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   1. villageidiom Posted: March 27, 2007 at 01:59 AM (#2318544)
Any of the rookies caught your attention?

Ellsbury. Can run. Fun to watch.

Complete sentences. Overrated.
   2. 1k5v3L Posted: March 27, 2007 at 02:02 AM (#2318545)
2006 regular season ave: .188
2007 spring training ave: .188
   3. 1k5v3L Posted: March 27, 2007 at 02:14 AM (#2318554)
I believe Beckett will be the best starting pitcher on the Red Sox roster this year. And I even think he will challenge Mr. Supernatural for the Cy Young. As long as he doesn't take diet advice from Schilling.

Any word on whether Beckett is starting his own blog, by the way? Maybe "38 Blisters"? j/k
   4. tfbg9 Posted: March 27, 2007 at 02:16 AM (#2318555)
Youks is gonna have a big year.
I'm worried about the catchers.
Color me skeptical with regard to Tavarez starting.
I'm worried Lowell's production might fade considerably.
I'm really psyched to watch Dice-K, although he seems to work slowly. His Spring ERA is 2.04!
The "knuckleball thing", and its attendant requirement of Dougie, is another serious problem.
I'm still worried about Papi's heart palpitations and Lester's cancer.
Drew should be fine, as should be Lugo, and kevin's little mancrush.
If Coco hits up to his ZIPS I'll be really pleased.
The other Japanese guy, the lefty reliever, has looked pretty good. Just about all of the pitchers have had themselves real nice Springs.
CHB can be emailed, you know. He asnswers them fairly often.
   5. Darren Posted: March 27, 2007 at 02:24 AM (#2318559)
I'm still worried about Papi's heart palpitations and Lester's cancer.

Oh, you're no fun.

If Coco hits up to his ZIPS I'll be really pleased.

Yeah, me too. He looked so terribly awful last year that it's hard to believe he could ever hit. Sort of how I feel about any reliever the Sox pick up.
   6. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: March 27, 2007 at 02:33 AM (#2318563)
Remy was going on and on about Beckett's change in the postgame I saw. I didn't actually see Beckett pitch, so I can't speak to it, but Remy was saying that Beckett was throwing the change at 83-84, which is a solid 5 mph slower than he threw it last year. That'd be a totally different pitch.

I think the pitching's gonna be incredible. I don't know so much about the rest of the team, but I think that the starters and Papelbon are going to carry them to and through the playoffs. Spring kicks ass.
   7. Darren Posted: March 27, 2007 at 02:42 AM (#2318569)
In watching Beckett, I was more impressed with the life on his fastball and the break and command on his breaking pitch. Didn't notice the change.
   8. Toby Posted: March 27, 2007 at 01:15 PM (#2318756)
From the little I've seen, Crisp and Tek have been awful, and Hansen has been hideous. Otherwise, it's all good.
   9. PJ Martinez Posted: March 27, 2007 at 07:42 PM (#2319066)
So, Javier Lopez got the last bullpen spot? Was that expected? How many lefties in the pen do we have now? Three?
   10. 185/456(GGC) Posted: March 27, 2007 at 07:52 PM (#2319071)
Yeah, three. That's what Theo said on the radio broadcast of today's game. One of them goes down when Timlin comes back. Epstein's reasoning is that KC and Seattle have some lefty hitters, plus he wants Delcarmen to get some steady work.
   11. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: March 27, 2007 at 07:53 PM (#2319072)
I would have thought it would be Delcarmen. I wonder if options were a factor.

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