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1/20/12 8:00 P

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Brian I would also like to see La Varnway make the team.

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1/20/12 7:49 P

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Rick,

Good to hear from you. All good points. The bullpen has improved with Melanson and Bailey. The "Jags" and reclamation project will make spring training very interesting. Over the last few years, the Sox have had a surpirse player make the team. I'd like to see LaVarnway make the team...

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1/18/12 9:48 P

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T, you have to get over this...

WEEK RECORD RANK COMMENT

Week 26, 89-70, MLB Ranking 8: The starting pitching has been awful with an ERA of 7.34 in September, and it's the main reason the team has tossed away a big lead in the AL wild-card race. If the Red Sox miss the playoffs, blame falls squarely on management for the signings of John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka along with a lack of depth behind the starting five to fill in when injuries occur. -- Troy Patterson: Fire Brand of the American League

Week 25, 87-65, MLB Ranking 5: Is it time to panic with the Red Sox holding just a two-game lead over Tampa Bay? Perhaps, but with Tampa set to play New York in seven of its last 10 games, it should be enough to hold them off. -- Troy Patterson: Fire Brand of the American League

Week 24, 85-61, MLB Ranking 3: The questions about a thin and injury-prone staff have finally caused the finish to this season to be in question. In the last two weeks, the Red Sox's team ERA stands at 5.92, which is the worst in all of baseball over that time. With Tim Wakefield and John Lackey up next to start, it's going to be hard for the Sox to turn it around quickly. -- Troy Patterson: Fire Brand of the American League

Week 23, 84-55, MLB Ranking 3: The struggles early this season against left-handed pitching have begun to hurt the Red Sox. Although they have four fewer losses against right-handed starters than the Yankees, they have six more losses against left-handers. Perhaps the heavy left-handed lineup will be what keeps the Red Sox from winning the AL East. -- Troy Patterson: Fire Brand of the American League

Week 22, 82-51, MLB Ranking 2: The hurricane did nothing to slow the Red Sox as they won both series last week and have started to put a small space between themselves and the Yankees. This week's matchup with New York could be a big factor toward which team wins the division. -- Troy Patterson: Fire Brand of the American League

Welcome back Brian, where the heck have you been? Go Pats!


Edited by: KCIR1959 at: 1/18/2012 (21:51)
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1/16/12 5:26 A

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Sophie's right. He did pitch for the Rockies... Pitching well in Denver is not easy.... and IF he can get that sinkerball working again, the sox may have something....

He is only 33, not 37... my mistake.

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1/14/12 6:27 P

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I am pretty sure he was with the Rockies.

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1/14/12 6:17 P

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who did he play for??


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1/14/12 7:21 A

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Under the radar, the Sox signed 37 year old Aaron Cook to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. This "could be" a steal if Cook comes through. He was one of the top pitchers in MLB just 4 short years ago....

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Hi Tina, Yes, I'm back... I can scratch that to the tadoo list. ;)

Its good to see everyone is still active. Last year is in the past. 2012 should be a "RED" banner year for the Sox.... !!!

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1/11/12 12:56 P

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Only 39 days til pitchers and catchers report for spring training!! While I do believe that this will be a challenging year for our boys, I still have faith in the team.
The key is in the pitching. We've got to keep the starters healthy. The bull pen is only as strong as the pitchers they follow.

"Fall down seven times, get up eight."
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1/9/12 12:12 P

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BRIAN!!!!!! Is it really you?? Oh how we've missed you! Welcome back!! I am still boycotting the Sox, I'm so pissed about the way this whole organization behaved in the fall, but I am SOOOO glad to see you! Rick mustn't know you're back, because he'd be wisecracking away here!!

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1/8/12 9:40 A

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So close!

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1/4/12 2:21 P

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I have never seen one of the preseason games and would love to. For now I'm going to "think spring".

Mary Anne

from PA formally from New England!

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1/4/12 12:06 P

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It hardly seems possible that it is only two months until spring training. I think all the end of season distractions made the season seem a lot longer in 2011.

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1/3/12 9:41 P

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Two months until spring training. Some housekeeping tadoos are in order:

1. Need power hitting / strong arm RFer. Is Dewey Evans available?

2. Need to get Bip Papi's contract finalized

3. Need a strong backend starting pitcher

4. Get pre-season tix to see the New Fenway south in Ft. Myers....

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