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#41 BSLSethBondroff

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

Oh yea, I agree that they have problems, the pitching looks terrible, Crawford and Ellsbury are hurt, and they're lost in the bullpen obviously. I don't expect them to make the playoffs, but I don't think anyone thinks they're this bad. They'll probably finish third in the East.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:28 AM

Oh yea, I agree that they have problems, the pitching looks terrible, Crawford and Ellsbury are hurt, and they're lost in the bullpen obviously. I don't expect them to make the playoffs, but I don't think anyone thinks they're this bad. They'll probably finish third in the East.


They're 11-30 in their last 41 games.

That's a pretty telling segment of games.

I think they win 85 games pretty easily, but I think going higher than that is getting into some pretty troubling waters.

Either way, I love it and I wish the Caps would have eliminated the Bruins last night too.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

FCP Baseball Report: Bobby V. Knows Exactly What He's Doing
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

Baseball Reflections: The Daniel Bard Dilemma... Sort of.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:42 PM

Fire Brand of the AL: Can Mike Aviles Keep This Up?
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:06 PM

I was one of the first people for when it was being talked about as Bobby V being the Orioles manager to say no. This is exactly why I don't think he fits as a manager anywhere now-a-days. He is not in tune with how things go now. I'm not saying taking away the drinking and stuff in the clubhouse was wrong, but you can't go in there where a team is usually winning and demand everything change. I though Francona from the beginning got a raw deal. The man won them games and even though he lost control of his ballclub and let some things slide, he had his players respect because he knew what he was doing. I'm not saying Valentine is clueless, but when it comes to managing the Red Sox, he is. This was too big of a reaction hire and what I mean by that is, they only did this because of the things that came out (beer drinking, eating, etc.) and they felt they had to get a disciplinary manager. Not true. They needed someone who fit the Red Sox mold and that is not Valentine. This is not coming from the Orioles die-hard in me, this comes from the baseball fan in me. Bad hire in my opinion.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Josh Beckett: "I spend my off days the way I want to spend them."
http://hardballtalk....-to-spend-them/

I'm sure there will some who agree with Beckett's sentiments. Even if you do though, it has be acknowledged as a PR disaster. He made his lack of performance on the mound, look that much worse with his comments. It just creates a further distraction.

If Beckett and Buchholz don't get going quickly, the Red Sox just might really fall off. If those two get going around Lester, and they get Crawford, and Ellsbury back producing... they could still be a factor.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

NBC Sports / Hardball Talk: Josh Beckett: "I spend my off days the way I want to spend them."
http://hardballtalk....-to-spend-them/

I'm sure there will some who agree with Beckett's sentiments. Even if you do though, it has be acknowledged as a PR disaster. He made his lack of performance on the mound, look that much worse with his comments. It just creates a further distraction.

If Beckett and Buchholz don't get going quickly, the Red Sox just might really fall off. If those two get going around Lester, and they get Crawford, and Ellsbury back producing... they could still be a factor.

Like any other business you have to satisfy your customers and/or clients, in this case, it's the fans. So while he might not "care" how others want him to spend his off-days, the fans can't be thrilled about this.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:35 PM

John Smoltz was on MLB Network talking about how golf is actually considered a good thing for pitchers to do on their days off.

This is a PR disaster, but like the stuff from September it is just something for dumb fans to latch on to because they can't or don't want to understand that sometimes crap happens and teams struggle. The only good thing is that it is happening to the Red Sox, and other then some of the ones I've met over the years who seemed like good people it is always nice to see Sox fans in agony.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

John Smoltz was on MLB Network talking about how golf is actually considered a good thing for pitchers to do on their days off.

This is a PR disaster, but like the stuff from September it is just something for dumb fans to latch on to because they can't or don't want to understand that sometimes crap happens and teams struggle. The only good thing is that it is happening to the Red Sox, and other then some of the ones I've met over the years who seemed like good people it is always nice to see Sox fans in agony.

Of course Smoltz would say that, Tiger said that he was the best non-golf pro he had ever seen play golf.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

John Smoltz was on MLB Network talking about how golf is actually considered a good thing for pitchers to do on their days off.

This is a PR disaster, but like the stuff from September it is just something for dumb fans to latch on to because they can't or don't want to understand that sometimes crap happens and teams struggle. The only good thing is that it is happening to the Red Sox, and other then some of the ones I've met over the years who seemed like good people it is always nice to see Sox fans in agony.

Of course Smoltz would say that, Tiger said that he was the best non-golf pro he had ever seen play golf.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:50 PM

Baseball Reflections: Why Adrian Gonzalez Isn't Hitting for Power
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

FanGraphs: Josh Beckett's Missing Fastball Is the Real Story
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:11 PM

Daniel Bard sent to AAA.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

Daniel Bard sent to AAA.


I assume they brought Melancen back up? He was supposedly doing pretty well in Pawtucket.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:36 AM

Baseball Reflections: What is wrong with Adrian Gonzalez?
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:58 AM

NBC Hardball Talk: Dice K makes debut
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:52 AM

NBC Hardball Talk: Ortiz: "Playing here used to be fun, it's starting to become the s-hole it used to be."
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NBC Hardball Talk: Crawford expected to begin Minor League rehab Saturday
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:30 AM

Boston is 5.5 games back and games behind us.

I hate to say it but it will probably be Boston and MFY fighting it out for the division once again. They will get guys back all season long and be there until the end.
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

CSNNE: Crawford admits surgery on elbow possible at some point
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