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2014 Boston Red Sox Action

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by FuzzyLumpkins, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    2013 squad beat the next two best teams in baseball in the WS and ALCS. The idea this year is to keep that together as much as possible and let a good farm system go to work. Outside of losing Ellsbury's important bat they have kept that together for the most part.

    Pitchers (12)
    Burke Badenhop
    Clay Buchholz
    Chris Capuano
    Felix Doubront
    John Lackey
    Jon Lester
    Andrew Miller
    Edward Mujica
    Jake Peavy
    Junichi Tazawa
    Koji Uehara
    Brandon Workman

    Catchers (2)
    A.J. Pierzynski
    David Ross

    Infielders (6)
    Xander Bogaerts
    Jonathan Herrera
    Will Middlebrooks
    Mike Napoli
    David Ortiz
    Dustin Pedroia

    Outfielders (5)
    Mike Carp
    Jonny Gomes
    Daniel Nava
    Grady Sizemore
    Shane Victorino

    Gomes and Nava will once again platoon. The outfield looks different, and with all of the extra pitchers and middle of the field prospects in the minors, I would not be surprised to see a move made. Sizemore has some big shoes to fill even if he looks more like his Cleveland days and Victorino is dinged up.

    The pitching depth on the farm is tremendous. Owens, Webster and Barnes are all BP top 100 prospects. There are 6 other Sox prospects on that list.

    Let the games begin!
  2. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    And we are off to a good start for the season.

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  3. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I remember before the Red Sox started winning WS that I thought beating teams early in the season was much ado.
  4. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    All 162 count the same.
  5. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Sure but that number is the salient point. It's a marathon and not a sprint.
  6. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    It sure is and its what makes it a great sport to follow.

    So, do you think the Sox can over achieve again this year?
  7. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    They lost Ellsbury and Drew so it depends on how the guys like Sizemore and Boegarts do. Still have a ton of OBP and pitching depth so I think we have the best shot at the division.

    I do think Victorino can keep his OBP up. I do think Papi still has gas in the tank. I think the move to 1st resurrected Napoli's career. I do think Lackey is finally healthy.

    Uehara probably isn't going to have one of the best relief season in MLB history again but we have a full season of Peavey and the guys we are going to be calling up from the farm have dominant stuff.

    We are the defending champs though and most of that squad is back. I'll take our chances.
  8. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    All boston did was slap a bunch of players together. Worse WS win to date.

    At least when Yankees do it it is with a good amount of home grown farm talent.

    Like the diamondbacks in 2001. Assembled to win WS ... Nothing to it. Hired guns that didn't care about diamondback franchise.

    If the Yankees aren't winning WS... The best any team can hope for is 2nd fiddle.....mayyyyybe
  9. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    The Red Sox had everything go their way last year. Nobody expected much success from the team they assembled. In all honesty if that team had finished 3rd in the division it would have been considered a success, and somehow everything went their way. If they regressed a lot this year I wouldnt look at as if it were a surprise. They could do well, or they could be mediocre. IMO, its a real crap shoot.
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  10. Rogah

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    No offense, but that is one of the dumbest things I ever heard. Winning the World Series is winning the World Series. I don't give 2 sh*ts how the team was assembled, and I respect the Red Sox for winning 3 in the past 10 years, and the only team to have 3 since the new millennium.
  11. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    I expect them to regress this year. They definitely overachieved last year. They have a strong HFA (this weekend notwithstanding) but I doubt they compete for a title again.
  12. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    None taken.

    It makes a lot of sense though.
  13. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it kinda doesn't. Your message is clearly implying there is something more noble and noteworthy to winning a championship with "home grown talent" as opposed to "slapping a bunch of players together." Granted, 2004 was probably the greatest World Series championship any of us will ever see in our lifetimes (unless the Cubs ever managed to win one), but that had nothing to do with how the team was assembled.

    There isn't a single member of this forum who wouldn't do cartwheels if the Cowboys "slapped together a bunch of players" and gained their "worst Super Bowl win to date." I wouldn't care in the slightest how the acquired their star players.
  14. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    So that would mean any WS titles the Skankees have purchased are less noble than other teams. Most fans of baseball wouldnt have any problem with that.
  15. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    You doubt yourself in your reply. If you were sure you would have wrote, "Actually, it doesnt". But I digress.


    Yeah, there is. Especially when it comes to the Cowboys and Yankees.


    For a franchise that waited 86 years while the Yankees reeled off 26 in that time span. YES, YOU ARE, IN FACT, RIGHT... a cracker will most certainly taste like the best steak you never had! lol



    I would love it but NO it WOULD NOT be the same.







    If you were in fact correct. I would give it to you.

    But the fact is, the Yankees usually NOT won the World Series when they "bought" talent.

    Do your homework. The run of 4 WS in 5 years was mostly with homegrown "core" talent.
  16. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't wish to debate semantics but when I use the word "kinda" in that context, it is meant to be sarcastic. There is nothing "kinda" silly about your statement. It is 100% silliness. No one give a sh*t how teams win championships other than the sore losers of the teams who didn't.

    Sounds like a Yankees fan is awfully jealous that the page has turned on those 2 organizations. Sure if you want to talk about last century, the Yankees were far and away the best, no doubt about it. But that is rapidly fading more and more into the past.
  17. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Last century or last 20 years...we average 25% of all World Series wins. Jealousy would be illogical.
    Boston doesn't even count as baseballs #2 team... In any category... In any regard.
  18. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Yea, thats why its rather humorous that a Skankee fan would "accuse" another team of buying a championship.
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  19. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Just repeating yourself. Not even factual. That is humorous.
  20. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    If you had to pick out ONE team in all of pro sports that has the reputation of buying or trying to buy championships on a regular basis, what team would that be? Its not an NFL team. Not an NBA team. Not an NHL team. Not a NL team in MLB. Not a MLB team in the AL West or Central. Not even the O's, Jays, Rays, or Bosox in the AL East. There is only one team left.

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