08-15-2010, 01:31 PM
Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Join Date: Jan 2008
Various Red Sox Thoughts
1. Sox better make a move for another OF in a waiver deal. With Lowrie and Hall on the team, and Pedroia coming back, they don't need Patterson for 2b insurance and he is awful as an OFer. That he is starting in Ells' absence is a bad joke.
2. Beckett and Lackey...your 4th and 5th starters...for the next four years. Ummmmmm.
3. Please make this Wake's last year.
4. Can a team lose two totally winnable games in a row and still make up 4 on a good Tampa team? I think not.
5. Monday is the deadline to sign drafted players or they go back into the pool. The Sox have a bunch of high profile guys, with the biggest one being Anthony Ranaudo. Their future will be heavily impacted by what happens between now and Monday and I don't mean today's Dice K start.
6. At this point, I view Lester and Buck starts as must wins, Dice starts as toss ups and Lackey and Beckett starts as probable losses (unless the opponent is one of the truly lousy offenses in the AL). Not good.
7. The bigger problem? The incredibly thin pen. Who didn't puke a little when Lester came out of the game last night? He probably really needed to come out but when a journey man like Atchison trots in to a save situation, Theo can't view that as a crowing moment.
8. Too bad Lowrie is so fragile. The guy looks great when he plays.
9. Billy Hall has given the Sox so much more than most of us expected. I wish he was starting in LF and Lowrie as at 2B today.
10. With Dmat going and Monday being a day off, we're going to see a lot of the Sox pen today....