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4771  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 13, 2007, 09:03:00 AM
On WEEI, they were ready to toss all our top prospects at Cabrera.  Great hitter but I'd rather keep the prospects unless it lands us another bonafide ace. 

Cabrera's 1st baseman/dh in 2 years.

If Lowell is gone, Boras's/Arod's leverage kicks up, so kick the ARod tires a little harder, and keep the kids just in case Minny wants to talk.
4772  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 13, 2007, 08:47:49 AM
That 4th year for Posada is not unexpected given that the Yankees hand out extra years and $$ like, well, anything that's easily handed out. They really needed Posada next year, that's clear.

And I think that's it for the Lowell era in Boston. Lousy place to grow up; great throw in 3b to get Beckett. Heck, great 3b period last year. Enjoy NY, Mikey.

(Hello Alex?)

Ys needed to sign Jorge, so not surprised they added 4th year

there's nothing wrong with Lowell testing the market and trying to leverage the sox into a 4th year, but as posted last week (?) it smells like a lot like Pedro/Damon type negotiations, and as you now indicate, the probabilites of a similair outcome have certainly iincreased.


 

4773  Sports / Football / Re: Giants on: November 12, 2007, 01:50:52 PM
I was in/out yesterday so only caught some of the 2nd half-

Bit I"m not a big Eli fan, I've been underwhelmed what i've seen so far in his career.

point mostly was yesterday sucked for QBs named Manning.

4774  Sports / Football / Re: Giants on: November 12, 2007, 01:15:22 PM
Eli might have outplayed Peyton yesterday. Archie would have out-played either of them.
4775  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: November 12, 2007, 11:02:46 AM
that was a strange game-if SD had any offense yesterday that would have won that game by about 35 points.
4776  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 11, 2007, 09:41:02 AM
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Here, I thought Hunter Thompson was dead.



heh

in body but not in spirit

keep up the good work bosox18d, but remember stay away from the brown acid

edit: don't know if this article was ever posted here, its a ball-washing job by Verducci, but its must read for sox fans

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/tom_verducci/10/30/world.series1105/index.html
4777  Sports / Baseball / Re: National League on: November 11, 2007, 09:34:58 AM
Romero just wasn't gettin' it done in Boston, that he and Piniero both got hit/lit up in the AL and both met with success in the NL may be more than coincidental, or a show of Theo's lack of judgement.
4778  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 10, 2007, 10:09:53 AM
http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1043783

Pedroia played the last 2 months with a cracked bone in his wrist.

This, folks, is your ROY.

given the several Sox players who were just a blast-and-a-half to watch his year, the mouthy 2nd baseman was probably my favorite.

4779  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 05:30:03 PM
that reminds me speaking of rats

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Where do you think Alex Rodriguez will play next year?


IMO Alex Rodriguez will play 3rd base next year.
4780  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 03:30:12 PM
ST if you look anything like your avatar you won't need to slip me an aquadot  Cheesy



You go for the skank type, eh?

kid-there were times in my life, usually around 2AM, when I've not made the most sober decsions
4781  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 03:08:16 PM
ST if you look anything like your avatar you won't need to slip me an aquadot  Cheesy

4782  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 03:02:10 PM
OCB I'm mostly busting you chops.

Hey, for as badly as I missed on my Vazquez prediction, my chops deserve every bust they get.  And again, I hope I'm 100% wrong on Lowell, because I've always liked him, and I hope he has 10 more great years in him.

On the Lowell thing, I guess my take is just part of my larger take on the whole thing about guys who never got a chance to play every day.  I mean, you could pay Hee Seop Choi less than $1MM, and if you give him 600 AB, how do you know he won't give you a .900 OPS?    Or Joe Dillon?  

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying anyone who hits in AAA will necessarily produce the same numbers in MLB.  But if your scouts think a guy is for real, why not give him a shot and use the $12MM savings to bolster the bullpen or get a #2 starter or something?


Lowell seems to be a good fit (bat/glove/intangibles) and IMO 3/36 is not crazy even though it may contain a not insignificant component of paying for 2007 production.

and Red Aquadot was about as bad a pun as I could come up with on short notice and not one groan

jeeze!!!
4783  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 02:43:00 PM
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Have you tried the Red Aquadots

he was a great Celtics coach and GM, probably the finest mind in basketball history

4784  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 02:15:10 PM
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I guess this means that my request for a red dot has been denied.




be careful what you ask for

and don't ever say I never gave you nothin'



4785  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: November 09, 2007, 01:50:43 PM
btw, weren't you the guy that said Vazquez was going to win an easy 25?

Yes, and I'll say, "Boy was I wrong on that one" 50 more times if you like, but that would make it 100 times I've said it and other posters might find that to be annoyingly repetitive or whatever.

Have you ever made a bold prediciton that didn't turn out to be correct?  If so, then weren't you the guy who made that prediction?

Sure, I could just say, "I predict the Yankees will win at least 80 games next year," and I'd be right, but what would be the point?   "You know, I really think the Patriots will score a touchdown in their next game."  Wow, you're really going out on a limb with that one, etc.

OCB I'm mostly busting you chops.

I just thought it funny that the guy who boldly precidted Vaz was going to win 25 wins, when he never won anywhere near that thinks that Lowell won't or can't duplicate or come close to the perfromance he actually achieved.

But I agree safe is generally boring-and boring sucks on the interweb.

so boldly predict away
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