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    Chris Davis breaks his record streak of hitless at bats in perfect fashion, with 3 hits and 4 RBI to lead the O's to victory of the Red Sox.
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    How do you all feel about Eck ?

    I watched part s of 2 games. When Eck was in the booth, it seemed like Remy was uncomfortable- forcing it. Eck's shtick , to me gets tired real fast

    Watched a bit last night with just Remy and O'brien and Remy was a lot better

    Don't know why they got rid of Orsillo- those 2 were great together. Good in game- not homers- and hysterical with the in booth guests. The O'Leray visit was classic. Also the Seinfeld J Peterman guy talking about his trophy wifes " new wife smell "- they had to fight the giggles the whole rest of the broadcast
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    There's also another color guy- ex player ?, who's not very good now
    Not sure if the other guy is Jonny Gomes (who certainly did games the last couple years, not sure if he's still around) or Jarrod Saltalamacchia (who has definitely done a few games this year), but they're both terrible IMO. Not completely unlistenable to me, as I generally like both guys, and I'm moderately sentimental; just that objectively, they are terrible color analysts. They are both also quite new and may improve over time.

    I ................ing love Eck. Can't get enough of the guy. Objectively, he's a fairly pedestrian color guy, and depending on where you are with his personality, stream-of-though style, and vocabulary, he's probably very polarizing. I (mostly) enjoy his tendencies to emphatically overstate how great or terrible things are. More importantly, I absolutely adore that here, in this odd world of baseball, which already communicates through it's own unique language, that some goofball with flowing moss and a (then current) porn stache managed to invent (and to some extent, popularize) his own unique dialect that somehow manages to take things even further. On a personal level, I also kind of identify with the exaggerative, almost bipolar way he describes events in his own career, especially the disappointments and failures. I also completely understand why any one (or all) of those bizarre and unique traits would quickly rub another listener raw.

    As for his dynamic with Remy, I actually find that they get along great. Any perceived tension, I think, likely stems from the fact that Eck, by nature, loves to go, but is afraid to step on Remy, who is rightfully seen as the senior officer in that booth. If he says something at the same time as Remy, they both have a tendency to peel back; Eck in deference to Remy's expertise and seniority, and Remy, I believe, because he seems (personal opinion, might be totally wrong) to take a while to regain his confidence after he's absent or in the booth or only appeared sporadically for long periods of time. They seem to have a fairly strong camaraderie, though, especially when they harken back to that 78 season.

    Remy and Orsillo are still the best broadcast team to call a Sox game in my lifetime. Remy and O'Brien have good chemistry, but nowhere near what Remy and Orsillo developed over the years. Objectively, I think O'Brien is quite good, but I always disliked certain things about his style, he STILL hasn't grown on me after all these years, and I feel like his strengths are better suited for national broadcasts than regional ones. I miss Don Orsillo terribly and it actually makes me feel great on some mornings when I get a chance to watch or listen to Quick Pitch and hear him get excited about the kids in San Diego these days. Off topic, but their window might be opening a bit earlier than most of us anticipated.

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    Re: The Red Sox Thread

    It's "just 4 starts" but at what point does Chris Sale become a concern?
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    It's "just 4 starts" but at what point does Chris Sale become a concern?
    Speed was up last night. Concerned of course but no panic until early May when he has really completed spring training. What a boneheaded decision by Cora to go THAT easy on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeePride1967 View Post
    Speed was up last night. Concerned of course but no panic until early May when he has really completed spring training. What a boneheaded decision by Cora to go THAT easy on them
    That depends. It seems boneheaded since they are off to a bad start, but with the 2 WC even if they lose the division they have a good chance. Considering the use all the pitchers had in the WS run, to get them fully up to speed in the 2nd month of the season may not seem as boneheaded come the end of the season. That's only if they avoid the breakdown due to overuse/fatigue which remains to be see of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthianblast View Post
    That depends. It seems boneheaded since they are off to a bad start, but with the 2 WC even if they lose the division they have a good chance. Considering the use all the pitchers had in the WS run, to get them fully up to speed in the 2nd month of the season may not seem as boneheaded come the end of the season. That's only if they avoid the breakdown due to overuse/fatigue which remains to be see of course.
    I agree they should have been brought along slower than other teams. But when each starter pitched a TOTAL of 6-9 innings all of speech, this start with each pitcher pitching badly is very predictable. You canít pitch that little over four months and be ready to go 5-7 April 1
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    I expected regression, but I didnít expect it to be this bad.

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    That's the Eovaldi we know....

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    More #RedSox trouble: Nate Eovaldi to the injured list with a loose body in his elbow, which is what happened to him last season.

    LHP Bobby Poyner recalled.

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    That's the Eovaldi we know....
    Better than having a loose elbow in his body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk View Post
    That's the Eovaldi we know....
    How long was he out with that last season?

    Just saw he had surgery and was out 2 months

    I hope his surgeon has a frequent flyer program

    Wonder if they'll sign Gio, Keuchel
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    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi3 View Post
    How long was he out with that last season?

    Just saw he had surgery and was out 2 months

    I hope his surgeon has a frequent flyer program

    Wonder if they'll sign Gio, Keuchel
    There was talk we might be interested in Gio before the Brewers re-signed him, but I didn't think it was gonna happen (or that it would necessarily work if it did). Keuchel is even less likely based on his perceived value and what we can actually afford right now. The last couple years we've benefited greatly by having any two of Velazquez, Johnson, and Wright when we find ourselves in these spots. This year, Velazquez has been less effective early, Johnson is hurt, and Wright is suspended (again). Could be a tough go for a while.

    On a slightly different note, tough luck loss this afternoon.

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    Devers commits his 9th error of the season last night and JBJ is hitting .149. How long do you live with these situations?

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    Devers commits his 9th error of the season last night and JBJ is hitting .149. How long do you live with these situations?
    Didn't hurt too much last year. They'll probably be OK in the long run.

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    Everyone of Boston's nine most used hitters as an OPS of at least .781 (Devers) except for JBJ's .419. Their subs have bad OPS, led by Blake Swihart at .695, and he was traded to Arizona for minor leaguer Marcus Wilson. So far, it looks like a bad trade because Wilson had a .879 OPS for Jackson and is at .596 for Portland, with both of them being AA. David Price is 1-for-2 with a 1.000 OPS. Even though their starters are above average, rookie Michael Chavis is the only one with an OPS above .900, and he's at 1.106. Including Chavis and Price, they have 69/1,380 = exactly 5 percent of their plate appearances from players with an OPS of at least .900. Last year they had 1,435/6,302 = 22.8 percent of their plate appearances from players with an OPS of at least .900.

    Boston is missing four pitchers who could start. David Price leads them with a 3.75 ERA, but he has only 1 win and is on the IL with tendinitis. Nathan Eovaldi, who has a 6.00 ERA, is injured again. Brian Johnson, who has a 12.71 ERA in 4 relief appearances and made 13 starts last year, is injured. Steven Wright is serving an 80 game drug suspension.

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    Is Sons of Sam Horn on it's deathbed? I hadn't been there in a while till a few moments ago and there is hardly any activity or current threads discussing the team and players.

    Anybody know the reason? Or, are Sox fans just becoming jaded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    Everyone of Boston's nine most used hitters as an OPS of at least .781 (Devers) except for JBJ's .419. Their subs have bad OPS, led by Blake Swihart at .695, and he was traded to Arizona for minor leaguer Marcus Wilson. So far, it looks like a bad trade because Wilson had a .879 OPS for Jackson and is at .596 for Portland, with both of them being AA. David Price is 1-for-2 with a 1.000 OPS. Even though their starters are above average, rookie Michael Chavis is the only one with an OPS above .900, and he's at 1.106. Including Chavis and Price, they have 69/1,380 = exactly 5 percent of their plate appearances from players with an OPS of at least .900. Last year they had 1,435/6,302 = 22.8 percent of their plate appearances from players with an OPS of at least .900.

    Boston is missing four pitchers who could start. David Price leads them with a 3.75 ERA, but he has only 1 win and is on the IL with tendinitis. Nathan Eovaldi, who has a 6.00 ERA, is injured again. Brian Johnson, who has a 12.71 ERA in 4 relief appearances and made 13 starts last year, is injured. Steven Wright is serving an 80 game drug suspension.

    You forgot Pearce- he has been abysmal, and is a platoon player rather than a "sub".

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebubba View Post
    You forgot Pearce- he has been abysmal, and is a platoon player rather than a "sub".
    He's tenth on the team in plate appearances. I said "nine most used hitters," which is a black-and-white definition that excludes him.

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    Re: The Red Sox Thread

    Boston is definitely waking up, Sale pitched a beauty tonight.....

    https://www.mlb.com/news/chris-sale-...aculate-inning

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    There was a discussion of this somewhere last week...

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...bhouse-divided

    Among the Red Sox players opting out of Thursday's trip are Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers, Sandy Leon, Eduardo Nunez, David Price, Christian Vazquez and Hector Velazquez. Roughly 20 other players will attend the ceremony at the White House.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luis pecorino View Post
    Is Sons of Sam Horn on it's deathbed? I hadn't been there in a while till a few moments ago and there is hardly any activity or current threads discussing the team and players.

    Anybody know the reason? Or, are Sox fans just becoming jaded?
    Which forum were you looking at? The main forum is a little more focused than the rest which means less new threads. I just took a quick look and see at least ten that have posted since 5/8.

    There are a lot of sub-forums now and the Celtics and Bruins forums are going strong. Very decent Majors sub-forum as well with an additional sub-forum to the Yankees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    It's "just 4 starts" but at what point does Chris Sale become a concern?
    Iím no longer concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey at the Bat View Post
    Iím no longer concerned.
    Well, the BP will be a season-long concern...
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    Sale had himself a game. 17 Ks in 7 innings. Didn't get the decision though as Colorado won in 11.

  25. #14025

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojo View Post
    Well, the BP will be a season-long concern...
    I honestly felt the same way about the BP last season too. Aside from Kimbrel, it always felt like a crapshoot to me.

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