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About Me: I have been a Red Sox fan since the fifties, fell in love with watching Ted Williams. I have played, managed, and umpired at every level from Little League to High School to American Legion ball. I currently coach at the high school level.

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  • Posted 10/23/2014 06:50:29 EDT

    Crit, I guess I'm not the only Sox fan still watching baseball;) I'm with you 100% on JBJ, so much so that I'm willing to try to teach him to hit myself! I truly believe that his offense only needs to more »

  • Posted 10/22/2014 10:13:51 EDT

    Number 9, Britton struggled at Pawtucket this year, probably why you didn't see much from him on the big club.

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  • Posted 10/22/2014 05:54:44 EDT

    In response to emp9's comment: In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: [QUOTE] In response to jidgef's comment: [QUOTE] Boom, I don't recall them giving him much of a chance as a starter, and he was more »

  • Posted 10/21/2014 07:00:35 EDT

    Boom, I don't recall them giving him much of a chance as a starter, and he wasn't here very long before he was having Tommy John surgery. As you can tell from my post, I'm kind of wishy-washy on the w more »

  • Posted 10/21/2014 04:27:30 EDT

    Unlike many relievers, Tazawa is not a one or two pitch pitcher, so I think he could make the conversion. I don't see any downside to trying it out in spring training. I agree he seems to be made of s more »

  • Posted 10/20/2014 07:07:56 EDT

    I've been all for resigning Miller with an eye towards him becoming our closer, either to start 2015 or to be phased in as Koji phases out next season. I don't think the negotiation will go that high, more »

  • Posted 10/18/2014 09:26:39 EDT

    Moon, just like you with Iggy, and I was with you 100%, I don't want to look at a lineup going forward without Bradley Jr. in centerfield. To me, he more than Betts seems to be getting squeezed out of more »

  • Posted 10/17/2014 07:25:40 EDT

    I'm a little scared to type this, but I agree with Boom and would love to see if Mookie can play third. If it's awful in spring training we already know he can play outfield. He could be a young Chone more »

  • Posted 10/16/2014 04:24:53 EDT

    Moon, one beef (minor) I have with your 40-man cuts is Tommy Layne. I thought he did very well last year and he should be a significant part of our pen this coming season.

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  • Posted 10/16/2014 04:16:18 EDT

    In response to J-BAY's comment:   Pete Abraham @PeteAbe  ·  21 hrs21 hours ago Miller’s postseason: 7.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K. Will get major $$ this winter. Could go in seeking 4/32 and get 3/24 more »

  • Posted 10/15/2014 04:18:57 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: Man, Swihart is building a ton of street cred. As good of pop times as anyone in baseball. Zero passed balls in 2014. Scouts are saying he's a lot better than more »

  • Posted 10/14/2014 09:30:08 EDT

    The importance of just making the playoffs?....We could be looking at an all wild-card world series.

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  • Posted 10/14/2014 09:24:17 EDT

    Boom, I don't think Cecchini is ready, especially defensively. He's only had one so-so year at AAA. I know that Farrell has gone on record as saying that Betts is an outfielder, but I would sure give more »

  • Posted 10/13/2014 09:36:20 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: I read recently that of the first 2 calls the Redsox made last winter, one of them was to Kuroda's agent. They saw what I saw but just couldn't get it done. Wi more »

  • Posted 10/13/2014 05:27:53 EDT

    Moon, don't be surprised if your big, middle-of-the-order bat is already on our team playing shortstop. I feel very strongly that Bogey learned a ton this year and will really start to live up to the more »

  • Posted 10/13/2014 05:21:58 EDT

    Crit, I agree that Boom does not vascillate. I heard a rumor once that he wanted the Sox to sign Kuroda away from the Yankees last off-season;), not sure if anybody else heard that. I'm with you on wa more »

  • Posted 10/11/2014 10:17:09 EDT

    Boom I think you're glossing over the fact that when Ben traded Peavy he had ONE win in about 16 starts with an ERA of 5 and a salary of $14mil. That he got anything for him is remarkable if you ask m more »

  • Posted 10/10/2014 08:57:54 EDT

    Anytime you can get two pitching prospects for a guy with only one win who was not going to play for you next year anyway, a steal may be an understatement.

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  • Posted 10/10/2014 06:31:34 EDT

    Rodriguez kinda got lost in the O's system last year coming back from a knee injury but looked great once he got to Pawtucket. He pitched very well there for them in the playoffs. Hembree was off and more »

  • Posted 10/07/2014 09:17:56 EDT

    Boom, that's an impressive list of minor league pitchers but none of them has demonstrated that they can hold down a rotation spot on a contending team. In my mind Webster has the best stuff and is th more »

  • Posted 10/06/2014 07:49:29 EDT

    I have always liked McCarthy; I saw him throw a gem against the Sox when he was a rookie, I believe, with the White Sox. He's always battled health issues which have kept him from reaching his potenti more »

  • Posted 10/04/2014 10:39:37 EDT

    Coincidence or otherwise, the moment I write about JBJ's coaching, or lack thereof, I read that the Red Sox hiting coach will not be back next year. I know that he had a major health scare this year a more »

  • Posted 10/04/2014 09:17:49 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: To me, JBJ has had a pretty big sample size now and has almost proven he will not hit. I can't believe I'm saying it after how good he looked earlier but I don more »

  • Posted 10/04/2014 09:08:33 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: Jidge, you must be an oldtimer man! Paul Blair! I can deny my own birthdays as long as I want, but when my older kids are now in their forties I have to admit more »

  • Posted 10/03/2014 10:27:44 EDT

    Crit, already in this year's playoffs I've seen at least three extra base hits that resulted in runs that Bradley would have easily fielded and I hate the thought of watching him make great plays in s more »