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LesterJohn

  • joined May 16, 2009
  • last login Nov 25, 2013
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The Forgotten Men

Post-prospects who have not yet established themselves as full-fledged major leaguers are some of the toughest players to project and assign roles to. Due to a lack of MLB experience, it is risky...

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Trade Bait?

As we all know by now, the Red Sox find themselves at 43-43, .500, at the All Star Break. That's good for tied for last place in the AL East, and tied for 6th in the Wild Card standings. As we...

Nathan Minnich is a strong man.

So this is Nathan Minnich, our 8th round draft pick. Put lightly, he is a strong man who can hit the ball a long way. This is a video of him launching homers out of the trop as a high-school senior. If you are short on time, the actual highlights start around 1:45 in the video

Nathan Minnich is a strong man.

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Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

This mock draft is done under the assumption we sign Brandon Lloyd and Laron Landry with our remaining cap space. Pick 27: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina At 6'3" and 216 pounds,...

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29 trades for 29 teams: Mariners

The Boston Red Sox trade LHP Drake Britton, OF Henry Ramos, and OF Kendrick Perkins to the Seattle Mariners for RHP Blake Beavan. This trade isn't particularly flashy, but it gets a job done. ...

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I think we're overlooking something here:

Let me throw out a few stats for a guy that everyone seems to be overlooking:  In 2009, at AA, he pitched to a 3.35 ERA with 119 hits, 101 Ks and 52 BBs in 121 innings.  In 2010, between AA and...

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Okay, my turn: LesterJohn as armchair GM

After seeing a lot of good work from my fellow posters here at OTM, I thought I would throw in my two cents:   Let's start with the Manager: There are a lot of good options out there, but I've...

Mock Draft with Trades and Explanations (1 round)

The order of the picks are simply my opinion.  I feel like it is wishful thinking to predict trades because it simply isn't possible, but in reality, is it possible to predict the NFL draft? So I...

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A potential offseason trade

I firmly believe that the Red Sox should sell high on Will Middlebrooks. I know that he has been annointed as both our top prospect and future at 3B, but I think we should be realistic with...

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Mid-season Prospect Rankings

Now that we are into June, the Gulf Coast League and Short-Season have started.  Prospect rankings have been shuffled.  My updated list is below.  Perhaps we can all make one as an update.   1...

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Franchise players

ESPN.com recently did a draft in which 30 of ESPN's writers and analysts (some more inept than others) picked which players they would start a franchise with, using a draft system.  I was quite...

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2011 NBA Mock Draft With Explanations

Here's my 2011 NBA mock draft that I wrote up for postingandtoasting.com (Knicks SBNation site). I thought I would share it too as well. I am a proud Knicks fan, so sorry for any homerism.

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Why I'm not worried about Stolmy, but I am worried about Britton

Both of these guys are considered to be top 10 prospects on the team, and many have both in the top 5.  Both, however, have underperformed bigtime this year at their current levels.    Let's...

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My Mock Draft picks 21-30 with explanations

Okay, so this is the last of the first round.  I hope you guys enjoyed the series.  I may or may not do a 2nd round, but if I do, I'll probably do it closer to the draft because second round...

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Mock Draft picks 11-20 with explanation

Because things start to become such a crapshoot, I'm just throwing in who I think the teams will pick.  And Frank8, I'm not trying to copy you.  I had already done these but I thought I should...

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Mock Draft picks 1-10 with explanations

Okay, so this mock will have the expected picks and who I think the teams should pick:  1: *Cleveland Cavaliers:  Will pick: Kyrie Irving, PG, Duke.   Should pick: Derrick Williams, PF,...

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A no-hitter on the road

After watching the final outs of Verlander's no-hitter, I noticed that the fans were giving him a standing ovation and were standing the whole ninth inning, even though the game was in Toronto. ...

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A Sox-Cubs trade that just makes sense

Quite a few Sox fans are hoping for a trade of Jacoby Ellsbury, namely for a Catcher.  Salty hasn't proven anything, and he appears to be struggling to call a game.  A combination of this trade,...

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My trade free Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

This is my first attempt at a mock draft.  While I know trades are going to happen, I chose to do one without trades just to have a projected selection at every pick the Pats currently have.  I'm...

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The enigma that is the Toronto Blue Jays

I really do not understand what the Toronto Blue Jays are trying to do.  Are they trying to improve this year and compete for the wild card? Or are they trying to completely rebuild even if it...

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An Interesting twist on pick 17

I am new here and I am a huge Pats fan.  I have looked into the draft very carefully.  This years draft features a ton of defense and more specifically, defensive linemen.  Clearly, our...

Blue Jays acquire Mike Napoli

Does this give them a chance for a wild card spot?

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MFY take Soriano for 3/35.

Well, they had to get someone, right? To me, this is not a great deal for the Yankees.  Now, they are paying their set up man and closer a combined 26 million dollars (more than double Paps'...

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What to do with the bullpen

We have three relievers that could be closers on other teams (assuming Papelbon isn't traded).  Now, the question becomes when to use each of them.  I figure that the closer job will be...

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Papelbon trade seems eminent, but...

Small problem.  Who do we try to get?  The obvious first option is other relief pitching, but I don't think a team will give up young or talented relief pitching for Papelbon's salary and...

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Bullpen will be fine

Despite the fact that Theo whiffed on Scott Downs, Jesse Crain, and Matt Guerrer, there is still talent left on the market that I believe that the Sox are pursuing.  My favorite remaining free...

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