How brilliant is Farrell?

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    definitely was the right move.......you don't have to WAIT to the 9th inning to go with your closer........put him in when game is on the line.

     
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    PC...what many posters don't seem to realize is that a good baseball team wins based on needed contributions from all members. If at the moment we really need a HR or double, then let the best clutch hitter swing away. But since Ortiz is so gifted, a trailor truck can go easily down the 3rd base line with the shift on and I believe Ortiz should bunt if the team needs runners on base. In fact, I would have some of our speedies, Ells, Vic( who is struggling), Pedey and also Middy, Nava, Salty etc. also bunt toward 3rd as Cabrera is not very mobile.

    Having Ortiz or another power hitter bunt is a matter of opinion by posters and that's why we offer our $.02. I don't think anyone should criticize a fellow fan for offering an opinion with which they disagree. Just tell us why you disagree and we'll respect your opinion and, perhaps, we'll agree with you or keep to our opinion.

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    Sage advice by SFBostonFan.  If everyone on the board would adhere to this, the board would be inherently more civil and I suspect more informative and less virulent.

    Kudos to SFBostonFan for reminding us all that there is a forum for exchange of thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints that does not necessitate personal attacks.

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    Dusty, if someone with an informed opinion like Maxbiolstock or Pumpsie Green (in this case anyway) elaborates on their points with reasonable justification and details, that's great, and is one of the things this board should be about.  

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    Sometimes when a manager has shown very little brilliance, what harm is there to make him appear brilliant?

    This is from a poster that implies all Red Sox managers are idiots in spite of their success, and perhaps his special insight, of which he has shown no evidence of, is of some merit to be taking seriously in discussion.  This poster deserves our mockery and scorn.  In fact, he's earned it.

     

     
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    When somebody is constantly critical of a manager, any manager, not just Farrell, it implies that they think they would be a better manager.  I find that pretty hilarious.   

     

     

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    Bringing in Koji with one  out in the 8th and nobody on base was a panic move, not a brilliant move.

     

     

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    Taking a cue from all the brilliant arm-chair hindsight 20/20 managers on the board, I am going to go ahead and say it was the right move, given the result.  

    Panic?  Koji has already shown thsi year that he can go old-school more-than-three-outs for the save.  Critical game 5.  Hardly panic.  Just trust in his guy ... one attribute the brilliant arm-chair managers have seemingly no clue about.

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    This has nothing to do with 20/20 hindsight. Fortunately, the SOX won the game. Breslow has been almost as effective as Koji; there was no reason to bring Koji in and tax him with 5 outs. I say it was a panic move and as a field manager, Farrell is challenged. The complaint that Lester shouldn't have pitched to Miggy, I agree with. However, i don't blame Lester. That's was the manager's decision.

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    Do you leave any room in the realm of cosideration that maybe the coaching staff might been considering more variables than 'Breslow almost as effective' when they went to Uehara?  Was panic the only explanation?  Do you think there were matchup considerations?  Any considerations not knowable to us on the outside?  

     
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    When somebody is constantly critical of a manager, any manager, not just Farrell, it implies that they think they would be a better manager.  I find that pretty hilarious.   

     

     

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    Bringing in Koji with one  out in the 8th and nobody on base was a panic move, not a brilliant move.

     

     

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    Taking a cue from all the brilliant arm-chair hindsight 20/20 managers on the board, I am going to go ahead and say it was the right move, given the result.  

    Panic?  Koji has already shown thsi year that he can go old-school more-than-three-outs for the save.  Critical game 5.  Hardly panic.  Just trust in his guy ... one attribute the brilliant arm-chair managers have seemingly no clue about.

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    This has nothing to do with 20/20 hindsight. Fortunately, the SOX won the game. Breslow has been almost as effective as Koji; there was no reason to bring Koji in and tax him with 5 outs. I say it was a panic move and as a field manager, Farrell is challenged. The complaint that Lester shouldn't have pitched to Miggy, I agree with. However, i don't blame Lester. That's was the manager's decision.

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    I would not completely disagree with your point about bringing in Koji to get 5 outs.  That was a very tall order, and an argument could be made that Breslow had as much of a chance as Koji in getting an out or two.  However, when you add, "Farrell is challenged" you undermine any merit to your argument.  How many idiots out there would agree with this premise?  

     
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    I have to confess I think Farrell is a terrific manager.  I almost never buy the 20-20 hindsight criticisms because that's all they are. 

    But the reason why I wrote the OP is because I was struck, long after the fact, by the very strange--to me--appearance of Middlebrooks to pinch-run.  I mean, it made absolutely no sense, especially when Ross laid down the bunt.  Bogaerts could have gotten to second running backward.  Like Pumpsie-Green I thought Middlebrooks was foolhardy and darn lucky.  The inmates were running the asylum.  Plus why the heck wasn't Berry out there?

    The more I thought about it, the more I thought it had to be by design, especially Middlebrooks not only running for Bogaerts, but not even pausing at 2B.  I mean it all fits together nicely.  Middlebrooks is told what to do in the dugout, goes into the game, and executes.  Ross, who normally would have swung away, does his part in bunting to Cabrera,who executes his part in fielding the bunt and throwing to 1B where Fielder plays his part by throwing across the diamond and missing 3B by five feet, aided by Pena having to run to 3B in full catching gear, all 5'9" 230 lbs of him.    One walk, one bunt, and a man on 3B with one out.  If Berry goes in for Bogaerts, they pitch differently to Ross and might even try a pitchout. 

    I think it's brilliance, and Pumpsie-Green is just as sure it was blind, stupid luck.  Ain't no in between folks.  If you side with Mr. Green, you need to explain why Middlebrooks was sent out there when Bogaerts would have been fine on his own getting to 2B on a bunt.  And don't forget that after 5 shutout innings it would make sense for Farrell to want to manufacture a run. 

     

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?

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    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

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    If the Sox wanted Middlebrooks in for defense in the bottom of the inning, they could have run speedster Quintin Berry for Bogaerts and then inserted Middlebrooks at third when the Sox took the field.
          
    Still, there was a method to the seemingly peculiar decision. The Sox wanted Middlebrooks to get into the game physically and not be asked to take over at third cold.
          
    And there was another reason. The Sox were going to try to bunt the runner over, and while not the runner Berry is, Middlebrooks is a smart baserunner who understands what the Sox were asking of him.
      

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    As I said, Berry should have been the pinch runner. He is MUCH faster than Middlebrooks. If the ump had not been in the way at third base Middlebrooks may well have been out. With Berry its not even close. Blunder by Farrell. Also, why is Gomes starting instead of Nava? Nava is a .300+ hitter; Gomes is hovering around .220 or so. And when Lester began to show signs of weakening, why didn't Farrell have someone up in the pen just in case? The series was truly on the line last night, and Farrell was asleep at the wheel. And why is Farrell not asking guys like Ortiz, who has TWO HITS in the ALCS to bunt the ball down the third base line so he can at least get on base and maybe force them to modify the shift? I do not think that Farrell is havng a particularly good ALCS.

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    Ortiz bunt? Your suggestions get more rediculous with each post. Not to mention you are forever wrong.

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    This is a bad post IMHO. Ortiz bunting? rediculous! Farrell is the best manager in MLB

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?

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    Max, he could have just as easily whispered in Berry's ear, or he could have had Berry steal second, possibly disrupting the pitcher's concentration for Ross's atbat.  My guess is that the probabilities for Berry to end up at third with one out were slightly better, and Berry has the edge for scoring a run for a play at the plate with either a ground ball to an infielder, a passed ball/wild pitch or a shallow outfield fly out.   

    I do realize that they saved a positional change by pinchrunning Middlebrooks and would have had Berry available for extra innings in a tie.  In the end, it all worked out anyway, but a reasonable case could be made either way.  

     
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    When somebody is constantly critical of a manager, any manager, not just Farrell, it implies that they think they would be a better manager.  I find that pretty hilarious.   

     

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    Bringing in Koji with one  out in the 8th and nobody on base was a panic move, not a brilliant move.

     

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    It was neither. It was simply, as HFX said, the right move at the time. Game five was critical; its not the dress rehearsal. Farrell made the correct decision in that case to bring in his best RP even if he had to get five outs. Today is a day off. I am quite sure Koji will not be tired come tomorrow night's game.

     
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    When somebody is constantly critical of a manager, any manager, not just Farrell, it implies that they think they would be a better manager.  I find that pretty hilarious.   

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    I have to confess I think Farrell is a terrific manager.  I almost never buy the 20-20 hindsight criticisms because that's all they are. 

    But the reason why I wrote the OP is because I was struck, long after the fact, by the very strange--to me--appearance of Middlebrooks to pinch-run.  I mean, it made absolutely no sense, especially when Ross laid down the bunt.  Bogaerts could have gotten to second running backward.  Like Pumpsie-Green I thought Middlebrooks was foolhardy and darn lucky.  The inmates were running the asylum.  Plus why the heck wasn't Berry out there?

    The more I thought about it, the more I thought it had to be by design, especially Middlebrooks not only running for Bogaerts, but not even pausing at 2B.  I mean it all fits together nicely.  Middlebrooks is told what to do in the dugout, goes into the game, and executes.  Ross, who normally would have swung away, does his part in bunting to Cabrera,who executes his part in fielding the bunt and throwing to 1B where Fielder plays his part by throwing across the diamond and missing 3B by five feet, aided by Pena having to run to 3B in full catching gear, all 5'9" 230 lbs of him.    One walk, one bunt, and a man on 3B with one out.  If Berry goes in for Bogaerts, they pitch differently to Ross and might even try a pitchout. 

    I think it's brilliance, and Pumpsie-Green is just as sure it was blind, stupid luck.  Ain't no in between folks.  If you side with Mr. Green, you need to explain why Middlebrooks was sent out there when Bogaerts would have been fine on his own getting to 2B on a bunt.  And don't forget that after 5 shutout innings it would make sense for Farrell to want to manufacture a run. 

     

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    Not blind stupid luck at all. I think that WMB noticed that no one was covering 3B (it was the catcher's responsibility) when he reached second base and just kept going. It didn't matter what was going on behind him because Fielder had no one to throw to. I think sending Middy out there was simply a mistake. If you are trying to manufacture a run and you have a guy like Berry on the bench, a guy who has, I believe, NEVER been caught stealing, you use him. I also disagree with the bunt since it gave away an out and Berry could have been on 2B for free. Yes, it worked out-because the catcher didn't do his job-but IMO it wasn't the smartest way to play it. Why have Berry on the bench if they don't use him in that situation? It would have been interesting to see what Farrell was thinking after the game. I don't believe he addressed it.

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?

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    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

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    You don't know beans about baseball or managing

     
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    Throughout the ALCS there has been an endless series of threads and complaints that Farrell won't make his guys bunt even though Cabrera is playing on one leg or is blind or whatever.  All ignore the fact that Cabrera has had no problem fielding bunts or slow rollers.

    But last night Farrell did call for a bunt, and not just any bunt.  It was in fact brilliant. 

    As soon as Bogaerts walked to start the 9th, Farrell sent in Middlebrooks.  At the time, most of us thought that was a silly move because Bogaerts is plenty fast.  And we all missed the point. 

    Middlebrooks had to go in for Bogaerts for the simple reason that Farrell told him about the bunt and, more importantly, that he wanted Middlebrooks to go all the way to 3B.  This was not nearly as risky as it seemed for two reasons:  1) the catcher was going to have to cover 3B if Ross laid down a decent bunt; 2) Fielder was going to have to make the cross the diamond throw to 3B. 

    In the event, you will recall that Middlebrooks did not hesitate or even look back to first when he rounded 2B.  He already knew Ross had laid down the perfect bunt to bring in Cabrera and open up 3B.  Worked like a charm.  And it was brilliant.

    I am also willing to bet that that sending in Middlebrooks with the play was completely lost on the idiots calling the game for Fox.  Am I right?

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    It was not brilliant at all. Berry should have been pinch running for Bogaerts then Middlebrooks could have come in to play defensively in the bottom half of the inning. Had Berry been in the game the play at third base would not even have been close. Farrell did not have a good game last night.

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    Plenty brilliant, only the BEST manager in MLB and you know something? You are probably a Valentine fan!

     
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    What happened to the "opposite field hitting" Ortiz learned from AGon last year? I guess once AGon was gone, there was no need to emulate success!

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    Seriously, 30 HRs, 103 RBIs, and a .309.  It's amazing how far he's fallen.

     
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    When somebody is constantly critical of a manager, any manager, not just Farrell, it implies that they think they would be a better manager.  I find that pretty hilarious.   

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    Very few managers make obvious mistakes.  If they did,  they wouldn't be managers.  There should be a certain acceptance among the commoners that they aren't out-thinking the top 1-in-million managerial minds.  Even I don't have that level of ego.

     
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    Bringing in Koji with one  out in the 8th and nobody on base was a panic move, not a brilliant move.

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    It was neither a panic move nor a brilliant move.  It was the right move.

     

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    The criticisms of Farrell are now getting into bizzaro land.  Putting in Uehara was blindingly obvious.

     
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    Bringing in Koji with one  out in the 8th and nobody on base was a panic move, not a brilliant move.

     

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    It was neither. It was simply, as HFX said, the right move at the time. Game five was critical; its not the dress rehearsal. Farrell made the correct decision in that case to bring in his best RP even if he had to get five outs. Today is a day off. I am quite sure Koji will not be tired come tomorrow night's game.

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    This is when I can tell that guys like manasome are losing it.  Saying G5 was critical isn't even strong enough.  With Scherzer and Verlander coming up, this was an existential threat.

    Maybe Manosome might want to what Kimbrel is doing this week, and see if Gonzalez still has a job a month from now.  And I posted my criticisms of that on the night it happened, so this is not 20-20 hindsight.

     
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    Not blind stupid luck at all. I think that WMB noticed that no one was covering 3B (it was the catcher's responsibility) when he reached second base and just kept going. It didn't matter what was going on behind him because Fielder had no one to throw to. I think sending Middy out there was simply a mistake. If you are trying to manufacture a run and you have a guy like Berry on the bench, a guy who has, I believe, NEVER been caught stealing, you use him. I also disagree with the bunt since it gave away an out and Berry could have been on 2B for free. Yes, it worked out-because the catcher didn't do his job-but IMO it wasn't the smartest way to play it. Why have Berry on the bench if they don't use him in that situation? It would have been interesting to see what Farrell was thinking after the game. I don't believe he addressed it.

    It couldn't be a mistake.

    The only way it could be a mistake is either if he forgot Berry was on the bench, or if he thought MB was faster than Berry.  It had to be a strategic move, because there is not a chance that Farrell and the coaches just went nuts.

    So here's my guess.  My guess, which I'd peg at about 25-50%, is that he wanted MB to go from 1st to 3rd, but didn't want Berry in there for fear Detroit would change their defense.  The first thing I'd think of with Ells or Berry on first is to play against them taking two bases.  My corrolary guess is that he probably thought about it earlier, but only committed to it just before the play.

    But, as you said, we won't know this unless he gets interviewed post-season.

     
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    When somebody is constantly critical of a manager, any manager, not just Farrell, it implies that they think they would be a better manager.  I find that pretty hilarious.   

     

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    Can't agree with you there.  It's normal to express opinions about managers, players, movies, politicians, etc. unless you're a blind loyalist.  Everyone is entitled to an opinion.  My opinion is that Farrell is an excellent manager and deserves his share of the credit for the 2013 Red Sox season.

     
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    I see the "They Win in Spite of Their Manager" club is still together.

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    Here's where I part compay with the naysayers.  Forget the MBR thing and focus on the bottom of the 8th. I absolutely, positively thought Breslow should stay out there until somebody got on base or he got three outs.  When Uehara went out there, I was OK until the very first batter lasted 9 pitches, so from then on I worried about pitch count.  On the other hand, I thought and still think Farrell absolutely knows what he is doing because he was the Sox pitching coach in 2004 and again in 2007 and knows how to judge pitchers. 

    This was a tough game because the Tigers cut the lead to 1 run with two innings to go.  And I think it is impossible not to conclude Farrell made all the right moves.  Uehara got five straight outs including K's.  Nobody got on base.  If you got an ace and he is still fresh--he didn't pitch last night--you gotta use him. 

     
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    Uehara had a day off before last night's outing and a day off after...perfect opportunity.

     
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    PC...what many posters don't seem to realize is that a good baseball team wins based on needed contributions from all members. If at the moment we really need a HR or double, then let the best clutch hitter swing away. But since Ortiz is so gifted, a trailor truck can go easily down the 3rd base line with the shift on and I believe Ortiz should bunt if the team needs runners on base. In fact, I would have some of our speedies, Ells, Vic( who is struggling), Pedey and also Middy, Nava, Salty etc. also bunt toward 3rd as Cabrera is not very mobile.

    Having Ortiz or another power hitter bunt is a matter of opinion by posters and that's why we offer our $.02. I don't think anyone should criticize a fellow fan for offering an opinion with which they disagree. Just tell us why you disagree and we'll respect your opinion and, perhaps, we'll agree with you or keep to our opinion.

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    Sage advice by SFBostonFan.  If everyone on the board would adhere to this, the board would be inherently more civil and I suspect more informative and less virulent.

    Kudos to SFBostonFan for reminding us all that there is a forum for exchange of thoughts, ideas, and viewpoints that does not necessitate personal attacks.

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    +1,000

     

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