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papipapsmanny
08-17-2012, 12:32 AM
I just wanted to create this thread, as the official optimist Thread to the rest of the season, since we do still have a chance to get to the playoffs (6 games back, and a lot of games left against the top 2 WC teams)

So I want the Redsox to win 17 out of their next 25 games........ thats optimist right there.

Too much negativity in this forum these days I thought this would be a good change of pace.

Nomar
08-17-2012, 01:34 AM
Lets get Felix Hernandez while were at it

Raidaz4Life
08-17-2012, 05:24 AM
I'm in! Let's do it!

goshhhjosh
08-17-2012, 08:22 AM
I'm with the OP - there's a lot to be excited about and tons of proof showing that the club is headed in the right direction!

Proof

The Red Sox lost 3 out of 4 to the Twins who are a worse team than the Red Sox.
Lost 2 out of 3 to the Rangers (that was to be expected.)
Split a 4 game series with the Indians (not that great of a team.)
Lost 2 out of 3 to the Orioles who seem to have the Red Sox number as of late.
Start a 3 game series in the Bronx tonight.
Head home for a 3 game series against the Angels.
Have a 3 game series against the Royals, who always seem to give the Red Sox fits.
Then another West Coast Swing.
Lastly, the last 12 games of the regular season are against the Rays and Orioles.

More Proof

Ortiz doesn't know when he's returning.
WMB has a broken wrist.
Josh Beckett is terrible.
Don't know what to expect out of Lester.
Aceves is a no-sure-thing closer.
The lineup has been featuring Valencia and Punto too many times.
The players hate BV (believe it or not.)
The Red Sox are getting nothing out of Aviles or Saltalamacchia as of late.
Etc.

This team won't sniff the playoffs. The players hate playing for Bobby Valentine and some seem to have already written off the season by their lackadaisical play.

I can appreciate a rah-rah let's go rallying of the troops type speech, however, I think yours is more along the lines of a Custer-type, rather than a Patton type.

Station 13
08-17-2012, 09:46 AM
PUNTO is the sparkplug who will hit for the cycle tonight.

Nomar
08-17-2012, 11:24 AM
Shouldve never let go of DMac. He was the X factor.

BostonSports96
08-17-2012, 12:34 PM
:facepalm:

TragicallyHip
08-17-2012, 01:27 PM
If you think the Sox will make the playoffs this year then I have some ocean front proprty in Arizona to sell you!

-Lavigne43-
08-17-2012, 01:34 PM
It would take the opposite of September last year.

There's optimism in losing. Right now we have the 14th pick in the draft next year, lets lose more games so we can move up!

goshhhjosh
08-17-2012, 01:36 PM
It would take the opposite of September last year.

There's optimism in losing. Right now we have the 14th pick in the draft next year, lets lose more games so we can move up!

Preach.

Station 13
08-17-2012, 02:29 PM
There's optimism in losing. Right now we have the 14th pick in the draft next year, lets lose more games so we can move up!

I want a sweep of the MFY and rose every game on out. haha

wolf82
08-17-2012, 02:37 PM
It would take the opposite of September last year.

There's optimism in losing. Right now we have the 14th pick in the draft next year, lets lose more games so we can move up!

Amen brother! This is the only upside to this season. I know it is sacrilegious to say this about the sox. But, I hope they do lose a majority of the games left so they can get a higher DP. I mean with this team they are gonna try a get BV fired. No one wants to play for him.

I'd rather have a draft pick that will be with the sox in 2 years than trying for a wild card WHICH IMO they would lose because the pitching is worse than my 5 year old nephews t-ball team!

solidrock
08-17-2012, 04:45 PM
How about this, 1st Dicek is gone, savings. 2nd trade Els,Beckett,Aviles and Lackey to Cleveland for Asdrubal Cabrerra and Masterson. 3rd sign Josh Hamilton.

Nomar
08-17-2012, 04:49 PM
How about this, 1st Dicek is gone, savings. 2nd trade Els,Beckett,Aviles and Lackey to Cleveland for Asdrubal Cabrerra and Masterson. 3rd sign Josh Hamilton.

if we did those last two things i would hang myself

BostonSports96
08-17-2012, 09:43 PM
You guys spend way too much on salaries. Stop trying to buy championships!

We don't pay the players...

BostonSports96
08-17-2012, 09:46 PM
How about this, 1st Dicek is gone, savings. 2nd trade Els,Beckett,Aviles and Lackey to Cleveland for Asdrubal Cabrerra and Masterson. 3rd sign Josh Hamilton.

:facepalm: why would cleveland trade their best player and a decent pitcher for an okay SS, two old, cancerous, horrible pitchers and a guy with injury history, who they probably won't be able to pay once he hits free agency?

and why would the sox add another huge contract in hamilton?

j-bay
08-19-2012, 12:40 AM
Lets go out there and end with a winning record at least. If we don't go to the playoffs lets finish strong and end on a positive note.

Station 13
08-19-2012, 12:44 AM
Lets go out there and end with a winning record at least. If we don't go to the playoffs lets finish strong and end on a positive note.

no

Nomar
08-19-2012, 12:47 AM
no

Sir im gonna need to ask you to separate your responses into paragraphs.

j-bay
08-19-2012, 12:52 AM
no

We havn't had a losing record since 1997.

Nomar
08-19-2012, 12:57 AM
We havn't had a losing record since 1997.

Station just wants a high draft pick

TragicallyHip
08-20-2012, 12:06 PM
Station just wants a high draft pick

I honestly didn't think any explanation would have been needed, but then again, common sense isn't all that common.

penuch
08-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Lets go out there and end with a winning record at least. If we don't go to the playoffs lets finish strong and end on a positive note.

Winning is a bad thing right now. The more we lose the better draft pick we can get. Let's be real this isn't a championship caliber team. Wins right now do nothing for us, but losses are the best thing that could possibly happen.

-Lavigne43-
08-20-2012, 05:26 PM
Winning means better performance, which means better trade value. I wish Ellsbury would get going, I'm worried his trade value will be disappointing.

Nomar
08-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Winning means better performance, which means better trade value. I wish Ellsbury would get going, I'm worried his trade value will be disappointing.

Yeah at this rate theyd have to wait until the deadline next season. Maybe that wouldnt be so bad if Bradley could be ready by then, but I'd ratehr have him go for a big return in the offseason.

-Lavigne43-
08-20-2012, 06:05 PM
The return at the trade deadline next year would probably suck. The return would be B level prospects.

Nomar
08-20-2012, 06:08 PM
The return at the trade deadline next year would probably suck. The return would be B level prospects.

If he plays like he did in 2011, then they could get a package similar to Greinke's this year.

But still, it makes more sense to trade him now. Lets hope he has another great September.

Crucis
08-20-2012, 11:44 PM
If he plays like he did in 2011, then they could get a package similar to Greinke's this year.

But still, it makes more sense to trade him now. Lets hope he has another great September.

I'm not so sure about that. Pitching seems to be the really hot commodity at the trading deadline, not position players.

Nomar
08-20-2012, 11:54 PM
I'm not so sure about that. Pitching seems to be the really hot commodity at the trading deadline, not position players.

That may be, but a .300 30/30 guy would always be highly valuable, no matter what time of year it was. The chances of him being that guy look very slim though so we better pray his september is great.

-Lavigne43-
08-22-2012, 07:24 PM
Yesterday we surpassed the Mariners. Right now its

1. Astros
2. Cubs
3. Rockies
4. Twins
5. Indians
6. Padres
7. Royals
8. Marlins
9. Blue Jays
T10. Mets
T10. Phillies
T10. Brewers
13. Red Sox
14. Mariners
15. D'backs
16. Angels
17. Tigers
18. Dodgers
T19. Orioles
T19. Pirates
T19: A's

A top ten pick is possible if we lose enough.

Nomar
08-22-2012, 07:48 PM
I think Toronto can pass us. Philly has been playing well too. At least we play some good teams that should spank us.

I just want Lavarnway and Ellsbury to hit this month and the team to lose.

papipapsmanny
08-22-2012, 11:00 PM
alright well im just hoping Lavarnway finishes the season strong and people don't judge him so quickly. History says he has an adjustment period at each jump he makes (Which only makes sense)

wolf82
08-24-2012, 01:19 PM
Yesterday we surpassed the Mariners. Right now its

1. Astros
2. Cubs
3. Rockies
4. Twins
5. Indians
6. Padres
7. Royals
8. Marlins
9. Blue Jays
T10. Mets
T10. Phillies
T10. Brewers
13. Red Sox
14. Mariners
15. D'backs
16. Angels
17. Tigers
18. Dodgers
T19. Orioles
T19. Pirates
T19: A's

A top ten pick is possible if we lose enough.

I know it's sacreligious..but, the way the sox are playing they should just let everyone beat em. There is no reason for them to try and win, they can't make the playoffs this year. I'd love for them to get a top 10 pick.


Is it bad I want them to lose just to get a better Draft Pick?

MG956
08-24-2012, 03:13 PM
I know it's sacreligious..but, the way the sox are playing they should just let everyone beat em. There is no reason for them to try and win, they can't make the playoffs this year. I'd love for them to get a top 10 pick.


Is it bad I want them to lose just to get a better Draft Pick?

This is the Sox trying to win?

I was hoping they would just give up and go out have have some fun. They would probably be unstoppable...

GoldDustTwin
08-24-2012, 10:01 PM
I think after tonight's developments, we can safely put this thread to bed until 2014.

AI
08-24-2012, 10:18 PM
We'll make the playoffs next year, quote me.

Nomar
08-25-2012, 12:11 AM
We'll make the playoffs next year, quote me.

I'm feeling it too.

It all depends on Doubront, De La Rosa, and even Lester if he stays.

AI
08-25-2012, 12:14 AM
Doubt De La Rosa is up with the big club next year.

Nomar
08-25-2012, 12:20 AM
Doubt De La Rosa is up with the big club next year.

Who knows though, he was dominating in AA last year. A strong spring training could be enough for him. Especially when one of our starters inevitably fails coughLackeycough

papipapsmanny
08-25-2012, 05:06 PM
see I make this thread and look what happens...