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Old 06-08-2005, 12:28 AM   #169
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im reminded of francona all last october saying "They just love to play baseball"

doesn't look like that anymore
The price to pay for winning. Last year it was fun, chasing the Yankees, the rivalry and then winning it all. But now the expectations are greater (believe it or not!). I think they will be fine, this is a tired team on the field. They have played 14 games in a row (15 tomorrow), they have played 32 games on the road so far, in the second half they play more home games and hopefully by then they will have a healthy Curt Schilling. We know Theo will go out and make some moves later on. I don't know if they can restore the "fun" aspect of the game but putting together a lenghty winning streak would certainly help.
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:47 AM   #170
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Sox avoid the sweep beating the Cardinals 4-0. David Wells pitched 8 shutout innings and Edgar Renteria homered off his former team.

Day off tomorrow and then on to Wrigley.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:16 AM   #171
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Sox avoid the sweep beating the Cardinals 4-0. David Wells pitched 8 shutout innings and Edgar Renteria homered off his former team.

Day off tomorrow and then on to Wrigley.
So which one is the real David Wells? The 8 inning shutout or the 3 inning batting practice? He's lowered his ERA nearly 2 runs in his last 3 starts. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and he can keep giving us some quality starts.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:43 AM   #172
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Some notes on Red Sox 1st round pick Craig Hansen:

- WEEI said that when they realized he would still be available they went to Boras, asking what it would take, then went to John Henry, then drafted him.

- He was rated by Baseball America as the #1 MLB ready college pitcher, the #2 college fastball and the #1 college breaking ball (Slider)

It may be a long shot but I wouldn't be too surprised to see this guy on the team in September. Our bullpen needs all the help it can get. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:44 AM   #173
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I think at this point in his career Wells is just going to be either hit or miss. If he can't command his breaking ball he's going to get pounded, if he can command it he's going to pitch a great game. Hopefully we see more of the latter.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:18 PM   #174
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Some notes on Red Sox 1st round pick Craig Hansen:

- WEEI said that when they realized he would still be available they went to Boras, asking what it would take, then went to John Henry, then drafted him.

- He was rated by Baseball America as the #1 MLB ready college pitcher, the #2 college fastball and the #1 college breaking ball (Slider)

It may be a long shot but I wouldn't be too surprised to see this guy on the team in September. Our bullpen needs all the help it can get. Any thoughts?
Peter Gammons also said he would not be surprised to see Hansen in september, but i think it would be a long shot. If they bring hm up he probably would only pitch in a few games.

The bullpen needs help, but that's nothing new, in the past two seasons Theo has gone out and got Byung Hyun Kim, Scott Williamson, Terry Adams, Curtis Leskanic and Mike Myers so i imagine come july we will see him get another arm or two.
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Peter Gammons also said he would not be surprised to see Hansen in september, but i think it would be a long shot. If they bring hm up he probably would only pitch in a few games.

The bullpen needs help, but that's nothing new, in the past two seasons Theo has gone out and got Byung Hyun Kim, Scott Williamson, Terry Adams, Curtis Leskanic and Mike Myers so i imagine come july we will see him get another arm or two.
Yah I guess with 64 IP so far, how much could he really contribute down the stretch?
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Yah I guess with 64 IP so far, how much could he really contribute down the stretch?
Plus, bringing up Cla Meredith probably made a case for patience. I think Hansen is more major league ready but they ideally want him to dominate in the minors first. BA says his slider topped out at 90 mph...take that Brad Lidge!! This kid is going to be filthy, and Jacoby seems like a gamer in CF. No errors, best speed in the draft for a college player, rated 3rd in patience at the plate, best defensive outfielder in the draft...
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