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Ben Buchanan

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Ben is the manager of SB Nation's resident Red Sox site Over The Monster.

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Recent Activity
Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 14: Reversal of fortunes
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 10:39p
Instating a new rule in the world:
Commented on Game 106: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays on Jul 28 2014, 8:49p - 7 replies
Game 106: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 7:00p
You do if you don't have a place to put the money otherwise.
Commented on Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Hug Watch! on Jul 28 2014, 6:13p - 1 reply
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Hug Watch!
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 5:33p
I also realize this is a silly request
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:30p
Look, man, stop nitpicking my perhaps stretching statements
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:29p - 2 replies
...Yes!
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
I acknowledge there is risk to the Dodgers
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
I would say it is true enough to be justified.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
That Lester is just playing the PR game?
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:12p
Oh
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:10p
That's not how the extension thing played out
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:08p - 1 reply
You really fail to understand the dynamic of the buyer - seller relationship
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
All hail the Punto
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:06p
MLB.com had him at 95
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:06p
Not when you consider
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:04p
I'll put it to you this way
Commented on Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Last chance to see on Jul 28 2014, 4:02p
I think the idea is
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 4:00p - 1 reply
Terms, not turns
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:59p
Eh
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:59p - 1 reply
And there it is!
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:58p
Sure, but that's only as big an issue as the Red Sox make it.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:57p - 1 reply
Jake Peavy got a top-100 prospect.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:56p - 2 replies
Being out of the game for a better part of two years
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:52p - 1 reply
Matt Kemp has a negative WAR.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:49p
I'm not.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:49p
No
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:47p
No Subject
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:47p - 1 reply
Those are the media they are clearly lying about what the execs said to hype the issue.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:46p - 2 replies
Matt Kemp's comeback has so far consisted of one of the worst seasons of his career
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:44p - 1 reply
Please do not perpetuate the OBP/SLG/OPS triple slash
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:42p
If the Dodgers offered the 29 other teams in the league Matt Kemp for no return
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:38p - 1 reply
They are taking zero risk.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:37p - 1 reply
Granted on Sizemore.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:34p - 2 replies
Which, I realize, is what you're saying.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:30p
Well, you do if there's value above the pick.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:29p - 1 reply
The Dodgers are past risk into the territory of assuming that they have signed on for a bad deal.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:28p - 1 reply
Wait, no
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:23p - 2 replies
Well shit we were morons to trade Carl Crawford then.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
He does, but for him to actually be legitimately valuable right now, he has to be much better than a 122 wRC+
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:22p - 1 reply
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Last chance to see
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 3:19p
Just because you say he's "making a comeback"
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:14p - 1 reply
No, seriously.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:13p - 1 reply
If the Dodgers could pay Kemp $30 million today and have him disappear in a puff of smoke
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 3:10p - 1 reply
Getting paid
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 2:20p - 2 replies
I'll just say
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:45p
Well...alrighty then!
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:43p
Woah
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:40p
Why would you dream about being deluded into thinking a mediocre thing was good?
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:38p - 4 replies
The outfield is the outfield
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:38p - 1 reply
That's not how this works.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:31p - 1 reply
I'm talking the 1300 inning sample size of playing in the outfield.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:27p - 1 reply
It's being generous based on the numbers we have over the past two seasons.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:22p - 1 reply
And you'd enjoy watching him put it up
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:21p - 1 reply
I don't.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:04p
I think Kemp would look like a perfectly viable everyday player there
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:03p - 2 replies
? His numbers look terrible.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:01p - 1 reply
Would they overadjust, though?
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 12:47p - 3 replies
Playing in another uniform for three months is not going to influence Lester one way or the other nearly so much as millions upon millions of dollars.
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 12:30p
My issue
Commented on Trading Jon Lester for Matt Kemp doesn't make sense on Jul 28 2014, 12:27p
Mooed
Commented on Open Thread (Cover) on Jul 28 2014, 10:11a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 10:05a
But there's no risk to the player to waiting for the market.
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 9:52a
Matt Kemp -1 to 0 WAR
Commented on Open Thread (Cover) on Jul 28 2014, 9:22a - 1 reply
And you think he was oblivious to that?
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 9:18a - 1 reply
Nope
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 9:17a - 1 reply
Ah, sorry, misread your intent there.
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 9:16a
As does "that had everything to do with team’s advantageous negotiating position."
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 9:16a - 1 reply
Red Sox minor lines: Run Manuel, run!
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 9:14a
I'm taking this shit up the ladder.
Commented on Open Thread (Cover) on Jul 28 2014, 7:49a - 3 replies
Hey guy
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 6:33a - 2 replies
I would rather cut Ethier and pay him $10 million to not be on the roster
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 6:32a
No, I'd say he has more downside.
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 6:32a
Teams lock up their own players
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 28 2014, 6:30a
Why would you want a partially subsidized Ethier?
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 27 2014, 9:50p - 2 replies
People dramatically overvalue home team advantage in free agency.
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 27 2014, 9:49p - 1 reply
Except for the whole "no reason to believe [his power swing won't return]" thing.
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 27 2014, 9:46p - 1 reply
I would offer him as much as $15 million
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 27 2014, 7:39p
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