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  • Forum Post: Bard in the bullpen

    Posted 03/09/2009 07:25:20 EDT

    My understanding is that Bard is a relief pitcher. grooming to be a closer or set-up dude, while Bowden is a starter (like Buchholtz). So whether either ends up doing a stint with the big club depends more »

  • Forum Post: Another Amazing Contract from Theo

    Posted 03/08/2009 06:27:11 EDT

    It's nice to hear some actual fans of the Sox blogging on this board. I'm thrilled to hear about Lester heading toward a long-term deal at 30 mil or so. That's really REALLY good news. We absolutely l more »

  • Forum Post: Is the Sky Still Falling?

    Posted 03/02/2009 05:29:05 EST

    I think it's something in the water, that keeps us all anxious and irritable and pessimistic as a basic orientation to existence. Maybe it's the Puritan heritage, which we all seem to take on somehow more »

  • Forum Post: Manny and the Yankees

    Posted 03/02/2009 04:29:24 EST

    I hope you're right, Bill, but I worry that the Yanks ARE that dumb. They certainly have the money to do whatever they darn well please. It's not like they weigh the public relations implications of s more »

  • Forum Post: what happened to baseball talk?

    Posted 02/12/2009 12:29:10 EST

    par, I've been wondering about where Smoltz might be fitting in, too. Presumably the thinking upstairs is that somebody in that rotation will be sore or gassed in the second half of the season, and th more »

  • Forum Post: Baseball Prospectus Predictions

    Posted 02/12/2009 12:10:39 EST

    Nobody in baseball wins anything in February; as Epstein has pointed out, the point is to be winning in October (and nowadays, November). But it's fun to read positive stuff about one's beloved team, more »

  • Forum Post: Heidi Whatney --- Hottest Woman Alive?

    Posted 02/10/2009 10:56:33 EST

    I got a kick out of this genially silly thread. But these hysterical posts from law2005, as usual, creep me out. What on earth, for example, is an "all-day boozing Theo Chick"? Weird. I can't even com more »

  • Forum Post: IF 2 years for Varitek, THEN 2 years for ManRam?

    Posted 01/25/2009 04:48:39 EST

    I state the obvious, but this thread is very lame. However, I read all the posts on it, which makes me pretty lame :-) more »

  • Forum Post: Varitek wants $10 Million to play for the Sox

    Posted 01/25/2009 04:16:20 EST

    It's not a simple situation. At this point in his career, Tek needs the Sox more than the Sox need Tek, but the Sox have invested too much in their pitching staff to go into this season with no experi more »

  • Forum Post: BUCHHOLZ SUCKS. There, I Said It.

    Posted 01/19/2009 06:38:53 EST

    Mahones has the word. We fans watch while young pup Buchholz gets knocked around up here last year, and a lot of us conclude, "flash in the pan" or "head case." But the folks who do this for a living- more »

  • Forum Post: Catching problems?? No!!!

    Posted 01/17/2009 08:49:38 EST

    Hey, Zilla, you have a key point there! Heck, that was my own "edge" as a catcher. I couldn't throw out a baserunner to save my life, but I looked just awful back there. Burly slug teetering on bad an more »

  • Forum Post: Interesting Article on Tek ESPN

    Posted 01/17/2009 08:40:55 EST

    Seems like a couple of folks here have missed the point of Marco's posting. What was most precious about Varitek in the spring of 2005 is still precisely what he brigns to the table in the spring of 2 more »

  • Forum Post: Catching problems?? No!!!

    Posted 01/17/2009 08:09:16 EST

    That teeny little mask does look about the same as the scally cap Youk wore at his press conference. Boy just has a lonnng head. I'm sure that was the dealbreaker, where "Youk As Catching Prospect" wa more »


    Posted 01/15/2009 06:34:05 EST

    I doubt the Yankees want to give up their #1 pick in the draft for yet another old catcher who, if we can judge from his recent trajectory, can at this point in his career neither hit nor throw. But i more »

  • Forum Post: Gammons: the real story: Hanley Ramirez Trade

    Posted 01/04/2009 04:44:56 EST

    Louie, maybe you're just thinking about Buchholz/Ellsbury for Ramirez as a weak offer, aqnd that's all you mean by "insult"; but last I checked, the Sox traded Hanley Ramirez, then an unproven minor l more »

  • Forum Post: THEO IS ON THE PROWL

    Posted 01/03/2009 11:59:18 EST

    I think the catching situation is the only significant puzzle for the Sox right now. I realize it's not right for a New Englander to be so cheery and optimistic, so call me a fool: but I think, with t more »

  • Forum Post: Does Lowell deserve this treatment?

    Posted 12/21/2008 04:18:55 EST

    In this moment I am charmed at the prospect of a truly steady shortstop (Lowrie) playing a full year out there for the Sox, making this--Youk, Pedey, Lowrie, Mikey--the best infield in the majors, and more »

  • Forum Post: Does Lowell deserve this treatment?

    Posted 12/21/2008 04:09:22 EST

    "Arroyo had it worse. He didn't even get to play another game for the Red Sox after signing his team-friendly extension. I hope the Wily Mo Pena era was worth it.Arroyo had it worse. He didn't even ge more »

  • Forum Post: Yankees /Angels back in talks with Teixeira

    Posted 12/20/2008 10:28:12 EST

    At this point I don't give a rat's. It will work out. Either the Sox will pony up whatever works for them and get this dude, or they'll keep their bucks for another scenario. more »

  • Forum Post: Rosenthal:Lowe's likely destination: Red Sox

    Posted 12/19/2008 04:35:09 EST

    It would be grand to have D-Lowe back in the saddle for the Sox--especially now that we have such a solid defensive infield to gobble up those sinker-slider ground balls he throws. I'm doubting they'l more »

  • Forum Post: Boras: "8 years 195" to get Teixeira

    Posted 12/19/2008 04:11:16 EST

    You know... this is kind of random to plug in here, but: we howl a lot about players' greed, etc.--me included--yet when a player sets aside maximum dollars in order to stay with a team he cares about more »

  • Forum Post: Lars Anderson Scouting Report

    Posted 12/19/2008 03:39:54 EST

    We certainly can't say how he'll do when he faces major league pitching. But every time Theo goes shopping for a trade this winter and asks what the other club would want in exchange, he seems to hear more »

  • Forum Post: Just In!:Henry: 'We are not going to be a factor"

    Posted 12/19/2008 03:47:10 EST

    I was getting sick at heart about all this earlier in the week, thinking "they're going crazy over this one dude, maybe at the expense of their team chemistry and future ability to negotiate longterm more »

  • Forum Post: WHAT A WAIST OF TIME

    Posted 12/19/2008 02:40:58 EST

    rodzits, please get a life soon. more »

  • Forum Post: Yankees having second thoughts on Teixeira or not?

    Posted 12/16/2008 10:29:25 EST

    At this point I don't give a rat's. Sign him, don't sign him. Either way will be interesting to watch. I do like very much the infield we HAVE--IF Mikey Lowell comes back healthy. And if the Sox don't more »