About Me: Edinburgh, Scotland born and bred, but living in Boston since the 80's.
Forum Post: If you are free to spend on one more pitcher,
Posted 12/17/2014 03:32:11 EST
If money is no object, then overpay for Shields or Scherzer. I'd rather they do that than trade prospects to Philly and pay Hamels' salary.
Forum Post: Should we trade for Melo if....
Posted 12/13/2014 03:20:16 EST
For this team to compete they'd need Rondo and Melo. And even then, what does compete mean? Playoff run? I don't hink Melo gets this team out of the east. Who would the C's give up for Melo to get more »
Forum Post: Report: Lester to the cubs
Posted 12/10/2014 08:49:34 EST
I am disappointed by the lack of resolve in getting a deal done last year. It was never clear if the Sox really wanted Lester back when he was theirs, but then they chased him around trying to woo hi more »
Forum Post: Lesters decision likely tonight or tomorrow.
Posted 12/09/2014 10:24:39 EST
A lot of drama here for sure, never thought Lester would drag his feet so much. That being said, it's an agent's dream to have multiple big market teams vying for his client so no need to rush while more »
Posted 12/09/2014 11:57:27 EST
If the Red Sox overpay for Lester then it casts doubt on their long term planning abilitities. Why? They should have signed him before last season if they really wanted him. If they didn't want him more »
Forum Post: Tyler Zeller's ceiling- Brook Lopez? Valanciunas? Who do you project?
Posted 12/08/2014 05:01:38 EST
He should be a backup 5 good for 8-10 ppg and 5-7 rpg. He's a good role player, but not a starting 5 on a team with (future) aspirations. If he's backing a legit starting 5 in the next years then I more »
Forum Post: Rosenthal:Sources: Barring late change, Lester choosing between #Cubs, #SFGiants. Who should the Sox go after now?
Posted 12/08/2014 04:55:48 EST
At least the two supposed favourites are in the NL.
Posted 12/08/2014 04:53:14 EST
Why would the agents want any suitor eliminated at this point? If it's all about money (and I'm hoping it isn't) then you ask the contenders for their last and best offers. The more suitors, the mor more »
Forum Post: My thoughts on the game
Posted 12/08/2014 08:59:07 EST
I think the SD and NE defenses deserve some credit. This was a very physical game by both sides. Brady's int before the half was the result of a terrible pass, and the O couldn't take better advanta more »
Forum Post: TONE KING
Posted 12/05/2014 05:08:38 EST
Put me down for the following in this debate: I don't think Brady has as much leeway in playcalling or influence in gameplanning as suggested. BB could and would ultimately control Brady if what he w more »
Forum Post: Lester A Dodger?
Posted 12/04/2014 01:20:38 EST
The Sox decided when Lester was here (and when they had the inside track to sign him) that they should adhere to their new philosphy of not overpaying guys at or nearing 30 years old. They lowballed more »
Forum Post: Has Hightower Wally Pipp'd Mayo?
Posted 11/25/2014 01:04:46 EST
I think Mayo at his salary is a non-starter next year. Guys like Jones, Hightower and Revis need to be paid so Mayo is definitely a candidate to restructure. He still has a lot to offer assuming goo more »
Forum Post: Offense Inconsistent
Posted 11/24/2014 12:23:00 EST
The offense had lulls but they still managed to score 30+ so it's hard to be critical of their performance. I think the playcalling was about reacting to what the Lions were giving them and McD choosi more »
Forum Post: Sometimes I Really Can't Stand the Media
Posted 11/24/2014 11:50:45 EST
Guys like Wilbur - who couldn't have sounded more joyful in the supposed demise of the Patriots a few months back - is now king bootlicker extraordinaire. Tear you to pieces one day and then declare more »
Forum Post: Hanley Ramirez Signing - Is this worse than Crawford?
Posted 11/24/2014 11:43:13 EST
I was thinking all along that Ramirez would be a reasonable plan B if Sandoval went back to SF. I cannot believe he is getting 5 and $95 with his injury history, age and supposed character flaws.
Forum Post: Who Stays & Who Goes and the Luxury Tax Budget
Posted 11/24/2014 11:34:50 EST
I'm for A, B or C, or any other option that keeps Bogaerts in Boston. I cannot imagine the Sox would seriously consider giving Ramirez the SS job and I do not want to watch Bogie tear up the league f more »
Forum Post: Looking Long-term
Posted 11/24/2014 09:09:28 EST
Not sure I understand the moves for Sandoval and Ramirez just yet. Both seem like the kind of overreaching that got the Sox in a bad position in the first place. Let's see if these moves preclude th more »
Forum Post: Tip of the Cap to Amendola
Posted 11/19/2014 11:53:23 EST
Amendola is overpaid based on his statistical production. Sure, I'll buy that. I think he's probably a goner after this year unless there is mutual interest for him to restructure. But you know wha more »
Forum Post: Anyone Ready to admit...
Posted 11/18/2014 09:03:03 EST
Let's really tell it like it is. Losing Mayo, Nink and Arrington would hurt this team but not cripple it due to roster depth. These 3 guys are constantly targeted by T-Cal and (I think) it has to do more »
Forum Post: Detroit's Defense ...
Posted 11/17/2014 12:58:54 EST
In response to PhatVirginian's comment: In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment: I agree -- I think the O needs to prove they can run against the Lions and everyone else on their schedule headed into more »
Posted 11/17/2014 12:38:42 EST
I agree -- I think the O needs to prove they can run against the Lions and everyone else on their schedule headed into the playoffs. Yesterday's emphasis and success running the ball may have been ga more »
Forum Post: Deconstructing Josh McDaniels' comments on the running game
Posted 11/12/2014 02:03:04 EST
In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: 1st and 10 incomplete pass is not productive too. To me its about formations and personnel. Are we showing are cards before the play. In other words more »
Forum Post: Hamels Blacklists Sox
Posted 11/12/2014 01:55:11 EST
A few astute observations in this thread. 1. Of course Hamels is using his no trade leverage to get his option year picked up. 2. Why would the Sox give up the farm AND pay Hamels? Why not just re- more »
Forum Post: Pablo Sandoval
Posted 11/12/2014 01:48:58 EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment: In response to Flapjack07's comment: Exactly.....I don't really see this dropoff that keeps getting mentioned. Hugh....other than OBP (which of course effects OPS more »
Forum Post: Rondo for Kyrie? It May Be Worth a Chat !
Posted 11/12/2014 01:44:16 EST
In response to cole-ely's comment: Actually, I think Cleveland would be better with rondo than with irving, now. You missed part two of the conversation, where someone calls Lebron and tells them that more »
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