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Postby John Kemp » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:18 pm

I for one have to admit being a Red Sox Homer was so upset a month ago and was told to just give it some time because the Red Sox would work things out.. Well people thay have, and I for one think they are back in the drivers seat in the AL East and will find themselves in the World Series.. I mean come on.. Theo, Coco, Alex.. All within the last 10 days!.. Mannys seems happy, Schilling is healthy as he's been in a couple years to go with Beckett,Clement and Wakes.. Bullpens looking stout and their lineup is downright dangerous again!

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Postby giants! » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:21 pm

I hate to burst your bubble, but the crisp trade was not good for you as marte was a top prospect and alex gonzales is far far far from special. Theo was the best of the news by far.

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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:22 pm

I thought you guaranteed that Manny was leaving town?

Now Coco and Alex are your saviors? 8-o
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Postby Esen » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:24 pm

You must be easily amused becasue the Red Sox roster is laughable
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Postby Third Day » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:38 pm

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Postby theclefe » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:41 pm

They have downgraded at SS, 3B, and CF. Loretta is a marginal improvement, and Youks is somehow better than Millar? Hopefully pitching wins championships, and games... most of the games.

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Postby nikku88 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:08 pm

Are they still going to let Manny play defense?
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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:09 pm

well, their offense is still potent, although they probably won't challenge for top run scoring offense in the AL this year. at least their pitching has improved. beckett is a good signing, and they've improved their bullpen. still, i figure they'll have a similar record to last year.
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Postby Pokey » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:32 pm

George_Foreman wrote:well, their offense is still potent, although they probably won't challenge for top run scoring offense in the AL this year. at least their pitching has improved. beckett is a good signing, and they've improved their bullpen. still, i figure they'll have a similar record to last year.


I agree. This is a retooling year. The Red Sox will probably still win 90+ games, maybe make a playoff spot, and maybe even make it somewhere in the playoffs. But they are not by any means the best team in the AL, and as a Red Sox fan I have no problem admitting that they will not be nearly as good as the Yankees(it's not likely at least.)

The point of this year is to retool and set them up for another run at being a top team in 2007. They've gotten a bit younger, have improved their pitching (both starting and bullpen) and defense, and have a handful of very good prospects that are close to being contributors. Overall I like where they are right now.

As far as the Coco/Marte deal... in a vacuum the deal favors the Indians (though there's always the chance Marte doesn't pan out) but the fact is, you can't play a season without a centerfielder, and Coco was the best out there. You gotta give talent to get talent.
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Postby AtlDynasty25 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:50 pm

All you AL East guys should be looking out for the Blue Jays IMO
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