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dennet

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We should have kept Salty

You'll notice the title is in past tense. I don't want Jarrod Saltalamacchia now, at whatever he's going to cost. Jon Heyman predicted Salty is due for a 3 year, $30 million deal, to which I say no...

2013 Red Sox draft review

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I'm a good 3 years late to the party but damn Florence + The Machine is pretty awesome.

Which Red Sox leads MLB in pitches per plate appearance?

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Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against having fun. But it has to be a controlled kind of fun, where those who are having too much fun are asked to leave, and those not having enough fun are beaten. - Jack Handey

Jason Collins invited to throw first pitch at Fenway

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Let's see.... my favorite philosophy books: Logico Tractatus Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature by Richard Rorty, Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett, and The Visible and the Invisible by Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Favorite fiction is I guess either A Farewell to Arms or Notes from the Underground. Not very original choices but I don't read much modern fiction.

Since 1996, how many 1st place teams in May stayed there all year? 51%

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From ESPN: Since 1996, there have been 102 division champions, and 53 of them were in first place on May 1. That’s only 51 percent -- barely half the teams -- which hardly guarantees a division title at the end of the season. They say it like it's a bad thing, but for this year's Sox I like those odds.

"For the first time in 20 years, the Yankees are not a good team, and that won't cut it in an AL East that figures to be as competitive as ever."

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Yeah, the Yankees could have a tough year. Also, the article survey's the Yankees recent success and makes the strongest, clearest case yet that free agents and big salaries, more than internal development, drove their recent surge of success.

Mike Lowell spotted in uniform at Red Sox workout -- Ian Browne

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This is interesting. So is Mike Lowell going to be a coach of some sort? Lowell definitely seems to me high up there on the list of "good guys" that the Sox have elected to keep in the fold, with Pedro, Wakefield & Varitek. If Ian Browne doesn't know what his role is it must not have been formally announced.

Ellsbury's plane was just struck by lightning

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Were you wondering what next? Well this is what.

Bryce Brentz literally shoots self in leg

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Cherginton says he won't be able to resume playing until late spring training.

Mark Anderson's top 15 Red Sox prospects for 2013

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Yet another prospects list. Eventually you see so many that it's like repeating a word over and over until it doesn't make sense to you anymore. Official Daily Show Correspondent Power Rankings 1. Steve Carrell 2. Demetri Martin 3. Stephen Colbert 4. Samantha Bee 5. Ed Helms 6. Kristen Schaal 7. John Oliver 8. Frank DeCaro 9. Al Madrigal 10. Rob Cordry 57. John Hodgman 90001. Rob Riggle

Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, and A-Rod (again) have been caught using PEDs, according to Tim Elfrink of Miami New Times

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The news is that Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson have been named. And then there is A-Rod -- who claims only to have taken PEDs in 2001-2003 and has never failed a test since. It names Melky Cabrera which we already knew, and Yasmani Grandal which we already knew. And there may be others deeper in the article, which I could focus on if my fucking cat wasn't jumping up onto my keyboard. Things pissing me off power rankings 1. The cat 2. Winter 3. The cat

Marcum to the Mets

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That's the last pitcher off the board I really wanted. Everyone remaining is either Kyle Lohse or Randy Wolf or Carl Pavano or Derek Lowe. So... spring training invites and minor league contracts it is, I guess.

Mike Napoli was diagnosed with avascular necrosis

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So that's what it was. This is according to Mike Gambardella (and probably other reporters who found out before him). This is the full tweet: Mike Napoli was diagnosed with avascular necrosis. It's poor blood supply that can kill cells in bone tissue. He currently has no symptoms. Right now, I'm having a "suddenly the past 51 days make sense" feeling. Random Music Album: Hadestown by Anais Mitchell Random Musing: Listing nouns is not "being random." America

WEEI's January 10th Hot Stove Show

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One positive side was that Cherington mentioned there were still available free agent pitchers the team might consider. He didn't mention anyone by name, and it did sound like the Sox might not add guys until spring training. But Shaun Marcum is still out there. Also, if you have Steam and would like an invite to DOTA 2, let me know in the comments. I have a few I can give away.

Dan Kolko: Nats might trade Morse for RP help

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Add this to the talks "overheard" by Jim Bowden about Nats moving Morse for RP help. New Years Eve Party Snacks Power Rankings 1. 7-layer Tex-Mex nacho dip 2. Crab and Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms 3. Chex Mix Puppy Chow

Ken Rosenthal: Hanrahan trade completed. Melancon involved.

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The most charitable interpretation I can make of this set of events, is that the Red Sox really WANTED to add an extra outfield bat, and/or an extra starting pitcher, but concluded they couldn't. So, hey, might as well spend the money on Hanrahan. The bright side of this is, the Sox now have excess at catcher, relief, outfield, and a bit of second-tier prospect depth that may be setting up a trade.

Angels trade Kendrys Morales to Seattle for Jason Vargas

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The link is just a tweet. I cannot understand this from the Angels perspective. I guess it gives Peter Bourjos his shot. But, trading to a division rival? Getting rid of lineup depth? For Jason Vargas? I approve of the trade from the Mariners perspective. Thoughts?

@jaysonst: Red Sox have "some interest" in Stephen Drew

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Welcome! You've found the Fanshots, aka my secret hideout. Here we take blood oath rituals and make mischievous plans n' such. Today, we'll do some power rankings Baseball Writers Power Rankings 1. Joe Posnanski 2. Keith Law 3. Dave Cameron Team Mascot Power Rankings 1. The Presidents (Nationals) 2. Wally the Green Monster (Red Sox) 3. Pirate Parrot (Pirates) 4. The Swinging Friar Fred (Padres) 5. Dinger (Rockies) 901. Raymond (Rays) 900001. Philly Phanatic (Phillies) Red Sox Beat Writers 1.Alex Speier 2. Rob Bradford 3. Ben Buchanan 901. Pete Abraham 90001. Nick Cafardo 90000001. Gordon Edes 90000000000001. Dale Shaughnessy Reasons Why Jose Iglesias Might Really Be Our Opening Day Shortstop 1. Kicked upstairs by Xander Bogaerts 2. Rey Ordonez already retired 3. The world's going to end on 12/21/12 anyway Likely Age of OTM user outofleftfield Power Rankings 1. 16 2. 80 3. 7 That's all for today.

Jays, Mets closing in on Dickey trade. Red Sox MIA

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Link is to a tweet from Ken Rosenthal. I'd like to change the culture of this site a bit- it's ok to have comment threads on Fanshots. Hopefully we do it more often. Sometimes a FanPost is a little foreboding in the implied commitment. But Fanshots are easy, just like your mom!

Reds, Indians Talking Shin-Soo Choo Trade

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For Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius, is the rumor. And just like with the Rays-Royals trade, my first thought is "The Red Sox can definitely beat this offer."

NOOOOnononononononononono

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@nickcafardo: Red Sox front runners on Shane Victorino. Offered three year $38 mill deal. (No need to click the link, that's the whole tweet.)

Brent Lillibridge now a free agent. Red Sox OF problems are solved.

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Wonder how long before anyone notices my attempted hostile takeover of the fanshots.

Will Carroll: Buchholz is damaged goods right now. Heard two PCs recently say he needs to go to pen.

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I hereby claim the fanshots section in the name of dennet!

BBWAA AL Cy Young vote tally

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If the two Angels writers did not put Weaver ahead of Verlander, and Rodney did not get a 1st place vote, Verlander would have won.

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