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Forum Post: This is Why Iggy Was Traded
Posted 08/27/2013 03:02:59 EDT
The trouble with projections are they often prove to be false. You can project players like Marrero or Cecchini as major leaguers, but until they get there and prove it it's a crap shoot. Bogaerts is more »
Posted 08/26/2013 11:58:53 EDT
I like Peavy and understand why the move was made, but still think it's a bad trade. Iglesias was poised to be the Red Sox starter for the next decade-plus. Peavy will be here a few years and hopefull more »
Forum Post: The Amazing Jose Iglesias
Posted 08/14/2013 05:21:59 EDT
For years the sox have been unable to find a quality shortstop. Over the past decade they've thrown money at free agents, tried stop-gap guys, and it has remained an issue. Just think about all the na more »
Forum Post: Is Snyder/Holt platoon that good?
Posted 08/06/2013 03:55:54 EDT
They chose to make a move to get rid of the best fielding shortstop in the league. They were already weak at the plate given Iglesias' complete lack of power and Drew's hitting issues this year. Now, more »
Forum Post: Bye Bye Iggy - Heading to Detroit
Posted 07/31/2013 12:46:40 EDT
Awful move. They gave away the best fielding shortstop in the league for a 32 year old middle of the rotation guy who has trouble staying healthy. Bogaerts is built to be a third baseman. Iglesias is more »
Forum Post: Strong Red Sox farm just got stronger.
Posted 07/08/2013 04:46:56 EDT
As others have noted above, it's not just the top players that define the system, but also some real system-wide depth, particularly in terms of pitching. Of course not all of these guys will turn out more »
Forum Post: Red Sox Do Not Award Starting Roster Spots Based on Merit
Posted 03/25/2013 11:27:14 EDT
to get upset over whether or not 22 year old jackie bradley jr. is on the opening day roster is an excercise in futility. personnel decisions having to do with logistics, money, options, player attitu more »
Forum Post: Bad move cutting Llyod.
Posted 03/17/2013 11:46:04 EDT
there were issues with brady and lloyd all season long that for whatever reason never got ironed out. right up until the finish it appeared they were never quite on the same page. while no one should more »
Forum Post: East scout on Rondo-less Celtics
Posted 03/10/2013 07:17:40 EDT
barring the loss of either james or wade to injury, the celtics would do well to win one game in a series against the heat. with rondo the over/under would be 2 wins. with rondo and sullinger the same more »
Forum Post: Apologies to Jeff Green
Posted 03/10/2013 05:41:47 EDT
the number one criticism made about the physically talented derrick mckey was that he was soft, a description often associated with green. mckey, like green, had huge hands, and a variety of skills th more »
Posted 03/10/2013 05:30:43 EDT
In response to maryngary's comment: Jeff minutes are on the increase, his rebounding is improving with playing time. If you notice the offence does not have Jeff close to the goal much. I am a fan more »
Forum Post: Anyone noticing?
Posted 03/08/2013 09:36:31 EST
Not sure who out of the group of Stoly Pimental; Jerry Sands; Mark Melancon; and Ivan Dejesus were the two who were some of our top prospects. I'm guesing pimental and melancon because dejesus and san more »
Forum Post: Terrance Williams and Jordan Crawford are both signed next year - backcourt gets younger and bigger
Posted 03/05/2013 10:24:13 EST
getting excited about players like jordan and crawford is a sure indication of a team's impending mediocrity. jordan crawford has been pretty bad so far - launching ill advised shots and bringing noth more »
Forum Post: Celtics make playoffs's 8th spot go 11-14 down last 25 games.
Posted 02/28/2013 12:11:17 EST
Based on their previous play, the make-up of the roster, their record at home and on the road, the quality of the competition, and the number of games left on the road, it will be difficult to win mor more »
Forum Post: Terrance Williams....a STEAL!
Posted 02/23/2013 01:34:46 EST
keep in mind these are two players who have had some serious attitude issues in the past. at 25, t-will is a former #11 pick in 09 and he was in china this year - there's a reason for that. just like more »
Forum Post: Quit whining!
Posted 02/22/2013 09:56:11 EST
Very true. While I generally like Ainge, I find some of his moves or lack thereof strange. His Perkins trade made sense in theory but not in the context of where the team was at the time and how urgen more »
Forum Post: Looks Like Gortat is Available Again
Posted 02/10/2013 03:14:43 EST
would do it in a second, but unlikely phoenix would agree. they can almost certainly get more. any way this team can bring in a big without touching the core of garnett/pierce /wilcox /barbosa/ lee/br more »
Forum Post: sox wont carry three catchers
Posted 02/04/2013 11:49:48 EST
don't really understand what the big question is. Lavarnway is 24 years old. he has a grand total of 192 ABs and a .172 average/4 HRS/20 RBIs/.516 OPS/.230 OBP and 51 strikeouts. By most accounts his more »
Forum Post: Melo Called up
Posted 02/02/2013 04:17:01 EST
In response to BCSP's comment: In response to bt33's comment: hard to argue with the fact that the celtics are 3-3 without rondo? not enough of a sample size for anything and even if it was, 3-3 pro more »
Forum Post: Rondo was NEVER the Celtics best player!
Posted 02/02/2013 04:05:53 EST
no, it doesn't make your point. you have to have a point in the first place for that to be true. it's simply a reasoned look at a talented but flawed athlete. the celtics didn't build their team aroun more »
Posted 01/31/2013 04:15:39 EST
the rondo bashing is completely out of control. having some issues with his game is a far cry from declaring him a cancer or saying this team is better off without him. absurd. doc rovers coaches this more »
Posted 01/29/2013 05:54:59 EST
hard to argue with the fact that the celtics are 3-3 without rondo? not enough of a sample size for anything and even if it was, 3-3 proves what, exactly? as has been stated numerous times for anyone more »
Forum Post: What happens when Bogaerts gets promotion to AAA?
Posted 01/23/2013 08:52:16 EST
drew was brought in here for a reason. he will play the season out at the position, almost regardless of performance. ciriaco will spend time at short. injuries will dictate whether iglesias spends ti more »
Forum Post: Develop the 'oop for Green
Posted 01/22/2013 09:56:48 EST
In response to Kirk6's comment: Green should play the two. despite the fact that he couldn't guard 90% of the twos in the league to save his life and is barely adequate handling the ball at the three, more »
Forum Post: Defensively, Rondo still a liability
Posted 01/20/2013 09:10:08 EST
though it's being way over-stated by some, Rondo does have too many defensive lapses, particularly when it comes to penetration, but he is FAR from a poor defender. he is an excellent team defender a more »