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    Law; Where is Manny now since he played out his option Screwing the Sox to get a new contract? Gas is up so am I Guess what ? gas is down so is he!!
     
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    but he played in high school AND college. that gives license to know better.
     
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    The only thing that can save the Sox is re-signing Manny. He's out there, available. All Theo has to do is eat a little crow. Is he man enough to do that? We shall see.
     
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    I'm tired of people illogically claiming that the Sox didn't win the 2008 World Series because Lester was off his game or that Beckett was injured or that Lowell was injured forcing the Sox to play Kotsay who left 29 people on base versus Tampa or that Manny wasn't on the team.

    To me, it's quite clear why the Sox could not get past the Rays. During 2007, the Sox had Kielty. During 2008, they did not. At the risk of being called a Kielty chick (which I freely admit to being), I hereby declare to the world that the Red Sox would have won the 2008 World Series if Theo the Evil One had not mercilessly done away with Kielty.

    Isn't it obvious that the difference between the 2007 World Series championship team and the 2008 also rans was Kielty?
     
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    I should have posted this earlier, but my knee hurt and I couldn't get to the computer.

    Manny has left the building.
     
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    [Quote]


    2004 and 2007 are starting to get a bit distant in the rear view and Theo bungled away 2008 with a team that should have won it all. Now its 2009 and Theo's personnel moves have made the Sox even weaker than the team that didn't win it all last year. How many more of these seasons does Theo get to get away with? Are you still going to be cheering about the past when Papelbon and Youk leave next year? Are they also self-important, poisonous players in the Sox clubhouse because they won't take Theo's crap either?
    Think man...think.

    When will you finally acknowledge that Paps and Youk can only leave after next year if the Sox send THEM packing? They aren't FAs until 2010, 2011 for Paps. Who says you have to sign every guy to a longterm deal two or more years before they are FAs? Some say Youk needs to have another super year until he hits pay dirt. Paps can spout off, but he should remember he is still a youngster and the system isn't there just to pay him. He'll get a deal soon enough.

    When the Sox give all their arbitration-eligible guys big contracts, how many complaints will come that now they can't afford to pay for big FAs?

    Can't have it all ways. Teams remain competitive by maxing out the youngsters before having to pay, and then the money flows, and then few teams can afford to keep em. Sometimes the future is considered when the coice is made not to give contracts to team-controlled players.[/Quote]

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from Soxdog67. Show Soxdog67's posts

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    [Quote]Yanks been shopping this winter at Bloomingdales, the Sox at the Brimfield flea market. They could have signed all these retreads (including Wake) or they could have signed CC...which would of equaled roughly what they will pay these AARP types this year and other years if they pick up the options...[/Quote]

    Let's just see how this works:

    Sox free agent pitchers:
    1. Wakefield -- 4 Million
    2. Penny -- 5 million - 8 if he produces like Burnett
    3. Smoltz -- 5 million - 10 if he produces like Smoltz
    4. Saito -- 2 million -- possible 7 if he reaches incentives
    The sums up to a total of $16 million to a maximum of $29 million

    1. Sabathia - $23 million -- average for 7 Years
    The sums uo to a total of $23 million -- for one player!!

    Now if the Sox free agents meet their incentives that would indicate they are getting production from 3 starters and 1 potential closer/set up man at almost the price of a single starter. That would also indicate that the Sox are likely in a better starting rotation position than other teams as they could be getting positive results from all 5 or 6 starters.

    If the Sox free agents don't pan out the investment is a around 2/3 of the commitment the Yankees have made to Sabathia!

    So Georom your post is not even close to be accurate! And I didn't even get to the possibility that Sabathia could also get hurt and the impact THAT will have on the Yankees chances of making the postseason!
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from MarcoIslandFla. Show MarcoIslandFla's posts

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    TedYaz spends his whole day between the Patriots and Red Sox forums in an effort to annoy as many Boston fans as possible because that brings him to e-orgasm. When you feed him by wasting 20 minutes of you life with your time and mental energy, what you are doing is giving him energy to continue his game. Isn't it a better use of your time to clean up the kitchen or walk your dog? Why must you enable this idiot?
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from Hfxsoxnut. Show Hfxsoxnut's posts

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    Law keeps mentioning that Manny is a first ballot HOF'er as if that lends credence to his notion that we couldn't win the 2004 & 2007 championships without him. A-Rod is also a first ballot HOF'er, but that doesn't seem to have helped the Yankees in the postseason at all.
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from billsrul. Show billsrul's posts

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    Wow. All this talk about the "difference" between winning the World Series and not winning the WOrld Series. You know what most of that "difference" is called? Luck. IN the playoffs, you are taking two teams which are very close in skill (all pro teams in a sport have nearly equal skill, then take two of the best teams in the sport and play them off; the skill difference is even smaller....). Looking at it statistically, maybe the best team in the playoffs has a 55% chance or so of winning each playoff game against the weaker playoff teams. Probably even less than that, as baseball seems to be a "streaky" game where teams go hot and cold. Add all of these factors together and you end up with a postseason that is nearly a coin flip. Maybe the Sox, being (IMO) the best team in MLB had a 20% or so of winning the World Series going in, but the bottom line is, the postseason in baseball is essentially a series of coin flips. Being the better team gives you a slight advantage, but in no way guarantees a title. The Sox lost in 2008 because the ball just didn't bounce their way when it had to, they missed on some close calls by the umpires, etc. Also, the Rays players were just a little hotter than the Sox players when it counted.

    Look at the past 5 years champs' and tell me if the best team won.

    2004: Red Sox (not too bad, but Cardinals were probably more deserving)
    2005: White Sox (joke)
    2006: Cardinals (biggest joke ever, 16-18 teams were more deserving of a playoff spot than the Cards, let alone a World Series)
    2007: Red Sox (deserving)
    2008: Phillies (not the best team, but deserving of a playoff berth; Cubs were the best team in baseball)

    I'd say the Cards were the best team in 2004, though the Red Sox were probably 2nd best.

    The WHite Sox in 2005 should not have won, in fact they shouldn't even have won their division. Talk about lucky...that team won in large part because they had about 12 guys put together career years at the same time. Also, they were a ridiculous 35-19 in 1-run games, while the Indians were 22-36. I'd say the Cards were probably the best team in 2005 as well...

    The Cardinals in 2006 might be the biggest World Series champ jokes ever? 83 wins, in by far the weakest division in baseball. This team wasn't even an average team, but they got a stroke of luck at the right time and managed to sneak through and win the World Series.. Anybody in the AL deserved to win that championship, but no way the Cardinals did. The fact that David Eckstein won World Series MVP just shows how much of a joke that postseason was.

    The 2007 Red Sox actually deserved to win the Series. They won a very tough division (I would say that the Yankees were actually the 2nd best team in baseball that year; the Blue jays were also very good....)

    I would say that 2008's best team would be the Cubs, though the Red Sox and Rays would have had an argument as well.

    My point is that the best team doesn't always win. All the FO can really do is get you to the playoffs. Winning the World Series takes mostly luck, and partly building a team that is "suited to beat other playoff teams" (high OBP guys, high K pitchers, etc...)
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from MarcoIslandFla. Show MarcoIslandFla's posts

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    Law most probably was a huge Nomar, Pedro, and Damon fan. Am I right Law or perhaps he is a Yankee fan. A true Red Sox fan cannot live in the past, you can relish the past and watch your videos of the 2004 miracle and the 2007 WS championship, but you must move on for continual success. If you lose the 2008 ALCS in the 7th game with a tired, injured tam, live with it, there is no reason to strike out like a child and blame it on one person, that is juvenile. Law does not represent RSN, most RSN fans are more mature than Law is. When did RSN become so spoiled and so intolerant and impatient. Why do RSN folks who identify with Law think that the Red Sox are as rich as the Yankees are. The YES / Yankee audience has 10 times more population than the NESN / Red Sox audience has. Isn't it more fun rooting for the underdog and doing it the hard, smart wat like Tampa Bay didit?
     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from Hfxsoxnut. Show Hfxsoxnut's posts

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    [Quote]Wow. All this talk about the "difference" between winning the World Series and not winning the WOrld Series. You know what most of that "difference" is called? Luck. IN the playoffs, you are taking two teams which are very close in skill (all pro teams in a sport have nearly equal skill, then take two of the best teams in the sport and play them off; the skill difference is even smaller....). Looking at it statistically, maybe the best team in the playoffs has a 55% chance or so of winning each playoff game against the weaker playoff teams. Probably even less than that, as baseball seems to be a "streaky" game where teams go hot and cold. Add all of these factors together and you end up with a postseason that is nearly a coin flip. Maybe the Sox, being (IMO) the best team in MLB had a 20% or so of winning the World Series going in, but the bottom line is, the postseason in baseball is essentially a series of coin flips. Being the better team gives you a slight advantage, but in no way guarantees a title. The Sox lost in 2008 because the ball just didn't bounce their way when it had to, they missed on some close calls by the umpires, etc. Also, the Rays players were just a little hotter than the Sox players when it counted.

    Look at the past 5 years champs' and tell me if the best team won.

    2004: Red Sox (not too bad, but Cardinals were probably more deserving)
    2005: White Sox (joke)
    2006: Cardinals (biggest joke ever, 16-18 teams were more deserving of a playoff spot than the Cards, let alone a World Series)
    2007: Red Sox (deserving)
    2008: Phillies (not the best team, but deserving of a playoff berth; Cubs were the best team in baseball)

    I'd say the Cards were the best team in 2004, though the Red Sox were probably 2nd best.

    The WHite Sox in 2005 should not have won, in fact they shouldn't even have won their division. Talk about lucky...that team won in large part because they had about 12 guys put together career years at the same time. Also, they were a ridiculous 35-19 in 1-run games, while the Indians were 22-36. I'd say the Cards were probably the best team in 2005 as well...

    The Cardinals in 2006 might be the biggest World Series champ jokes ever? 83 wins, in by far the weakest division in baseball. This team wasn't even an average team, but they got a stroke of luck at the right time and managed to sneak through and win the World Series.. Anybody in the AL deserved to win that championship, but no way the Cardinals did. The fact that David Eckstein won World Series MVP just shows how much of a joke that postseason was.

    The 2007 Red Sox actually deserved to win the Series. They won a very tough division (I would say that the Yankees were actually the 2nd best team in baseball that year; the Blue jays were also very good....)

    I would say that 2008's best team would be the Cubs, though the Red Sox and Rays would have had an argument as well.

    My point is that the best team doesn't always win. All the FO can really do is get you to the playoffs. Winning the World Series takes mostly luck, and partly building a team that is "suited to beat other playoff teams" (high OBP guys, high K pitchers, etc...)[/Quote]

    Good post. The only thing I disagree with is that I don't think you're being fair to the 2005 White Sox. Of course it was a case of a team getting hot at the right time, but when you run the table like that losing only 1 game in the postseason, you're the deserving champion in my opinion.
     
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    [Quote]Law most probably was a huge Nomar, Pedro, and Damon fan. Am I right Law or perhaps he is a Yankee fan. A true Red Sox fan cannot live in the past, you can relish the past and watch your videos of the 2004 miracle and the 2007 WS championship, but you must move on for continual success. If you lose the 2008 ALCS in the 7th game with a tired, injured tam, live with it, there is no reason to strike out like a child and blame it on one person, that is juvenile. Law does not represent RSN, most RSN fans are more mature than Law is. When did RSN become so spoiled and so intolerant and impatient. Why do RSN folks who identify with Law think that the Red Sox are as rich as the Yankees are. The YES / Yankee audience has 10 times more population than the NESN / Red Sox audience has. Isn't it more fun rooting for the underdog and doing it the hard, smart wat like Tampa Bay didit?[/Quote]

    Could not have said it any better my Collier County Brother!!!
     
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    Billsrul: Tremendous post I wish we had more fans with your perception. I have often said that although I was ecstatic that the Yanks choked in 2004 post season that we were very fortunate that Tony Clark's double down the RF line bounced into the stands, otherwise we would have lost. The true fan enjoys the building of his franchise that allows them to qualify for the postseason but after that you need pitching, defense, and a lot of luck. The simpletons think that unless you win the WS title and each player gets WS Rings then it was all a complete failure and a lost cause. We have a way too many posters in this forum who think that way and then there are the trolls who only come here to annoy.
     
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    [Quote]The only thing that can save the Sox is re-signing Manny. He's out there, available. All Theo has to do is eat a little crow. Is he man enough to do that? We shall see.[/Quote]

    DING DING DING!

    It's not like I haven't been saying this all along. Thank you all, be sure and take good care of your servers, try the cajun lamb chops and tip your waitresses.

    Theo and man don't belong in the same sentence. That gutless wonder is the reason why Manny got forced out in the first place.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from law2005-. Show law2005-'s posts

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    [Quote]
    The Red Sox FO and players know Manny better than any other team. They are the best positioned to assess making an overture to him at this point. Theo should feel the team leaders out and prepare a report for Henry. Manny too might be in a different space. Reconciliation happens in marriage counseling everyday. What a story that would be. I think Jesus said something about the rejoicing when a stray sheep returns and all is forgiven. Especially when that sheep improves the lineup and stays out of the Yankee lineup.
    [/Quote]

    Uh...the message is finally getting out there over the shrill cries of the Theo Chicks. THANK YOU.

     
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    [Quote]
    Actually it would take very little to sign Manny Ramirez. I've named both reasons why it won't happen.

    1 /> Epstein's ego
    2 /> Epstein's ego

    What the Sox FO did to him was 100% wrong and the Boston sports media piling on to help Theo finish the job was also wrong. Those are things that can be apologized for in front of the entire world if need be. We've had that discussion, no need to revisit why the Sox FO doesn't have the guts to right the wrong they made with regard to Manny.

    We're just different Red Sox fans. I grew up watching the Sox never get a chance to win anything and now the Red Sox (despite Epstein's efforts) are an elite team. I want to skip work to see more Red Sox victory parades. I understand that pro athletes can be tempermental and even nasty off the field, but I don't pay the King's ransom to go to Fenway to see what these guys do off the field...I go and cheer for the Sox for what they do on the field. Having a dugout full of Eagle Scouts isn't a priority for me...winning is.
    So it all boils down to what matters most to you...having to endure another run of Yankee world titles and jeering from those front running idiots, or being able to hit the Mass Pike with pride, drive to New York and continue to own the Yankees and win more world titles. I pick the latter EVERY time.
    The fact remains that John Henry isn't one of us, doesn't have the passion for Red Sox Nation that I do and when he's made whatever profit margin his financial advisors tell him is max, he's going to pack up and leave. The fact also remains that Epstein is the guy who has the primary responsibility to keep this team on top and he's failing because he isn't keeping the players that should be here...HERE and he's hanging on to players that shouldn't be here longer than they should be here. We all know who those players are.
    Theo is stinking it up, and 2004 and 07 aren't good enough excuses anymore. I've said this before...Ortiz should go now while he is still a big enough star in MLB for the Red Sox to use him in a blockbuster trade for an ace pitcher from a team (like the Blue Jays). If Lowell can walk, he needs to go. Lugo needs to go. Varitek should have been signed and traded (like the Sox did with Arroyo) and he should be gone. Buchholz (the guy Theo refuses to trade which is why Johan Santana isn't here) should be gone. Timlin's conscience got the best of him and he left on his own thank goodness. Wakefield...leave now. Javier Lopez, bye bye...Sean Casey...
    Are you starting to see a pattern? I just named a LOT of players that the Sox don't need, yet those players will probably be on the roster this season. Meanwhile the players the Red Sox DO need aren't here. And I get all the garbage from Theo Chicks when I go after the GM for not handling this?
    Yeah. I get it.
    [/Quote]

    As i said before, you are a phony. You make stupid comments because you want attention. My response to you actually reinforces your comments.
    But I couldn't resist. Either you are profoundly retarded or lust for attention. I think it's the latter. It's okay to criticize the mistakes that Theo has made, but to totally ignore the good things he has done makes me very suspicious that your comments are motivated by attention. To suggest that the Sox should resign Manny after he quit on the Sox is not
    only ignorant but disrepects the game of baseball. But again, I don't believe you are sincere. You truly don't mean the things you are saying. You are saying them for attention and/or you have"affections"for Theo. The fact that you don't respond to my comments, suggets that I hit a nerve about the truth behind your words.

     
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    Once upon a time we all loved Manny . . . .

    The End.

    Time for Manny Chicks to move along with the rest of the team.
     
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    The best part about this exchange with the Theo Chicks is what predicated it. A Theo Chick whined that "law never answers questions about which players should go..." I bother to do so in detail and another Theo Chick hops on the messenger attack-ignore-the-message bandwagon with the same, dumb "wah...Law is mean...Manny didn't respect the game" routine, while deliberately failing to question whether Epstein loves the game or the Red Sox, given his boneheaded, bumbling personnel moves that are either constantly made in ignorance, incomptence or both.

    When Theo screws the pooch and it hurts the Red Sox, it is never about Theo in the eyes of the pink hatters...there's always a Manny to blame for Theo's Gagne/Lugo/Clement blunders. Not anymore. Theo ran Manny out of town, leaving his poor personnel decisions to be the sole cause from here on in for the Red Sox team declining out of contention for the World Series title LONG before it had to.
     
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    I mistakenly thought this forum might be a place to discuss Red Sox moves intelligently. Now I realize that it's nothing more than a place for "Law" to indulge his grandiose attempts to assuage his own lack of self-esteem. As a lawyer, is he aware of ad hominem argument? (that incessant name-calling) His pompous grammatical and orthographic corrections are only made ridiculous by his own lack of writing skill.

    " . . . lack even the first crumb of SKILL, academic credential or SKILL to even meet a status enabling them to work as the person who shines my shoes before work, let alone to make comments rife with sweeping ignorance in the affirmative. It's equal parts hilarious and pathetic."

    Hilarious and pathetic, indeed! His lack of respect for his fellow posters should, I suppose, come as no surprise after reading that demeaning remark about "the person who shines (his) shoes."
    I, for one, am no longer interested in enabling his infantile attacks.
    Goodbye

     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from law2005-. Show law2005-'s posts

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    And good riddance.
     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from law2005-. Show law2005-'s posts

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    Theo Chick world is truly upside down as the person who corrects the pathetic grammar of the pink hatter Theo Chick trolls is lambasted for his 'ignorance' while Theo's loyal man-crushing fans on this board who can't string a sentence together that would pass muster in 3rd grade are the geniuses.

    Yeah...and Gagne was yet another terrific Epstein personnel move.
     
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