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Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Official Matsuzaka Prediction Thread

Here we go.  Winner recieves an 8x10 Pete Rose print.

Wins / Losses / Innings Pitched / ERA / Strikeouts / Walks

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The Original SJ Posted: December 14, 2006 at 02:50 PM | 144 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japan, projections, red sox

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   101. Fly is talking about film ####ing magic Posted: December 15, 2006 at 02:44 AM (#2261965)
17/7/192/3.80/185/45
   102. Squash Posted: December 15, 2006 at 02:50 AM (#2261968)
13/10/178.3/3.98/101/63

And OMG TEH KRAMER is my favorite news-related handle of the year, narrowly beating Luis Polonium-201.
   103. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: December 15, 2006 at 03:40 AM (#2261990)
17-5 / 208 / 3.81 / 190 / 72

... with Joe Castiglione referring to each of the 190 whiffs as a "poon-chaht-sai."

And you can take this prediction to the bank too:

5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / .200
AB / H / HR / RIB / AVG
   104. Astro-Bonilla Posted: December 15, 2006 at 03:57 AM (#2262004)
19/8/215/2.95/195/60
   105. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: December 15, 2006 at 05:39 AM (#2262068)
0-27/133 IP/17.32 ERA/77 K/95 BB

Before the season he uses all his power to resurrect Hitler. Red Sox fans only agree this is a bad move after he sucks.
   106. Dr. Vaux Posted: December 15, 2006 at 05:43 AM (#2262072)
At least Castiglione's still going to be around. I wonder when they'll get around to hiring a new #2. Scott Graham would be a great choice, but nothing that logical ever happens. They'll probably wind up with Jim Leyritz or something.
   107. Lest we forget Posted: December 15, 2006 at 06:36 AM (#2262100)
13-9WL / 212IP / 3.34ERA / 1.38 ERA+ / 166K / 59BB / 177H / 17HB / 22HR / 4CG / 1SHO
   108. Spencer Benedict Posted: December 15, 2006 at 07:24 AM (#2262116)
14-9/196/3.81/166/79
   109. Michael Posted: December 15, 2006 at 08:07 AM (#2262125)
15 / 9 / 192.1 / 4.14 / 158 / 92
   110. Obo Posted: December 15, 2006 at 09:40 AM (#2262140)
0-27/133 IP/17.32 ERA/77 K/95 BB


"You have to be good to lose 27."
   111. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: December 15, 2006 at 11:41 AM (#2262154)
10-5/128/2.53/121-43
   112. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: December 15, 2006 at 02:41 PM (#2262214)
14-10, 195IP, 3.78, 163K, 54BB
   113. karlmagnus Posted: December 15, 2006 at 04:29 PM (#2262276)
21-6/220/5.20/175/50

The Boston offense works at last, so his relative hittability turns out not to matter.
   114. 185/456(GGC) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 04:33 PM (#2262277)
At least Castiglione's still going to be around. I wonder when they'll get around to hiring a new #2. Scott Graham would be a great choice, but nothing that logical ever happens. They'll probably wind up with Jim Leyritz or something.


I heard Psycho may be his partner, but the last time an ex-player did Red Sox games on radio was when Rico Petrocelli did them in the late 70's. OK, Eck did a couple games here and there; but it wasn't a regular thing.
   115. Hurdle's Heroes (SuperBaes) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 05:03 PM (#2262298)
I'm pushing and also taking 0/0/0/0.00/0/0 and boldly predicting that he misses the entire season due to an undocumented cortisone shot that was keeping his elbow together after his long WBC/Pacific League season. You heard it here first!
   116. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: December 15, 2006 at 06:08 PM (#2262377)
I didn't hear about Troop leaving, anyone got the scoop on it?
   117. 185/456(GGC) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 06:18 PM (#2262395)
According to BSMW, it's actually Dave O'Brien.
   118. Шĥy Posted: December 15, 2006 at 06:30 PM (#2262403)
"You have to be good to lose 27."

He can't be sent to the minors and has a no trade clause, so if he sucks, he's not going anywhere.
   119. 185/456(GGC) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 07:22 PM (#2262457)
BOSTON (December 15, 2006) – Entercom Boston and the Boston Red Sox today announced the new radio broadcast team for the 2007 season. Veteran play by play man Joe Castiglione returns for his 25th season of calling Red Sox games, to be joined by Dave O’Brien, currently the play by play announcer for ESPN Monday Night Baseball and the World Series on Major League Baseball, and Glenn Geffner, former radio voice of the San Diego Padres.
   120. A Day In the Park Posted: December 15, 2006 at 08:04 PM (#2262522)
13-10, 182.3 IP, 4.32 ERA, 179/56 K/BB
   121. Oriole Tragic is totally awesome in the postseason Posted: December 15, 2006 at 08:50 PM (#2262594)
Put me down for 2001 Hideo Nomo.

Somebody already called that, I'll bet.
   122. Oriole Tragic is totally awesome in the postseason Posted: December 15, 2006 at 08:58 PM (#2262603)
Well, I didn't see 2001 Nomo up there in unadjusted form.

I like OMG TEH KRAMER's and ADIP's guesses the best. Especially ADIP's, I think.
   123. Oriole Tragic is totally awesome in the postseason Posted: December 15, 2006 at 09:02 PM (#2262606)
In fact, I'd strongly consider setting ADItP's line as the O/U if I were taking numbers on this.
   124. Hal Chase Headley Lamarr Hoyt Wilhelm (ACE1242) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 09:03 PM (#2262608)
14 / 11 / 203 / 4.03 / 169 / 52
   125. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: December 15, 2006 at 09:10 PM (#2262613)
i don't see it elsewhere so... the red sox have acquired brendan donnelly for phil seibel.
   126. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: December 15, 2006 at 09:32 PM (#2262637)
17/7/197/3.69/184/51
   127. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: December 15, 2006 at 10:11 PM (#2262680)
i should point out that my line is Josh Beckett last year.
   128. Oriole Tragic is totally awesome in the postseason Posted: December 15, 2006 at 10:20 PM (#2262692)
Yeah, I almost took that one. Wasn't Beckett's ERA over 5, though? I think D-Mat can be expected to keep it under that.
   129. Oriole Tragic is totally awesome in the postseason Posted: December 15, 2006 at 10:22 PM (#2262695)
The "bilious frog" line was pretty choice.
   130. Toolsy McClutch Posted: December 16, 2006 at 12:49 AM (#2262854)
11/8/142/4.21/95/23

I think he's going to be great, just not next year.
   131. Palo20 Posted: December 16, 2006 at 03:47 AM (#2262972)
17/9/219/3.87/194/72
   132. Dr. Vaux Posted: December 16, 2006 at 04:00 AM (#2262984)
I submitted the announcing hires as a Clutch Hit an hour or so ago, so it will appear eventually. Some further clarification is http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/shots/here.
   133. Fernando Valenzuela Posted: December 16, 2006 at 10:18 PM (#2263371)
I think Matsuzaka we'll be great.

W L IP ERA K's W

18 7 213 3.54 198 56
   134. Iwakuma Chameleon (jonathan) Posted: December 16, 2006 at 11:34 PM (#2263427)
15-10, 198 IP, 3.76, 179, 68
   135. Obo Posted: December 16, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2263430)
"You have to be good to lose 27."

He can't be sent to the minors and has a no trade clause, so if he sucks, he's not going anywhere.


Perhaps, but 27 decisions ain't mop-up duty.
   136. NBarnes Posted: December 17, 2006 at 05:41 AM (#2263623)
15-8, 178 IP, 3.88, 169, 66

It's better than it looks. He's very good, but his flyball tendencies at Fenway combined with the hitters of the AL (and of the AL East in particular) combine to keep his stat line mortal. Francoma, under explicit instruction from his FO, strongly controls Matsuzaka's IPs as he adjusts to the pace of the US schedule. Uneducated fans consider him a 'failure', stat geeks consider it reasonably within appropriate expectations, even if everybody concerned wishes that he'd been Pedro '99. Zito puts up a better W/L and a slightly better ERA for the Mets; Boston print media slams Epstein and claims that Zito was a better signing, even as BP runs the numbers and says that Zito's ERA in Matsuzaka's place would have been 4.89.
   137. wmt Posted: December 17, 2006 at 10:22 PM (#2263929)
16 / 8 / 214 / 3.93 / 188 / 61
   138. Raleigh Horn Posted: December 18, 2006 at 03:48 AM (#2264128)
Wins / Losses / Innings Pitched / ERA / Strikeouts / Walks

162/0/1455/0.00/4374/1
   139. G A Delgado Posted: December 18, 2006 at 09:48 PM (#2264501)
That's a pretty good line, RH.
   140. Filter Posted: December 18, 2006 at 11:03 PM (#2264549)
8/5/147.3/3.72/168/62.
   141. and Posted: December 18, 2006 at 11:19 PM (#2264555)
162/0/1455/0.00/4374/1

11 wild pitches? Get a new catcher.
   142. Lujack Posted: December 19, 2006 at 04:18 PM (#2265003)
14/8/199.7/3.90/165/41
   143. OCD SS Posted: December 22, 2006 at 08:17 PM (#2267426)
18-7 / 192 IP / 3.48 / 168K - 44BB
   144. BTL: Lesser Primate, 4th Class Trainee Posted: December 22, 2006 at 09:50 PM (#2267502)
13-6/178/4.15/145k/65bb
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