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Posted 02/28/2015 03:40:01 EST
moon, I don't think any of these guys will beat up apponents on a daily basis defensively but it's certainly nice to have a few lineup options on any given day. This should be a fun team to watch. I'm more »
Posted 02/28/2015 03:34:57 EST
In response to JoeBrady1's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: I called the Dodger trade "perhaps the best Sox deal in my lifetime". I was kidding about doing a reverse Dodger trade. Hence t more »
Posted 02/28/2015 03:24:59 EST
So what you're saying is your argument that Betts is invaluable because of his leadoff ability is overhyped and a moot point.....? Interesting point Moon.
I never said either.
Posted 02/28/2015 12:06:14 EST
In response to JoeBrady1's comment: In response to Kingface12's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: bosoxmal is a little over the top about Betts. ........and by 'a little' you mean 'near ins more »
Posted 02/28/2015 12:01:26 EST
Here is the real issue none of the âBetts needs to be in the lineupâ people are acknowledging. Those who say it will be Victorino are saying just that â it WILL be Victorino. They are not more »
Posted 02/28/2015 11:53:11 EST
If the team is in the thick of things and Vic is healthy, playin great ball at or near 2013 level.....why would you possibly want to break up that by trading a player that is beloved by his coaches an more »
Posted 02/28/2015 11:49:44 EST
I suppose for 3B, Sean Coyle or Jemile Weeks might be an option over Betts as well, although more likely to replace Holt on the bench, and Holt becomes the starter for a while.... What, no love for Ce more »
Posted 02/28/2015 11:47:33 EST
I never said no other team would value him highly. I said that in a battle for the playoffs he'd be a huge asset for us to hold onto in the stretch run. I DID say recently that there is no way a team more »
Posted 02/28/2015 01:17:29 EST
If Vic is playing well, teams will want him. If we trade him before day one, the team getting him might get a draft comp pick too. There won't be many competitive teams looking to trade a good startin more »
Posted 02/27/2015 09:55:49 EST
What the heck is the big hurry? Some will get injured. Some qill get demoted. Some might get traded .... but we haven't even had our first ST game .... relax. One could say the same about our rotation more »
Posted 02/27/2015 09:52:10 EST
In response to craze4sox's comment: In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: Hanram covers someone in the infield even this year. When I look at the Panda I see a guy who should hit very well in Fenwa more »
Posted 02/27/2015 05:05:57 EST
And to be fair and equitable I will venture an opinion. I happen to agree with Kingface. I believe that Betts will begin the season at AAA. So do I, so I don't get your point. I'm starting to think more »
Posted 02/27/2015 05:01:20 EST
And by the way, you don't posess the imagination to know what I'm thinking
No imagination is needed for that.
Now, guess what I'm thinking....
Posted 02/27/2015 04:58:44 EST
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: Hanram covers someone in the infield even this year. When I look at the Panda I see a guy who should hit very well in Fenway, similar to Ortiz in approach. Hop more »
Posted 02/27/2015 01:36:21 EST
Pot... meet Kettle. The difference is, I admit when I am wrong, and I also admit I have been wrong often. I've probably publically admitted I was wrong more often than this whole board combined. (Note more »
Posted 02/27/2015 01:20:03 EST
All joking aside.....I don't think that's even CLOSE to being correct. The only way that happens is if Craig gets traded (which I actually think will happen). If he's here....Craig will play the bulk more »
Posted 02/27/2015 12:13:02 EST
And Buehrle? At this stage of his career? I'd rather have Masterson. ..
Not me. Not even close. It's a one year deal for both.
Posted 02/27/2015 12:11:24 EST
In response to Kingface12's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: Here's how I see our OF depth chart: LF: HanRam, Betts, Nava-Craig platoon, JBJ, Holt, Cecchini, Brentz CF: Castillo, Bett more »
Posted 02/27/2015 12:07:58 EST
" Today, I'm the greatest of all time. Thank you." - Rickey Henderson Is this the only time he referred to himself in the first person? Or, did he really say, "Today, Ricky Henderson considers himself more »
Posted 02/27/2015 11:45:00 EST
Here's how I see our OF depth chart: LF: HanRam, Betts, Nava-Craig platoon, JBJ, Holt, Cecchini, Brentz CF: Castillo, Betts, Vic, JBJ, Nava, Holt, Berry, Tekotte, Wilerson RF: Vic, Betts, Nava- more »
Posted 02/27/2015 11:40:36 EST
In response to hill55's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: An already thin Toronto Blue Jay outfield has thinned out further with a knee injury that is expe more »
Posted 02/27/2015 11:29:33 EST
Betts is a freak! That's why he should lead off day 1 to day 162. While much of the focus relating to Mookie Betts has been on his competition with Shane Victorino to see who will be Boston's right fi more »
Posted 02/27/2015 10:51:07 EST
If Betts is not a slam-dunk super-star, I can't image what it would take to earn that evaluation. He is the best lead-off man I have seen since Ricky Henderson. He's jad about 1/3 the number of AB's t more »
Posted 02/27/2015 09:03:16 EST
HanRams days in the IF, at lesst in Boston, are over. i would think that most Boston fans would be happy about this unless they havent seen his defense on the left side of the IF. I'm fine with him pl more »
Posted 02/27/2015 09:00:11 EST
In response to southpaw777's comment: I think we should wait until the break to determine whats needed. Im higher on this rotation than most, but still realize that a move may be needed by July. The A more »
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