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How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

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For some reason we cannot post in the old thread so I guess we need a new one.  The first one saw a World Series title but then had two last place finishes so maybe we will get some new thread magic.

Anyway, Price has been named Opening Day starter.  I really was not all too keen on this signing.  Just like last year they are overpaying drastically, although at least I like Price most than the bats we wasted cash on last season (I still hate Panda).

This feels like a second or third place team to me, not as bad as it had been but not as good as '13 either.  We definitely have some fine young talent.  I really hope that the idiot contracts to Sandoval and Hanley do not cost Shaw playing time.  

Luckily nobody looks unbeatable in the East, although Toronto will be favorites to repeat as long as Stroman is healthy and the pen does not blow. I have them in the high eighties.  Balimore is the weakest in the division and should win in the mid 70s.  That leaves Boston with New York and Tampa in the middle.  I think we have the best roster of the three and the Yankees are the worst, however that pen of their's is so damn good it will disguise some weaknesses.  They have won more than they should have three years in a row due to their stellar 8th/9th inning guys and this year's pen is their best yet.  We should be fighting New York all season , both finishing in the mid-80s.  Tampa meanwhile will stay close but I do not think they have the hitting to win more than 79-82.

No matter how it plays out, so glad to have baseball back!

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I think we can grab the 2nd wild card, but the rotation is a mystery right now. if Price pans out and Buchholz stays healthy we could have a nice 1-2-3 with E-Rod when he comes off the DL

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Evidently we have been in talks with the Padres regarding Shields and/or Ross.  That would definitely go a long way to helping out our rotation.

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Maybe it is just too hard to understand, or maybe we just do not know what we are talking about, but my brother and I have been screaming to put Joe Kelly in the pen as a set-up man.  

He reminds us so very much of Wade Davis.  I owned Davis in every fantasy league before it was popular.  He was a mediocre SP with amazing stuff that was just too damn inconsistent.  He could not put seven innings together despite having some brilliant ones.

Under no circumstances am I saying he can replicate Wade's stats, since you know his previous two years were better than RP well...ever.  But he.  has really good stuff and often goes out there and looks dominant for multiple innings.  He rarely seems to get a Quality Start though.  Put him in the pen and let him go all out for 1-2 innings.  I think he could transform our pen and make it one of the best in MLB.

For most of the history of this game you would prefer a mediocre starter over a great eighth inning person but in my opinion the game has changed.  KC is ahead of the curve.  Great bullpens win now (it is why we won in '13).  We have someone that could improve it and we are wasting him in efforts like this evening.

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17 minutes ago, Goondal said:

Maybe it is just too hard to understand, or maybe we just do not know what we are talking about, but my brother and I have been screaming to put Joe Kelly in the pen as a set-up man.  

He reminds us so very much of Wade Davis.  I owned Davis in every fantasy league before it was popular.  He was a mediocre SP with amazing stuff that was just too damn inconsistent.  He could not put seven innings together despite having some brilliant ones.

Under no circumstances am I saying he can replicate Wade's stats, since you know his previous two years were better than RP well...ever.  But he.  has really good stuff and often goes out there and looks dominant for multiple innings.  He rarely seems to get a Quality Start though.  Put him in the pen and let him go all out for 1-2 innings.  I think he could transform our pen and make it one of the best in MLB.

For most of the history of this game you would prefer a mediocre starter over a great eighth inning person but in my opinion the game has changed.  KC is ahead of the curve.  Great bullpens win now (it is why we won in '13).  We have someone that could improve it and we are wasting him in efforts like this evening.

ehhh even last year when he was doing really well, all the advanced stats pointed towards that being unsustainable and more of a fluke than something legit. outside of Price we have no rotation really besides 4 guys who are at best #4 starters.

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An Ace and four fours, good in poker, not in baseball

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I thought Wright was really good today for the most part but Estrada absolutely shut down the offense.

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loving the offense and (knock on wood) Porcello looks a lot better this year. Add a healthy E-Rod and if Buchholz gets back on track and this team could do some damage. 

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Most runs in the majors while hitting the least HR.  Definitely an interesting dynamic.  Also lead the majors in SB.  Would love to close out that sweep today.

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that was a pretty exciting game last night, Yankees sweep is always welcome

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