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Old 05-07-2006, 02:01 AM   #1065
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Didn't know they were all different stories. I only clicked on one of them. If he is serious than that's pretty hypocritical. If I remember correctly Pedro and Johnny's situations were borderline identical like you said.

If he's boo'd in Fenway I'll throw up. It'd really be disgusting if that's what happened.

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Kind of cool to be throwing our three best pitchers in that series.
I'm really excited to see the Yanks challenged against Schilling with him being so good thus far.

And I am not at all excited for Wakefield. He seems to begin a lot of slumps for our guys over the years.
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:31 PM   #1066
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Pedro played the Red Sox that offseason into getting more money from the Mets, they whined about not getting any respect when they were willing to make him their highest paid pitcher. I'd give him a standing O, but he's less deserving of one than Damon.

Anyone see that story about Hanson? They may try him as a starter. So long as the pen doesn't need him, it won't hurt to give it a shot, though it may be better to wait until next year.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:23 PM   #1067
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Pedro played the Red Sox that offseason into getting more money from the Mets, they whined about not getting any respect when they were willing to make him their highest paid pitcher. I'd give him a standing O, but he's less deserving of one than Damon.

Anyone see that story about Hanson? They may try him as a starter. So long as the pen doesn't need him, it won't hurt to give it a shot, though it may be better to wait until next year.
I saw a little headline about Henson in the intro to Gammons column but it's insider only so I wasn't able to read it.

And I'm not buying in to Johnny and Pedro being much different. They wanted the highest dollar they could get and they got it. That's great for them, they earned it. But I don't really think they played their period as FA's much differently. All I hear from Johnny's mouth is how the RS disrespected him, same sound different instrument.
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:32 PM   #1068
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A little bit of the Gammons article(as I figure it's against the TOS/Illegal to post the entire thing)

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Sean McAdam reported this morning in the Providence Journal that the Red Sox have discussed using Craig Hansen as a starter if David Wells doesn't come back from his knee problems because Jon Lester isn't ready and they cannot find a suitable fifth starter on the market.
The story is right. It's been discussed, as he stated. But that set off the day's talk-radio theory that the Red Sox all along planned to make Hansen a starter once Jonathan Papelbon moved into the role of the closer because they were using Hansen in Double-A in three-inning stints instead of a closer role.

Which, of course is silly. "We want Craig to develop all his pitches," said Theo Epstein when Hansen went to Portland. "He knows how to close.I'm not worried about that. But in the major leagues, you can't get by throwing one pitch, as he found out last September against the Orioles. We want him learning to use his pitches, develop his sinker, his slider and his changeup, so that when he gets to the major leagues he can pitch."
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Thanks Longhorn.

I read about him turning in to a starter on SoSH a few times but isn't his pitching motion a little too violent to be able to pitch long stretches at a time?
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No problem, man.

And yeah, his throwing motion wouldn't be good for a starter, he'd blow out his arm after two or three starts, IMO.
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Gotta say Nixon has really done a great job of being patient at the plate. Didn't really know he was that patient. Maybe it's cause he's been injured so much the past couple years that I haven't been able to see him get in a groove.
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