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Posted 11/08/2014 07:13:27 EST
Free agents are over-rated. Put the money into the farm system, and give the young players you already have a chance to show what they can do. In particular, we do not need a 3rd baseman. We already h more »
Posted 11/08/2014 06:55:21 EST
We don't need a 3rd baseman, we already have 3 good candidates on the Redsox, between Garin Cecchini, Brock Holt and Will Middlebrooks. Save that money and use it for a true pitching ace... or to deve more »
Posted 12/25/2013 07:29:48 EST
P.S. If you have any non-forever stamps lying around, use them up first! Too bad they didn't announce this sooner, I could have used all of those for sending Christmas cards.
Posted 12/25/2013 07:27:26 EST
Why didn't they just make it fifty cents, so it would be simple to calculate cost in your head, and so pennies would no longer be needed in the cash drawers at the post office? Besides being simpler, more »
Posted 12/25/2013 07:16:29 EST
One very simple solution: define every play at the plate as a force out, as if the bases were loaded. As long as the catcher has the ball and steps on home plate before the runner touches home plate, more »
Posted 12/25/2013 07:05:30 EST
"That also proved to be a smart move. If Drew signs with another team, the Red Sox will receive a supplemental first-round draft pick. If the qualifying offer depresses Drewâs market, the Red Sox wi more »
Posted 12/21/2013 07:08:08 EST
Thank you for including a link to the actual study writeup, which is available online for free (thank you, JAMA). One sentence in the study writeup that is very important: "Compared with placebo, men more »
Posted 12/18/2013 04:43:03 EST
Why I will continue taking my daily multivitamin, in spite of what this article says: In one of these Annals of Internal Medicine multivitamin studies dated today, we see this: "Limitation: There was more »
Posted 12/18/2013 08:08:09 EST
How about banning tobacco in at least 80 percent of every park, with a designated area no larger than 20 percent of the park for smokers to light up? Tobacco users are less than 20 percent of the popu more »
Posted 12/18/2013 07:56:39 EST
This AP story is a very poor summary of what was written in the Annals of Internal Medicine. From the study write-up in the Annals of Internal Medicine itself: "...the best support for benefit of supp more »
Posted 12/15/2013 06:41:10 EST
Thank you Jacoby, that was a very classy thing to do.
Posted 12/14/2013 09:45:07 EST
"Boston police routinely failed to follow up on repeat alarms". This is a major problem. The police should treat minor crime in a major way. When they did that in NYC, they found that major crime was more »
Posted 12/12/2013 09:29:37 EST
Get the draft pick, X at short, Middlebrooks at 3rd, no problems. JB junior in center. Develop the farm system. Forgot about megabucks free agents. It's time to be smart and get real about how the m more »
Posted 12/06/2013 08:19:41 EST
JBJ is your man in center field. He just needs consistent playing time. You could occasionally have Nava in right and Victorino in center to spell JBJ if necessary. I love the strength of Nava's arm, more »
Posted 12/04/2013 10:03:41 EST
I hope the draft pick Boston gets from the Yankees turns out to be the next Joe Dimagio / Ted Williams type of player (Yaz II would be great too!).
Posted 11/23/2013 07:49:29 EST
Perhaps Mr. Fisher would like to ride the train that goes through Leicester Massachusetts. In this case, he would need to contact CSX. MBTA, we'd like it if you would expand passenger service west of more »
Posted 11/19/2013 09:10:26 EST
One of the worst things about JFK's death: it caused the death of 50,000 Americans in the Vietnam War. JFK would have taken us out of Vietnam, unlike LBJ. This is documented fact, and can be read in more »
Posted 11/19/2013 08:54:40 EST
Baseball would do better if it was not controlled by TV and cable TV. In the old days of baseball, there was a one minute time period between innings. Now it's 2.5 minutes. That adds an extra 27 minu more »
Posted 11/19/2013 08:31:08 EST
Salty is OK by me. Please don't give away the farm to trade for a catcher: not a good idea.
Posted 11/18/2013 08:35:39 EST
"For the State Department, permitting Russia to build the stations would help mend the Obama administrationâs relationship with the government of President Vladimir V. Putin, now at a nadir because more »
Posted 11/06/2013 09:57:15 EST
Stephen Drew plays is a terrific defensive shortstop. In addition, this past season he had a .253 batting average, 13 home runs, 67 RBIs, 57 runs scored and six steals. He was a good clutch hitter too more »
Posted 11/03/2013 08:11:28 EST
You can look at Philadelphia to make a run at Ellsbury. They have the money to spend, with a new cable TV contract in hand. Boston doesn't really need to keep him, we will be OK without him. It was gr more »
Posted 10/27/2013 09:33:34 EDT
Having Middlebrooks bat for Drew was a mistake. However, IF you're going to weaken your defense by doing that, then do a double switch: put Middlebrooks in as a runner for Ortiz, and have Napoli pinc more »
Posted 10/27/2013 09:20:44 EDT
Why wasn't the batter walked to load the bases and set up a force at every base?
Posted 10/27/2013 09:12:26 EDT
Great point, and I fault the manager. The manager should have moved his 3rd baseman into the correct position. It should have been a double play, and could have even been a classic triple play.
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