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  • Forum Post: Question all fans - Was Ellsbury worth it?

    Posted 06/24/2014 07:21:07 EDT

    Going forward Ells is getting paid like the .230 ISO guy he was in 2011.  Problem is his '14 ISO of .115 is probably not unexpected.  He only has four "full" seasons ISO: '08  114     '09  114    '11 more »

  • Forum Post: Rumors of Papi's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated !

    Posted 06/19/2014 05:53:43 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] Papi is the greatest Boston sports legend since Bill Russell.    I'd put Bird and Brady over Papi.  Bird was all about winning not his stats.    Amazing ca more »

  • Forum Post: Red Sox Outfield - The Stats and Press Don't Lie

    Posted 06/05/2014 03:32:28 EDT

    Ben rolled the dice with Victorino considering he has been inconsistent (just ok in '10 and '12) and his age.  It worked last year over the 122 games he played.  This year and next may look ugly, but more »

  • Forum Post: How did we win it last year!!

    Posted 05/23/2014 05:17:48 EDT

    4 SP with FIP between 2.78 to 3.86 , this 3 of 5 near 5.0 Koji, Breslow, and Miller ERAs under 2.64 12 top hitters in PA only one had an OPS+ under 110 (WMB), this year 3 of top 12 over 110, and 6 of more »

  • Forum Post: Red Sox Outfield - Review on Memorial Day Weekend

    Posted 05/23/2014 03:37:57 EDT

    SV was considered by many to be a terrible FA signing because he had been up and down.  Then he went out and played great in 2013.  Looking at his numbers he has been up and down over the last half of more »

  • Forum Post: Where Is Ellebury When You Need Him?

    Posted 05/23/2014 03:24:19 EDT

    In response to Joebreidey's comment: [QUOTE] He has 1 HR and a .265 average.  I'm not sure that extra HR would've put us over the top.  Excellent player, but too much money.9  There have been plenty o more »

  • Forum Post: Gardner vs. Ellsbury, Gardner should've hired Boras.

    Posted 05/21/2014 04:24:00 EDT

    but he left out the part about jr replacing the injured beltran in the 3 hole I have NP with giving boras credit but I just can't see how we can compare value in  a FA signing vs an extension [/QUOTE] more »

  • Forum Post: Rosenthal -Sox sign Steven Drew

    Posted 05/20/2014 05:17:10 EDT

    I just hope to God, Bogey is not at SS next year. nonsense It's not nonsense to want superiod SS defense, while keeping Bogey's projected bat in the line-up (at 3B). [/QUOTE] 21yo  21yo   21yo  21yo w more »

  • Forum Post: Rosenthal -Sox sign Steven Drew

    Posted 05/20/2014 05:03:24 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment:
    [QUOTE]

    I just hope to God, Bogey is not at SS next year.

    Sox4ever

    [/QUOTE]

    nonsense

    more »

  • Forum Post: Gardner vs. Ellsbury, Gardner should've hired Boras.

    Posted 05/20/2014 05:01:41 EDT

    A NYY blogger wishes they signed Choo over Ellsbury.  It came down to who do you pair with Gardner, the article says the NYY made an offer to Choo.  Did Cashman bank on the short porch help Ells regai more »

  • Forum Post: Rumors of Papi's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated !

    Posted 05/15/2014 04:56:46 EDT

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2014: Part II

    Posted 04/12/2014 10:26:56 EDT

    In response to jidgef's comment: [QUOTE] Good pitching and three-run homers is a great recipe for wins! Put Earl Weaver in the hall-of-fame. [/QUOTE] Earl Weaver managed B-more for 14.5 years SS  Mark more »

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2014: Part II

    Posted 04/10/2014 06:22:23 EDT

    It's all about value, who cares how you get it!

    SS WAR 2012 to now:

    1. Desmond   10

    2. Hanley     8.3

    3. Andrus     7

    4. Lowrie    6.5

    5. Rollins    6.4

     

    more »

  • Forum Post: 1st is TEX to go down, 9 mo to go?

    Posted 04/05/2014 03:17:27 EDT

    http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2014/04/05/following-teixeiras-injury-drew-makes-more-sense-than-ever/

    Teix out, Drew in, Sox get pick!  I doubt it will happen, but I'd be thrilled.

    more »

  • Forum Post: CC not throwing BB's

    Posted 04/02/2014 07:10:14 EDT

    second-half 6.08 ERA last season he hit 90 or 91 mph 15x ( topping out at 91mph ) yesterday he has been amazingly durable, and a great signing even if he is a fifth starter from here on out my guess i more »

  • Forum Post: The Red Sox Outfield - The Worst in Baseball?

    Posted 04/01/2014 09:09:35 EDT

    In response to ADG's comment: From 1-5, the Red Sox arguably have one of the worst outfields in baseball. From 1 to 5: Victorino Sizemore Nava Carp JBJ That is awful. Agree? Where are the HR's coming more »

  • Forum Post: Anybody got any good "humor" to share about Mexico?

    Posted 03/23/2014 04:09:45 EDT

    Hey Sonic. Can Pike come along if he brings Selma?  Think Dawn from Dusk or whatever movie that great scene was in.   I'm off back to Ncl, but I attend seminars in the City now and then and I'm on my more »

  • Forum Post: Anybody got any good "humor" to share about Mexico?

    Posted 03/21/2014 07:16:19 EDT

    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment: [/QUOTE] So now I'm the Frazier Crane of the BDC?  I am not an elitist, that's absurd.  I like punk rock, books and baseball.  I don't own a tv or go to more »

  • Forum Post: Boras Misreads Market

    Posted 03/20/2014 10:21:04 EDT

    In response to youkillus' comment: Let's rename this thread, "Pike Misreads Forum". From his epic end of the forum picketing, his recreation of Paul Revere's "The Yankee Fans are Coming!!" to his Told more »

  • Forum Post: Latest in fielding metrics

    Posted 03/06/2014 07:08:59 EST

    In response to JoseLaguna's comment:   How true that fielding metrics are still crude. The metrics a few years ago said that Ellsbury was an average outfielder. Others in the forum were totally convin more »

  • Forum Post: Any concern about the HEALTH of "DAY TO DAY CLAY" ????

    Posted 02/23/2014 06:11:09 EST

    You shouldn't judge a book by the cover, but why doesn't this tidbit about Clay (below) surprise me. IMO fans know about 1% of what is really the case (myself included), that being said.  Jesus Monter more »

  • Forum Post: Bill James projects Middy to have 32 homers this season.

    Posted 02/13/2014 06:23:51 EST

    Bill James take a bow for 2004, 2007, and 2013! posted at 12/6/2013 4:04 PM EST   James urged Theo to sign Ortiz in 2002 and not to sign Crawford (Ben C and Tippert pushed for Carl). Tippett and James more »

  • Forum Post: Which 2 of These 4 Pitchers Are in the Hall? And ...

    Posted 01/15/2014 03:37:11 EST

    In 4 decades, I have never heard about unearned runs in relation to a pitcher's skill.  This article convinced me that it is important.   http://www.replacementlevelredsox.com/2013/12/18/curt-schillin more »

  • Forum Post: ARod gets 162 Games

    Posted 01/12/2014 07:44:13 EST

    "I spoke to Shaughnessy recently about the steroid issue. "I've never been an investigative reporter," he said. "I'm not really interested in that. It's not what I got into this for." Grantland via Za more »

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