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How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

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Well, it took longer than expected this week but...AL East Champs!!!

On to Houston we go with Sale on the bump Thursday.  Go Sox!

I am really interested to see who the RP on the roster are.  Obviously Kimbrel, Price, Reed, and Smith.  I would throw Kelly in as well.

The sixth and seventh spot are the questions.  My choice surprisingly is Austin Maddox.  With a five game series, two off days and the fifth SP in the pen I am not sure you need a seventh.  Take the extra bench guy, especially if Eduardo cannot go.  If they do take a seventh though I am thinking Robbie Scott to add another lefty.

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Game 1 today: Sale vs Verlander.

Great matchup, really hope we can get the win because the rotation behind Sale-Pom isn't looking great. Fister in game 3 doesn't inspire much confidence but Porcello has been terrible this year too. Gonna be a tough series to win, definitely need the bats to come alive and the bullpen to be airtight to stand a chance against the Astros lineup.

Glad to see Hanley on the bench, really hasn't done much of anything this year unfortunately.

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 Saturday was a cold and rainy day for a game but what luck to see them win the division the day before seeing the Panthers beat the Pats

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Well that went poorly.  Afraid to say it but that felt a lot like last season.  Second year in a  row my pick to win it all was our first round opponent.  I got Houston over Arizona

 

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Got Washington over Cleveland. Heart thinks the Sox win in 5 but my brain says this won't last more than 4 games. Hoping for good starts from Pom and Fister.

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Evidently J.D. Martinez is now “fed up” with the Sox and might “prefer to play elsewhere.”

My question is, who is stopping you?  The Sox have no control over him.  He can go negotiate with any club if the Sox $100 million offer is not enough.  It is not the Sox problem that nobody will offer more.  If he wants a better offer then get one from another team to use as leverage.  Otherwise the Sox have no incentive to raise their offer.

I am normally pro player but the way this FA class is acting is really annoying.

I am all on board with no making any signing, betting on pitching, and attacking next year’s loaded market.

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On 2/8/2018 at 5:54 AM, Goondal said:

Evidently J.D. Martinez is now “fed up” with the Sox and might “prefer to play elsewhere.”

My question is, who is stopping you?  The Sox have no control over him.  He can go negotiate with any club if the Sox $100 million offer is not enough.  It is not the Sox problem that nobody will offer more.  If he wants a better offer then get one from another team to use as leverage.  Otherwise the Sox have no incentive to raise their offer.

I am normally pro player but the way this FA class is acting is really annoying.

I am all on board with no making any signing, betting on pitching, and attacking next year’s loaded market.

I still hope we get JD as he'd be an upgrade over Hanley at DH but I'm fine with the Sox refusing to budge from their offer. If he wants more money, he'll likely get it from Arizona or a team thats less likely to make the playoffs. If he doesnt sign that money can go towards Betts, Benintendi, Kimbrel etc in the future.

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Saw Price was out taking responsibility for his actions and attitude last season.  This could be all talk but it I definitely good to see.  If he can see a Lackey-esque revival then it could go a long way to improving our chances of three-peating in the division and competing in the playoffs.

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17 hours ago, Goondal said:

Saw Price was out taking responsibility for his actions and attitude last season.  This could be all talk but it I definitely good to see.  If he can see a Lackey-esque revival then it could go a long way to improving our chances of three-peating in the division and competing in the playoffs.

Definitely hoping he starts out strong and gets the fans behind him early. I feel like his playoff performance against Houston was enough for most fans to give him another chance-- hope he can capitalize on it.

Not a splashy move but I'm glad we've brought back Moreland and Nunez-- if there is some positive regression to the mean for guys who underperformed last season (Betts, Bogey, Bradley, Hanley, Porcello) I feel good about our chances to win the division for a third straight year.

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