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*~*~* The Boston Red Sox Thread *~*~*

Discussion in 'Scott Ferrall' started by KingOfAllMedia, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. TruckdriverRick

    TruckdriverRick SFN Gold Supporter

    man no disrespect to you sox fans..but just who do you HONESTLY think would ever trade for ortiz..I could see a team taking a flyer on him if he was a fa...like the angels did this season with abreau ( one of the best financial signings in baseball in a long time..got him for a total of 6 mil with incentives) but what team would trade for ortiz.??
  2. stormodin Full Member

    the raiders
  3. TruckdriverRick

    TruckdriverRick SFN Gold Supporter

    yeah well he couldnt be any worse then the qb they have now:D
  4. jobbey Full Member

    Going to be an interesting preseason.
  5. NiceFace Full Member

    Felgers awsome.
    did u hear howwww many times he screamed out "IDIOTT"..and "grade A A-HOOOOLE!" the whole show tday..loll
    (talkin about the Helium-balloon kids father...man,he shitt on that fam.with good reason)
  6. lampkinsr Full Member

    You Sox fans are catching hell.


    <<<<---------- I know how you feel.:(
  7. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter

    2003 ALCS Game 7 on MLB network now.

    Seems so long ago. I forgot how easily they handled Clemens and knocked him out after 3 2/3.

    Fucking Grady, lol. I still thought he was a good manager. However, without his dumb decision to not go to Embree/Timlin, we wouldn't have this:

    [IMG]

    Or......maybe it would've came a year earlier. :bigthink:
  8. TruckdriverRick

    TruckdriverRick SFN Gold Supporter

    my thought has always been it would have come in 2003, although Florida had some great pitching that season
  9. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter

    Could be a situation like the Sox faced in a few years ago with Beckett, and being forced to take Mike Lowell, or no deal. Could possibly put a Paplebon/Ortiz package together with a prospect. 70% of the time, Theo knows what he's doing.
  10. jobbey Full Member

    im watching it too... if only he took pedro out.

    grady fucked up his career with that move... where is he now??
  11. Syxxpac78 Full Member

    It was a no brainer...Timlin..Williamson...game over. Until Superbowl XLII.....this was easily the most crushing loss of my lifetime:cry:
  12. CrystalShip Full Member

    "America's most beloved team"

    Says who?
  13. Apoc13

    Apoc13 SFN Supporter

    Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald covers a handful of Red Sox topics in his latest column. Here are some of the highlights:

    * Silverman expects Jason Bay and the Sox to haggle more about the length of a new contract than the dollar amount. Bay will want to guarantee himself a minimum of four or five years, while the Red Sox would rather stick to three years, plus an option.
    * Matt Holliday is an alternative to Bay, but he'll likely be looking for six years and more money per season than Bay. Plus there's no guarantee Holliday can thrive in Boston, while Bay has proven he can.
    * Even if they were to sign Bay or Holliday, the Red Sox would just be maintaining their offense, not upgrading it. Silverman thinks they need to add a big left-handed bat too, though he implies that may have to wait until David Ortiz's contract is up, a year from now.
    * One lefty hitter that Silverman notes is currently on the trading block: Brad Hawpe(.285/.384/.519).
    * Ortiz is committed to improving his conditioning and fitness this winter, hoping to avoid another slow start in 2010.
    * While the Sox likely won't pick up Takashi Saito's $6MM option, there's "mutual interest" for the reliever to re-sign.
  14. Apoc13

    Apoc13 SFN Supporter

    Discussion: Boston's Shortstop Problem
    By Mike Axisa [October 17 at 5:46pm CST]

    Ever since the Red Sox traded Nomar Garciaparra to the Cubs at the 2004 trade deadline, they've been looking for a long-term solution at shortstop. They've gone the big name free agent route with Edgar Renteria and Julio Lugo, tried the scrap heap approach with Nick Green, and gave a youngster like Jed Lowrie a shot as well. In total, they've used 19 different shortstops since the Nomar deal, including four in 2009

    Alex Gonzalez did a bang-up job after coming over from Cincinnati mid-season, hitting .284/.316/.453 after the trade while playing his usual rock-solid defense. The Red Sox hold a $6MM option for 2010 on Gonzalez, but we've already heard that the option might be too rich for Boston's taste. Lowrie made two trips to the disabled list last year, and is a career .235/.313/.372 hitter in the bigs.

    If the Red Sox decide to move on from Gonzalez and/or Lowrie, the free agent market doesn't offer much. Former Sox Orlando Cabrera will be available, however his on-base percentage has declined for three straight years and his once outstanding defense is just okay now. Miguel Tejada could be another option, assuming he's willing to take a significant pay cut. The righty hitter could be tailor made for Fenway Park's friendly confines.

    On the trade market, the obvious target would be Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy, although Yunel Escobar and Stephen Drew may be available as well. After pursuing the likes of Felix Hernandez, Roy Halladay, and Adrian Gonzalez at the trade deadline, the Sox could try to make a major splash for Hanley Ramirez. That would be a bigger blockbuster than the deal that original sent Hanley to Florida in the first place.

    The Red Sox also have Cuban signee Jose Iglesias in-house, although it's probably too much to expect the soon to be 20-year-old to make the jump all the way to the majors.
  15. Apoc13

    Apoc13 SFN Supporter

    Daniel Barbarisi of the Providence Journal broke down the options for the Red Sox in regards to veteran Mike Lowell headed into the 2010 season. Lowell posted a .290/.337/.474 line in 484 plate appearances with Boston last season and stayed off of the disabled list following hip surgery last fall.

    Lowell has one year left on his Boston deal that will pay him $12MM in 2010, a price tag high enough to scare off any potential trade suitors unless the Sox were willing to cover some of the cost. There's also the added complication of Lowell's no-trade clause in his contract. Barbarisi suggests that Lowell might agree to be dealt to a National League team where he could play every day, but given Lowell's health history, it might be hard to find a club willing to take a 36-year-old with a lengthy injury history as an everyday third baseman without the safety net of the DH position. Lowell himself admitted to Barbarisi that he tired from playing almost every day in the first half of the season, but then also said that he wished he could have played more in August and September when Kevin Youkilis took a big chunk of the playing time at third base.

    One intriguing possible trade partner could be St. Louis. Midseason pickup Mark DeRosa is a free agent and will soon be undergoing wrist surgery, according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach. This leaves the Cardinals with a hole at third base should top prospect David Freese (a .931 OPS in Triple-A, Double-A and Rookie League ball last season and an .837 OPS in 34 plate appearances with St. Louis) not be ready to take over the everyday role next season. Lowell could keep the seat warm for Freese if Boston pays part of Lowell's contract, a condition that the Cards would likely insist upon given that they will explore re-signing Matt Holliday and signing Albert Pujols to an extension this off-season.
  16. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter


    They did the same thing with 2nd baseman in the early 2000's, having a differend second baseman every year. Now, it's SS. Friggin merry go round with these patches they test out yearly hoping to strike gold. If they bring in Tejada or Cabrera (which I don't see happening) , they'll be going through this same thing in 2011. Just go hard after Hanley and have a set infield for a few years. Then again, they'll have to find a 1st baseman should Lowell be traded or resigned to the DH duty.
  17. Apoc13

    Apoc13 SFN Supporter

    hanley would be ridiculous....it would be so crazy i won't even entertain the thought

    i'd take a chance with tejada....he'd probably suck or end up hurt, but what the fuck....nothing else has worked.....they should keep lowrie just in case
  18. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter

    I wouldn't mind having AGonz back if they were able to renegotiate a lesser deal.
  19. Syxxpac78 Full Member

    Brad Mills is now the new head coach of the Astros and Jed Hoyer is the new GM of the Padres. Much like the Pats, when you have success everyone wants a piece. Either way, happy 5 yr anniversary of the 2004 WS win.......11:27 pm to be exact
  20. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter

    Actually it was @ 11:40pm. I'll never forget it. I rewatched the dvd last night of game 4.
  21. Syxxpac78 Full Member

    Free-agent Cuban left-hander Aroldis Chapman met with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday and reportedly came away impressed with what he saw.

    "Boston was one of the teams he was interested in from the start, and that certainly hasn't changed," Chapman's agent, Edwin Mejia, told The Boston Globe. "It was a very good visit."

    Mejia told the Globe that he and Chapman met with baseball operations personnel and one player, whom Mejia would not identify.

    Chapman, 21, reportedly had been scheduled to throw for the Red Sox as well, though it is unclear whether the wet weather in the area Wednesday pushed back those plans.

    The New York Yankees also are among the teams interested in pursuing Chapman, who some experts compare to hard-throwing right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in June's entry draft taken by the Washington Nationals.

    Mejia told the Globe that 10 teams were interested in meeting with Chapman. Among them are the Seattle Mariners, who have asked for a visit, a source told the Seattle Times.

    "This is a player who I believe is a special talent, and we're trying to find the right place for him," Mejia told the Globe. "That means the team, the city, even the fans. Aroldis is interested in every aspect."

    Chapman, whose fastball was clocked at 102 mph at the World Baseball Classic this year, defected from the Cuban national team in August during a tournament in the Netherlands.

    The bidding for Chapman likely will be competitive, but ESPN's Peter Gammons believes the Red Sox might have an X-factor: shortstop Jose Iglesias.

    The 19-year-old Iglesias, who was the best shortstop in Cuba and a longtime teammate of Chapman's, signed with the Red Sox this summer and now is playing in the Arizona Fall League.
  22. stormodin Full Member

    first we invade the dominican republic, then japan, now cuba. i like it :)
  23. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter

    The Red Sox have acquired 25-year-old OF Jeremy Hermida from the Marlins for LHPs Hunter Jones and Jose Alvarez.

    Hermida had a .259/.348/.392 season for the Marlins. He has lefty power and seems likely to be the fourth outfielder. The former first-round pick is arbitration eligible after signing a one-year, $2.25 million deal last January.

    At first glance, this is a deal that brings upside at low cost for Boston.
  24. KingOfAllMedia

    KingOfAllMedia SFN Supporter

    Jason Bay, Billy Wagner and Rocco Baldelli all officially filed for free agency.
  25. stormodin Full Member

    hermida is a step up from baldeli , but not much of a move here. theo admitted as much

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