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About Me: Became a huge Sox fan after moving to Portland, Maine in 1970 and following the trade of my boyhood idol, Tommy Harper to the Red Sox. Tears of heartbreak turned to tears of joy. Go Sox!
Posted 04/24/2014 12:09:46 EDT
Just finished watching the game on delay. Wow! Lackey was awesome!
Need to put some wins together now.
Posted 04/24/2014 12:07:29 EDT
As much as I like Ben, I think that move came from higher up. I think it was Ben who was responsible for getting the prospects we got - not that any of them have paid off yet, but there's still hope. more »
Posted 04/24/2014 12:04:17 EDT
At a level of 100 IPs or more catching Lester, the OPS' are- VMart .643 Varitek .672 Salty .743 In the three years that he caught for us, his OPSa was always significantly worse than whoever he shar more »
Posted 04/23/2014 11:36:31 EDT
Moon, in regards to A-gone, are you talking about the deal to get him or the deal to get rid of him?
The deal Ben made.
Trading AGon and all the salary in the deal of the century.
Posted 04/23/2014 10:41:45 EDT
In response to trouts' comment: [QUOTE] I thought that Salty was a career back up catcher that the Sox had curiously always coveted. His defense was mediocre and his throwing arm unimpressive. As for more »
Posted 04/23/2014 04:53:02 EDT
Melancon is a very good pitcher. The Lowrie trade was good: the Hantahan bad. Melancon is a good pitcher, but he crashed and burned for us in 2012, which is really all we ever got out of the trade. I more »
Posted 04/23/2014 04:48:53 EDT
In response to GoUconn13's comment: In response to steven11's comment: [QUOTE] weei and Ian Browne are reporting that Nava is heading to Pawtucket. @IanMBrowne has a nice article more »
Posted 04/23/2014 02:01:50 EDT
In response to Flapjack07's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] When WMB is ready who goes--as I've said before--BenC does not have a great trade record. Unfortunately he a more »
Posted 04/23/2014 12:45:39 EDT
They are not going to trade Nava, Gomes, Grady or Carp just for the sake of making room for Vic. If the return is not a plus, they won't make the deal. soxprospects.com has Nava with one option left a more »
Posted 04/23/2014 12:35:22 EDT
When WMB is ready who goes--as I've said before--BenC does not have a great trade record. Unfortunately he and JF seem to think Jonny Gomes needs to stay--which would tell me Size, WMB, Carp, Herrera more »
Posted 04/23/2014 12:29:38 EDT
In response to andrewmitch's comment: [QUOTE] How many QS's do you expect to get out of him for the remainder of the season? I would bet on single digits; I'll set the U/O @ a mere 10....... [/QUOTE] more »
Posted 04/23/2014 09:26:45 EDT
In response to miscricket's comment: [QUOTE] We had a catcher who was great at handling the pitchers, calling pitches and framing balls. All very important qualities in a catcher which cannot be quant more »
Posted 04/23/2014 09:25:32 EDT
In response to slasher9's comment: [QUOTE] GREAT post lefty. unfortunately Salty's fate was sealed when he airmailed that throw to 3rd in the WS.... [/QUOTE] [object HTMLDivElement] The throw could more »
Posted 04/23/2014 09:00:58 EDT
Many are bad-mouthing our offense, but the league OBP is now just .316! Slugging is .389 and OPS .705. While our .322 OBP looks really bad, it is actually 12th best in MLB. When Vic returns, and some more »
Posted 04/23/2014 08:54:04 EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] Salty has absolutely no pressure on him playing for the Marlins so he should be much more relaxed. He also is more »
Posted 04/23/2014 08:52:31 EDT
In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: [QUOTE] In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] Can the Tigers sign Drew to a minor league deal, so he can get 3 weeks or more under his belt more »
Posted 04/23/2014 08:49:50 EDT
In response to dgalehouse's comment: [QUOTE] Some day the draft will be challenged and ruled to be unconstitutional. Professional sports leagues have been able to get away with it by making a big spec more »
Posted 04/22/2014 11:41:17 EDT
I agree. Huge mistake not to have a link on the sports page.
Also, no game tracker, box score...
Posted 04/22/2014 11:28:24 EDT
Some updated mock drafts: mymlbdraft.com 24) Pitt Michael Gettys 25) Oak Cameron Varga 26) Bos Touki Toussaint 27) STL Sean ReidFoley bleacherreport 24) Brandon Finnegan 25) Sean-Reid Foley 26) Mar more »
Posted 04/22/2014 11:17:37 EDT
Salty has absolutely no pressure on him playing for the Marlins so he should be much more relaxed. He also isn't facing the same type of pitching on a daily basis so it will be interesting to see what more »
Posted 04/22/2014 11:14:51 EDT
I see the Marlins have a shiny new catcher off to a great start.
Posted 04/22/2014 11:13:33 EDT
We still have luxury tax room to make an acquisition. It will be interesting to see where we stand, and what we do at the deadline. I hate to think about it, but what if we are 14 games out at the e more »
Posted 04/22/2014 09:18:40 EDT
He might be, at the very least he might not need much time in AAA at all. Of course if a position change is in the books they could let him spend some time in Pawtucket learning SS/3B or the outfield. more »
Posted 04/22/2014 09:15:00 EDT
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: [QUOTE] Also Mookie Betts and Wendell Rijo will both be moving up in the soxprospect rankings on Friday. If Bogaerts and Bradley are graduating then they eac more »
Posted 04/22/2014 08:32:49 EDT
Moon, I definitely agree that any of the top 4 of Swihart, Betts, Owens or Cechinni could be number 1 at year end. The season is young and anything could happen. Last winter I had Cechinni as probably more »