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Sox Therapy: The Schedule Is Not In Our Favor

Not this year, silly. The 2018 Red Sox schedule is out. And it’s a mess.

villageidiom Posted: September 12, 2017 at 02:35 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2008 Discussion

The Phillies beat the Rays in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Albert Pujols		34.5		7.3
Chase Utley		31.5		6.9
Chipper Jones		26.2		7.3
Mark Teixeira		30.5		7.8
Nick Markakis		23.8		7.4
Carlos Beltran		29.2		6.9
Hanley Ramirez		33.8		6.7
Dustin Pedroia		27.3		6.9
Joe Mauer		30.6		5.6
Brian McCann		20.3		5.5
David Wright		30.6		6.8
Alex Rodriguez		27.3		6.8
Lance Berkman		35.2		6.8
Kevin Youkilis		23.8		6.3
Grady Sizemore		28.7		5.9
Alex Rios		20.4		5.9
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DL from MN Posted: September 08, 2017 at 02:33 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Results

Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on being unanimously elected the 2007 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Rodriguez	135	9	9
David Wright	117	9	0
Albert Pujols	92	8	0
Chipper Jones	89	9	0
Magglio Ordonez	88	9	0
Chase Utley	84	8	0
Crts Granderson	69	8	0
Carlos Pena	65	8	0
David Ortiz	62	8	0
Matt Holliday	43	8	0
Jake Peavy	32	7	0
Jorge Posada	29	5	0
Jimmy Rollins	28	7	0
Hanley Ramirez	23	3	0
Troy Tulowitzki	20	3	0
Russell Martin	20	2	0
C.C. Sabathia	17	7	0
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DL from MN Posted: September 06, 2017 at 04:10 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Results

Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on being unanimously elected the 2007 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Rodriguez	135	9	9
David Wright	117	9	0
Albert Pujols	92	8	0
Chipper Jones	89	9	0
Magglio Ordonez	88	9	0
Chase Utley	84	8	0
Crts Granderson	69	8	0
Carlos Pena	65	8	0
David Ortiz	62	8	0
Matt Holliday	43	8	0
Jake Peavy	32	7	0
Jorge Posada	29	5	0
Jimmy Rollins	28	7	0
Hanley Ramirez	23	3	0
Troy Tulowitzki	20	3	0
Russell Martin	20	2	0
C.C. Sabathia	17	7	0
Josh ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 06, 2017 at 04:10 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: So Here We Are

After 137 games despite a disappointing weekend in the Bronx the Red Sox are in pretty good shape.  With just 25 games left the Sox hold a 3 1/2 game lead in the division and have a decent if not fully comfortable lead in the division.  They weathered The Gauntlet¬∂ at 14-11 rather than vi’s hoped for 15-10 but a lead that was 3 games at the start is now ever so slightly better.

Now comes the opportunity to take the division home.  The Sox final 25 games feature just seven against teams over ...

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Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: September 04, 2017 at 12:32 AM | 103 comment(s)
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Gonfalon Cubs: More Now

Should I just start every post from now on with a Javy play?  Ok.

First off, without looking, who’s 3rd on the Cubs in RBI?  Rizzo is first, Contreras is still 2nd.

If anyone missed it, yesterday it sounds like Russell had a setback in his rehab after 1 game in AAA, so he’s back in Chicago getting looked at.  That doesn’t sound good at all, especially since they were pretty vague about the ...

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Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: August 31, 2017 at 11:15 AM | 142 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Punto Change Mucho

Today is the 5th anniversary of the Punto trade.

I’m linking the old thread, which was started the night before as rumors started swirling. Nice trip down memory lane.

villageidiom Posted: August 25, 2017 at 09:39 AM | 3 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Ballot

For 2007 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 September 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 5 September 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Just Keep Going

As we all expected the Sox bounced back from Monday’s disappointing loss by trouncing the Indians behind Doug Fister’s complete game one hitter.  In a lot of ways the last five days have been a microcosm for what has made this team successful through their first 125 games.  On Friday they won an absolute grinder that went back and forth, Saturday they lost a disappointing well pitched affair, then they bounced back Sunday behind a strong performance from Rick Porcello, lost Monday’s tough one ...

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Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: August 22, 2017 at 11:44 PM | 93 comment(s)
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Gonfalon Cubs: That counted as Now

I can watch this over and over and over all day. 

Can’t say anything better than that.

Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist Posted: August 21, 2017 at 11:41 AM | 93 comment(s)
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