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Old 08-27-2006, 11:18 AM   #2521
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And please, sign Loretta for next year. Pretty please?
Can you explain why you want Loretta back so badly in 2007? I look at him and see a .300/.362/.386 hitter at 2B, which is largely replaceable production. I do not see him as a Bill Mueller, battling, fouling pitches off kind of hitter. He seems to be more of a hacker and doesn't see that many pitches (a hitting tenet of the organization).

Defensively, I like his smooth handwork once he gets to balls, but some have criticized him for his range going to his right. I personally haven't noticed that too much, but it's something to think about. He runs the bases adequately, I suppose, although he has no real speed to talk about. Overall, I see Loretta as a very bland, boring type of player who excels at doing only one thing very well: hitting singles.

Personally, I am ready to start the Dustin Pedroia era because he is ready for the show right now. I would not ****** the development of Pedroia by offering arbitration to a player who primarily gives you singles and adequate defense. I also doubt you will see Loretta offered arbitration in the off season.
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:51 PM   #2522
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Can you explain why you want Loretta back so badly in 2007? I look at him and see a .300/.362/.386 hitter at 2B, which is largely replaceable production. I do not see him as a Bill Mueller, battling, fouling pitches off kind of hitter. He seems to be more of a hacker and doesn't see that many pitches (a hitting tenet of the organization).

Defensively, I like his smooth handwork once he gets to balls, but some have criticized him for his range going to his right. I personally haven't noticed that too much, but it's something to think about. He runs the bases adequately, I suppose, although he has no real speed to talk about. Overall, I see Loretta as a very bland, boring type of player who excels at doing only one thing very well: hitting singles.

Personally, I am ready to start the Dustin Pedroia era because he is ready for the show right now. I would not ****** the development of Pedroia by offering arbitration to a player who primarily gives you singles and adequate defense. I also doubt you will see Loretta offered arbitration in the off season.

Pedroia could play shortstop next year while Loretta plays secondbase. I'm in the group that would like to see Loretta return.

He's a consistent hitter, who plays pretty good defense. I don't know many secondbasemen that are hitting the market that you can sign to a deal that Loretta would probably agree to considering his age.

And it seems the wheels on the bus are falling off...

Francona, meanwhile, clearly seems to be getting frustrated with a club that literally seems to be falling apart. Manny Ramirez (knee) is out of the lineup again today after playing on Saturday night. The Sox also are without Wily Mo Pena (wrist) and Doug Mirabelli (ankle), explaining why bench coach Brad Mills posted a lineup card that looked like it was intended for a spring training game.

When asked if Ramirez could serve as the designated hitter, Francona bristled.
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“He said he couldn’t play. What the (expletive) do you want me to do?'’ snarled the manager. “If a guy says he can’t play, he can’t (expletive) play. …Go ask him. He said he can’t (expltive) play.'’
Tito's response to reporters asking him about Manny sitting out tonight.
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:09 PM   #2523
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I think the Manager is a little pissed off with Manny right now. Maybe Manny is once again hoping to get dealt in the offseason.
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I officially declare it football season!!!

Seriously, I don't think I'm going to watch another Sox game this year because they suck and I don't have time.
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I officially declare it football season!!!

Seriously, I don't think I'm going to watch another Sox game this year because they suck and I don't have time.
Cool. Fairweather fans rawk. How bout dem saaaaawwwxx~~!

I'll keep watching intermittently as I usually do. I'm interested to see if Ortiz can hit 50+ HR. I'm also interested in seeing how or if Dustin Pedroia progresses. Also Papelbon.
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #2526
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Im still watching, it's just harder since there on the west coast and play at 10:00.

Lester isn't pitching tonight because of a sore back. Gabbard is taking his spot.... I'll count it as an loss but I'll still put it on.

And does anyone know how Hansen has done in AAA?
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Im still watching, it's just harder since there on the west coast and play at 10:00.

Lester isn't pitching tonight because of a sore back. Gabbard is taking his spot.... I'll count it as an loss but I'll still put it on.

And does anyone know how Hansen has done in AAA?
Same here. I won't be watching them every day like I normally do but I'm still watching.

Hansen has pitched 2 innings, 0 runs and 4 hits in 1 minor league appearance:

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/a...pbp&pid=475022
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worst record in the majors in August, nice job guys
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