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  • Forum Post: Where is Rusney?

    Posted 05/22/2015 09:10:04 EDT

    Rusney is off to a rough start. Unfortunately, he fits in perfectly so far. 

  • Forum Post: The Importance of Striking First

    Posted 05/22/2015 07:51:41 EDT

    Sox struck first tonight. Let's see how it works out.

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/22/2015 07:34:04 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment: The alternatives to Mookie batting first frankly are terrible--Nava? Should he even be playing? Pedroia? He hates hitting 1st..(and 2nd and 3rd, and with a bad wri more »

  • Forum Post: Where is Rusney?

    Posted 05/22/2015 03:59:07 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment:

    Where is he going to play? What is he to do but sit for Injurino, Nava, Bradley?....pathetic it's taken this long.



    Nice exhibition of patience. 

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  • Forum Post: Where is Rusney?

    Posted 05/22/2015 03:49:09 EDT

    Rusney is here to save the day!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X78i13q-atk

     

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  • Forum Post: fix the Red Sox

    Posted 05/22/2015 02:59:30 EDT

    Nicely played Jim.

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  • Forum Post: Impatience

    Posted 05/22/2015 01:04:02 EDT

    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment: The Sox have been a mess thus far.  No doubt.  The pitching was broken as the offense was solid, then the pitching was hoss and the offense was dead.   But, her more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/22/2015 12:57:22 EDT

    No one is trashing Betts. Some of us are pointing out his deficient OBP. None of us claimed it could not be corrected. It is up to Farrell to make lineup adjustments as needed, and so far, he hasn't. 

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  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/22/2015 10:24:38 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment: In response to devildavid's comment: In response to dannycater's comment: Betts looked tremendous last night, there's no other way to describe his batting performa more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/22/2015 10:20:22 EDT

    In response to slomag's comment: In response to devildavid's comment: In response to slomag's comment: In response to devildavid's comment: In response to dannycater's comment: Pedroia hits into more more »

  • Forum Post: Bradley and Marrero for Kazmir?

    Posted 05/21/2015 10:40:50 EDT

    Can Kazmir hit?

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  • Forum Post: Impatience

    Posted 05/21/2015 10:36:54 EDT

    In response to maxbialystock's comment: Another absolutely pathetic night at the plate with two errors thrown in.  And a perfect bottom of the 9th.  Ortiz leads off with a double to left center, Ramir more »

  • Forum Post: why not rework the batting order a bit?

    Posted 05/21/2015 10:18:22 EDT

    Betts' job is to get on base and set the table for the power hitters, not to drive the ball. His job is to get on base any way he can. The leadoff hitter should have a high OBP.

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  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 09:41:37 EDT

    In response to slomag's comment: In response to devildavid's comment: In response to dannycater's comment: Betts looked tremendous last night, there's no other way to describe his batting performance. more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 09:38:55 EDT

    In response to slomag's comment: In response to illinoisredsox's comment: Lost in this whole who leads off discussion is it is only guaranteed to come into play once a game. But the leadoff batter get more »

  • Forum Post: Impatience

    Posted 05/21/2015 09:05:52 EDT

    I am impatient with the offense. I'm hoping it's just a strange coincidence of underperforming which will be corrected over the course of the season. I don't think impatience is unwarranted just becau more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 03:03:51 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment: Betts looked tremendous last night, there's no other way to describe his batting performance. To have 4 solid at bats out of 5 is hitter's dream. But then he didn' more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 02:42:08 EDT

    In response to slomag's comment: In response to devildavid's comment: In response to dannycater's comment: Pedroia hits into more easy outs than Mookie in my opinion. Pedroia gets on base more than Be more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 02:24:51 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment: Pedroia hits into more easy outs than Mookie in my opinion. Pedroia gets on base more than Betts, in fact. It's not how you make outs, it's how you get on base tha more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 02:21:40 EDT

    In response to dannycater's comment: devil, last night, did you watch him swing the bat...4 solid a-bs, lasers. Hanley hit a laser right at a fielder perfectly positioned up the middle. Betts hit some more »

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part III

    Posted 05/21/2015 02:01:12 EDT

    Betts is and will continue to be a fly out machine until he changes his approach at the plate. He leads the team by far in flyballs at 46.8% Contrast this to Hanley who hits 30.5%, and he is a true po more »

  • Forum Post: HARD BALL - Farrell

    Posted 05/21/2015 01:15:44 EDT

    Mookie is hitting too many flyballs, not enough line drives or groundballs. He has hit 46.8% FB and only 17.3% LD. That's what Fangraphs has for him as of today. Flyballs are easier to turn into outs more »

  • Forum Post: The Thrill is Gone

    Posted 05/20/2015 09:47:37 EDT

    B.B.King is dead. This forum is dead. I am sad. 

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  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part III

    Posted 05/20/2015 01:28:24 EDT

    Mookie Betts wOBA is .298. That is not good. His poor numbers are not just a matter of bad luck. BAbip is not just a measurement of luck, it also measures the effects of defense and talent level. Mook more »

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part III

    Posted 05/20/2015 10:45:02 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Now consider, the most consistent hitter has been Sandoval. Think about his aggressive approach early in the count.   This was one reason I loved having a guy like more »

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