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Old August 25 2012, 11:47 PM   #661
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As for Valentine, he won't be here in three years. He might stick around next year if the Sox think they have a shot at getting John Farrell after his deal ends with the Blue Jays, but otherwise all bets are off.
Let us keep Farrell! He's the most competent manager we've had since Cito Gaston was here the first time. Since then we've had Tim Johnson, Jim Fregosi, Buck Martinez, Carlos Tosca and John Gibbons. Name me one competent manager in there!
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Old August 26 2012, 01:55 AM   #662
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As for Valentine, he won't be here in three years. He might stick around next year if the Sox think they have a shot at getting John Farrell after his deal ends with the Blue Jays, but otherwise all bets are off.
Let us keep Farrell! He's the most competent manager we've had since Cito Gaston was here the first time. Since then we've had Tim Johnson, Jim Fregosi, Buck Martinez, Carlos Tosca and John Gibbons. Name me one competent manager in there!
Plus it looks like the Red Sox want to get rid of that troublemaked GOnzalez and send him and others way to the Dodgers, so that they can't whine about Bobby V any more.
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Old August 26 2012, 02:06 AM   #663
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Or it was a chance to get out from under almost half a billion dollars in contracts and rebuild without bumping the luxury tax ceiling for a group that just wasnt working...
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Old August 26 2012, 02:46 AM   #664
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Holy fucking LOL, the Sox haven't even waited until the trade is finalized to begin the hatchet job:

Gonzalez had become a whiner who seemed to be involved in starting a group to complain about Valentine. He seemed to have an opinion on everything, and rubbed his managers the wrong way. Gonzalez was never the guy we thought he was supposed to be, no leadership skills whatsoever.

And Crawford never fit from the outset. The Sox needed a righthanded-hitting outfielder and instead got a lefthanded hitter. Even owner John Henry said that the Sox didn’t need Crawford, but he went along with Theo Epstein’s recommendation. Crawford had a horrible 2011, and then required wrist and elbow surgeries in 2012. That the Dodgers would be willing to take him is startling, but they must feel he will rebound.
Never mind that the Crawford deal was John Henry's doing all the way, until it became clear that Epstein was on the way out and Henry decided to blame it on him...

I can't wait to see the shit-talking they plant about Punto.
That is the most disingenuous thing John Henry's ever said. It is a known fact that he wanted Carl Crawford.
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Old August 26 2012, 05:03 AM   #665
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Crazy. Mauro Gomez steps in at 1st for the Sox and has a 4/6 night with a run and 3 RBIs.

Gonzalez hits a homer for the Dodgers and Punto draws a walk and comes around to score.
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Old August 26 2012, 04:52 PM   #666
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Or it was a chance to get out from under almost half a billion dollars in contracts and rebuild without bumping the luxury tax ceiling for a group that just wasnt working...

It was this exactly. The only person the Dodgers really wanted was Gonzalez. (Mexican American from southern California) The biggest part of the deal for Boston was forcing the Dodgers to take Crawford and Beckett. Somebody tweeted yesterday that this deal might make Magic Johnson more popular than Larry Bird in Boston.
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Old August 26 2012, 06:49 PM   #667
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Jesus Christ, Red Sox.

Last year, everybody was telling me to take more of a leadership role at the end of the year. This year, I tried to be more outspoken, and whenever you say certain things and do certain things, sometimes they fire back the wrong way ... The way things were spinned, looking back, maybe there [was] one thing I should not have done.
Why the hell would any future free agent ever want to play for Boston again? They're just going to drag your ass through the mud when things don't work out as planned. And this trade wasn't made for luxury tax considerations -- John Henry has enough cash to run payroll as high as is reasonably possible. Signing Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke this winter in no way prevents the Red Sox from signing David Wright and Curtis Granderson in 2014, for example.
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Old August 26 2012, 08:31 PM   #668
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Way to go Ike Davis! Walk-off HR!
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Old August 26 2012, 11:13 PM   #669
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^ I'm sorry, but if Beckett thinks that's what he was doing...

Pretty much what they wanted out of you, Josh, was to appear to give a shit. Like not begging off of a start because of soreness, and then playing 18 holes of golf. Not being in such shit shape that you miss starts regularly, and even somehow GAIN weight during the grind of a season. Or even show up in shape to start with? If THIS was his speaking up and being more outspoken, we're all set. Like owning up for sucking at the end of last year would have been good, rather than vowing to hunt down and find the snitch that told people he was drinking beer and eating fried chicken instead of doing his job...

Not being a complete prick to the media and fans, and appearing to give a shit. That's pretty much the magic formula...
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Old August 26 2012, 11:32 PM   #670
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Those quoted statements were made by Adrian Gonzalez.
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Didn't need the pirouette at the end, easy way to twist an ankle. This from a guy who was out a majority of the season for bumping ankles with David Wright.

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Old August 27 2012, 02:54 AM   #672
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Those quoted statements were made by Adrian Gonzalez.
Ah. Clicked the link, saw the first half was about Beckett, and went back to posting here.

Thing is: we didn't want to get rid of Gonzalez. But doing so got us rid of Beckett, Crawford, Gonzo's 6 years left on contract, and another year of Punto. He was more the price of clearing the slate, I guess. Plus, his little comment about taking a leadership role and speaking up led to apparently things like attempting to set up a coup against the manager.

That, and he was expected to be a monster at Fenway. While he wasn't bad, he never really seemed to replicate what he was already doing in SD, much less improve it.
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Old August 27 2012, 08:57 PM   #673
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News: Vin Scully is returning to the booth next season.

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Old August 28 2012, 02:03 AM   #674
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He is one of the bright spots in Major League Baseball. He works solo and in the year 2012 after doing this for 60 some years, he still manages to avoid sounding like some cranky old purist that thinks baseball has gone to hell. I can only hope that I age as gracefully as he has.

I lived in Hawaii for a few years and was able to get FSN West which allowed me to have access to all the Dodgers/Angels games. I always had those games on as background noise while I was piddling around the apartment. Dodgers fans are lucky to have him.
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Old August 28 2012, 08:21 AM   #675
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News: Vin Scully is returning to the booth next season.

Views: Vin rules.
That gif of Vin and your avatar actually look pretty good together.
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