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Posted 06/07/2014 05:21:19 EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment: It was a tough situation for Valentine. He was brought in in response to the great collapse in Sept. 2011 and the subsequent revelations of player misbehavior. He more »
Posted 12/19/2013 12:15:17 EST
The players that Finn mentions make money than Ortiz. quite correctly. because they play in the field. Check me, but I believe that Ortiz is the highest paid DH ever by far. If Boston goes with Bogaer more »
Posted 12/10/2013 10:14:47 EST
Bradley has a better arm than Ellsbury. Period. I have challenged posters on the Red Sox forum to cite ONE instance of a bad route by Ellsbury that cost Boston an out. Nada. A guy named Moonslav star more »
Posted 12/09/2013 10:06:13 EST
If you're reading this Salty, I agree with what everyone says about your personal qualities. I've been a Sox fan for a VERY long time. No one -- no one -- in Sox history was a better man than you. Tho more »
Posted 12/04/2013 06:06:39 EST
We have yet to see whether Bradley is a better defender than Ellsbury. He has a better arm, but that is the least valuable asset for a centerfielder. ( Try rightfield first, then leftfield, yes, even more »
Posted 11/26/2013 06:10:41 EST
Finn makes the critical point about Salty. The man has improved every year, and works hard at his craft. He knows the Sox pitchers and has good rapport with them. ( In fact, he seems to have good rapp more »
Posted 11/19/2013 03:51:45 EST
Have you bothered to check the post-season averages for all of the Sox, including Ortiz's against Detroit. Did those teams learn how to pitch the entire Sox lineup. Salty hit .273 during the season a more »
Posted 11/18/2013 07:23:29 EST
Salty was Theo's boy and Tito's boy, not Ben's boy and certainly not Farrell's boy. He was benched in the WS and offered only two years. IMO, he'd be smart to sign elsewhere for four years by a club t more »
Posted 11/11/2013 06:51:23 EST
Finn's comment that "a selfless baseball team is a scarcity to savor" shows that he hasn't played on many baseball teams -- or any.
Posted 11/10/2013 03:06:41 EST
As a college pitcher and pitching coach at USC, I spent a lot of time charting pitches. I often do that when Salty is catching. He's very shrewd -- and obviously well prepared. He has good rapport wit more »
Posted 11/07/2013 01:52:03 EST
Finn needs to take a deep breath.
Posted 09/11/2013 01:04:17 EDT
The point about Salty is well taken. His throw tended to tail off but it was almost perfect. Sox pitchers might as well wave the runner to second -- or learn to keep them close to the bag.
Posted 08/06/2013 03:59:53 EDT
Disingenuous, like those talk-radio guys? Not me. Finn's columns contain more self-references than do all the other columns in the Globe put together. Now he freaks out because the Sox lost to Housto more »
Posted 07/23/2013 05:39:17 EDT
As usual, Finn writes without any intellectual traction. Yawn.
Posted 07/18/2013 06:54:12 EDT
Finn's comment that Salty is terrible at pitch-framing automatically disqualifies Finn as a judge of Salty. Salty gets high marks from people who know the game. Ditto pitch-calling. I have charted the more »
Posted 07/18/2013 01:05:06 EDT
By now adults have let it go. But Finn has never been an adult on the subject of Bobby Valentine. The real subject of this article is neither Valentine nor Farrell but rather Finn's nervous system. more »
Posted 02/26/2013 03:53:07 EST
Finn is a self-centered gasbag. Did Valentine refuse a date with him? Did Valentine ever tell him that he's full of it?
Posted 02/15/2013 04:14:48 EST
This guy Finn is too much -- and I don't mean good sense or decency. He's been digging at Valentine since the firing. He advises Ortiz to let it go. But he can't help suggesting that the new manager i more »
Posted 01/23/2013 01:49:41 EST
Maybe Valentine will write a book called The Boston Year. It felt Like Ten. He could talk about the club house lawyers, the crybabies, the player who told him to learn how it's done in Boston ( blow a more »
Posted 01/04/2013 10:00:05 EST
Chad Finn once again blames Valentine for "making everything worse." Everything? Worse than what? Finn is obsessed with Valentine. He doesn't write well even when he leaves BV out of it. When he takes more »
Posted 12/26/2012 01:10:48 EST
Well said. Given the injuries, attitudes, off-years, and no supports from the GM, Valentine was lucky to get out of there alive. more »
Posted 12/26/2012 01:10:42 EST
Posted 12/23/2012 01:43:07 EST
If Chad Finn knew anything about baseball on the field, he'd know that a fungo bat is very sturdy. As for the remainder of the piece, more self-conscious hot air. more »
Posted 11/26/2012 02:34:51 EST
Is Finn actually paid to write this stuff? He is the most self-rerential writer at the Globe. He'd be smart to call less attention to himself. more »
Posted 11/26/2012 02:34:36 EST
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