the person your speaking to. Itwasn't meant to be negative.  It was meant to postive for his son, and to underscore the's doing importance of what he .   Sorry if it didn't come off that way.
    Posted by Joebreidey

    I dont see how it was a detraction either.

     
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    And how do you come to that conclusion? Make a statement fine, but accusatory remarks at least deserve a reason why to the person your speaking to.

    Itwasn't meant to be negative. It was meant to postive for his son, and to underscore the's doingimportance of what he. Sorry if it didn't come off that way.
    "There is no Breaking Point"

    My apoligies, I certianly mistook your comments. But you did suggest he destroyed a thread. If any thing he made it better IMO by complimenting the Author of the thread. SY is a great guy, loves his Sox and makes no bones about it. Again sorry I mistook your comment.
     
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    AS A SOX FAN, THERE REALLY ARE NO POSITIVES AT THIS POINT OF THE
    SEASON. YOU DIEHARDS CAN CALL ME A TROLL, TOOL OR ANY OTHER
    MILD EXPLETIVE, BUT THE YANKEE LINEUP, OUR CHIEF RIVAL, IS JUST
    SUPERIOR IN FIREPOWER TO OURS. WHEN THEY CAN PUT UP GRANDERSON,
    TEIXEIRA, A ROD, AND CANO BACK TO BACK, AND THEN ADD IN SWISHER,
    JONES, JETER, CERVELLI, POSADA AND NUNEZ....THAT IS JUST TOO MUCH
    FOR THE SOX TO COMPETE WITH. FORGET THE EARLY SEASON. THE YANKS
    HAVE JELLED. THEY COME FROM BEHIND WITH REGULARITY AND SHUT
    THE OPPOSITION DOWN WITH ROBERTSON AND RIVERA. GAME OVER !!
    THEY DID IT TO US TWICE. LESTER IS SUSCEPTIBLE, AND LACKEY JUST
    IS A MEDIOCRE ARM AT THIS PT. IN HIS CAREER. BECKETT IS OUR ONLY
    STUD ARM. NOT ENOUGH, FOLKS. SETTLE FOR THE WILD CARD AND AN
    EARLY EXIT IN THE PLAYOFFS. AND FORGET YOUKILIS. HE IS NOT A
    #4 HITTER LIKE A ROD IS. PEDROIA IS OUR #2, AND THE YANKS HAVE
    GRANDERSON. IS THERE REALLY A CONTEST THERE ?? TEIX MAY HAVE
    ONLY A .245 AVG. BUT HE WILL HAVE OVER 40 HRS. AT THE END. AGON
    JUST HITS SINGLES AND DOUBLES AND WILL BE LUCKY TO BREAK 30
    BY THE END OF THE MONTH.
     
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    How about taking off the rose colored glasses? Catching - better than expected; a nice surprise. AGon - a great year but he has to hit the Yankees and in big time clutch situations. Pedey - the best. Scutaro - I agree - scrappy, underrated. Youk - An average year; I'm still hopeful he can improve. Lowrie - Are you kidding me?  He's so injury prone that he even doesn't believe in himself. Aviles - a sub on any team. Crawford - a bad  year for him - hopefully an aberration. Els - MVP! Drew - a tough way to go out. Reddick - Wasted a golden opportunity. MCDonald -  shouldn't be on a good team. Beckett - Redeemed himself- can still go further in games. Lester - a C+; he's capble of so much more. Buch-  we really miss him. Lackey -  Not the pitcher I remember. Wake - up and down but still very necessary. Paps - Great walk year. Bard - Another great year; should stay in this role. morales - Dr. Jeckyll; Mr. hyde Albers - had a good month; now he's toast. Wheeler - Please let him out of the doghouse. Aceves - An A+++ Jenks - department store santa job waiting. Not all positives, but a lot.  The polyannas are as bad as the Gloomy gus's.
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    TO FRANKN. PUT ME DOWN AS A GLOOMY GUS. AS MUCH AS I
    WOULD LOVE US TO HUMILIATE THE EVIL EMPIRE, WE DON'T
    HAVE THE BATS OR THE ARMS. YOUR ANALYSIS WAS PRETTY
    MUCH SPOT ON. CRAWFORD IS A BUST, LACKEY HAS A RAG ARM,
    LESTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS WE THINK HE IS; YOUKILIS IS PAST
    HIS PRIME AND NOT A CLEANUP BAT; LOWRIE CAN'T FIELD TO
    SAVE HIMSELF; AND TEK AND SALTY DO NOT MATCH UP TO
    CERVELLI AND MARTIN IN THE CLUTCH. REDDICK NEEDS
    ANOTHER YEAR TO SOLIDIFY. A GON IS A NICE PLAYER, BUT
    HE'S NOT A TEX OR GRANDERSON WHO HITS WALKOFFS.
    PAPI IS OUR ONLY THREAT AND HE'S GETTIN' OLD.
     
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    I think there has been misunderstandings here. 

    Anyways, today brings out some positives in a big way.
     
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    CC heating it up could be huge.
     
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    How's this for a few positives?

    In the last 14 days, all 8 of these guys have OPS over .850:

    Papi  1.44
    AGon 1.11
    VTek  1.11
    Aviles 1.04
    Ellsb    0.99
    Pedey o.92
    Salty  0.91
    CC      0.86
     
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    I think there has been misunderstandings here.  Anyways, today brings out some positives in a big way.
    Posted by moonslav59


    You are absolutely correct about the misunderstanding and I did apologize. The statement could easily be looked at in two different lights.


     
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    Lavarnway on the way back up.
     
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    CC heating it up could be huge.

    Posted by moonslav59

    Or crawful continuing the way he has played will continue to be a black hole.

     
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    His contract will always be "blackhole-ish", but if he reverts to his career norm, he will be helping this team in many ways. He may not, and I'm sure you will be here reminding us if he doesn't. 
     
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    Lavarnway on the way back up.
    Posted by BurritoT


    I have to smile with a little bit of pleasure, B.

    It seems like not too long ago we (the board) were discussing catching/!B prospects.  I admit my nearly complete ignorance in this area, but it's nice to see Lavarnway getting up to the big team, even on the expanded roster.  If my memory serves me correctly (always a question) he wasn't really given much of a chance according to ranking in the minors.  Good for him!
     
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    His contract will always be "blackhole-ish", but if he reverts to his career norm, he will be helping this team in many ways. He may not, and I'm sure you will be here reminding us if he doesn't. 

    Posted by moonslav59

    Just as I am sure you will be here with some stats that show he "Really" isn't as bad as he is.

     
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    In Response to Re: Tons of Positives : Just as I am sure you will be here with some stats that show he "Really" isn't as bad as he is.
    Posted by -*The-Babe*-


    Oh I love the manipulation of stats for argument purposes....its legendary here!
     
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    In Response to Re: Tons of Positives : Just as I am sure you will be here with some stats that show he "Really" isn't as bad as he is.
    Posted by -*The-Babe*-


    Are you kidding?  moonslav's the guy who keeps telling us Crawford is a glorified platoon player who Theo overpaid by 50 million.  You've got the wrong guy on this one.
     
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    In Response to Re: Tons of Positives : Just as I am sure you will be here with some stats that show he "Really" isn't as bad as he is.
    Posted by -*The-Babe*-

    You have no clue. I have been criticizing CC since day one. It was a horrible signing. I have called him a "glorified platoon player" and have been catching grief for saying it.  I have said that even if CC hits his norm for 7 years, he'd be overpaid by about $50M. 

     
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    In Response to Re: Tons of Positives : Are you kidding?  moonslav's the guy who keeps telling us Crawford is a glorified platoon player who Theo overpaid by 50 million.  You've got the wrong guy on this one.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut

    I just posted before reading this. Yes, babe is proof of spouting before thinking.

     
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    In Response to Re: Tons of Positives : You have no clue. I have been criticizing CC since day one. It was a horrible signing. I have called him a "glorified platoon player" and have been catching grief for saying it.  I have said that even if CC hits his norm for 7 years, he'd be overpaid by about $50M. 

    Posted by moonslav59

    I know you have. But that won't stop you from making excuses for him and spinning stats like you do for wake and tek.

     
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    In Response to Re: Tons of Positives : I know you have. But that won't stop you from making excuses for him and spinning stats like you do for wake and tek.
    Posted by -*The-Babe*-

    I only defend players that are bashed without merit. Wake is one of the best 6th starters in MLB. VTek is our back-up catcher who has an OPS that places him at #15 out of 30 starting catchers. Crawford has numbers that are not easily defended. If he starts putting up good numbers and people still bash him (on his productivity not his salary), then yes, i will defend him too.

    Usually when I use numbers to "defend" Wake, it is in repsonse to posters who say Wake's plus 5 ERA over the last 2 years "proves" he shouldn't be starting. They then go on to say Miller deserves to start. I point out that Miller has a plus 5 ERA over the past 2 years, and you call that spin? Other times, I say "the numbers show Wake is a Sox top 5 starter", which is not the same as saying I think he belongs in the top 5. 

    Defending Vtek is a no brainer. We win way more with Vtek. It's not a fluke. It's a decade long trend. Call it "voodoo". Call it "comfort level". Call it the sweet cologne he uses. I don't really care what it is: our pitchers do way better with VTek behind the plate. Couple that with the fact that Vtek is not as bad a hitting catcher as people believe. It's a poor hitting position for the most part, and Vtek compares nicely with about half the leagues catchers on offense. For a back-up catcher to get so much grief from this board baffles me. Because I use data to back up my points, does not mean it is spin.

    Why not give me some evidence to show Wake is a bad 6th starter compared to MLB 6th starters. Show me evidence why Vtek is a bad back-up catcher, besides the lame CS% argument.
     
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    Crawford continues to be a negative. Had right OF move been made, the offense would not have a serious hole that keeps it from being what a massive budget should be getting.
    Posted by S0ftl@w


    yea we need use all those good young pitchers to replace wakefield,softy could you give us the combined ERA  of miller-weiland-doubront?why no answer?
     
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