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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    Red Sox starting outfield of McDonald, Ross and Sweeney isn't just the worst in the big leagues, but the worst in Red Sox history.
    Ha ha...I dunno..the Sox have run some real stinkers out there (the early-mid 90's were some real stinkers, if I recall).

    Give 'em time...they may prove to be solid enough to get them through until guys get healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    Of course, their trusty manager is going to do his best to reduce scoring as much as possible...he's already inserted Mike Aviles in the leadoff spot for today's game in place of the injured Ellsbury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Boxer View Post
    4/14 v. Rays

    For me, there is nothing worse than a pitcher who cant throw strikes. Buchholz in the first inning is not even close with a lot of his pitches. This absolutely drives me crazy.
    I didn't get a chance to watch, but it looks like Buch did not have his best stuff today. Got through 7 innings, but gave up 5 runs. Luckily our bats are hot, so he got the "W".
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximum jack View Post
    I didn't get a chance to watch, but it looks like Buch did not have his best stuff today. Got through 7 innings, but gave up 5 runs. Luckily our bats are hot, so he got the "W".
    Buchholz gave up 4 of those 5 runs in the first, so he got better as the day went on. The offense is starting to show that ability to open up on opposing bullpens and put games away...I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    They still may call up another OF...Lin is up now BECAUSE he's on the 40-man and can serve as a defensive replacement in CF late in games (and would be a solid PR).

    I looked at the 40-man roster, and there isn't an obvious move to clear a spot for an OF.
    Yes there are moves to be made as Clay Mortenson and even Luis Exposito are in the 40 man roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximum jack View Post
    I didn't get a chance to watch, but it looks like Buch did not have his best stuff today. Got through 7 innings, but gave up 5 runs. Luckily our bats are hot, so he got the "W".
    His stuff was fine, it was a issue with location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    Yes there are moves to be made as Clay Mortenson and even Luis Exposito are in the 40 man roster.
    I wouldn't think those guys would make it through waivers. Do you?

    We may find out...looks like Jason Repko is getting called up, not Lin.
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    Looks like the Sox worked out Mark Prior today in Fort Myers.

    Hey, on a minor league deal, why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    I wouldn't think those guys would make it through waivers. Do you?

    We may find out...looks like Jason Repko is getting called up, not Lin.
    Exposito might not pass waivers, but Mortenson should, he isn't very good. Well played in the ninth inning this afternoon in Boston. repko also isn't in the 40 man roster, i still take Linares over Repko.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    Exposito might not pass waivers, but Mortenson should, he isn't very good. Well played in the ninth inning this afternoon in Boston. repko also isn't in the 40 man roster, i still take Linares over Repko.
    Mortenson might...and having him off the 40-man would probably be good, since he's nowhere near the top of the Sox "call up" list.

    Repko was coming off a few days off with a minor hamstring injury. Linares started in AA (and was raking there). Not sure why Linares was in AA and not AAA to start, but he'll probably get the call to Pawtucket in the coming days to take Repko's spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    Mortenson might...and having him off the 40-man would probably be good, since he's nowhere near the top of the Sox "call up" list.

    Repko was coming off a few days off with a minor hamstring injury. Linares started in AA (and was raking there). Not sure why Linares was in AA and not AAA to start, but he'll probably get the call to Pawtucket in the coming days to take Repko's spot.
    Not only was Repko promoted, but so was Nate Spears (Pedro Ciriaco would had been a better move) but in a surprise move the Red Sox designated for assigment Mike Bowden and Luis Exposito. Don't understand this move at all, Mike Bowden is a lot better pitcher than Mortenson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    Not only was Repko promoted, but so was Nate Spears (Pedro Ciriaco would had been a better move) but in a surprise move the Red Sox designated for assigment Mike Bowden and Luis Exposito. Don't understand this move at all, Mike Bowden is a lot better pitcher than Mortenson.
    Ciriaco has an issue with his oblique/ribs. That's why he has not been called up.
    Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

    Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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    Bowden goes from a guy we deemed untouchable in a trade to being designated for assignment. I thought he was throwing the ball well this year so far, but maybe a change of teams will do him good and unlock his potential. I would hate to see him go, but you have to think he is getting claimed by someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaffolds View Post
    Not only was Repko promoted, but so was Nate Spears (Pedro Ciriaco would had been a better move) but in a surprise move the Red Sox designated for assigment Mike Bowden and Luis Exposito. Don't understand this move at all, Mike Bowden is a lot better pitcher than Mortenson.
    Yeah, that move doesn't make a lot of sense to me, either. I figured they'd eventually drop a pitcher and bring up one more position player, but I figured it might be Thomas who got DFA'ed, not Bowden.

    Expo is solid, too...probably wasn't ever going to be a big league starter, but I could see him being a backup somewhere. Not sure it's worth losing these guys to get Repko and Spears on the roster.
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    I agree with you guys. There is a good chance that Bowden will be claimed. So I have to assume that the team has all but given up on him. I wonder if the Cubs will claim him. For Bowden though it might be a good thing, especially if he gets claimed by someone like the Padres whose ballpark should only help him out.

    As for the current Red Sox outfield of Ross, MacDonald, Sweeney and Repko, I guess that's what happens when your entire starting OF (Crawford, Ellsbury, Kalish) is on the DL. That being said, the Sox are currently 2nd in BA and OBP (behind only the Crads) and 3rd in SLG (behind Cards and Rangers. And that after being in the botton 5 of all three categories just a couple of days ago. Tells you a whole lot about judging an offense based on a sample of just a handful of games.
    Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)

    Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    Looks like the Sox worked out Mark Prior today in Fort Myers.

    Hey, on a minor league deal, why not.
    Mark Prior--one of baseball's biggest busts. As long the Red Sox don't have to pay him, I'm fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9&10 View Post
    Mark Prior--one of baseball's biggest busts. As long the Red Sox don't have to pay him, I'm fine with it.
    Exactly...he's a big enough name that it might put a few fannies in the seats at McCoy, and as long as you're not counting on him or taking a spot away from a prospect, it's worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Therwil Flyer View Post
    I agree with you guys. There is a good chance that Bowden will be claimed. So I have to assume that the team has all but given up on him. I wonder if the Cubs will claim him. For Bowden though it might be a good thing, especially if he gets claimed by someone like the Padres whose ballpark should only help him out.
    The Mets could use an arm like Bowden.
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    Please delete this message.
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    What is this Valentine? It was soo obvious, that Bard was tired two batters ago. But Valentine needs 8 balls in a row to be sure and three walks in the inning. If we lose that, it's completely on Valentine. I hate this idiot. On one side I hope the Red Sox do good, but that would also mean Valentine could stay...
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