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    December 6, 2012:
    The End of the Winter Meetings…

    So, I guess $13 million a year is the magic number, for the Sox this year, as they have given out (2) 3-year $39 million contracts in the last week, one each to Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino. The Mike Napoli one I like, the Victorino, not so much. He’s a player in decline, 3 […]

    December 3, 2012:
    Kicking off the Winter Meetings…

    Well, Ben Cherington had a nice start to the 2012 Winter Meetings, which started today in Nashville, signing C/1B Mike Napoli to a 3-year, $39 million deal. A career .259 hitter, his swing is built for Fenway, where he has hit .307 as a member of the Rangers and the Angels… This deal makes things […]

    November 15, 2012:
    Various and Sundry Randomness

    So once again, Marlin’s owner, Jeffrey Loria, screwed his fan base, and held another fire sale, getting rid of a bunch of the high profile and expensive players they acquired in the last year or so, and shipped them all off to the Blue Jays. This time, there is the added wrinkle that he got […]

    Red Sox 10, KC 9, in 12:
    SO glad to see nothing has changed…

    So, Ben Cherington pulls off the biggest trade since Nomar, frees up nearly $80 MILLION in payroll, unloads some major (and not so major baggage) acquire a replacement 1st baseman, 2 top prospects, and 2 PTBN from the Dodgers… And, they lose a 6 run lead for the 2nd time in less than a week… […]

    February 11, 2011:
    2…More…Days…

    Despite the 437 inches of snow, and the fact that it read SEVEN degrees on my car thermometer this morning–Baseball is almost here…and while this offseason wasn’t unbearable at all, (major signing of sought after players will do that for you) it’s time to get started… So Sunday is the day that Pitchers and Catchers […]

    January 25, 2011:
    Various and Sundry…

    So, with yet another snow storm on its way this week, let’s look at the fact that in 3 short weeks, there will be baseball–albeit just some stretching and throwing and batting practice. But for now, we’ll take that… Just some random thoughts as we wait for that beacon o’ baseball to arrive, or my […]

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