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  • Posted 03/08/2009 05:56:02 EDT

    I would probably rather have A-Rod out for the 6-9 weeks and then not be 100% for the rest of the year, with the risk that he may need another surgery should the injury worsen, or definitely a full bl more »

  • Posted 03/07/2009 08:05:59 EST

    Drewski, calm down buddy. Yeah it may be a little over the top to say JD fakes injuries because we all know he doesn't, but JD Drew is not 'one of our best players'. I would rather have Lowell, Pedroi more »

  • Posted 03/06/2009 08:56:37 EST

    Those numbers for JD Drew are completely unrealistic. .310, 30 HRs, and a +.400 OBP all together? I could definitely see the OBP, but he has hit 30+ home runs once in his entire career, back when he w more »

  • Posted 03/06/2009 08:51:42 EST

    I know that when JD Drew was signed, there was some clause that if he had recurring back injuries, the Red Sox would be able to get out of the contract after the third season. This is Drew's third sea more »

  • Posted 02/28/2009 07:33:15 EST

    lopi, those predicitons are a little excessive, as it is hard to believe that starters will get that many decisions. Most close games have a decision from the bullpen, i.e. 4 wins for Papelbon, a coup more »

  • Posted 02/26/2009 04:54:01 EST

    I think that Ellsbury will hit for a higher average, maybe 15 points, Ellsbury at .295 and Coco at .280. I think Coco may get 12 HR with a full time job and ELlsbury at 8-10 homers. Ellsbury is much m more »

  • Posted 02/24/2009 04:56:28 EST

    Clay apparently has been throwing very well in a limited sample so far. I would say I would give him the next chance because if he is productive this team is so dangerous. more »

  • Posted 02/24/2009 04:31:58 EST

    An ESPN ranking had Lars at #7, Bowden around 60, Tazawa and Bard in the nineties, and an honorable mention for Reddick. Take them all with a grain of salt, some are high on guys who will become busts more »

  • Forum Post: Clay Buchholz?

    Posted 02/13/2009 09:22:29 EST

    Second of all Erica Ellyson is a penthouse pet not a playboy bunny. more »

  • Forum Post: Clay Buchholz?

    Posted 02/13/2009 09:22:05 EST

    First of all, I really believe Buchholz is going to be a very good pitcher, if not this year, eventually. I think he will be a big contributor filling in for guys on the DL, Smoltz, Penny, Beckett, Wa more »

  • Posted 02/13/2009 09:18:47 EST

    The reason I don't think Ortiz is a juicer is because he is not one of these 'superhuman' type players who are coming up as juicers. These are 40-40 guys like Canseco, ARod, and Bonds. These are playe more »

  • Posted 02/07/2009 12:55:50 EST

    Yeah Canseco has been the most truthful in this entire process, so as the names keep coming out his name is gathering more and more credit. more »

  • Posted 02/06/2009 11:06:14 EST

    No way, the Red Sox are too prominent and beloved. To have an expansion team it would have to be in an area that needs a revival and new franchise to spice up that city's sports scene and motivate peo more »

  • Posted 02/05/2009 03:23:57 EST

    Here is how I see it for 2009... Pedroia, slightly worse than 2008, comparable to his 2007 season. Youkilis, slightly worse as well, at least in terms of power numbers Ellsbury, a decent amount better more »

  • Posted 02/02/2009 01:23:31 EST

    The moves I believe Theo has screwed up on are the ones like signing guys that we knew immediately would have some rough days in Boston, like Lugo, and Clement. However, the only complaint I have on t more »

  • Posted 02/02/2009 02:15:19 EST

    I think its a little too much pressure to put on Exposito right now. I think catcher is one position where you should have multiple fallback options because everything can change so quickly. more »

  • Posted 02/01/2009 12:42:07 EST

    Yeah we traded Bard and Meredith for Mirabelli.

    Kottaras came over in a seperate deal for David Wells in a waiver transaction after the trading deadline had come and passed. more »

  • Posted 02/01/2009 12:40:35 EST

    I think no matter the money, any team getting Manny on a one or two year deal is getting a bargain, because the entire time he is there, he will be playing for that next contract like he was at the en more »

  • Posted 02/01/2009 12:34:29 EST

    Dabro, I'm not really saying that Kottaras is 'so good' or that he will definitely be our long term solution, but what I am saying is he does have upside, COULD possibly turn out being a positive surp more »

  • Forum Post: Lie Detector

    Posted 02/01/2009 10:16:39 EST

    I read an interesting article on Boras that was posted on here earlier this week about whether or not he is ethical or not, and this seems to be one of the cases in which he fluffs the story but does more »

  • Forum Post: Wicked Pissah

    Posted 02/01/2009 10:15:18 EST

    Year 2000! clap clap clap clap clap! Year 2000! clap clap clap clap clap! more »

  • Posted 02/01/2009 10:11:58 EST

    Now that Varitek is back in Boston, it clearly means that Josh Bard and his non guaranteed one year contract are out the door. Here is why. George Kottaras is too valuable as a 25 HR+ catcher to just more »

  • Posted 02/01/2009 07:43:11 EST

    Exposito is a MINIMUM of two full seasons away, assuming he progresses well both offensively and defensively. I think thats a lot to ask of a catcher in single A. more »

  • Posted 01/30/2009 09:25:44 EST

    Contrary to the other threads, the Sox and Varitek have agreed to the one year deal with the team and player options for the second season. Varitek, Sox agree to deal Link|Comments (0)Posted by Chad F more »

  • Posted 01/29/2009 03:11:20 EST

    Definitely a solid insurance option, especially considering he is our 5th outfielder right now. more »