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Drugs Delaney

  • joined Mar 24, 2008
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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It's Way Too Soon to Panic

  While I'd rather the Sox were 6-0 going into this weekend's series with the MFY, I'm getting a little tired of the examples that have been cited to show that the Sox will have to make a historic...

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The off-season may have just gotten better

There are reports that Andy Pettitte is retiring tomorrow.  If true, the MFY rotation looks extremely shaky.  They better hope their offense score a ton of runs. Pettitte was New York's...

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Sox, Wakefield Agree to 2-year/$5 Million Contract

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Sox will not pick up Wake's perpetual $4 million option.

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Rosenthal says the Angels may run wild. A review of the season series.

Randy posted a link to a Ken Rosenthal article predicting an LA victory in the ALDS.  The two teams played 9 times this year, with the Angels winning 5 games.  During the season, Angels...

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Is it important to go into the playoffs "hot"?

You always hear how important it for teams to peak at the right time.  But when is the right time?   When teams play well down the stretch and continue to play well late into October, you often...

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What to do with Jason Varitek?

The playoffs are coming and the Sox will have to set their roster soon.  The two biggest decision will involve Jason Varitek and Manny Delcarmen.  Both players have struggled.  But since Tek is...

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The Julio Lugo Era is Over

  Rob Bradford od WEEI is reporting that the Sox have DFA'd Julio Lugo. According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox have designated Julio Lugo for assignment. The Red Sox...

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A Simple Line-up Comparison: Sox, Yanks, Rays

Comparing the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays lineups.

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Dice-K on 15-day DL

Thank you Bud Selig!  The Sox placed Dice-K on the 15-day DL and called up Hunter Jones, a lefty reliever, from Pawtucket.  I think it's hard to argue that the WBC isn't responsible for...

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Sox place Lowrie on DL

According to Boston.com, Jed Lowrie will be placed on the 15-day DL with a left wrist injury.  Gil Velazquez was called up to take Lowrie's spot.   

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What should the Sox do with Ellsbury?

Is anyone else worried about Ellsbury as the Sox' lead-off hitter?  In 670 career AB (including today's game), Jacoby's OBP is just .346.  That's barely adequate for a tablesetter.  Last year his...

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Top opening day payrolls

Here are the top payrolls, according to Cot's Baseball Contracts.  These numbers include bonuses and money owed former players.   NY Yankees - $206,811,689 NY Mets - $139,102,235 Chicago Cubs -...

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Varitek re-signs with Sox

Mazz is reporting that the Sox and Tek have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal with an option.

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Red Sox set deadline with Jason Varitek

MGBB noted on another thread a rumor that the Sox have offered Jason Varitek a $5 million contract.  According to WEEI's Rob Bradford, the Sox have offered a possible two-year deal.  The first year...

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Counterpoint: It's Tek who is being "disloyal" [Promoted FanPost]

In a sense this post is an over-long answer to fishfarmr, who called Sox fans critical of Jason Varitek disloyal.  I believe Tek is the one who is being disloyal.  Four years ago, he and his agent...

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MFY sign Teixeira

According to SI's Jon Heyman, Teixeira signed an 8-year/$180 million deal with the MFY.  New York gave Teix a full no-trade clause.

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Lugo for Byrnes?

According to ESPN: The Red Sox are having discussions with the Diamondbacks about a Julio Lugo-for-Eric Byrnes swap. Brynes would serve as a fourth outfielder for Boston; Lugo would play second...

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The Sox acquire Wes Littleton from Texas

According to a press release, the Sox got right-handed relief pitcher Wes Littleton from the Rangers for two players to be named later or cash considerations.  In 102.1 IP, the 26-year old...

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Sox make 1-year offer to Varitek

From Rob Bradford on WEEI: According to sources familiar with the negotiations, the Red Sox’ initial contract offer to free agent catcher Jason Varitek this offseason was for one year. It was...

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A few thoughts on the current playoff format

The wild card has succeeded in getting more teams involved in pennant races, which spreads interest in late-season baseball among more markets, which is good for the game. But the system needs to...

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Sox to Retire Pesky's Number

According to both the Globe and Herald, the Red Sox will retire Johnny Pesky's number 6 prior to Friday night's game v. the MFY.  The Red Sox will break their traditional requirements for a...

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Sox hitters since 7/1/08

The Sox' offense has been somewhat inconsistent.  Since July 1st, three players have carried the team offensively: Youkilis, Pedroia, and Lowrie.  Here's a breakdown of each Red Sox hitter since...

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Zink will start tomorrow

The Sox have announced that Charlie Zink will take Wakefield's spot tomorrow night.  The 28-year old knuckleballer is having his best minor league season.  He is 12-3 2.70 ERA 1.08 WHIP in 133.1...

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Wakefield to the DL

Wake has been scratched from his scheduled start this Tuesday because of tightness in his shoulder, the same injury that kept him off the World Series roster.  The Sox will place him on the 15-day...

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Ortiz may be back by July 25th

According to the Globe, David Ortiz is tentatively scheduled to return to the Red Sox on July 25.  Papi has looked good taking batting practice against high-speed pitching machines. "I feel...

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Masterson sent down

From boston.com: Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson will be sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket this week to become a reliever, Sox general manager Terry Francona announced today. Jeff Bailey was...

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Game Thread 7/2/08

Since no one else will do it.   Line-ups: Red Sox Ellsbury CFPedroia 2BDrew RFRamirez DHLowell 3BYoukilis 1BVaritek CMoss LFLugo SS Matsuzaka SP Tampa BayIwamura 2BCrawford LFUpton CFPena...

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Game Thread 6-10-08

Ellsbury did seem aware the team needed him to play, even with the soreness in the right wrist. And he appeared prepared to do that, though manager Terry Francona said he wanted to see how...

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Game Thread 6-4-08

Since no one else would do it ... Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke earlier about the tests his team is going through as they deal with injuries. Maddon believes that injuries to Troy...

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Bad News: Ortiz Out At Least A Month

EDITOR'S NOTE: Drugs broke the news first at OTM. I'm not sure what the Sox are going to do. Obviously, this is a huge loss. If they try to make a trade, every team is going to try to squeeze them...

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