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Sox Therapy: Three Questions: May 2016
Three Questions: May 2016
1. Is it time to cut Buchholz loose?
2. Who are the 2016 All-Stars among position players on this team?
3. Which is more likely this season: the Red Sox remain in first place, or the Yankees remain in last place?
19 comment(s)Posted: May 02, 2016 at 12:50 PM |
Sox Therapy: Gettin’ It Done
OK, so the Sunday night games were a bit harrowing and not all is perfect but your FIRST PLACE RED SOX (going to enjoy it while I can) wrapped up a nice stretch of 8-2 baseball with a thriller on Sunday night. It is easy to say the competition, the slumping Astros, the pitiful Braves and the last place Yankees (going to enjoy that one while I can too), was not good but 8-2 is 8-2.
What is encouraging is the contributions are getting throughout the roster. Guys like Mookie, the red hot ...Read More...
5 comment(s)Posted: May 01, 2016 at 11:29 PM |
Sox Therapy: Happy (Belated) Anniversary Tim
21 years and 1 day ago the Boston Red Sox signed a guy who posted a 5.84 ERA in AAA Buffalo the previous season. All Tim Wakefield did is dominate the American League for the next several months and by the time he was done he had won more games than all but two Red Sox pitchers in the 111 year history of the club.
Wednesday the Sox sent Wake’s spiritual descendant to the mound in the form of Steven Wright. All Wright has done in 2016 is be arguably the best pitcher on the club. With David ...Read More...
Sox Therapy: Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
I figure we need a bit of a minor league thread to go along with the Major League one, don’t you? Today I’m going to go with a bit of a gimmick and just pick a guy at each position I feel like focusing on. In all seriousness I could just say “hey, look at Hi A Salem” because the collection of talent there is pretty amazing but I’m an equal opportunity guy (all stats through Saturday).
1B - Josh Ockimey - Greenville - I saw Ockimey a few times in Lowell last year and at the very least he ...Read More...
44 comment(s)Posted: April 24, 2016 at 06:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1992 Ballot
For 1992, each voter should rank the top 13 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 May 2016.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 3 May 2016.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
17 comment(s)Posted: April 22, 2016 at 01:04 PM |
Sox Therapy: We Still Know Nothin’
No I didn’t go anywhere, why do you ask?
So the Sox are a couple weeks into the season and so far…I don’t think we know anything particularly new. When the season began I felt this was an 83-79, third place team. I like the offense but I had concerns about a few of the down order hitters and I was more troubled about the bullpen than most people. I was confident in Craig Kimbrel of course but 41 year old guys are always question marks, Junichi Tazawa has slowed down badly in three of the ...Read More...
74 comment(s)Posted: April 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1991 Results
Congratulations to Cal Ripken on winning the 1991 Most Meritorious Player award.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Cal Ripken 146 10 8 Barry Bonds 137 10 0 Roger Clemens 108 10 0 Frank Thomas 104 10 1 Ryne Sandberg 101 9 1 Ken Griffey Jr 88 10 0 Tom Glavine 76 9 0 Barry Larkin 57 7 0 Terry Pendleton 52 6 0 Jose Canseco 40 6 0 Mick Tettleton 39 6 0 Julio Franco 36 7 0 Lou Whitaker 33 6 0 Will Clark 32 4 0 Rafael Palmeiro 21 3 0 Tom Candiotti 18 3 0 Paul Molitor 17 3 0 Devon ...Read More...
2 comment(s)Posted: April 06, 2016 at 04:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1992 Discussion
The Blue Jays defeat the Braves and become the first “World” Series winner. Bud Selig becomes the “interim” Commissioner of Baseball. Don’t get upset, there’s no crying in baseball.
Vote for 13 this year. MLB expansion in November means we will vote for 14 next year.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Barry Bonds 41.5 9.0 Ryne Sandberg 32.3 7.8 Darren Daulton 28.5 6.9 Gary Sheffield 33.1 6.2 Frank Thomas 36.0 7.0 Barry Larkin 29.6 5.6 Dave Hollins 25.7 6.1 Andy Van Slyke 35.4 6.0 Larry ...Read More...
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1991 Ballot
For 1991, each voter should rank the top 13 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 April 2016.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 5 April 2016.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1990 Results
Congratulations to Rickey Henderson on winning his first Most Meritorious Player award. Let’s hear it for Rickey!
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Rickey Henderson 134 9 8 Barry Bonds 125 9 1 Roger Clemens 115 9 0 Len Dykstra 106 9 0 Ryne Sandberg 90 9 0 Cecil Fielder 72 8 0 Alan Trammell 71 9 0 Chuck Finley 45 8 0 Cal Ripken 41 5 0 Eddie Murray 41 6 0 Darryl Strawberry 31 4 0 Dave Stewart 28 5 0 Fred McGriff 27 5 0 Barry Larkin 25 4 0 Frank Viola 24 3 0 Jose Canseco 17 3 0 Julio ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: March 03, 2016 at 12:02 PM |