Re: Has there ever been a better 2nd half tandem in MLB history than Uehara and Breslow?
posted at 10/9/2013 9:46 AM EDT
1) Was Ellsbury just lucky?
What's he done?
Try watching the games!
2) Did Ellsbury's injury keep him out for the rest of 2013?
No, but only because he knew he had to play to make his sub .800 OPS and fragile bones case for a big FA contract. Otherwise, he would have been.
But, you said he'd never play another game in 2013.
3) Did our offense do well without a big bat behind Papi?
We're getting ready to find out. Big budget team performance isn't about winning it's first playoff series in a half a decade.
"No POP Papi" had 30 HRs this year with nobody behind him.
4) Did Peavy do better thanh Dempster or Doubront would have done?
I'm surprised you view Dempster and Doubront in such a positive light. In recent months, how often did one of them go 5.2 IP with 1 ER?
5) Still think Victorino was a bad signing?
Yes, unless they pass on paying a bunch of money for a FA market contract for Ellsbury
I rest my case on proving you are indeed the resident clown. (Note: I was against the signing as well, but am man enough to see the obvious and admit a mistake.)
Ellsbury will not be back in 2014.
6) Still think Salty is a "back-up profile catcher" worth an offer of $10M for 2014?
Been a back-up catcher his entire career, and always plays that part in fielding his position. My offer to Salty is based on being a back-up catcher, 1B and DH over the next 2 to 3 years. Are you still advocating trading Salty because of CERA, LMAO!
DH? LMAO! $10M for a back-up catcher from the ultimate stooge in contract suggested offers? LMAO!
7) Still think Drew is a "horrible fielder"?
For a SS, no doubt about it. Range of a 1st baseman. Never said "horrible fielder", but I've noted that you think he's a "good SS fielder"
I used to think he was average at best. I was wrong. Iggy is much better. Note it all you want.
8) Still think "Middlebrooks is the key to us making the playoffs and having a chance of winning a ring"?
Never said he was the key to the Red Sox "making the playoffs". You said the Red Sox wouldn't make the playoffs and did a thread on selling in the trade market, last spring. I said their payroll was too big to not be less than the playoff bubble team I called them. I still feel the same, not factoring in the Yankees losing Tex for the entire season, which accounted for the 5 or 6 more wins beyond the 91 wins I projected.
You did not predeict 91 wins. You did say Middlebrooks was the key to making the playoffs as we were a "bubble team".
Yes, still think Middlebrooks is the key for the Red Sox being a title contender, instead of a pretender. Do you sill feel Middlebrooks should have been traded, back when he was hurt and should have been DL'd instead of demoted to assuage Drew's ego.
Yes, I wanted to trade Middy and Doubront for J Upton. I'm not sure I agree with notin that trading Middy for Peavy made more sense than Iggy.
9) Still think Lackey is a "bum"?
He's proven he's a bum. Take a look at his performance over the contract. I'm the one, unlike you, who said not to trade him and write him off and sell low, and to keep through the pick-up near zero cost year of the last option year on his contract. His playoff performance stunk, but his 2013 season was merely a small down payment on the embarrassing act he's been since I said to avoid spending more than 30M on this prima donna, which seems to be a Red Sox management formula of recent years.
You still want to acquire Santana's contract, like you wanted to trade Buch or Lester for to get that "ace" you keep whining about. Well, how'd that ace you boast about do, Price? What's that prima donna's offer you are going to make since you have been drooling over this every 5 days career "stud", as you call him?
I admitted I was wrong on Santana, but it shows how far back you have to go to find my mistakes, when your are littered over every page every day.
You do realize Lackey pitched while injured in 2011, right?
10) Still think the Yanks will never get old?
You've been saying that for over a half a decade. I said the contracts to Jeter and A-Roid were a joke and used the term "wheelchair contract", that I borrowed from my best source.
But, losing Tex all season is the difference in the Red Sox playing the Yankees instead of the Rays, which would have been trouble for the Red Sox. Be glad those great Rays starting pitching was the whipping post I said they would be, and that Tex missed the 2013 season.
Tex was in steep decline before this year. You predicted the Yanks to win the division (so did I).