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Postby DevilDriver » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:53 pm

I think
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Postby thomasps3 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:00 pm

Offer something.

i.e I just snmoked a big fatty, and I saw the future, and papelbon was the Opening Day SP in Boston.....

or.....

The Red Sox just traded Manny to the Yankees for Mariano and that forced the Red Sox to put Papelbon in the rotation.....

Jeezzzzzzzz....Thanks for letting us know how much you value our time. :-t :-t
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:02 pm

rofl... I thought this was going to have a link or something.

Well, it doesn't take Nostradamus to figure the Red Sox are going to need starters next season. Wakefield and Schilling are aging and they've had such pitching luminaries like Jason Johnson and Larry DiNardo at the back of the rotation, stinking it up. They need all the pitching help they can get.
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Postby DevilDriver » Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:06 pm

saw it on espnnews
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Postby dyuen87 » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:56 pm

:-b calm down guys.

even tho he didnt provide a link, the story has been out there.
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Postby thedude » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:15 pm

This has been common knowledge since mid september, when paplebon hurt his shoulder in early september.


Everyone needs to calm down.
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Re: Papelbon starting next season

Postby George_Foreman » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:51 pm

DevilDriver wrote:I think
Best thread EVAR. :-b


A more appropriate way to start this thread would be:

Subject: What are the chances Papelbon starts next year?
Text: I heard on ESPN news that he was going to start. Has anyone heard anything else about this? Do you think he will be more/less successful? What does this do to his value as a keeper/for redraft leagues?


And now to answer myself:
Re: What are the chances Papelbon starts next year?

Well, I think this has always been the Sox's plan for him; he was thrown into the closers role this year as a stop-gap. I think he's got 3 or 4 pitches, so provided he can hold up for the season, I think he should do alright in the role. Perhaps not as lights-out as this year, but he should do okay. If he's successful, I think it makes him more valuable, but I see him turning into a #2/#3 guy next year rather than a #1.

Personally, I traded him early this year in my keeper league for Danny Haren and an upgrade in minor leaguers, and I'm still okay with the deal. I see Paps as about as good as Haren next year, so I feel like I got a free upgrade in minor leaguers. 'Course, Paps is a bit younger and he's got less MLB experience, so he's got higher upside than Haren in all likelyhood.
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Re: Papelbon starting next season

Postby thedude » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:53 pm

George_Foreman wrote:
DevilDriver wrote:I think
Best thread EVAR. :-b


A more appropriate way to start this thread would be:

Subject: What are the chances Papelbon starts next year?
Text: I heard on ESPN news that he was going to start. Has anyone heard anything else about this? Do you think he will be more/less successful? What does this do to his value as a keeper/for redraft leagues?


And now to answer myself:
Re: What are the chances Papelbon starts next year?

Well, I think this has always been the Sox's plan for him; he was thrown into the closers role this year as a stop-gap. I think he's got 3 or 4 pitches, so provided he can hold up for the season, I think he should do alright in the role. Perhaps not as lights-out as this year, but he should do okay. If he's successful, I think it makes him more valuable, but I see him turning into a #2/#3 guy next year rather than a #1.

Personally, I traded him early this year in my keeper league for Danny Haren and an upgrade in minor leaguers, and I'm still okay with the deal. I see Paps as about as good as Haren next year, so I feel like I got a free upgrade in minor leaguers. 'Course, Paps is a bit younger and he's got less MLB experience, so he's got higher upside than Haren in all likelyhood.


This is the first of any real value in this whole thread. Thanks GF. ;-D ;-7
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Re: Papelbon starting next season

Postby JTWood » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:11 pm

thedude wrote:This is the first of any real value in this whole thread. Thanks GF. ;-D ;-7

GF? Girlfriend?

;-7 :-D
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