Posted 09/30/2015 10:42:45 EDT
Impossible to predict, it's pretty surprising the way he's hit and with power. Remember Middlebrooks? He started out great in the majors too. Once in a while it happesn, a mediocre prospect surprises more »
Posted 09/30/2015 09:13:46 EDT
Pitchers are far more valuable then throwers, agree, and Owens is looking like a guy who knows how to pitch.
Posted 09/28/2015 10:45:36 EDT
Sign him for $11 an hour.
Posted 09/28/2015 10:05:00 EDT
Did some research: Buch's first 15 pitches: BA .295 OBP .347 SLG .464 OPS .811, his next 15 pitches .214 .258. .282 .540. Sure, I'd rather see the Ace everyone believes we're going to pay or trade for more »
Posted 09/27/2015 10:48:28 EDT
Don't think Buch would be a good closer. He's a head-case when a guy gets on base and, as with most starting pitchers who are better than average, your best bet is to get to him in the first inning. I more »
Posted 09/26/2015 08:55:47 EDT
Finally, an Ace :-) Well, he keeps it up for 30 more starts, and so he is.
Posted 09/22/2015 05:42:29 EDT
I'd have to think long and hard.
Posted 09/22/2015 05:38:32 EDT
The 5 I'd keep, Buch Kelly Porcello ERod and either Owens or Johnson.
Posted 09/22/2015 06:30:13 EDT
Let's hope Papi gets started a little earlier next season.
Posted 09/14/2015 06:24:41 EDT
Castillo looks good on playing balls off the wall (barehand and throw), probably make fewer baserunning blunders as time passes. Glad he's finally getting the playing time. Hill will get another rotat more »
Posted 09/09/2015 06:26:43 EDT
Sure, Garza can take Masterson's place, here are some Garza (national league!) numbers for 2015: WHIP 1.57 ERA 5.65.
Posted 09/07/2015 10:08:48 EDT
Is Buch even injured now? I think they're just looking at other guys, there was no good reason to bring him back given his fragility. Hoping we go all out for Price, keep Buch, ERod, Porcello, and I'd more »
Posted 09/05/2015 09:13:17 EDT
There is a heavy negativity in Boston, and some players let it affect their play. Crawford got injured and was never the same, Panda was always just an average player who had a knack for shining in bi more »
Posted 09/02/2015 01:37:33 EDT
That's the outfield alright, several of us have wanted this to be the outfield for quite some time now, and this is why. It's only going to improve, and it's pretty exciting already.
Posted 08/29/2015 08:41:57 EDT
Nice dream dg, now back to reality :-)
Posted 08/27/2015 02:54:33 EDT
No shortage of candidates. Despite his fine outing last night, I cast my vote for Porcello. Remember when we got him, most thought he was a sure #2 who could become an ace. What a laugh!
Posted 08/25/2015 10:36:13 EDT
I'd rather keep both for now, a lot of injuries at that position (Vasquez himself is a case in point). I'd give Swihart a 1B mitt and have him practice the position. Swihart seems to be a very good al more »
Posted 08/24/2015 09:26:02 EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment: In response to soxnewmex's comment: P: Price/Bucholz/FRod/Owens/Johnson RP: Koji/Tazawa/Kelly/Porcello/Wright/Miley/OGodNO C: Swihart/Vazquez/Hanigan OF: Betts/Br more »
Posted 08/23/2015 10:17:09 EDT
OP so true.
Posted 08/21/2015 10:03:27 EDT
He's going to be a good one, and Owens was good tonight too. Very high on Swihart Castillo JBJ Owens ERod Swihart Vaz Betts and Bogaerts. Hope we don't trade more than one from that crowd.
Posted 08/21/2015 01:12:43 EDT
P: Price/Bucholz/FRod/Owens/Johnson RP: Koji/Tazawa/Kelly/Porcello/Wright/Miley/OGodNO C: Swihart/Vazquez/Hanigan OF: Betts/Bradley/Castillo/DeAza DH: Ortiz/HanRam 1B: Shaw/HanRam/Swihart/Ortiz 2B: Pe more »
Posted 08/18/2015 11:46:25 EDT
How long before he's Dumbrowski? :-) Anyway, he can't do worse than last place (two seasons in a row). Ben C. made some bad pitching trades and non-signings, it must be said. But he did win in 2013. W more »
Posted 08/18/2015 02:16:08 EDT
He's just trying to fit in with the rest of the staff by getting his ERA up around 5.00. Seriously though, don't know if there's anything to the discrepency or it's a coincidence but will keep an eye more »
Posted 08/15/2015 11:07:40 EDT
Believe JBJ has turned the corner, and he'll be in Boston what he's been at every level in the game, a great centerfielder with a high OBP. Like the way Swihart's been hitting too.
Posted 08/08/2015 08:19:17 EDT
Oh sorry, jbj is in the linup :)
For raider: I well aware that de Aza has been better than Bradley, but de Aza is a known quantity and doesn't need mlb experience.
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