Sox get their man!

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  1. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Does this make them the best in the East?
  2. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    lol, it only cost them 52 million dollars.
  3. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    No, it doesn't.

    They still have a giant problem at closer that must be addressed--Timlin is not going to suffice, I don't believe.
  4. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    They actually have a surplus of starters: why not let Papelbon keep chugging along as a closer?
  5. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    I'll take the signing of a proven, if old, pitcher over the signing of an unproven import. Advantage Yankees.

    Like it or not, the Red Sox always play second fiddle to the Yankees.

    This signing, I believe, will not seriously impact the Red Sox in a positive manner this season.
  6. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Import?


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    I don't think it will impact them that much either, really. Well, that is to say, I still think the Yanks will win the East.
  7. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    well this mitsubishi guy the red sox signed isn't exactly an export...
  8. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    This seems to be the logical conclusion, however Steve Phillips said something today about the Sox committing to Papelbon in the rotation over worries of his elbow injury flaring up again.
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  10. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Because Wakefield is getting old, and Clement can't be trusted.

    edit: remember when we traded Arroyo? And then we were starting JULIAN TAVAREZ by the end of the season? I'd rather find someone to close and assume Papelbon will be in the the rotation.
  11. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    lol, it only cost them 52 million dollars.

    Plus the $51.1 million to his old team.

    Not cheap, but could be worth it.

    EDIT: to NYJ: and Schilling isn't all that young anymore either, and he's also missed time in recent years due to injury. Yeah, I'd put Papelbon as a starter too.

    Of course, right now, whos the odd man out? I'd say Clement, but I don't know.
  12. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    I really don't know. Wakefield maybe...he's worked the pen for us before. Clement or Wakefield, for sure though.
  13. heels1785 Jedi Draft Commissioner

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    I really thought the Sox would pull in Gagne--I know for a fact they tried to get him, but I guess they just didn't match the Rangers.
  14. Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus

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    Actually, my roommate thinks Wakefield should become the closer :p

    But yeah, obviously Clement or Wakefield.
  15. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    The Answer is simple: 6-man rotation. Help the "old" guys by giving them an extra day of rest between starts. Let your pitchers throw more pitches to help an inconsistent bullpen. And then, if you have an injury, it's not the end of the world, you just compact your rotation down to five men.
  16. Baron-Soontir-Fel Jedi Grand Master

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    Isn't Lester supposed to come back? If so, that pretty much fills up the rotation anyway.
  17. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Force Ghost

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    Best in the east is a stretch. I've heard people from Japan say that this is a huge factor but unfortuantley for us none of us have seen him play so until he pitches in the MLB I can't say whether this was worth the money or whether Red Sox are the favorite again.
  18. Master_Kast7 Jedi Grand Master

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    We haven't seen him play? Ever heard of The World Baseball Classic? He dominanted.
    But will this carry the Sox past the Yanks? Doubtful.





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  19. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

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    Last I checked, weren't the Yankees best hitters in the WBC?
  20. Master_Kast7 Jedi Grand Master

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    Last I checked weren't every teams best players in the WBC?



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  21. DarthPoppy Force Ghost

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    The good news is I (a die-hard Yankee fan) won't have to listen to Boston fans whining about how we just spend too much money and have the biggest payroll, etc. Unlike Boston, we have never paid 52 million for the right to talk to someone! This kind of throwing money around isn't even done by George Steinbrenner!
  22. DarthIntegral Force Ghost

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    Don't kid yourself ... the Red Sox will still whine about how much the Yankees spend.
  23. Master_Kast7 Jedi Grand Master

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    And among other things.


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  24. New_York_Jedi Force Ghost

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    edit: Wrong Red Sox thread! I am an idiot! continue on...
  25. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Force Ghost

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    I mean in a real MLB game, I like the WBC but its not an MLB game.
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