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Sox Therapy: A Short Observation
The Sox played game number 20 last night falling to the Yankees to drop their record to 11-9. My general feeling given the injuries and illnesses is that this about where you’d want this team to be right now. But one thing I was thinking about was the general idea that the Sox acquired Chris Sale to replace David Ortiz. It is no secret that the offense has struggled at times in the early going and that was one of the big concerns coming in. I decided to just do a quick check versus where ...Read More...
3 comment(s)Posted: April 27, 2017 at 08:30 AM |
Sox Therapy: Witty Minor League Thread Title Here
After a busy weekend in Baltimore and then a couple of off days (thanks rain!) I figured today might be a good time to throw up a minor league thread. The Red Sox minor league system is probably as uninteresting as it has been in several years with graduations and trades emptying things out. That does not mean there is not anything to talk about. Without further ado…
1B - Josh Ockimey - Salem (Hi A) - The big 21 year old lefty swinger has come out of the blocks quickly. He earned Player ...Read More...
7 comment(s)Posted: April 25, 2017 at 07:22 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Week 3 Thoughts
12 comment(s)Posted: April 24, 2017 at 03:26 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2003 Ballot
For 2003 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 May 2017.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 2 May 2017.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
4 comment(s)Posted: April 24, 2017 at 09:55 AM |
Sox Therapy: Chris Sale Is A Terrible Person
I mean it’s the only excuse right? The four runs they got on Thursday is the highest total they’ve gotten in one of his starts. He is probably lucky to be 1-1 despite a 0.91 ERA with that kind of run “support.” In games he has started the Sox have actually scored more runs in extra innings (6) than they have in innings 1-9 (4). The only explanation is that he is a terrible person and everyone on the team hates him. With that out of the way I figured I’d throw up a few random thoughts as ...Read More...
19 comment(s)Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:46 PM |
Sox Therapy: Feeling Groovy
After a pretty nice win on Thursday the Sox sit at a neat and tidy 5-4 after a week and a half. Small sample sizes and all but wins is wins and that’s a start. Thinking of it this way, a 5-4 start in 2011 and the Sox would have clinched a playoff spot before going to Baltimore.
This is encouraging because after a season when the Sox were absurdly healthy they have played only two games with a full team. According to NESN in 2016 none of the quartet of Xander Bogaerts, Hanley Ramirez, Jackie ...Read More...
20 comment(s)Posted: April 14, 2017 at 02:39 PM |
Sox Therapy: The Fenway Experience
This isn’t really about the Sox as much as it is about going to Fenway Park. I have had the good fortune to have season tickets for the last seventeen years and there has never been a time when I regretted it. Fenway has its flaws but there are very few, if any, places I would rather be on a nice summer evening than the self-proclaimed “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” (I don’t know how to add a little trademark symbol there).
Anyway, last night I went to the game on what was a close to ...Read More...
48 comment(s)Posted: April 12, 2017 at 08:53 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Assorted Week 1 Thoughts
Trying to get any work done is nearly impossible while counting down the hours until I head over to Wrigley for the banner raising tonight. I’ve watched most of all 6 games so far, and it’s been such a different feeling. I don’t find myself hanging on to every pitch, or find myself annoyed by missed chances or pointless pitching changes with 2 outs in the 9th and no one on base (ok, maybe that’s still annoying). Maybe things will snap back after a few more games, but I’m still completely in ...Read More...
39 comment(s)Posted: April 10, 2017 at 10:27 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2003 Discussion
The Florida Marlins beat the Yankees in the World Series. Vote for 15.
Player Name SH WS rWAR Barry Bonds 41.0 9.2 Albert Pujols 38.1 8.6 Alex Rodriguez 33.1 8.4 Javier Lopez 28.9 6.8 Marcus Giles 29.8 7.8 Jorge Posada 27.4 5.9 Gary Sheffield 33.8 6.8 Carlos Beltran 27.7 5.8 Edgar Renteria 25.7 5.6 Todd Helton 32.6 6.2 Bret Boone 31.6 5.9 Jim Edmonds 24.2 6.0 Nomar Garciaparra 25.3 6.1 Bobby Abreu 25.3 5.4 Richard Hidalgo 24.6 5.7 Jim Thome 28.8 4.7 Manny ...Read More...
22 comment(s)Posted: April 06, 2017 at 01:54 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2002 Results
Congratulations to Barry Bonds for being unanimously voted the 2002 Most Meritorious Player!
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Barry Bonds 165 11 11 Alex Rodriguez 140 11 0 Randy Johnson 129 10 0 Jim Thome 123 10 0 Jason Giambi 104 11 0 Jeff Kent 76 10 0 Curt Schilling 71 8 0 Brian Giles 70 9 0 Jim Edmonds 58 9 0 Derek Lowe 57 9 0 Vlad Guerrero 52 8 0 Pedro Martinez 42 7 0 Shawn Green 37 6 0 Manny Ramirez 31 5 0 Roy Halladay 30 8 0 Barry Zito 23 6 0 Sammy Sosa 19 3 0 Todd Helton 17 3 0 Chipper ...Read More...
7 comment(s)Posted: April 05, 2017 at 04:09 PM |