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    By most accounts, Bogaerts has steadily improved...

    By most accounts, Bogaerts has steadily improved his defense. The reason many people believe he won't stick at shortstop is not because he's a terrible defensive shortstop, it's because they believe...
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    The pitching coach was also fired. It's funny,...

    The pitching coach was also fired. It's funny, I've heard people saying that the Red Sox are screwed because the team collapse under Tito so firing Valentine won't change anything, and I've heard...
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    Poll: This is a pretty good one. Cobb was the much...

    This is a pretty good one. Cobb was the much better hitter, there's no doubt about that. Cobb played in the deadball era had a better raw OPS than Mays. Cobb had a .445 wOBA to .409 for Mays. Cobb...
  4. Vampirate, here is the issue with your statistic,...

    Vampirate, here is the issue with your statistic, which perhaps these other posters haven't clearly conveyed to you. Sabermetric formulas use values for things such as BB, 2B or HR that are based on...
  5. I said, "according to WAR", I didn't state it as...

    I said, "according to WAR", I didn't state it as a fact that those players had better careers. Next time I'll say, "WAR suggests" to avoid any confusion.
  6. Matsui is a great example of a player who was...

    Matsui is a great example of a player who was mediocre year after year and derived his overall WAR value from longevity. His career high single season WAR was 3. So I don't what what the issue is in...
  7. I would have thought Matsui as well. But...

    I would have thought Matsui as well. But according to WAR, Nomo, Choo, Park and Kuroda have had better MLB careers.
  8. Once we made the miracle trade I was all for...

    Once we made the miracle trade I was all for losing as many games as possible to move up in the draft.
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    We have the 7th overall.

    We have the 7th overall.
  10. I think it's something they used to publish in...

    I think it's something they used to publish in the papers.
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    Relax, I was just kidding. The truth is I don't...

    Relax, I was just kidding. The truth is I don't think it's all that slimy to be honest with your boss.
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    A player under contract for two seasons isn't a...

    A player under contract for two seasons isn't a "long term solution".
  13. Something like this maybe?

    Something like this maybe?
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    I'm with you. The last three years, Ellsbury has...

    I'm with you. The last three years, Ellsbury has had a 10.8 WAR in 250 games and Andrus has had a 10.6 WAR in 456 games. Besides, our best prospect is a shortstop.
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    Sounds like your GM is pretty slimy too.

    Sounds like your GM is pretty slimy too.
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    Could you provide a link please?

    Could you provide a link please?
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the Red...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the Red Sox who asked permission to talk to Farrell last year and not the other way around?
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    As I recall he immediately handled the Escobar...

    As I recall he immediately handled the Escobar incident by suspending him and immediately handled the Vizquel incident with a closed door meeting. I wasn't aware of any controversies with Romero,...
  19. It's probably a combination of the shift robbing...

    It's probably a combination of the shift robbing him of hits and him being less selective. The amount of times he swings at pitches outside the strike zone has increased significantly.

    Percentage...
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    Sounds like they're still going to get something...

    Sounds like they're still going to get something done.
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    Haren, Sanchez and Peavy are all pretty similar....

    Haren, Sanchez and Peavy are all pretty similar. I'd take whichever one had the most reasonable contract demands.
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    Sounds like the Red Sox are trying to talk him...

    Sounds like the Red Sox are trying to talk him down from his original asking price of $25 million. If that's the case, they might get him at pretty close to his projected $21 million value over his...
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    I don't think he's going to work any miracles. I...

    I don't think he's going to work any miracles. I think he will probably help Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz to a small degree, he has a track record of doing that. And I don't think he'll get walked...
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    I turned it on just in time to hear him say, "the...

    I turned it on just in time to hear him say, "the return of John Lackey, that's going to be important."

    Buzzkill.
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    oWAR adjusts for playing time, that's why I used...

    oWAR adjusts for playing time, that's why I used it.
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