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Sorry I’ve been gone lately, haven’t been able to find the
time to cobble together a coherent entry.
But here I am 😀 Aren’t you glad?
So, here’s the deal with our Sox, starting with the All Star
Six members of this outstanding team have been selected to
this appear in this honor.
stupid waste of time
However, only a few will be able to be on the roster due to
Natural causes Adrian Beltre Injuries. And even fewer will get to step on the field
in Anaheim, unfortunately, because most of the players are backups. So, sorry Dustin, Victor, Clay, and maybe
David, but you probably won’t get to play.
Lester, Beltre: hope for the best.
But there’s another point I want to make.
Obvious All-Star Poor Kevin Youkilis hasn’t
been selected to the All Star Game, despite his outstanding numbers. However, he is a candidate on the Final
Vote. And this is where you come in,
That’s right, you heard me right. Boycott the Final Vote. If a player like Youkilis misses the All Star
Game, that just proves how ridiculous the All Star Game is. If Votto misses it, even better. The All Star Game is nothing more than a
publicity stunt. A fun one, sure, but
one that robs players of valuable rest.
The system needs a big overhauling in that the fans voting makes no
sense. There’s a reason Mark Teixeira
was even in the running to be a starter.
The Yankees fan base is probably by far the biggest in the MLB. Therefore, most starters will be from big
teams. Yup. Sad, but true. That’s the end of today’s tirade, folks. Tune in tomorrow for another.
So. It’s nearing July
31st, and we all know what that means…
And best of all, lots of refreshing mlb.com for the latest news. Yes. I
I’ve been thinking about what moves are in store for the Red Sox. And here are my ideas, ranging from wishful
thinking to possible. In no particular
order, for you conspiracy theorists.
1. Matt Kemp
I’ve mentioned this before, and the more I think about it
the more I like it. Ellsbury is quickly
losing popularity thanks to his absence and the excellence of his replacements
(No one’s gonna forget Darnell and Daniel’s debuts, and Patterson has crushed
two homeruns tonight at the Trop). And
why not strike while Kemp’s value is lowest?
He’s a year younger than Ellsbury, and has a higher ceiling. If we get him including Ells in the deal, it
shouldn’t be too hard, just an extra prospect or two. If we don’t, we can trade Ells in the
offseason for more prospects, or perhaps next season once his value is
2. Adrian Gonzalez
Well, of course. Are
you surprised? Red Sox fans need no
explanation. For you non Sox fans: it
all depends on if we can put together a deal without Buchholz, who is
3. Prince Fielder
Unlikely, I know. But
I suppose we could make a play. He’s
younger than A-Gon, although a worse defender.
And he’s having an off year, which lowers his value. I still firmly believe that good players are
here to stay (which resulted in the complete failure of my fantasy team, as
Greinke and King Felix were spectacular bombs).
So why not go for it? He has
historic power, that much is obvious. We
could be an outside contender.
4. Chris Snyder
I heard that the interim GM for Arizona called Theo offering
Chris. Theo declined, saying that he
wanted to save money for a bigger deal.
But if one didn’t fall through, we could get Snyder as a short term, or
maybe even long term, option at backstop.
With Montero raking, Arizona has itself a situation, and we could be the
5. Miguel Montero
Harder to acquire compared to Snyder, and he’s relatively
untouchable, but it’s worth a try, seeing as he’s better.
6. Kurt Suzuki
We could get him, that’s for sure. And it would be great. In 222 Abs (If he was hitting leadoff, that’s
a third of a season) he’s hit 10 HR with 35 RBI. Great power numbers, fosho. But he’s an unlikely choice, because he goes
against Theo’s philosophy: OBP, OBP, OBP.
He has a .308 OBP on the season and a .732 OPS: not numbers Bill James
would approve of.
7. Chris Ianetta
He’s not paid much. So far, he’s
peaked at 24 and has gone into a dive since.
But that 2007 season was outstanding.
In about half a season, he was on pace for 36 HR, 130 RBI as well as a
.264 BA and a .900 OPS. Numbers that the
Theo/James regime WOULD approve of. But
last year, in 289 AB he had the same power numbers, but a .228 BA and an OPS
down 90 points. He could be gotten for
one or two prospects, and could either bomb or pan out: not a reliable long
term choice, but possible.
8. David DeJesus
He’s 30, so he’s just entering his prime, and is having a
career year. He’s hitting .327, with a
.400 OBP and a .860 OPS. Would take a
lot, but could pay off well. He’s a
great player, of course. His defense is
amazing. So he appeals to all. Good.
9. Kosuke Fukudome
Internet is down, so I can’t back my words up, and I’ve run
a blank on the guy. All I remember is that
10. Albert Pujols
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