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Pahk your cah in the yahd: The Bawston Red Sox Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Saper, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. Saper

    Saper Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [image=http://www.sd84.k12.id.us/hw/steve.miller/images/boston-red-sox_000.jpg]

    Sweet, I get to make the thread for my favorite sports team of all time.

    You are recommended, although not forced, to speak in [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_slang]Bostonian[/link].
     
  2. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    Um..saw Chowdaw....Chowdaw!
     
  3. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I keep hearing on Sportscenter that there is still no progress on the Matsuzaka negotiations.

    How is it that Boras (Not to be confused with Borat) thinks his client is worth 100 million?
     
  4. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    How is it that Boras (Not to be confused with Borat) thinks his client is worth 100 million?

    Because he always thinks his clients are worth more than they are?
     
  5. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    It's just the way Boras operates, and he's without a doubt the best in his business.

    Deadline is midnight Thursday.
     
  6. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't think we're going to make the deal.

    By the way, if we do, what's our rotation? Without him we have Schilling, Papelbon, Beckett, Clement and Wakefield. With one of them we have an odd man out? Who is it? Clement? Wakefield?
     
  7. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    ESPN was also reporting on the 6 PM Sportscenter that if this deal falls through, Roger Clemens will be pursued relentlessly by Epstein.

    Who Knows.
     
  8. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ewww. I know clemens makes sense...but I dont want him.
     
  9. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nothing official, but it sounds like the Sox might have reached a preliminary agreement with Matsuzaka

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2696321
     
  10. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    edit: I am an idiot.

    Anyways, 6/52 sounds pretty solid to me. Certainly a deal the Sox can be happy about.
     
  11. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    6y/$52m to him, overall 6y/$103m, or just over $17 million/year.

    If he pans out to be the star he's expected to be, he'll be worth it, but thats a lot of money to have on the hook otherwise.
     
  12. Baron-Soontir-Fel

    Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Knight star 5

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    Don't forget the merchandising/TV money he can bring in from Japan.
     
  13. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thats true, and that won't be insignificant.

    Also helps the chances of the Red Sox getting free agents from Japan in the future to boot.
     
  14. TheLighterSide

    TheLighterSide Jedi Master star 4

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    The Sawks ah wicked awsome!
     
  15. Master_Kast7

    Master_Kast7 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Negative.

    Clement has to be the odd man out though. Wakefield didn't have that great of a season last year for you guys but Clement simply got shelled.






    [hl=black]~Liar, lawyer, Mirror for ya, What's the difference? Kangaroo be stoned, He's guilty as the government~[/hl]
     
  16. New_York_Jedi

    New_York_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2006/12/18/team_has_a_concern_about_drew/]Concern about Drew's shoulder is causing a hang up in finalizing the deal[/link]
     
  17. Jedi_Master_Ron

    Jedi_Master_Ron Jedi Padawan star 4

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    And the Red Sox defeat the Yankees during their only pre-season game, J.D. Drew going to straight-away center for his first homerun while apart of the Red Sox (I forget who he had hit the homer off). Great game, Red Sox pull off a 7-5 victory.
     
  18. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Since I am a Cubs fan I am by default a Red Sox fan.
     
  19. DT421

    DT421 Jedi Master star 5

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    As long as they do that, say, around the Sept time-frame, I'll be happy about it.

    I have no idea what the heck we're going to do about a closer though.
     
  20. Jedi_Master_Ron

    Jedi_Master_Ron Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well I am hoping this game is a sign as to what is going to come during the regular season.

    On the closer bit, I really, really liked Papelbon last year, though this year, I am not sure what we are going to do, I just hope this matter is settled by the time the regular season comes around.
     
  21. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    So true. The opposite goes for me as well. :p

    I'm worried. I'm afraid he will exhaust himself way to fast in the game and not even be able to go 6 or 7. Though he was a successful starter in the minors, so I'm praying that he can adjust back to it well.
     
  22. ShrunkenJedi

    ShrunkenJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    This thread hasn't been posted in since March 13th, and we've already had opening day at Fenway? :eek: My goodness...

    I can't believe I *still* haven't caught a game with Matsuzatzka yet... maybe I'll watch tonight? In any case, this should be an interesting year. The media is so wound up, I can't remember how many articles about Dice-K I've seen already, and I've seen a lot of David Ortiz interviews, etc, too...
     
  23. Master-Fett

    Master-Fett Jedi Master star 6

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    I was at the home opener yesterday. Very good game, Beck did a great job, he was in the zone. He threw a ton of strikes, I think he ended up with about 73 strike percentage, which is better than is norm [like 50/50 :rolleyes::p ]

    Ichi went 0 for 3 and struck out each time. I wanted to check SC to see if that was like a first for him... was it?
     
  24. SueAsideRide

    SueAsideRide Jedi Master star 4

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    I made my first trip to Fenway for Wednesday night's game, and for all the Dice-K hype in Boston, you'd think he might have pitched better :p .

    Seriously though, he looked OK, but his opposition looked great in comparison. What a time for the Bosox's bats to go to sleep.

    Anyway, Fenway is an awesome ballpark, as I'm sure you're well aware.

    Yankees Suck!
     
  25. Jedi_Master_Ron

    Jedi_Master_Ron Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Daisuke didn't get any run support whatsoever, and you can't win games without runs. He pitched fairly well, in my opinion. Fifteen K's in 2 games now, is it, with only three earned runs in the two. He'll win us a good amount of games if the Red Sox bats don't fall asleep (and I think we all know that's not going to happen too frequently).
     
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