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About Me: After ignoring MLB for about 20 years, I got hooked again on the '03 Sox and have a big fan ever since. I suffered as a fan of the expansion Senators as a kid, but rooted for the Sox back then also...but NEVER the Yankees. I also love the dead ball era and its rich history.

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  • Posted 10/02/2012 02:42:09 EDT

    John Farrell hasn't demonstrated that he's a good manager.  If the Sox FO wants him, then wait to see if Toronto fires him before negotiating with the Jays.  If I'm Toronto and want to get rid of Farr more »

  • Posted 09/03/2012 07:11:24 EDT

    It is naive to suggest that a manager's style has no or little influence on the players.  Have you ever worked for a bad manager, whether their style or level of competence?  That makes the workplace more »

  • Posted 09/02/2012 05:15:17 EDT

    When John Henry announces that Bobby V. will be back next season. more »

  • Posted 09/02/2012 05:11:38 EDT

    I have never thought Valentine was the right fit for this team - never.  That became evident quickly (see Pedroia, Youk, etc.).  However I'm waiting for Lucchino to accept responsibility for Valentine more »

  • Posted 05/10/2012 03:00:16 EDT

    How about this egomaniac Valentine? If Tito were still managing he'd be blasted up and down this forum.  I'd like to know how the players really feel about him and the impact Luchhino's choice - not C more »

  • Posted 05/06/2012 05:11:30 EDT

    So did Aaron Cook.  How'd that work out? more »

  • Posted 04/22/2012 03:10:05 EDT

    Bobby V should not react to the fans like he did - it just escalates tension for all; including the media.  He's already showing he doesn't know how the handle the Boston environment, and needs to lea more »

  • Posted 04/22/2012 02:51:46 EDT

    Bryd will be released for non-production by season's end.  Why not just give Che-Hsuan Lin a chance until Jacoby returns.  Lin is very good defensively and has a strong arm.  He may not hit, but neith more »

  • Posted 04/22/2012 02:30:57 EDT

    I wish I could agree with you at this point, and I hope you're right.  But I think there is something fundamentally wrong with this team that goes beyond its bullpen.  I'm not thrilled with acquisitio more »

  • Posted 10/29/2011 11:16:39 EDT

    Please, no more Drew. Don't even think about it. I like the idea of Cuddyer if we can get him. Beltran might be more costly and he's been injury-prone. Wang is an interesting possibility. I watched hi more »

  • Posted 10/29/2011 11:08:57 EDT

    Makes perfect sense. Why would the Jays do anything to aid a division rival? One other item in the Francona Factor: Adept at handling the voracious Boston media. Not for the faint-hearted and he did a more »

  • Forum Post: Crawford- Henry

    Posted 10/16/2011 06:44:30 EDT

    Henry was unwise to have made this comment given the length of Crawford's contract.  However Henry did add that he had made similar remarks in the past about other transactions, but yielded to the opi more »

  • Posted 10/16/2011 06:22:10 EDT

    One of Shaughnessy's better columns, especially the last paragraph. Enough bloodletting. They can start to turn the corner on this when Cherington (presumably) is in place. I do question whether Lacke more »

  • Posted 10/13/2011 04:07:41 EDT

    I would think Lucchino isn't going to agree to anyone who could mute his influence the way Theo seemed able to do - post the gorilla suit incident.  Thus Cherington, who has been loyal to the organiza more »

  • Posted 10/10/2011 03:33:26 EDT

    He's staying in New York.  He seems to relish the role as Yankees #1, and they need him desperately.  They also need starting pitching with Burnett underperforming and Hughes a question mark.  C.J. Wi more »

  • Forum Post: Tandem Closers

    Posted 10/10/2011 03:28:18 EDT

    Aceves might not be happy in that role, although he has said publicly that he'd do anything to help the team.  I've read elsewhere that he would prefer to be a starter.  That may not be in the cards, more »

  • Posted 10/09/2011 05:27:17 EDT

    Players do have off years.  I think Crawford will rebound in 2012 and be close to the player he was in Tampa, provided the managerial choice is a good one.  By that I mean a manager who creates a prod more »

  • Posted 10/08/2011 06:09:13 EDT

    Unless a good trade can be made for a stronger catcher, keep Salty as the starter with Lavarnway as the backup.  Retain Gary Tuck as instructor for both and jettison 'Tek.  His time has come. more »

  • Posted 10/08/2011 06:02:58 EDT

    Another year older, another season of declining performance.  As far as we know Tek got NO INTEREST when last a free agent.  Says enough for me. more »

  • Posted 10/07/2011 04:50:46 EDT

    Victor was one of my favorite players.  Seems like a classy guy.  Too bad it didn't work out that he stayed in Boston. As for another "lost season" in NY (such arrogance!), I'll just add this: IT NEVE more »

  • Forum Post: NYY DEAD!!!!

    Posted 10/07/2011 04:47:38 EDT

    Couldn't happen to a more endearing group of guys!  A-Rod is worth every penny!  I couldn't believe (or perhaps I should) the entitlement he and Tex expressed in their statements after the game.  Chec more »

  • Posted 10/03/2011 03:18:35 EDT

    "I’m only seven away. I think the fans deserve an opportunity to watch me chase that record. Wake is deluded.  The fans "deserve" to see the best players making their best reasonable effort to win eve more »

  • Posted 10/03/2011 03:13:51 EDT

    Yes, I'm sure.  He cannot throw out anyone and would be worse in 2012 being a year older.  He can be an embarrassment at the plate.  And where was the Captain's leadership in the clubhouse?  He's part more »

  • Posted 10/01/2011 04:46:31 EDT

    I think Katz is spot-on. Whether he's actually right, we can't know for sure...but it was a nice and appropriate tribute to Terry. more »

  • Posted 09/29/2011 05:52:49 EDT

    Papi's ill-considered slide into second trying to stretch a single.  Crawford not running full tilt on a ball to deep short; what were they thinking?? In a close game with such importance?  Unbelievab more »