Like this signing. Have always liked Drew, glad to have him on board.
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Lester and Buccholz SHOULD be better than the garbage they gave us last year. Right?
Ellsbury in a contract year? Pedey and Ortiz healthy are damn good baseball players. BC has filled the roster with decent to above average talent imo. We dont have a SUPER star but we have some scrappers and guys who will play hard for Farrell.
I think a second wild card is easily an option
Last edited by Nighthawk; 12-18-2012 at 01:02 PM.
Lester, yes. Buchholz? Innings are a big question mark IMO.Lester and Buccholz SHOULD be better than the garbage they gave us last year. Right?
Odds are very good either Ortiz or Pedroia will miss games (Pedey) or decline (Ortiz).Ellsbury in a contract year? Pedey and Ortiz healthy are damn good baseball players. BC has filled the roster with decent to above average talent imo. We dont have a SUPER star but we have some scrappers and guys who will play hard for Farrell.
As good as I feel about not going into battle with Iglesias as the opening day SS, there are question marks all over the place:
Napoli (or whomever)
I think the second WC, luck/regression/decline being average for us this year is a reach. If it's anything like '11 and '12, then even 83 wins is asking a lot.I think a second wild card is easily an option
If were calling Ortiz, Pedroia, Dempster, Napoli, Drew, among others question marks, then there's 30 teams in the MLB with 10 or more "question marks" on their roster
Aren't you aware of these things? Or are you ignoring them for the sake of argument?
This is a Red Sox forum. We are concerned with the Red Sox here. The prior two years history of returning players, and regressions of other new to the Sox players such as Victorino and Dempster in the AL among others are concerns for Sox fans - or should be.
Last edited by bagwell368; 12-18-2012 at 03:11 PM.
I think you can say Lester is probably going to bounce back and Buchholz probably put up better numbers. Lester's year was a career worst and Buchholz's numbers were damn close.
There is no evidence to suggest Lester or Buchholz will suddenly be good... Lester has been going down the drain for 3 straight years despite all his talking about "I went really hard this offseason" and "Yeah I'm the leader of the staff now."
Buchholz has great stuff but he can't stay on the mound, and his numbers weren't very good last year even when he was.
This irrational optimism from fellow Sox fans is just plain amusing.
6 out of his 18 months were not that good. 4 of those were under 4.75, 2 were over.
In those same 3 years Sanchez was over an ERA of 4.75 (even in the wimpy divisions he pitched in) 5 times:
If Lester is going down the drain, he'll meet Sanchez who is already there.
I think I am the optimist..
I think Lackey will be servicable. Not worth his money, but decent like his first year here.
WMB will be solid.
Pedroia will kill it while battling through all hi injuries.
Ortiz will do well.
Doubront will take another step in the right direction.
Napoli will kill it at Fenway and have a very good year.
Victorino will be servicable. Again, not worth the money, but they overpaid for shorter years.
Drew will be a surprise to people. I think hell be healthy and do well.
Ellsbury, as much as I hate the guy, will kill it.
I think we win 83-86 games and are in play for that second WC.
I think a tandem of Gomes and Kalish will have solid numbers and I can't wait to see what Kalish can do.
Time will tell. Obviously injuries are always a concern.
I wish we signed him to a 3 year 25 mill deal. Give us time to really devolp Jose and let him earn the job instead of handing it to him. Im not totally against resigning Ellsbury like all of you are. I mean is the guy really that bad? Hes a great Leadoff hitter. And as we know has the potential to hit 30 HR