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  • #140562

    BrianInLA
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    Not that its a real stat but 17 blown saves before the all star break on a team with a gazillion dollar payroll is damn impressive.

    #140563

    Danny Duberstein
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    Finally got to the cabin we rented by Flathead Lake. Never knew how big this lake is. With the mountains in the background it’s stunning. Boys are fishing off the dock and I’m just sitting throwing out a few ‘nice cast’ and ‘dont let it sink too far down or you’ll snag the line.’ Bought some local lager and threw them on ice, first beers in like a year for me. Sausages ready to grill. So much quieter than the Minnesota lakes we go to and no mosquitoes. Boys already asking if we can move to Montana.

    We’ll live off the land boys. Hunt, fish and cure meats. Your mom will wear Gingham dresses she makes herself and cut all our hair. When that government tax man comes we’ll be ready with guns. Lots of guns.

    #140564

    Canadian Soldier
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    Well, if you take away the Yankees’ nine-run seventh inning, the Sox would have already won this game, 8-3.

    Seriously, when I think of how the Red Sox have tried to sell the fans on this 2019 pitching staff, one word stands out: ARROGANCE.  This is what’s happened to their bullpen in general and Matt Barnes in particular in the past couple of weeks:

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    #140565

    Humphrey
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    Nine walks today.

    #140566

    Lefty
    Moderator

    I don’t think the answer was as easy as signing Kimbrel as I do think he is getting shaky.

    But, going into the season with no clue who will close and having no real experienced option on the staff was clearly not the right approach.

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    #140568

    Fred West Lynn
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    Getting up on my anniversary and turning on the Sox-Yankees ERA-killer series was not the best move I could have made. Ms. Lynn wasn’t expecting a morning of me yelling at the TV and cursing Dave Dombrowski.

    I was not among those screaming about the bullpen in April. But now it’s July and the load of BS that the Sox “front office” fed mouthpiece Olney today is total BS. “Wait to see if things straighted out” was over a month ago or more.

    On the sunnier side, met a friend on Friday night at an establishment in Newton. Seated at the bar, a certain grey curly haired Braveheart, got up and left a few minutes after I sat down.  To my great sigh of relief, it was obvious the TBP somehow did not think Shank’s take on The London Series was so essential that they would send him there. What will they do for clickbait now? Everyone KNOWS that his take is essential to understanding sports in this town.

    On to a grumpy afternoon …

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    #140570

    Canadian Soldier
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    Why did he leave? Did they run out of Chardonnay and Grey Poupon?

    :lol:

     

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    #140571

    Humphrey
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    This blow it up talk seems silly when you’re trying to fill the need they have. Relief pitchers are caveat emptor on steroids for the most part. Their most highly touted acquisitions over the years have for the most part been disasters.

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    #140572

    Danny Duberstein
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    4 years ago everyone was throwing stupid money at big men (mozgov comes to mind) this year it’s wings.

    #140573

    Miserable Fellow
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    So how is Kyrie going to fare in Brooklyn for a year just leading the kids to a fifth seed while waiting for Durant to heal up?

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    #140574

    Humphrey
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    If you’re good at navigating through Twitter, Francesa is getting skewered for his proclamation that Durant would never choose Brooklyn over the Knicks.

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    #140576

    jforb
    Participant

    Horford to Philly like Allen to Miami?

    #140577

    Danny Duberstein
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    Horford to Philly like Allen to Miami?

    He will do well there. They’re spending money like they’re on shore leave.

    The difference is Ray was always a moody twat, and the least likable guy on the roster. Al is a solid citizen and all around nice dude. Who’s earned about 1/4 of a billion dollars in salary alone

    #140578

    Miserable Fellow
    Participant

    Al becomes Philly’s best 3 point shooter with Redick gone.

    #140579

    Big Fat O
    Participant

    Can’t blame Danny for not giving Al 4 years given his knee and needing to take games off to rest. The money can be spent elsewhere.

    #140580

    Danny Duberstein
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    Can’t blame Danny for not giving Al 4 years given his knee and needing to take games off to rest. The money can be spent elsewhere.

    Agreed. Paying a big guy 24 million a year when he’s 36 and 37 doesn’t seem like a sustainable business model.

    #140581

    BrianInLA
    Participant

    Edelman has a net worth north of $25 million and purposely lives in West Hollywood? To me that’s more confusing that the Sox bullpen. Beach not affordable on that?

     

    #140635

    Claude45
    Participant

    Great to break the 4th wall briefly with Claude at kids’ camp yesterday.

    Another summer of freedom!

    It’s good to be able to identify a fellow minor message board member at 20 paces. With you working nearby, we need to grab a couple of drinks after work.

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