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  • Posted 10/23/2014 03:40:46 EDT

    good thread I found a couple articles /blogs about base stealer havoc. None were great studies but the overall picture is that Kimmi was right.  not much difference be more »

  • Posted 09/30/2014 09:43:48 EDT

    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: [QUOTE] Reminds me of Bard forcing the starter move, hope it ends better for WMB.   Hi Tom.  I see the situations diffe more »

  • Posted 09/29/2014 07:35:25 EDT

    Reminds me of Bard forcing the starter move, hope it ends better for WMB.  

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  • Posted 09/25/2014 08:11:07 EDT

    In response to pumpsie-green's comment: Dempster had a 4.57 ERA and a losing record. For $13+M a year, that was a "let down". Dempster has a career ERA of 4.35. He sucked last year; he has always suck more »

  • Posted 09/23/2014 06:22:50 EDT

    I knew S. Drew was not hitting but then I checked the numbers:

    4 lowest MLB OPS min 225 PA

    JBJ  536

    SDrew  533

    Middlebrooks  522

    Molina  419

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  • Posted 09/23/2014 11:35:54 EDT

    The "Overperformed" semantic debate is a good one.  I'd say overperformed is not the best term to describe 2013.  By WAR 2013 was not a career year for Lester, Ped, Buch, Ortiz, Ells, Drew, and Napoli more »

  • Posted 09/21/2014 06:26:47 EDT

    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: [QUOTE] I only disagree with your second point Tom, but I do so strongly.  It doesn't seem to have hurt the Sox much, f more »

  • Posted 09/21/2014 07:12:07 EDT

    Why anyone cares what Bill writes about D.O. is beyond me. HOF ! ! ! In 82 career postseason games, Ortiz has posted a slash more »

  • Posted 09/21/2014 06:49:58 EDT

    Mitigating factors concerning Cashman's job performance: 1. MLB $ sharing allows way more clubs to lock up home grown talent. 2. Drafting low for decades. 3. Overslot draft ending (not that the Sox or more »

  • Posted 09/14/2014 10:08:51 EDT

    The Wire by a long shot (except season 5).

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  • Posted 09/14/2014 10:05:21 EDT

    Caspedes is a poor fielder, with a great arm.  Both FG and BR rate him as a below average defender overall for his career.  My eye test: he often misjudges flyballs. 

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  • Posted 09/12/2014 04:34:04 EDT

    6.  The Black/Whites :  Gray does not exist. All arguments must not contain nuance. 7. The tennis matchers :  One side is dim with troll like tendencies (Oops relative) (Georom, AM, DGal, ...), and th more »

  • Posted 09/12/2014 04:20:24 EDT

    I'm not buying the amphetamine theory,  because I bet the players were using them just as much during the 70s and 80s when the O was lower. I would guess the lower strike zone and steroids are much bi more »

  • Posted 09/07/2014 12:14:37 EDT

    You have to say the NYY and RS are disappointments considering the payroll.   I doubt Cashman wanted the ARod extension. The Teix and Sabathia were good deals short term, they would do Sab even in ret more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 12:21:22 EDT

    Going forward Ells is getting paid like the .230 ISO guy he was in 2011.  The problem for the NYY is that his 2014 ISO of .123 is probably not unexpected. Ellsbury's four "full" seasons  ISO: '08 114 more »

  • Posted 08/20/2014 07:07:00 EDT

    In response to az55's comment: Keep him. how's things in England. [/QUOTE] Hi az, I like the UK. It is like a good combo of Canada / USA. .. Carl Crawford SLG % in last two years at TB .473.  YC caree more »

  • Posted 08/20/2014 04:33:47 EDT

    The good news: Only 12 OF have more HR over the last three years, and 8 of them are awful defenders. The bad news: He hasn't been even an average fielder, and he is likely to be worse in his thirties. more »

  • Forum Post: Accountability

    Posted 08/14/2014 03:36:13 EDT

    In response to notin's comment: I don't think you have the right to know anything that goes on in the Front Office, regardless of the years in your voluntary fanship.   The reality is, a lot of player more »

  • Posted 08/13/2014 05:44:48 EDT

    In response to pumpsie-green's comment: [QUOTE] Lester IMO is a serviceable #3 SP, but not more than that.  [/QUOTE] nice call 2007 to now:   era    k/9      bb/9 felix        2.95         8.55       more »

  • Posted 08/08/2014 07:57:53 EDT

    In response to hill55's comment: The Boston media is still whining about Carl Crawford. Did Crawford contact WEEI's Rob Bradford this week to complain about his days in Boston? Or did Bradford contact more »

  • Posted 08/08/2014 09:29:59 EDT

    In response to andrewmitch's comment: [QUOTE] Remember how all the Crawford lovers bashed me for wanted to run this chump out of town way before he become known as Crawful?  I bet some of them still b more »

  • Posted 08/04/2014 04:20:37 EDT

    Clay has been unlucky this year (.340 BABIP with a career normal LD%), but he just isn't that good in general (career 1.99 K / BB).  There was a lot written about Clay having poor peripheral numbers i more »

  • Posted 08/01/2014 04:24:19 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: [QUOTE] 1.  we probably just solved our run scoring problems with Cespedes and Craig.  2. I don't see how we contend with our existing starting pitching though more »

  • Posted 08/01/2014 04:18:51 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE]  Cespedes.  my initial reaction is that I expected more for Lester and think we went a little too heavy on 2015 and not 2016 and beyond [/QUOTE] I think ma more »

  • Posted 07/31/2014 05:43:02 EDT

    My initial reaction is that I'm underwhelmed with the return from all the trades. I'm biased towards a rebuild with prospects I admit, but Cespedes for one year doesn't seem logical to me.  I don't se more »