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  • December 8th, 2015

    December 8, 2015: And Dave is Still Not Done…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:13 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comments (3)

    Despite stating last week that the bigs deals were pretty much done, Dave Dombrowski wasted no time at Day 1 of the Winter Meetings in Nashville shoring up the Red Sox bullpen, and adding a left-hander started. Doing a deal with the Mariners sent lukewarm starter Wade Miley (in 2015, he went 11-11 with a 4.46 ERA) and minor leaguer Jonathan Aro to Seattle for reliever Carson Smith and started Roenis Elias. Smith, a right-handed power pitcher, just finished his first ML Season in 2015 with 70 appearances in relief and a 2-5 record with a 2.31, 13 saves and 22 holds.

    Oh, and he throws sidearm, is 26 and the Sox have control of him until 2020. Yeah.

    Roenis Elias is competent, with a 15-20 record and a 3.97 ERA in 51 outings (including 49 starts) for the Mariners since 2014. I’d like to see how he does with some actual run support, as I suspect he did not get much with the Mariners….because–Mariners…

    David Price was presented to the world as the latest Red Sox acquisition on Friday, and of course he said all the right things, like how he wanted to be “that guy” and how he wanted to win in Boston, and something about saving all of his post season success for the Red Sox, blah blah blah. Of course he is going to say that; he just signed the most expensive contact for a pitcher. Ever. Let’s just hope he is worth that kind of money. At least for 3-4 years…. Read more…

    December 3rd, 2015

    December 3, 2015: Hot Stove Burning Bright…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:19 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So Dave Dombrowski made another AMAZING deal this week, signing DAVID PRICE to a 7-year deal worth $217 million. With an opt out clause after year 3.

    And he is 30 years old.

    And if Ben hadn’t tried to low-ball Jon Lester, the Sox would have likely not had to make this deal.

    But they did, so now they are on the hook for an average of $31 million a year for the next seven years.

    I know that sounds like I am not happy about this deal. I am. I am excited that Dave is getting it done, signing a great closer, and ace, and a very good backup outfielder (more about him in a minute). David Price can pitch in the AL East (although his postseason numbers are troubling), and he wants to be “that guy”, like Jon Lester. That Clay Person never wanted to be that guy. He just wants to hide in a rotation so he can pitch without any pressure. In Boston.

    Yeah, good luck with that. Read more…

    November 18th, 2015

    November 18, 2015: Happy Birthday David Ortiz!

    Posted by Christine E. at 6:12 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Today, The Large Father turned 40–and after the 2016 campaign, he will retire from baseball…

    Wait. WHAT???

    Yep. Ken Rosenthal from Fox sports broke the news yesterday, and Big Papi confirmed it with a video this morning. After 20 years in MLB, he will hang up hit hat. The gift baskets we keep sending to Minnesota for the completely boneheaded move they made in 2003 to release him after their attempts to make him a SINGLES hitter (?????) were unsuccessful, will continue for some time…

    In his 14 seasons with the Sox, he has 3 World Series rings, and will make $16 million in 2016, and still has a vesting option for $10 million for 2017.

    And here is my most favorite David Ortiz story. My stepdaughters and I were watching a Red Sox game in the early part of this decade, and it was the bottom of the 9th at Fenway and the Sox were down by a run or two. There were man on base, and Big Papi comes to the plate. And I look at the girls and say “watch this, he’ll hit a home run and win this game” Read more…

    November 16th, 2015

    November 16, 2015: MLB takes on golf and poker with the Player’s Trust

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:03 pm in Baseball,Good Deeds,Old Friends,Red Sox | Comments (2)

    By James Miller

    2015 was undoubtedly a difficult year for Boston Red Sox. The team faced many struggles and ended the season helpless at the bottom of the division despite the impressive efforts of Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, and Jackie Bradley, Jr.

    Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia on March 31, 2014Despite the relative disappointments of the season, baseball fans can still look ahead to a few off-season treats with the news that Major League Baseball’s charity, the Player’s Trust, will be hosting their annual golf and poker tournaments very soon.

    The Player’s Trust has been in operation for a number of years and is one of the first of its kind in offering players past and present the chance to put their fame to good use through a series of community-based initiatives. Through a series of organizations such as Buses for Baseball, Volunteers of America and Medicines for Humanity, the charity is able to bring about a great deal of exposure and money for the more needy elements of society. Read more…

    November 6th, 2015

    November 6, 2015: 104, 114, 116 and 149…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:18 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So the 2015 Campaign is over, with the KC Royals beating the Mets in 5 games to become World Series Champions. While it was not the World Series I would have like to have seen, the outcome was acceptable, cause the thought of the Mets winning, kinda made me queasy. While I do not actively hate them like the Skanks, their owners suck, and I’m not a fan of most of their players…so there is that.

    Now the Hot Stove will be heating up, and all eyes turn to Dave Dombrowski to see what he can do to fix this messy state of affairs…

    And one of the first things he did already was activate That Clay Person’s $13 million option for 2016. While I know it probably makes sense, as when he is “on”, he is more than worth $13 million dollars. Unfortunately, when he is “on” is sandwiched in between “horribly abysmal”, and “injured in some freak accident that keeps him out for ridiculously long periods of time”. But if he can be used as trade bait, I’m good with that… Read more…

    October 29th, 2015

    October 29, 2015: A Mets/Royals World Series…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:33 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    Yawn…

    Yes, I had my heart set on a Cubs/Blue Jay World Series, and I really have no huge issue with each team, except for the fact that I think the owners of the Mets are some of the most classless individuals in baseball…Which is why if I have an opinion on who to root for, it would be KC–which is working out because they are currently 2-0…

    But otherwise, the two of them together. In the World Series. Bleh…Just not feeling it…

    But then again, most of this season has been pretty Bleh for me, and I am not even really sure why. Yes, the Sox sucked for most of it, but there always seemed to be something else to do, rather than watching Hanley play abysmal left field, or Panda put on more weight, or That Clay Person suck us in AGAIN with a streak of good pitching, only to hurt himself with a season ending injury… Read more…


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