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Monday, February 20, 2006
Red Sox NewsBeat
I could use some help. I’m working on a long-discussed project&em;the creation of team news pages. The Sox team page will be the prototype page. I’m in the process of assembling all the Red Sox news-related links I can. If you have an interesting or useful site, blog, or information link, please post it within this thread.
Thanks in advance.
Edit: By the way, when the news pages are activated, all site members will have the ability to directly submit articles into the team pages. This way, ...Read More...
Posted: February 20, 2006 at 12:48 PM | 26 comment(s)
Monday, February 06, 2006
Babe Ruth’s Piano (or not)
actually, I have no update on Babe Ruth’s piano to link to at all.
I grew up in Sudbury, Mass., though, so I have a longstanding interest in Ruth, the piano, and the Sox. I thought I would dig around this morning to see if I could find any update on the hunt for the piano. I couldn’t find anything.
On the other hand, I did come across a story that I had somehow missed from September 2004. Did you know that a kid who grew up in the Babe’s Sudbury house was hit in the face by a Manny Ramirez ...Read More...
Posted: February 06, 2006 at 03:27 PM | 1 comment(s)
Friday, December 30, 2005
This started out as a study in which I questioned the wisdom of regressing Manny’s defense toward the mean, but after exchanging emails with MGL, I discovered that I had misunderstood his regression methods. I had thought that in projecting Manny’s future performance (or assessing his true talent level, as MGL calls it), he would include an element of league average OF. But that is not the case…
Posted: December 30, 2005 at 04:18 PM | 116 comment(s)
Monday, December 19, 2005
Love me, non-Tender
Consider this a place to discuss non-tenders that involve or affect the Red Sox. I don’t see any Boston player as an obvious candidate to be cut loose, but there’s been some talk that it might be Bradford. There has also been discussion of Craig Wilson, Choi, and others as possible targets if their current teams let them walk.
Posted: December 19, 2005 at 03:44 AM | 24 comment(s)
This is something that I’ve been kicking around in my head a bit. The Red Sox have a big logjam at 3B, but Youks doesn’t have much trade value and Lowell apparently has even less. Marte appears ready for the bigs. And the Red Sox have holes to fill at 1B, SS, and CF at least.
So, considering these facts, who would you be willing to trade Marte for? Although it’s easy to just say “no one,” for me, it’s a lot easier (emotionally) to consider than dealing a Lester or a Pedroia who we’ve been ...Read More...
Posted: December 19, 2005 at 03:19 AM | 50 comment(s)
Sunday, December 11, 2005
A plethora of pitching in Boston
I’m not saying that the Red Sox have too much quality pitching, but they currently seem to have too many pitchers. Here’s a rundown:
Moving Wells to another team will bring us down to 6 SP, but there’s still a lot to figure out there. Does Arroyo get moved to swingman, pushing Dinardo into a ...
Posted: December 11, 2005 at 08:11 PM | 57 comment(s)
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Red Sox Minor League Park Factors
Culled from Transaction Oracle:
Team R H 2B HR BB SO
Pawtucket 1.05 1.04 0.91 1.59 1.10 1.15
Portland (AA) 1.08 0.97 0.88 1.18 1.01 1.03
Wilmington 0.94 0.95 0.91 0.75 0.93 0.99
Greenville 1.07 1.07 1.00 1.07 1.07 1.07
Lowell 1.04 1.02 1.08 1.10 1.10 1.04
Fort Myers 0.97 1.01 1.04 0.90 0.98 1.14
Also, before 05, ...Read More...
Posted: December 10, 2005 at 10:51 PM | 26 comment(s)
Friday, December 09, 2005
Red Sox rule 5 comings and goings
From MLB transactions: Selected RHP Jamie Vermilyea in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft; Selected RHP Victor Ramos, RHP Jason Richardson, and INF David Bacani in the Minor League phase. They lost no one in the ML phase, but lost Henry Cabrera (rhp) and Vince Harrison (3b) in the MiL phase.
Here’s the BA Breakdown
Vermilia had a GB/FB over 2.0 last year and has generally had awesome HR rates. Looks like a big gb guy. I hope to hell he doesn’t stick with the club and take up a spot. I ...Read More...
Posted: December 09, 2005 at 02:56 PM | 7 comment(s)
Friday, December 02, 2005
Red Sox Rule 5 Thread
According to the ‘Notes in a Minor Key’ thread, these are the guys we stand to possibly lose:
Chad Spann Red Sox 3B
Charlie Zink Red Sox RHP
Ian Bladergroen Red Sox 1B
Jose Vaquedano Red Sox RHP
If I were the Mets or Braves, I’d take one of the Red Sox pitchers, start him each of the first 5 ST games, then send him back.
(Also, I’ve banned Nate from advocating that we Rule 5 Steven Andrade. If you see him doing it, smack him one. :) )
Posted: December 02, 2005 at 02:08 AM | 14 comment(s)
Saturday, November 26, 2005
The Market for Manny
A couple weeks ago, I thought Manny was out the door for sure, and with a decent return coming back. But recent developments have made me think twice about both. The two players who I think have been the best comps for Manny have been dealt, and haven’t brought back much. In Thome’s case, he has serious health concerns, so it’s understandable that the Phils will pick up half his contract. But I think the Delgado case makes things look very poor for Manny. Delgado has very similar value to Manny ...Read More...
Posted: November 26, 2005 at 03:32 PM | 110 comment(s)
Monday, November 07, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Red Sox 40 Man Roster - Crunch Time?
I believe 10 players are free agents. (Mueller, Mantei, Stanton, Myers, Timlin, Graffanino, Millar, Olerud, Kapler, and Damon)
I believe 5 players are arbitration eligible. (Wade Miller, Bronson Arroyo, Roberto Petegine, Jeremy Gonzalez, Chad Harville). The only 1 will definitely be offered arbitration (Bronson).
I believe 1 player will surely be removed from the 40 man. (Bausher)
That leaves 26 players:Pitchers
Abe Alvarez Read More...
Mister High Standards
Posted: October 17, 2005 at 01:33 PM | 44 comment(s)
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Sox lose by 1, Nixon 0-3 vs. a lefty!
(Please spare me the “playing Trot Nixon isn’t the reason the Red Sox lost. I know that, but it is one of them.)
Posted: October 06, 2005 at 02:05 AM | 51 comment(s)
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
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