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Posted 05/06/2015 02:19:42 EDT
First of all, I am fine with the OP--a little harsh, perhaps, but unequivocal. Mookie's days are numbered. What is less fine is Harness's pretty nasty counterarguments when anyone suggests that the m more »
Posted 05/06/2015 01:53:15 EDT
On the surface, this is a foolish thread because as others have noted Ellsbury right now is having a terrific season and near the AL lead in OBP, stolen bases, runs scored, etc. Ellsbury good to grea more »
Posted 05/05/2015 11:49:20 EDT
If the movie Moneyball has any truth in it, our current situation is a shared responsibility that includes the owner, all of the front office, Bill James, and the manager. In the movie John Henry tel more »
Posted 05/04/2015 05:36:45 EDT
Sheriff-Rojas, I entirely agree, but had forgotten. Don't forget--you haven't--the Sox wanted a double whammy by taking away the Rays "best" player, just as the Yankees did to us about 18 months ago. more »
Posted 05/04/2015 05:31:26 EDT
In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: this current SOX team as a last place ball club, please state your case. Right now, the only interest I have watching a SOX game is to see how Betts, Bogey, more »
Posted 05/04/2015 05:19:04 EDT
In response to BostonBruinss' comment: Ellsbury is just another example of how this FO nickle and dimes the players who accomplish great things for them while dishing out big money to busts who can't more »
Posted 05/04/2015 04:27:07 EDT
I think Kelly should start, but stop over-relying on the fastball. His first year, 2006, in the AL, Josh Beckett threw lots of fastballs and finished with an ERA over 5.
Posted 05/04/2015 04:24:57 EDT
Some pretty good games despite the outcomes. Yankees impressed me with their pitching, which was/is much better than I expected. I also think the Yankees first four in the lineup are much better tha more »
Posted 05/03/2015 09:09:33 EDT
and so do the Yankees. Funny thing is, he keeps shaking off other pitches so he can throw even more fastballs.
Posted 05/03/2015 11:06:12 EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment: In response to maxbialystock's comment: . . . I got the distinct impression he was getting the pitch calls from the bench via a speaker in his helmet. For eviden more »
Posted 05/03/2015 11:04:22 EDT
I mostly agree with all the naysayers that he has no business leading off. But only "mostly," because, despite an OPS of .633, he is a clear second on the team in rbi's with 15--4 more than pedroia, more »
Posted 05/03/2015 10:38:50 EDT
I'm not sure that horses are all that smart. Brains might help you live longer, but the biological lottery is all about differential reproductive success, and for horses speed is part of that, most e more »
Posted 05/03/2015 10:34:31 EDT
. . . I got the distinct impression he was getting the pitch calls from the bench via a speaker in his helmet. For evidence, I cite almost no refusals by the pitchers for the simple reason there is n more »
Posted 05/03/2015 10:29:39 EDT
The minimum standard idea will never fly for two reasons, of which the most obvious is the MLBPA will never allow it. The second is that MLB teams appear to be rolling in dough, so the teams that ca more »
Posted 05/03/2015 10:22:52 EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment: And you have just made this team much worse than what it is now. Hanley is hardly the problem here. Naps is in a slump weve been able to keep Papi this long becau more »
Posted 05/03/2015 10:02:15 EDT
In response to Joebreidey's comment: 1-1B is more important and harder to learn, imho, then LF. 2-The RS don't have 3 weak-hitting 1B. They have one that is in a slump, one who is weak-hitting, and t more »
Posted 05/03/2015 09:35:50 EDT
Good OP. yes, both games close, but the Yankees overall look better in pitching-hitting match ups. Surprise to me is how vastly superior the Yankees bullpen is, also how the Yankees starters manhandl more »
Posted 05/03/2015 09:21:04 EDT
Booing him is an unalloyed good thing to do even if it inspires him. Tarawa was the biggest part of the problem, plus Farrell should have called for ball four.
Posted 05/03/2015 09:15:46 EDT
End the Hanley experiment in LF. Rotate him and Ortiz between DH and 1B, keeping 2 good bats in lineup. Keep Napoli, Craig, and nava in reserve and bring up JBJ as 3d outfielder. Not a good soluti more »
Posted 05/01/2015 02:35:55 EDT
Teakus, Have you forgotten to also thank Ben for fielding the 2d best team, just one game out of 1st and tied for an AL wild card spot, in the AL East? The rotation has been beaten up, but the lineup more »
Posted 05/01/2015 02:04:28 EDT
I'm not that interested in Pedro's version. The simple fact is that the Sox had a good year in 2003, not only getting to the playoffs, but having a very competitive ALCS with the Yankees. Immediatel more »
Posted 05/01/2015 11:33:33 EDT
Better thread then I expected. Kind of subjective, but fun, and not all that far-fetched. Betts has done some good things and would maybe score more if pedroia and Ortiz hit better with risp. Plus more »
Posted 05/01/2015 11:22:28 EDT
Portland's in Maine, I'm in virginia; but it sounds like fun for you guys.
Posted 05/01/2015 11:20:13 EDT
About right, southpaw.
Posted 05/01/2015 11:18:54 EDT
Sabathia>masterson. Should be a good series.
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