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  • Forum Post: Holt an all star

    Posted 07/06/2015 10:57:07 EDT

    Bogaerts and Betts were better choices.  

  • Posted 07/06/2015 06:25:35 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment: max v. moonslav, a battle royale If so, I am overmatched because moonslav knows way more than I.  The best I can hope for is what he just wrote, that another manag more »

  • Posted 07/06/2015 04:16:03 EDT

    An amazing, optimistic thread.   Elsewhere there are at least two threads that argue that this year and this team and especially this manager are all hopeless.  I have been to those threads and encoun more »

  • Posted 07/06/2015 08:17:38 EDT

    In response to MadMc's comment: Max I didn't watch the game yesterday but I have to comment on what sounds like a "Bang Bang Play"--the line drive to Xander and throw. That is such a split second inst more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 09:31:40 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment:   Just say no! Do NOT trade any prospects for two month rentals. I'm fine with making a deal for a pitcher who will help us beyond 2015, but I do not think getting more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 09:29:06 EDT

    In response to soxnewmex's comment: The Red Sox lucked out and didn't have to face the Astros ace Keuchel 10-3 and his 2.00 ERA 0.96 WHIP  and 100+Ks, and George Springer just went on the DL with an i more »

  • Forum Post: Clay Buccholtz

    Posted 07/05/2015 09:21:35 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Moreover, what we need is pitching, so how does that work when you dump your best by far pitcher? I get it--we give up Buchholz and magically get back two top of t more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 06:12:00 EDT

    I want to apologize to everyone on this thread who saw the inner truth about this incompetently managed, apathertic team long before I did.  The argument about whether Tazawa should have been ready to more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 05:59:27 EDT

    Now that I get it, I'm starting to enjoy this thread. In my own defense, I have to say sometimes it's hard to see apathy or a virus for that matter.  But, once you see it, it's like revealed truth.    more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 05:35:15 EDT

    I take it back.  I'm starting to see the apathy virus now.  Ortiz was playing 1b with all kinds of viral apathy, but dunderhead Farrell waited until the 8th inning to bring Napoli in.  And some outfie more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 04:25:07 EDT

    In response to Ergoetal's comment: In response to maxbialystock's comment: In response to Ergoetal's comment: In response to maxbialystock's comment: I go back to the OP that started all this by expre more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 04:00:33 EDT

    In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: Definitely a noticeable improvement with Ortiz at 1st base. The runner on 3rd running on contact is the manager's call. I think it should be based on the spee more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 03:48:50 EDT

    In response to Ergoetal's comment: In response to maxbialystock's comment: I go back to the OP that started all this by expressing great dismay that both Betts and Bradley threw home after the 3d out more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 02:40:48 EDT

    This is an insane thread.  Ortiz is the most apathetic player in MLB and none of you ever complain about it, maybe because he was one key to winning three WS. 

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  • Posted 07/05/2015 02:16:03 EDT

    I go back to the OP that started all this by expressing great dismay that both Betts and Bradley threw home after the 3d out and the insane conclusion this proves Betts and Bradley don't respect Farre more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 01:54:02 EDT

    It irritates the heck out of me when Holt decides to get picky at the plate and especially take a called 3d strike on a 2-2 count.  He needs to forget Bill James.  

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  • Posted 07/05/2015 12:03:41 EDT

    I wanted to keep Ellsbury, but not at his price, which frankly ridiculous.  That said, he has definitely helped the Yankees from the lead odd position with Gardner up 2d.  I don't think of him as frag more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 11:58:57 EDT

    In response to bosoxmal's comment:

    It's a very good move.


    Darn right it is.  

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  • Forum Post: Clay Buccholtz

    Posted 07/05/2015 11:56:52 EDT

    Moonslav,  nobody is untouchable, but right now buchholz is close to our MVP because he has a variety of good pitches and good command of them.  He is almost a sure win when he is pitching like this a more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 11:34:21 EDT

    With Victorino back, this move gets De Aza back in the lineup, basically, his bat for Napoli's. 


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  • Posted 07/05/2015 10:44:07 EDT

    Moonslav, while I don't at all mind agreeing that not having Tazawa available Friday night was a big mistake--they really had a shot at winning with him in there for the 7th and/or 8th innings--and th more »

  • Posted 07/05/2015 10:30:40 EDT

    I think Pedroia, Holt, Betts (!), Bogaerts, Ortiz, Ramirez, Sandoval, victorino, and hanigan/Leon.  Against lefty starters, I would probably bench Ortiz, move Ramirez to DH and the 5 slot, DeAza to LF more »

  • Posted 07/04/2015 12:08:12 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Farrell followed his pitching coach's recommendation but maybe shouldn't have. It is you who is missing the point now. It was not the fact that the pitching coach more »

  • Forum Post: Sit Napoli Down

    Posted 07/04/2015 11:13:23 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Naps has been a streaky hitter his whole career. I've been defending him for a long time, and expecting him to turn it around and get hot, but it hasn't happened. more »

  • Posted 07/04/2015 11:01:46 EDT

    In response to devildavid's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: They had a pretty good manager in 2013.  Unfortunately, this year's version has no standards, no grasp of the fundamentals, no more »

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