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About Me: Edinburgh, Scotland born and bred, but living in Boston since the 80's.

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  • Posted 12/23/2014 09:06:28 EST

    In response to zbellino's comment: In response to PhatVirginian's comment: [QUOTE] In response to ATJ's comment: [QUOTE] I try to take all of these kinds of evaluations with a grain of salt. No questi more »

  • Forum Post: Akeem Ayers

    Posted 12/23/2014 09:01:44 EST

    I like him, but someone somewhere compared his situation to Mark Anderson.  He comes here and is productive and gets overpaid.  Could see that happening with Ayers.  If the price is right, I hope that more »

  • Posted 12/22/2014 03:45:12 EST

    He needs to go to team with a strong head coach and veterans who can talk sense to him about doing what he does well.  He could be a very good role player if he stays within what a team is trying to d more »

  • Posted 12/22/2014 02:07:52 EST

    Josh Smith is an incredibly athletic player with no basketball IQ. He makes one incredible play and immediately negates it with a his poor shot selection. He should go to a contender as a role player more »

  • Posted 12/19/2014 12:41:13 EST

    Finnegan's comments mean nothing.  First, what is Brady supposed to say when constantly asked how long he wants to play - "Er, um, I'm thinking of walking away after this season"?  He's a competitive more »

  • Forum Post: Arrington Update

    Posted 12/18/2014 09:36:39 EST

    Reports from the locker room say that the 11-3 Pats are managing just fine and that the team is looking well-rounded to even dominant at times. Outlier reports to the contrary suggest their demise in more »

  • Posted 12/18/2014 09:06:56 EST

    I realise that Rondo could walk without the Celts getting anything in reutrn, but this deal doesn't do it for me even with a future unprotected pick.  Wright is a blossoming 5?  He's a 6 year vet with more »

  • 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.     

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  • 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 »

  • Posted 12/10/2014 10:21:42 EST

    Theo convinced his owner to outspend John Henry, whose own team put in a pretty respectable offer. How did Theo won? By badly overpaying? I wouldn't want Lester back at what the Sox were offering eith more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Posted 12/08/2014 04:55:48 EST

    At least the two supposed favourites are in the NL. 

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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. 

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  • 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 »