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  • Posted 05/27/2015 02:17:42 EDT

    The guy with the higheset WAR value on the team is the problem. Harness doesn't need any stinking WAR value...

  • Posted 05/27/2015 02:15:47 EDT

    Honestly, this is Softyesque. It's been Softyesque for weeks now.

  • Posted 05/27/2015 02:15:04 EDT

    My best Harness impression: "Yeah, Mookie is the main reason why we are losing. He's SUCH a disapointment and I'm only saying that because I actually think he is capable of MORE than any of you. I exp more »

  • Posted 05/26/2015 02:26:42 EDT

    It's interesting that Mookie has saved 8 runs defensively so far this year in both the fangraphs and baseball-reference metrics, on pace to save 25 per year. The entire team is projected to only score more »

  • Posted 05/26/2015 02:18:55 EDT

    In response to maxbialystock's comment: WAR (wins above replacement) ranks Mookie Betts 13th best overall in the AL, Pedroia 34th overall, and Bogaerts 42d overall.  Napoli is coming around but still more »

  • Posted 05/26/2015 09:53:39 EDT

    This stuff is wrong on so many levels. Of course we need a .350 OBP guy leading off. It sure would be nice having a 900 OPS guy at 3rd, 4th and 5th also but how is that working out? None of these guys more »

  • Posted 05/25/2015 08:51:14 EDT

    Statistics is a science. The data is generally more relevant the larger the data sample. Statistics 101. What Betts did last year is absolutely significant and a data point in predicting his future pe more »

  • Posted 05/25/2015 11:11:06 EDT

    By the way, even after this year's slump, Mookie is still a lifetime wRC+ of 107 as compared to Holt's 96. Plus he's a much better fielder and base runner.

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  • Posted 05/25/2015 11:07:43 EDT

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: Ideally, Holt shouldn't even be playing. He's playing now because we have some injuries. He's a great sub. Not hating on hi more »

  • Posted 05/25/2015 02:59:06 EDT

    When I see Mookie and Swihart play I see a couple guys who can hit and run, break up double plays on the basepaths, field their position, score from 2nd base on a shallow hit to the OF.... They do a l more »

  • Posted 05/25/2015 02:53:33 EDT

    Ideally, Holt shouldn't even be playing. He's playing now because we have some injuries. He's a great sub. Not hating on him. It's just he doesn't have the tools to be a starter anywhere except on a s more »

  • Posted 05/24/2015 08:35:03 EDT

    I could research a metric like # of HR total for a corner outfielder and how do you think Holt would do with that metric Harness? The data has been cited to you OVER and OVER and you still cite only t more »

  • Posted 05/24/2015 01:25:05 EDT

    As predicted, Victorino couldn't stay on the field, Craig wouldn't produce and we should have traded Nava. It would have been great if JBJ could have generated some results as he would have been a goo more »

  • Posted 05/24/2015 01:20:38 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to harness' comment: Who's been one of the worst leadoff hitters in the game? Mookie Betts. There are 173 MLb players who qualify with PAs. Here's some more »

  • Posted 05/24/2015 12:37:30 EDT

    Now leading the team in RBI?....Mookie Betts.

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  • Posted 05/23/2015 03:04:56 EDT

    It's hard to understand how this team is bad overall defensively except for Hanley. We should be about average or better everywhere else. I'm sure some guys are having bad years defensively besides Ha more »

  • Posted 05/22/2015 08:46:47 EDT

    Holt has been at 3rd for only 3-4 games this week and he's already blown 2 tags which both cost us a run, plus missed several balls which maybe Panda would have had. Not good.

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  • Posted 05/22/2015 04:18:21 EDT

    In response to harness' comment: [QUOTE] In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: I cite baseball prospectus. You cite Notin. I'll take baseball prospectus.   I'm not "citing'' Notin as you would your more »

  • Posted 05/22/2015 12:32:38 EDT

    Castillo will probably be with the team by Saturday. It's only a matter of time.

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  • Posted 05/22/2015 01:41:53 EDT

    In response to hill55's comment: My Seattle Mariners and the Red Sox came into the season with high expectations but have stumbled out of the blocks to similar 18-22 and 19-22 records, respectively. E more »

  • Posted 05/22/2015 01:39:06 EDT

    Harness is flat out on the mat in the middle of the ring with Ali looking down at him shaking his fist. The ref starts pounding the mat with his hand...."One, .......Two.......Three....the bell goes D more »

  • Posted 05/22/2015 01:32:55 EDT

    I cite baseball prospectus. You cite Notin. I'll take baseball prospectus. I don't know where Notin got his data, as there are various ways to compute XBABIP data, but I guarantee you it was generated more »

  • Posted 05/21/2015 10:10:50 EDT

    I stand corrected Amp! I thought he was smaller!

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  • Posted 05/21/2015 06:42:43 EDT

    If you don't believe me, maybe you'll believe baseball prospectus: A direct quote:  "According to Baseball Savant, Bett more »

  • Posted 05/21/2015 06:29:35 EDT

    Excuse me Harness, but you are the one who kept comparing Betts to Holt. You try and keep up .... Devil David and yes, even Harness, have points about Mookie putting too many balls in the air but Mook more »