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  • Forum Post: Boras discusses Ellsbury and Red Sox extension

    Posted 08/30/2012 04:11:46 EDT

    There is NO chance the Sox will be able to sign him this offseason. While his stock is somewhat high, its not as high as it could have been if he played more of the season. Of course his stock could l more »

  • Forum Post: Pedroia's interview with Rob Bradford-set the record straight on Bobby V/Youkilis comment/7/26 meeting/Bobby V photo/Funeral

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:59:01 EDT

    I did find the "didnt have a babysitter in the morning to attend a funeral but had no problem getting one in the evening to attend Beckett's event" a bit strange. These guys make millions, probably ha more »

  • Forum Post: Globe Forum put on Waivers, New Layout Sucks

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:48:29 EDT

    Apparently they were placed on waivers and claimed by an unknown company and then pulled back. We will now just have to wait to see who this "mystery company" is (and no, its not the President, Romney more »

  • Forum Post: Felix Doubront....he is really claimed by someone

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:41:20 EDT

    Heck, if I were a GM, ALL of my players would be placed on waivers. Why not test the waters and see what is out there? If the Sox didnt put Gonzalez on waivers, they never would have been able to work more »

  • Forum Post: Ciriaco Calls Out Peter Abraham

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:35:18 EDT

    I find it hard to believe that Beckett was the only problem in that clubhouse. For one, I feel Lackey was an equal part as Beckett. Was not Lester part of this fiasco? Beckett is already pathing a pat more »

  • Forum Post: A look at David Ortiz and free agency

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:30:07 EDT

    I actually like the "making him a 1B" idea bobbysu mentioned (if they are going to go 2 at more than 10 per season). He has not made it through a complete season in the last few years so if you take t more »

  • Forum Post: Don't Take it Out on Zach

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:22:03 EDT

    It was basically a talent evaluation, kind of like you see in spring training. If this was a meaningful game for the Sox, he wouldnt have lasted pass the first inning. You bring this kid up here to sh more »

  • Forum Post: Ciriaco Calls Out Peter Abraham

    Posted 08/30/2012 03:16:06 EDT

    I actually like Pete's posts and his Tweets are also spot-on. Its actually nice to see a reporter who is not concerned with whether or not the players like him. Sure, it may make it harder to get inte more »

  • Forum Post: The future is brite and the Red Sox will be just fine...

    Posted 08/28/2012 02:54:25 EDT

    Im not sure if this was actually a discussion or a grammar lesson but I'll bite and no, I do not have the obligatory 5000 posts so if its mandatory, I fail. It will be quite alarming if they even spen more »

  • Forum Post: dodgers awarded claim on Gonzalez

    Posted 08/24/2012 04:20:30 EDT

    Heck, if I was Gonzalez, I would personally offer to pay half of my own salary to get out of Boston and the other side is that Boston fans should be willing to pay the other half to see him go. He is more »

  • Forum Post: If You Haven't Read the OBF's Column, Please Do So

    Posted 08/24/2012 04:13:03 EDT

    I have to admit, the way this season has steadily gone down the tubes and the realization that we may have "purchased" too many problem-childs has me at a loss for words. While I still proudly walk ar more »

  • Forum Post: It's the pitching

    Posted 08/17/2012 01:46:26 EDT

    While yes, I would agree that the pitching sucks this year, the reason for the losses is due to the lack of hitting in times of bad pitching. Have you noticed that when the Sox score a lot of runs, th more »

  • Forum Post: Does this weekend's Red Sox-Yankee series matter, and what will the result be?

    Posted 08/17/2012 01:43:56 EDT

    Back to the question of the post, I personally do not feel it matters much other than the head-to-head stats. If Boston sweeps, they gain 3 games on the Yankees, which is not really going to put a den more »

  • Forum Post: Sad, but Daniel Bard may be done ala Rick Ankiel

    Posted 08/17/2012 01:38:42 EDT

    Heck, Beckett has been sucking for the past two years and they continue to run him out there on the field. I imagine Beckett would still have his issues even while playing in Pawtucket. I wouldnt shut more »

  • Forum Post: Is Crawford still a bust?

    Posted 08/17/2012 01:20:47 EDT

    Yes. Playing well for a few games does not make-up for last year or prior to these last few weeks. As far as giving him time in his 7 year contract, usually a players abilities will decline over the y more »

  • Forum Post: Another stellar trade by the Blunder Boy!

    Posted 08/17/2012 01:17:08 EDT

    Its simple They placed him on waivers. The Mets claimed him. They had a short time to work out a trade or the Sox could have pulled him back. Obviously there was something or someone (Beato) who made more »

  • Forum Post: Tonight's Lineup

    Posted 08/16/2012 04:32:44 EDT

    I think sitting Aviles is actually a good move. He has been killing us lately. Not just his lack of hitting, but lack of hitting in key situations of the last few games. I guess Ellsubury at DH is the more »

  • Forum Post: Iggy Update

    Posted 08/16/2012 04:25:01 EDT

    I would like to see them bring-up Laroche at 3B. He has been hitting, is a right-handed bat, and obviously has MLB experience. Ciriaco could play short instead of using him as a DH, OF,....... Aviles more »

  • Forum Post: Victor Conte says Melky Cabrera isn't the only one

    Posted 08/16/2012 04:13:25 EDT

    PED's usually are forerunners to the testing procedures created to detect them.  If you dont know exactly what to test for, how can you develop a test for it?There is always some new "substance" comin more »

  • Forum Post: Is it okay to root for them to lose?

    Posted 08/16/2012 04:00:39 EDT

    Seems like if we all continue to root for them to win, the losing (this season) will take care of itself. Dont you change a thing. Stay sassy!!! more »

  • Forum Post: DiceK; Just end it now and trade him for a bag of balls

    Posted 08/16/2012 03:50:25 EDT

    I would say to trade him for a bag of balls ONLY if you can have the bag back after the balls are delivered. more »

  • Forum Post: What do you think about Varitek as a manager?

    Posted 08/15/2012 03:06:54 EDT

    I would personally rather see Nomar. As far as due diligence, if they can make Ventura an effective coach, why not Nomar or Varitek? more »

  • Forum Post: Fausto Carmona arrested in the D.R.

    Posted 01/20/2012 07:20:29 EST

    The Indians probably "tipped-off" the US Embassy in the DR due to Carmon's poor performance and high price tag. Maybe if the Sox used a little bit of money to launch an investigation of their own, the more »

  • Forum Post: What advice would you give Ben to fill out the rotation?

    Posted 12/29/2011 01:44:50 EST

    With the "short porch" in Yankee stadium, I would think they would need to look at another Lefty to go with Lester. Not sure who is available via trade or FA but adding another left-handed starter wou more »

  • Forum Post: Sox acquire Bailey....

    Posted 12/29/2011 01:37:12 EST

    For all of you Arb-knowledgable posters, does a players injury history come into play when figuring out raises? Wasnt it the case with Ellsburry? With Bailey seeing limited innings in his years as a c more »

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