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Comment on: Better days have been building in Toronto Better days have been building for Blue Jays
Posted 01/26/2015 07:53:27 EST
The annual Toronto appreciation column. If they get Dan to be there president, this column is going to sing of "O Canada".
Comment on: Notes: Max Scherzer agrees to $210 million contract with Washington Nationals Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210m deal
Posted 01/20/2015 04:11:47 EST
He's taken the mound a few times in Detroit. It isn't like an NFL signing bonus to a rookie.
Comment on: Ex-Red Sox setup man Daniel Bard healthy, ready to bounce back - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/11/2015 01:20:25 EST
Nice of Nick to help Bard out by promoting his comeback. I wish the kid well.
Comment on: In 2015, Red Soxâ climb out of cellar among storylines to follow
Posted 01/04/2015 02:43:20 EST
A lot of guys can't hit curveballs, should we limit the amount of times a pitcher can throw one? Or should the batter learn how to hit it?
Posted 01/04/2015 09:54:05 EST
Amen. If you can't beat the shift, keep working on it until you can.
Comment on: Right balance of ages gives Red Sox better chance in 2015 Right balance of ages gives Red Sox better chance in 2015
Posted 01/03/2015 08:35:25 EST
Welcome to the Globe, Alex. I hope I'll be reading you every Sunday.
Comment on: CBSâs NFL sideline reporters have been off their game lately
Posted 12/26/2014 08:46:43 EST
The job of the sideline reporter is to report on injuries and interview the coaches before, at halftime and at the end of the game. The booth shouldn't throw it down to the field for anecdotes.
Posted 12/26/2014 08:42:31 EST
This was far from being like the Francona column. Not a personal attack on Jenny Dell.
Posted 12/26/2014 08:37:08 EST
One of the two reporters questioned is a dude.
Comment on: Peter Abraham: Hall of Fame ballot difficult to pare to only 10 Hall of Fame ballot difficult to pare to only 10
Posted 12/24/2014 06:24:36 EST
I appreciate the reasoning, but don't see having Bonds without McGwire. Both in or both out. There are also a lot of players here that while All Stars were not the best of their generation. Mussina ge more »
Comment on: Nick Cafardo: A change in thinking on Hall of Fame ballot
Posted 12/24/2014 06:14:14 EST
Twisted logic to justify a ballot. I don't see how you put Kent, Biggio, and Bagwell in. They amassed numbers due to longevity and none were bigger natural talents than McGwire. more »
Comment on: Red Soxâ roster shaping up to be competitive
Posted 12/23/2014 08:32:28 EST
You need to wait with Craig. Otherwise you are selling low on a player again and likely won't get much. more »
Comment on: Will MLB, Cuba be able to play ball?
Posted 12/21/2014 09:06:51 EST
Verlander is not a significant pitcher? I'd still take him over Shields. more »
Comment on: Red Sox trade Will Middlebrooks to Padres Red Sox trade Will Middlebrooks to Padres Middlebrooks sent packing
Posted 12/20/2014 05:25:32 EST
He could have been groomed for 1B for the future departure of Napoli and if Craig never figures it out. more »
Posted 12/19/2014 11:29:15 EST
Sox sold low on Middelebrooks. Spent too much money on a backup catcher. more »
Comment on: Red Sox discussing trade involving Will Middlebrooks Red Sox discussing trade involving Will Middlebrooks
Posted 12/19/2014 07:53:03 EST
This would be a lousy deal. Selling low on Middlebrooks for a backup catcher. more »
Comment on: Jon Lesterâs officially a Cub, and itâs time to move on
Posted 12/16/2014 07:41:06 EST
Sounds like the Sox had a take it or leave it attitude in the spring and then went back on their policy during the season. more »
Posted 12/16/2014 07:38:28 EST
Porcello's Era was almost 2 full points higher. more »
Comment on: Jon Lester enticed by chance to help Cubs end World Series drought Lester enticed by chance to help Cubs end World Series drought
Posted 12/15/2014 06:55:53 EST
I don't think Lester got support from the Sox in the past year. more »
Posted 12/15/2014 06:55:15 EST
The smear campaign has already begun with many columnists harping that Lester went back on his word about the "hometown discount" while forgetting that it was before the Sox original offer and the Sox more »
Comment on: Kentucky should go undefeated
Posted 12/15/2014 03:46:14 EST
Best NBA team attending college. By the way, I mean playing for a college not actually showing up for classes. more »
Comment on: John Farrell confident a top pitcher will emerge for Red Sox John Farrell confident top pitcher will emerge for Red Sox
Posted 12/14/2014 03:21:18 EST
The hometown discount was in April, before they shipped him out of here. more »
Comment on: MLB teams always wonder if they did enough in offseason
Posted 12/14/2014 03:18:26 EST
I'm not just speaking about Red Sox spin, but overall spin in the column. Three snippets just from agents selling their players: uggla, ichiro, and drew. Recycled and overused pieces on Hamels. Of cou more »
Posted 12/14/2014 09:09:34 EST
The amount of spin in this column makes it almost unreadable. more »
Posted 12/13/2014 09:13:37 EST
Not exactly hard hitting journalism, Farrell is being a loyal soldier at the largest Red Sox sales event. more »
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