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  • November 27th, 2007

    November 27, 2007:
    Not too much going on…

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:41 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    One downside about being the World Series Champion with very few free agents–not a whole bunch of stuff to do with regard to building the 2008 permutation of the Boston Red Sox. Now that Schilling and Lowell are back into the fold, (yeah!!!!) the big thing is what the Sox can get for Coco Crisp, since its all but decided that rookie (and teen sensation) Jacoby Ellsbury will be patrolling the vast expanse of Center Field of Fenway Park next year…

    So, the total postseason share for the Red Sox was $308,235.75–which was about the same amount of Youk, Paps and Dustin Pedroia’s salaries for the whole 2007 campaign–how INSANE in that? Interesting that guys like them make so little, but have such a HUGE impact, but then you have guys like A-Fraud who make ridiculous amounts of money, and fail miserably when their team needs them….HA HA

    This time, the team awarded 47 full shares, 14 partial, and 11 cash awards…the share in 2004? $223,619.79…

    More and More hardware: Selected by Major League managers, Dustin Pedroia and Hideki Okajima were both named to the 49th Major League Rookie All-Star Team, sponsored by the baseball card gum guy, Topps… The last guy to make the Rookie team? Believe it or not: Brian Daubach…

    Did you hear? Dr. Charles Steinberg, the Executive VP of Public Affairs is leaving the Sox and going to the Dodgers… I know he contributed a ton to the team, but I always thought he was a self-important and sleazy guy who took far too much credit for things–I also think he was a huge manipulator….not to mention he is quite lizard like….

    Its official: Pitchers and Catcher report Valentines Day, February 14, with their 1st workout on the field on February 16. Then position players must report by February 20th, with the 1st workout for everyone on February 22. How is this different because of the Japan leg of the season? From Tito: “The pitchers and catchers normally go four days – we’re going to go six with them…What it does for them is gives them an extra turn on the mound with supervision. Other than that, we’re not doing anything different.”We finished a month late, we start 10 days early, our pitchers will be up to 85 pitches. It’s two games that count in the standings. We care about every game we play, but we’re not going to jeopardize our season for two games that are played in Japan…”

    So, by my calculations–ELEVEN weeks this Thursday, (or 79 days) until Red Sox baseball begins…..UGH….

    One Response to “November 27, 2007:
    Not too much going on…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, I heard some talk on the radio today that the Twins are interested in Coco now that Hunter is gone. I’m thinking maybe they can swing some sort of deal involving Coco and some of the young players for Santana?

      Just not Jacoby.

      11 weeks?


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