Re: It all started when ALFREDO ACEVES was shown the DOOR .....
posted at 11/2/2013 6:33 PM EDT
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to Bill-806's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
55-37 up until the RS banished him.
42-28 after the RS banished him.
The difference is miniscule (.002).
In no particular order, the difference was-
- Drew getting on track after the HBP
- Papi coming back
- WMB getting demoted and starting Iggy at 3rd
- Bailey and Hanrahan going down and making Uehara the closer.
You'd be surprised how little banishing your #7 RP would have.
And for the record, he was 4-1. You might be surprised how little 4-1 hurts you.
[/QUOTE]Joe, i think that you missed my point .......... you STAT guys are soooooo smarrrt !! You failed to factor in ATTITUDE , and there SON, is what this team was all about !! The playoffs/ W S was not won by season type #'s, but rather a bunch of guys all on the "same page" who would not let DEFEAT get in the way of VICTORY !!!!
See -- you were so wrapped up in mocking Ortiz and you're other ridiculous posts from the get-go that you weren't paying attention to what was going on. from the start of spring
The guys were on the same page from the start of spring training, long before Aceves was being shown the door.
Farrell never had to show the players "who was boss" because only weak bosses, who don't have the respect of his players, have to play that card. Farrell had the respect of the players from the get-go, showed he trusted them, showed he had their backs that he didn't have to play games and be the center of attention (like Bobby V.).
It was professional from the start. Farrell didn't show up players in spring training, treated them like men and professionals. He didn't try to play mind games. The only "antics" the players did last year was in response to Bobby V.'s antics.
The banishing of Aceves didn't "start" anything. It was just a continuation of him running things consistently. The tone was set from the first day of spring training.
You're thread should have been titled "It all started when Farrell was shown the door ... of the manager's office."
[/QUOTE]OH yes, don't evaa agree with BILL-806, just spin it another way and we say the same thing !!!