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  • Posted 11/23/2014 01:59:33 EST

    The 5yr/$95 mil offer to Sandoval is too much, but it's not ridiculous.  It's a contract I would be okay with, provided that his signing does not keep us from getting Lester and a #2 pitcher.


  • Posted 11/23/2014 01:55:30 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: From what I understand, going over the luxury limit by just $1 means losing millions in revenue sharing. Sox4ever I'm pretty sure this is true, but I'm also pretty more »

  • Forum Post: Bogaerts.

    Posted 11/16/2014 10:56:44 EST

    In response to notin's comment:

    Think of fangraphs and sabermetrics as a form of differentiation....

    Fangraphs is what I think of as baseball porn.


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  • Forum Post: Swihart?

    Posted 11/16/2014 10:45:57 EST

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: Thanks Zac.  Good illustration of how overrated the running game is, as evidenced by Boston's 4 ALCS appearances and 3 championships in that stretch. You shouldn't more »

  • Posted 11/16/2014 10:41:18 EST

    In response to sportsbozo1's comment: Please no more Drew threads! We are finally rid of the Drew family money suckers! Sportsbozo1 I kind of like Drew threads.   The Drew brothers are so wrongly crit more »

  • Posted 11/16/2014 10:39:12 EST

    In response to Flapjack07's comment: Drew in 2013 = good move Panicking and re-signing Drew in May 2014 = bad move Beyond that, what else is there to say? He's gone. Do you need a new thread about him more »

  • Forum Post: Swihart?

    Posted 11/16/2014 10:31:38 EST

    In response to pinstripezac35's comment: By Nick Cafardo | Globe Staff November 16, 2014 3. David Ortiz was thrilled by what he saw from Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez this past season. “He compl more »

  • Posted 11/16/2014 10:10:08 EST

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: What's just about impossible to project is the risk factor.  Let's assume that Stanton's regression is no worse than normal.  It's the injury risk that throws all t more »

  • Posted 11/16/2014 10:04:48 EST

    In response to craze4sox's comment: Exactly Kimmi, My guess is and I could be wrong is at some point the Marlins will be looking to dump his contract in order to survive.  13 years/325mil is an insane more »

  • Posted 11/16/2014 09:59:38 EST

    In response to jete02fan's comment: man, the Yanks  would get KILLED for that one!!   You're absolutely right Jete.  Had the Yankees made this deal, almost everyone would be posting about how ludicrou more »

  • Posted 11/16/2014 09:53:58 EST

    Stanton may age better than other players.  His contract may be better than some of the other long term deals handed out.  Regardless, a 13 year deal is INSANE.  It doesn't matter how good the player more »

  • Forum Post: Gordon Edes tweets

    Posted 11/11/2014 04:17:53 EST

    In response to Flapjack07's comment: Bogaerts, Betts, Castillo, Vazquez, and Tomas = five likely everyday players with one full season or less under their belts. Given the events of 2014 and the team' more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 08:22:35 EST

    In response to Kingface12's comment: profound.  The best players in all of MLB happen to have the best WAR.  I'm pretty sure if it didn't work that way then the stat would never have been more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 08:16:20 EST

    In response to craze4sox's comment: I have been saying Marrero is the real deal for some time now and I hope we keep him around long enough to find out one way or another.  Bogy may just need to find more »

  • Forum Post: T L W

    Posted 11/11/2014 07:51:41 EST

    In response to Joebreidey's comment: 'has driven' would be the 3rd choice. Now stop playing Lucy to our Charlie Brown. Did you just call me Charlie Brown???   LOL I know I shouldn't pay any attention more »

  • Forum Post: T L W

    Posted 11/11/2014 07:48:07 EST

    In response to pinstripezac35's comment: drives ? drove ?  or driven ? let me help U w/that ride pick 1 from PA ■ The Red Sox are expected to meet with Jon Lester’s agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 07:35:04 EST

    Moves for certain players are not made in a vacuum.  It's not about acquiring the best 3B, it's about assembling the best overall team.  If signing someone like Sandoval to a huge contract means not b more »

  • Forum Post: T L W

    Posted 11/11/2014 07:21:36 EST

    As an aside, I really hate this time of the year in terms of baseball.  All of the tweets and instant access to baseball news drives me crazy.  I'd almost rather not hear anything until a deal has bee more »

  • Forum Post: T L W

    Posted 11/11/2014 07:19:20 EST

    Personally, I think Lester will be back with the Sox.  Of all the free agents to spend the big money on, Lester makes the most sense.  Pitching is our greatest need, and Lester has proven that he can more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 07:13:39 EST

    A big, heart-felt thank you to all who have served and are currently serving our great country.  A big thank you as well to their families, who sacrifice so much.

    Happy Veterans Day!


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  • Posted 11/08/2014 09:22:36 EST

    In response to Flapjack07's comment: Oh God, not the Howard stuff again. Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man. I don't understand why so many people want to trade Napoli.  Just b more »

  • Posted 11/08/2014 09:14:16 EST

    In response to fishers5's comment: Question I always have when anyone says "he's not ready " but never figure out how anyone knows that unless he shows it in the big show.  as far as defense, if you c more »

  • Posted 11/08/2014 08:47:38 EST

    If anyone is interested in the saber influence (about 25%) on the Gold Glove awards this year, here is a link to the SABR Defensinve Index and their defensive rankings, position by position. This is a more »

  • Posted 11/07/2014 06:48:50 EST

    In response to ThefourBs' comment: Yup, he had problems in Texas, before he was traded to the Sox. He couldn't consistently throw back to the pitcher! Yeah, that is something that would definitely get more »

  • Posted 11/07/2014 06:42:12 EST

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: Personally I think what it comes down to is that the psychological aspect of the game is just too difficult to measure. There are certainly anecdotal explanations f more »