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Old 04-21-2008, 03:24 PM   #301
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Crisp is great defensively and he'll steal a few bases, but he's an average run-producer, especially for an outfielder. Crisp will never be in Kendrick's league hitting-wise.

Schilling is a shadow of his former self. No way the Sox are banking on him for a big year at this point in his career.
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The problem is that Kendrick hasn't done anything hitting-wise in the majors yet. Yes, he's got potential, but right now, he's really not any better, so missing him while we are missing Crisp is fairly even, I'd say.

And that "shadow of his former self" still won in the playoffs last year. And he even had an ERA under 4 last year, which as I recall was better than yours, wasn't it?

Sorry to say both teams will be about even strength in terms of injuries. The fact that the Sox have more good players than the Angels will be why they'll continue to win, not because of health.
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And that "shadow of his former self" still won in the playoffs last year. And he even had an ERA under 4 last year, which as I recall was better than yours, wasn't it?
Nope. I had the best ERA in the league last year (3.01).
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Oh wait, playoff ERA?

A lot of that has to do with the fact that Fenway is a sandbox, i.e., it's a minor league field with the stupid Green Monster out there.


The Sox formula for winning is to get a fat guy (Ortiz) to muscle check-swing doubles off the wall all day. Oh, and to get a lot of home cookin' from the umps.
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Yes, wasn't clear. Playoff ERA.

As for the rest, yeah, ok. You just keep thinking that.
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Oh wait, playoff ERA?

A lot of that has to do with the fact that Fenway is a sandbox, i.e., it's a minor league field with the stupid Green Monster out there.

The Sox formula for winning is to get a fat guy (Ortiz) to muscle check-swing doubles off the wall all day. Oh, and to get a lot of home cookin' from the umps.
Or they could just crush a couple of meatballs over the monster and past the massive Fenway right field. That works pretty well too.
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Somebody remind me never to bet on a team managed by Clint Hurdle under any circumstances.
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Eh, well, we're coming into Fenway banged up like we always are when we play the Sox.

Howie Kendrick: DL
Me: DL
Torii Hunter: banged up

One day the Sox will face an Angels team at full strength.
I believe the technical term for this post is "prepare for embarassment".
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Forgot about Escobar...the Halos really are beat up. See, all the obnoxious running they do, it's bad for them
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Well except that you've got one key player (Lowell) out and we've got three of our best out or banged up.
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hewson, you didn't say you went to the patriots day game!

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Yeah something was clearly flying around Fenway yesterday...Milton caught it too.

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another day, another blown save by Gagne.
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hewson, you didn't say you went to the patriots day game!

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