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Sox Therapy: Wintry Mixing
With the winter meetings kicking off it is likely that we will see some activity on the Red Sox roster front. This will of course come with a whole bunch of really stupid rumors being kicked around and probably at least one rumor that seems really stupid but actually comes true. For now I have a few thoughts about potential moves and activity.
Edwin Encarnacion - If he is getting a Yoenis Cespedes type deal, sign me right the heck up. I realize the arguments for not signing ...Read More...
64 comment(s)Posted: December 04, 2016 at 03:59 PM |
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5 comment(s)Posted: December 01, 2016 at 03:43 PM |
Sox Therapy: Leftover Turkey
Yesterday I had a turkey sandwich for lunch, after which our turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving were gone. That meant we could restock the fridge with new foods and look forward to the next meals. Although it was not a terrible sandwich, I am glad it’s in the past.
This seems like a good time to look back on the 2016 Red Sox season, dig out all the metaphorical leftover turkey - the bad plays, the bad games, the bad attitudes, the bad performances, the bad decisions - and dispose of it so we ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: November 29, 2016 at 03:24 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Starting to think about 2017
I’m not entirely ready to start thinking about next year yet. I’m still enjoying this year (side note: Friday at 7pm on FS1 is the 2016 Cubs movie that MLB produced). There hasn’t been a ton of offseason movement or rumors yet, and the Cubs haven’t really done anything of note, unless of course you’re a 40 man roster fanatic. Seeing that Fangraphs has put out their 2017 projections made me at least put up this post. If anything major comes up during the winter meetings, I might start a new ...Read More...
107 comment(s)Posted: November 29, 2016 at 01:10 PM |
Sox Therapy: Back In The Saddle
So after a bit of vacation (and returning to the first snow fall of the year last night) I am back with some thoughts on what has been a fairly quiet off-season so far. Last year at this time the Sox had traded for Craig Kimbrel and the year before the Sox had signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. So far the Sox do seem to be living up to the reports that suggested they would take a more low-key approach to things. That does not meant that nothing is happening or nothing will happen. ...Read More...
5 comment(s)Posted: November 21, 2016 at 11:04 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2016 Ballot
Here are the specific rules for this election:
Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players on independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be judged in relation to the ...Read More...
19 comment(s)Posted: November 16, 2016 at 05:54 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: 2016 Season Recap
35 comment(s)Posted: November 08, 2016 at 02:08 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock 2017 Today’s Game Hall of Fame Ballot
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Election will end Tuesday, 11/15/2016 at 1:00 EST.
56 comment(s)Posted: November 08, 2016 at 01:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1998 Results
Congratulations to Mark McGwire, our 1998 Most Meritorious Player
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Mark McGwire 170 12 8 Barry Bonds 139 12 1 Albert Belle 114 11 1 Greg Maddux 98 10 0 Kevin Brown 92 8 2 Roger Clemens 91 12 0 Alex Rodriguez 87 9 0 Sammy Sosa 84 10 0 John Olerud 84 11 0 Mike Piazza 77 9 0 Tom Glavine 50 7 0 Craig Biggio 35 6 0 Ivan Rodriguez 29 5 0 Andruw Jones 29 5 0 Pedro Martinez 27 6 0 Ken Griffey Jr 25 4 0 Greg Vaughn 23 4 0 Chipper Jones 20 4 0 N Garciaparra 19 3 0 Scott ...Read More...
16 comment(s)Posted: November 04, 2016 at 09:57 AM |
Sox Therapy: Time To Make Decisions
So congrats to the Cubs. Certainly as Sox fans we know the experience of breaking a long drought and I hope Cub fans enjoy it as much as we did twelve years ago.
But now it’s on to important things and that of course means the Red Sox. The Sox return the vast majority of the team from last year but that doesn’t mean there are no decisions or moves to make this winter. Dave Dombrowski has some work to do and it will be interesting to see how he does it. Here are my thoughts on what I would ...Read More...
16 comment(s)Posted: November 03, 2016 at 08:42 AM |