Worst loss of the year?

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    Re: Worst loss of the year?

    actually jumbolax, i'm not excited; i'm quite the opposite. there's nothing about this current team to get excited about.
    btw, instead of that tired term "CHILL PEOPLE," try substituting it with "DREW PEOPLE."

     
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    yeah soxfanva, IGNORANCE IS BLISS!
     and APOLOGISTS on this board are a dime a dozen, which is about the right contract amount.
     
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    As much as Lacky bombed, remember, you can't win if you don't score
     
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    I can no longer defend John Lackey. I was wrong to think he would be a solid addition to the starting rotation. For whatever reason, he is unable to perform adequately in a Red Sox uniform. I think he is trying, but he just isn't good enough. Might be time to drop him to 5th starter until he can show some consistently positive results.
     
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    The order of the rotation doesn't mean much at this point in time.  We need guys to give us QS's.  Lackey is the least of our problems right now.

    I am much more disappointed in Buck as I expected much more out of him.

    Theo failed miserably at his job to build a bull pen.

    And Crawford was supposed to be an impact player and well nuff said on that.

    All of these problems are fixable....Not easy but fixable.

    Crawford has improved his swing.  We know what Buck is capable of.  The hard thing is rebuilding a pen mid-season.  Which is a shame because Theo had several FA options that he balked at.

    The biggest problem however is not fixable.  That is that it seems as though Theo has collected bats w/o regard to how the parts work together as a team. 

    Anyways, we can analyze this for hours but the bottom line is their record and it speaks for itself. 
     
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    @andrewmitch just can't catch on!!
     
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    @andrewmitch just can't catch on!!
     
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    Absolutely the worse loss of the year. Until tonight when that becomes the worse loss of the year. And then Saturday's will be even worse. Wait til July when we're 25 out and we start making that run, end up 4 games back, faith renewed, Sox rule, 2012 will be the one. Or maybe 2013. Definitely 2014. Can't imagine life without the Sox !
     
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    Well said and good points. I always felt they should have gone after Scott Downs who was worth the money compared to all the projects they picked up.

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    [QUOTE]The order of the rotation doesn't mean much at this point in time.  We need guys to give us QS's.  Lackey is the least of our problems right now. I am much more disappointed in Buck as I expected much more out of him. Theo failed miserably at his job to build a bull pen. And Crawford was supposed to be an impact player and well nuff said on that. All of these problems are fixable....Not easy but fixable. Crawford has improved his swing.  We know what Buck is capable of.  The hard thing is rebuilding a pen mid-season.  Which is a shame because Theo had several FA options that he balked at. The biggest problem however is not fixable.  That is that it seems as though Theo has collected bats w/o regard to how the parts work together as a team.  Anyways, we can analyze this for hours but the bottom line is their record and it speaks for itself. 
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    Francoma must go!!
     
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    If somebody decorated your home like this, you would fire him, eat the money, and start over. How long does it take for a fan to understand that this start is not an anomaly, but a harbinger? That the theads on the nuts and bolts of this lineup do not match and cannot be assembled to work? That you have one great hitter and one great pitcher, and that what good players you have are failing because of the awful fit. This team is a real disaster, and that fact only just sunk in to the players themselves Thursday morning. We read that the Red Sox were exausted. But it is the Angels that were on the road.

    I have the Red Sox at under 98, but little did I know. As the Greeks once said, we are cured of a suffering only by experiencing it to the fullest. So by all means go for it.

     
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    What was the point of bringing up two fresh arms if you are going to leave your starter in for 8 runs? I guess he wanted to assure the new guys that you won't be pulled until you have given the game away.
     
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    actually dwdad, under 98 is correct. waaaaaay under 98 is more correct.
     
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    So far it's the worst. They should have ended the season March 31st when they had won the 2011 World Series already. Spring training was a joke. 0-6 starting out set the tone. Sluggish offense and so so pitching has made this team boring to watch! Yeah, they may end up in the playoffs I suppose cause the Yanks stink this year. Too much money these guys get for not playing well. And props to the ear muff guy in the stands behind home plate for hanging in there till 2:45am the other night. All that for a loss.
     
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    the reason they won the WS on march 31st was because it was the last time they played on PAPER. they were great on PAPER.
    on APRIL 1ST, the SOX started playing on GRASS. they're not so great on GRASS.
     
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    [QUOTE]the reason they won the WS on march 31st was because it was the last time they played on PAPER. they were great on PAPER. on APRIL 1ST, the SOX started playing on GRASS. they're not so great on GRASS.
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    the reason they won the WS on march 31st was because it was the last time they played on PAPER. they were great on PAPER.
    on APRIL 1ST, the SOX started playing on GRASS. they're not so great on GRASS.
    lllllllllllll
     
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    [QUOTE]Well said and good points. I always felt they should have gone after Scott Downs who was worth the money compared to all the projects they picked up. In Response to Re: Worst loss of the year? :
    Posted by AL34[/QUOTE]

    Bingo!  They could have got Downs AND Fuents and passed on Wheeler and kept Okie in the minors...........and if money were a little tight, they could have offered Crawford 140 instead of 146 and they still would have gotten him (of course he'd still be highly over-valued)........
     
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    [QUOTE]MLB should take over this team.
    Posted by lawboy[/QUOTE]

    lol
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Worst loss of the year? : lol
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    Shouldn't you be busy stalking other posters?
     
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    Truthfully, the product this team puts out on a daily basis is horrible, just horrible. For what they are charging on a per game is stealing. All over the world people are put in jail for far less! This is stealing!!!!!!
     
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    Speaking of Drew. He himself refers to his at-bats as a "grind", which is essentially the Red Sox philosophy. It has been demonstrated to force starting pitchers to use more pitches, it is true, but the flip side is more apparant all the time. This team is a grind to watch.

    Also, Youkilis should be fined $25 every time he makes a face, to go to my personal charity. After it reaches one million, he should be chained to a chair while Hillary perfoms a lap dance on him.
     
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    hey dwdad,
    i agree, the YOUK act is getting way too old.the exact opposite of the DREW zombie act.
    i think, instead of a lap dance by HILLARY, both should be forced to read SARAH PALIN'S new book.( i think she wrote it in crayon.)
     
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    It is too early to write the obituary of this Team but there are some issues to worry about. Matsuzaka and Lackey are very mediocre, the new members of the bull pen  are weak , the catching is the worst in our Division and Crawford, Youkilis, Drew and Scutaro are not contributing enough. Francona   pulled a rabbit  out of the hat last year and he will have to do so again this year. If the Sox are within 5 of the Yanks on June 30 and some of these issues have been resolved , we have a chance to make the playoffs.
     
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    [QUOTE]The traditional barometer of the initial evaluation of how a baseball team is doing is to avoid extraordinary under or over-achieving in the first few weeks of the season, and to wait until Mother's Day weekend to make any rational judgments of a team's chances of success. Well, we are here. And sadly, this over-priced and under-performing version of the Red Sox are destined to be a forever .500'sh team. Simply said, they are about as average as you can get.   /> Crawford appears to be one of those guys where success eludes him from the pressures of what can now be considered one of, or maybe the most out-of-balance contracts ever given out in American sports history.  >the catching situation is a disaster, and this alone is reason enough for the media in Boston to stop its love affair with Theo, and really start to question his ability to judge talent for the short and long term.  This writer's guess is that if Theo did not have access to the never-empty purse strings of John Henry, he would have a tough time fiinding a job in baseball.  As much as I personally would love to see Salty succeed, it just ain't gonna happen here.  And by saying that I do not mean that V-mart was the long term catching solution, as he was just as bad behind the plate as Salty. But now V-Tek is catching more than he should.  When will the gas run out of his tank? >A decision needs to be made at SS, and this writer says to just hand the job to Lowrie. Period.  Scutaro was a 2-year band aid, and his contractual status allows the Sox to just make him the utility guy. >the bullpen is an absolute disgrace...and, unbelievably, worse than last year.  Again, this was Theo's priority 1A going into the off-season.  But, instead of findign the right mix of lefties, righties and specialists, Thoe wasted his time going after Mario Rivera (which was never going to happen), signs Bobby Jenks when we already have a closer (Paps), and one ready to take over (Bard), and fails miserably in finding that correct mix. > starting pitching is average at best.  But for the money they are shelling out for these guys, the Sox ought to be better than a .452 ballclub.  And as much as I love Lester and  Buchholz, why are they getting themselves distracted with l aunching their new charity wines during the season.  There is a time and place for everything.  These guys earn really good coin - time to grow up, and spend more time working on mechanics than sipping wine, even if it's for a charity.   Clay- you are 2-3 with a 4.81 ERA.  4.81!  Get in the trainer's room, meet up early and often with your pitching coach, and get yourself straightened out.  However, with all this said, in my humble opinion, the numero uno reason for the Sox current state of affairs is the combined distaster tandem of Dice-K and John Lackey.  Both have proved to be middle-to-back of the rotation guys who earn front of the rotation money.  It's clear Dice-K is better suited for Japanese baseball, and, in hindsight, would have probably done himself a favor had he not ventured into MLB territory.  Lackey is another host of issues.  yesterday, on a day when the Sox needed him to step up and give tham efficient innings, he laid a complete matzo ball.  This is unexcusable.  Lackey is a veteran, and knows darn well what the condition of the pitching staff was after the 13-inning game that ended at 2:30am the prior night.  Lackey needed to come out and come out big.  Instead, he looked like an emergency call-up from Pawtucket, and couldn't get through the 5th inning.  It is now time for the media to accept the simple truth that John Lackey is a bust of epic proportions.  John Lackey is the pitching version of Julio Lugo.
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