Re: August Power Outage! Where are the Boston Dirtdogs in the Dog Days of Summer?
posted at 8/18/2011 8:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: August Power Outage! Where are the Boston Dirtdogs in the Dog Days of Summer?
[QUOTE]Crawford's August BA is really impressing me. He looked sharp against Tampa. 20M a year looks like another Epstein steal. Lock of Ellsbury for 160 M over 9 years and the outfield will be set for the next decade. Youk, Pedroia and Ortiz are all the slugging there is v. LHP. Even with a tiny PA sample from Reddick, the OF is a near zero in that department. With Youk and Ortiz on the shelf, Pedroia is the little engine with no slugging help v. LHP. Epstein balanced the OF construction, brilliantly.
Posted by softylaw[/QUOTE]
Wow Softy! This is the calmest post I've ever seen from you! :)
Don't tell me you're going "soft?" :)
Nice to see that "compassionate Conservative" side rear it's head.
Although I hate the way you say most things, I will return the civility & say you've had a few decent points mixed in with all the vitriol.
Lowrie??? OK.... He really does seem "soft." Too many injuries.
Tek??? Hey! He's getting old... BUT!!! I still say he's been invaluable in bringing Salty along & giving the "breathing room" needed to survive in Boston. Especially after the horrible start. The two have combined to make a pretty formidable catching combo!
Wake??? I get it. a lot of short sighted fair weather Boston fans just don't get the fact that you can't have an ace 1 - 6..... It's OK! Lots of you pink hat fans feel the same way about Wake. Since you've only been a Sox fan??? for 8 - 9 months, you can't possibly understand what he means to us die hard FANS:)
The quality spot starts! The innings eating! etc. etc.
Crawford? NOBODY's gonna argue that his was a quality cost effective signing!
BUT!!!! We'll keep on rooting for him, & hope he settles in to AT LEAST his CAREER AVERAGES (we know how you respect those!!! RIGHT!?!?)
Ells??? Well.... Nobody's perfect. Let's just say, "you're out of your mind on that one!" I don't get it, but there's something about him that made you lose your mind??? This is a kid who has WORKED his way into becoming a probable All-Star for many years to come!!! Getting better every year, with a great deal of UP side. I will agree with you, that being a "dumb kid," he often does a poor job on the basepads. He'll mature & learn!!! THEN watch out!!!! He will also make big gains in the outfield, where I think he is doing a solid job, with GREAT track down speed. He will learn positioning over time, & be one of the best at CF!!! :) YOU DON'T AGREE!!! WE GET IT! You don't have to say it 50 different ways EVERY DAY! Frankly, it just makes you sound a bit obsessed.
Anyway..... This is a good start Softy!
If you could keep from seemlessly slipping into the race baiting with respect to some of our players, & stay away from the socio-political issues...... You could make a half decent BOSTON fan some day :) I still believe you are a Yankee fan, bent on trying to make all Boston fans out to be know nothing racists???Let's here you respond with your top 20 positive things about this year's Red Sox teams & the players, without slipping into the race baiting?????
* I'd bet $100.00 you can't do it. OK OK....... "betting! another misplaced value!" Got it! :) :)
Have a good day Softy :)