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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 11/22/2014 05:07:29 EST

    SP1 and SP2 are pretty glaring holes Moon!

  • Posted 11/22/2014 03:35:46 EST

    I would sign him for 4/$28 in a heartbeat, maybe even 4/$32 because before this season is over we will be needing to replace Koji as the closer in my opinion. I wouldn't have given Koji the second yea more »

  • Posted 11/22/2014 03:08:12 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to jcri's comment: [QUOTE] Moon, I would like the Molina pick up as Vazquez was evidently a fan of the Molina brothers and modeled his game after them. more »

  • Posted 11/20/2014 04:42:13 EST

    Moon, isn't it possible, if we make some of those trades you mention, to then still place a Diaz or Ramirez on the forty man? And for what it's worth, I have seen Ramirez pitch and have been very unde more »

  • Posted 11/17/2014 06:54:03 EST

    The A's have gotten a lot of mileage out of Red Sox castoffs over the last few seasons. Hassan is a decent AAAA player who had no hope for a spot on this team; I hope he finds some success out west. I more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 07:43:44 EST

    And while I'm on my defensive roll, I'd plug Marrerro in as my starting shortstop and move Bogey to third in a heartbeat. Up the middle defense of Vasquez, Pedroia, Marrerro and JBJ!! And the pursuit more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 07:39:17 EST

    JBJ doesn't need to be a top of the order or a middle of the order bat to justify writing his name into the lineup every day. If he could hit .260 with an OBP of .320 he could be as valuable as any ce more »

  • Posted 11/11/2014 07:36:20 EST

    Hugh, I think JBJ has also shown plenty of flashes of brilliance in centerfield. I sincerely hope he gets his swing corrected and forces his way into the starting outfield because he is the guy I want more »

  • Posted 11/06/2014 04:31:58 EST

    Moon, you're certainly thinking outside the box. And short of simply over-spending for Lester and or Scherzer, wildly outside the box solutions are the only real means of filling the one and two start more »

  • Posted 11/04/2014 05:46:50 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: How is Craig going to get enough PAs to put up these numbers? Allen Craig: .280/.338/.437; 30 doubles, 15 home runs   Sox4ever He's going to put them up with the R more »

  • Posted 11/03/2014 04:10:26 EST

    Moon I believe the slugging and obp numbers are reflective of the "chemical-free" atmosphere beginning to creep back into MLB. This is why two very average and offensively flawed teams were able to wa more »

  • 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 »