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tommy.otm

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DefEff

In Cafadaro's Sunday "Baseball Notes" column, he mentions the statistic "defensive efficiency" (DefEff) as one to watch. It "measures the percentage of balls put into play that are converted into...

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Captain Undead projections

via www.sonsofsamhorn.net So I'm feeling relatively optimistic about the Catcher-Formerly-Known-As-Corpse.  He has been reworking his lefty swing, is in good shape, and hit 5 bombs in 50 ABs...

Sheffield released

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Didn't see this one coming. The Tigers just ate the $14 million owe to Gary Sheffield this season. Guess this wuld allow them to move Cabrera to DH and Guillen back to first.

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Two very good reads.

First, from Details magazine, which I had never heard of before tonight, an article on Arod. The man. Very interesting. This part made me laugh out loud. Rodriguez claims he hasn't read the...

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John Updike

John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) passed away today. Novelist, poet, critic - genuine man of letters. Why, you may ask, is this at all relevant to OTM? Because his article "Hub...

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MFY

So the Yanks have had a couple new developments. First, signing Pettite for one year, 5.5m. I almost feel bad for him - he was initially offered 10m but turned it down, only to find the market had...

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Mazz on Masterson.

So we've all read Mazz's interview with OTM from the other day. Here's his sidebar from today's Globe/blog thingy: Tony's Top 5 Reasons to keep Justin Masterson in the bullpen: 5 The impact...

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CC to Dodgers?

HUUUGE grain of salt here. But apparently CC Sabathia has told Ned Colletti that he wants to be a Dodger. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark on Monday that he ran...

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Will Manny veto a trade?

So Manny says he's tired of the Sox, that they don't deserve him, and that he'll approve a trade if the Sox think they're better off without him. But maybe in Manny-being-Manny world, he doesn't...

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LUGO TO DL!!!

The Boston Red Sox place shortstop Julio Lugo on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain on Saturday. Lugo was injured Friday night while running out an infield single in the ninth...

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Game Thread, 6-1-08

Boston Ellsbury-CF Pedroia-2B Youkilis-1B Ramirez-DH Lowell-3B Varitek-C Drew-RF Bailey-LF Lugo-SS Colon-SP Baltimore Roberts-2B Markakis-RF Millar-1B Huff-3B Scott-DH Payton-LF Jones-CF...

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Game Thread, 5-31-08

If no one else will do it... Boston 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, RF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Manny Ramirez, LF 5. Mike Lowell, 3B 6. Kevin Youkilis, 1B 7. Jason Varitek, C 8. Coco...

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Game Thread, 5-28-08

2nd inning, 0-0. Last I checked, Celts were up by 16 mid-way through the 3rd. But my wife wants to watch Top Chef. Little nugget from Gammons today - "Beane says Jacoby Ellsbury is "without doubt...

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All-Scandal Team

This is fun. It's a pretty good team. Mantle, Sosa, Palmiero and Belle are all on the bench. I knew about most of these guys' "issues," but there are some I was unaware of. Lamarr Hoyt, for...

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GameThread: Red Sox @ Tigers

I just figured that out. And I am glad that I did - Hansen looks nasty. Orel Hershiser says he has an elite arm. 96 MPH fastball, and a 87 MPH slider that drops about two feet right before it...

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M's lock-up Johjima

3 year deal, $24 million. My initial thought was "Jeff Clement, drool." Apparently Buster Olney had the same reaction. (link requires membership...) "What follows is pure speculation; to repeat,...

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Coco v. Tacoboy [Promoted Diary]

Via Rob Neyer's insider page at ESPN, I came across this article at Baseball Analysts, where Patrick Sullivan goes over a number of position player battles this ST.First up, Coco v. Ellsbury: ...

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I Heart Ken Tremendous

Some NY schmuck tries to start a flame war between NY and Boston. Mr. Tremendous stumbles across it. Hilarity ensues.Quick snip of the lede, so I can reach the character threshold for diary...

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Clemens

Oh good grief. Roger Clemens' lead attorney told The New York Times that his firm is launching its own investigation into allegations the seven-time Cy Young winner used steroids and human growth...

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Rangers get a CF not named Coco

Poking around on the internets, I see the Rangers have acquired Josh Hamilton from the Reds in exchange for a pretty good pitching prospect. I like the trade from the Rangers perspective, as they...

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Bill James speak, you listen

Two articles, here and here.In the first one, he assesses the concept of "clutch," and surprisingly reverses the long-held sabermetrician position that clutch doesn't exist. Maybe the Sox were...

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Oh you, Mitt

I know this is a baseball blog, and we should keep politicking out of it, but I can't not post about this. Via Randy and Allen's boss, Mitt Romney apparently screwed up a slam dunk pander to Red...

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HOLY COW - Bonds Indicted

Check it out - Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday for perjury and obstruction of justice, charged with lying when he told a federal grand jury that he did not knowingly use performance-enhancing...

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Bye bye Mike Mike??

Time is winding down on the Sox' exclusive bargaining period with Mike Lowell.   It doesn't mean Lowell is 100 percent gone if the sides can't reach an agreement in the next few hours, but it...

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Stehhhhrrrroids

Nick Cafadaro says the Mitchell report will be juicy. Player agents who attended yesterday's union meeting in New York were told that 11 current free agent players are named in the George Mitchell...

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Papelbon on Letterman

I had seen a few clips on boston.com, but a friend sent me the whole video, which is pretty funny.Papelbon is rapidly ascending the list of people I'd like to get a beer with. Others on the list -...

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Good read

The Baseball Analysts have run a three-part look at the future of the Sox. Here are part one, part two, and part three.The articles are a couple days old, giving us errors like "Boston will...

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Frickin Arod/Boras

So I haven't seen much/any mention of it on this site, but WTF was up with the Arod opt out announcement in the 7th inning?Seriously, that was some of the weakest crapola I've ever witnessed. It...

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Mo Vaughn

Before jumping on the A Train for my long late-night journey uptown, I grabbed a copy of the Village Voice's "Best Of" issue. And under the category "Best Retired Baseball Player", I found this...

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