About Me: I have been a Red Sox fan since the fifties, fell in love with watching Ted Williams. I have played, managed, and umpired at every level from Little League to High School to American Legion ball. I currently coach at the high school level.
Forum Post: Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.
Posted 12/19/2014 08:34:53 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to jidgef's comment: [QUOTE] In response to slomag's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] If Middlebrooks was hampered by inju more »
Posted 12/19/2014 06:52:46 EST
In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment: Padres rolled the dice - and who knows they might get lucky. There is ZERO upside to this deal for the Sox. Defense. It is still important. If I read y more »
Posted 12/19/2014 06:49:06 EST
In response to slomag's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] If Middlebrooks was hampered by injuries in 2014, and he's the 162-game average of 2012-2013, then he's top 10 in OPS and more »
Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part II
Posted 12/19/2014 06:05:02 EST
Middlebrooks for Hanigan is a great move!!
Posted 12/18/2014 09:42:25 EST
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to makonikyman's comment: [QUOTE] And Moon...in your 2015 pt 1 thread there were over 540 posts. You...posted over 300 of them. So listen....peopl more »
Forum Post: Red Sox acquire RHP Anthony Varvaro from Atlanta
Posted 12/17/2014 04:20:51 EST
What do the Braves know, or what am I missing here? Why DFA this guy? He seems pretty solid on paper; I've never seen him pitch.
Forum Post: Cubs finally give up PTBNL in Doubrant trade!
Posted 12/15/2014 07:27:52 EST
In response to Kingface12's comment: In response to sportsbozo1's comment: [QUOTE] The player the Sox will receive for Felix Doubrant is a Single A SS named Marco Hernandez, he hit .270/.315/.351 at H more »
Forum Post: Sox Acquire Porcello
Posted 12/15/2014 07:03:07 EST
It makes no sense to extend him before the start of the season because his average annual value is what is used for computing the luxury tax and that value is sure to go up with an extension. So while more »
Posted 12/15/2014 06:41:22 EST
In response to ampoule's comment: I'm sure that there'll be discussion somewhere about making the strike zone electronic where all the umpire does is throw up his arm to designate that his earpiece te more »
Posted 12/15/2014 05:09:09 EST
Moon I'm not saying or implying that I saw this coming, but I've been screaming at my TV for years now to call the strike zone. My TV has yet to comply. I joke with anyone who'll listen that the MLB s more »
Posted 12/14/2014 01:19:12 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: Surprised you rolled out the new version with so many things still up in the air in the hot stove season. Maybe you know something only the front office knows? Tha more »
Posted 12/13/2014 01:46:46 EST
Surprised you rolled out the new version with so many things still up in the air in the hot stove season. Maybe you know something only the front office knows? That they are done for the time being? I more »
Posted 12/12/2014 04:40:56 EST
Once upon a time, not so many years ago, the Detroit Tigers drafted Porcello with their first pick. He is a first round draft choice who was rushed to the bigs and was just in the process of putting t more »
Forum Post: A Realsitic View at 2015: Part I
Posted 12/12/2014 04:23:23 EST
Boom, I would agree about your concern about Masterson if he was coming back from any arm-type injuries. But the injuries that plagued him last year were both an oblique and a knee, both of which he t more »
Posted 12/12/2014 03:56:21 EST
In response to jcri's comment:
I liked your overview Jid. Time to get your pencil sharpened for ST...
Posted 12/11/2014 07:00:48 EST
Big tip of the hat to Ben for the transactions following the Lester departure. I was one of many who really wanted to keep Lester, but I don't think anything was going to stand between Theo and both g more »
Posted 12/11/2014 05:34:28 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: [QUOTE] I've gotta admit that I'm impressed. We could use a pen addition and a back-up catcher, but I like our chances next year. more »
Forum Post: Sox Outright Weeks
Posted 12/08/2014 09:59:48 EST
As good as Holt was early last year, we may have seen the best he has to offer. Hence the sell-high theory.
Posted 12/08/2014 06:26:34 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to jidgef's comment: [QUOTE] There are a lot of things to like about Weeks as the 25th guy on your roster; steal bases, play multiple positions, low co more »
Posted 12/08/2014 04:01:35 EST
There are a lot of things to like about Weeks as the 25th guy on your roster; steal bases, play multiple positions, low cost and can actually hit a bit. The fact that he cleared and is still under tea more »
Posted 12/07/2014 07:01:16 EST
Totally agree Moon that Cespedes and Vic should be the two to go, both from a cost perspective and a roster redundancy perspective. Problem is we'll be selling low on Vic, since he is not battle-teste more »
Posted 12/06/2014 03:20:29 EST
I see Porcello as an young, but very experienced, strike-throwing pitcher who is just coming into his own. I would swap him for Cespedes in a heartbeat and consider it a good deal for both teams' need more »
Posted 12/01/2014 05:26:23 EST
Moon I think all those guys have johnsons.
Forum Post: The Detroit Tigers has offered SP Rick Porcello to Boston Red Sox in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes.
Posted 11/29/2014 11:58:08 EST
I would pull the trigger yesterday on Cepedes for Porcello even up. The only reason I can think of to not do it is that Cespedes may be a piece in a Hammels deal. But I've always liked Porcello who sh more »
Posted 11/29/2014 12:32:32 EST
In response to javaukti1's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] So, Tomas signs for $68M more »
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