- 04/14/2012, 01:14PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 04/14, 01:14 PM
i have to agree with my title:)
2_5 is unacceptable..
the only plus I can think of,
is we dont have political views galore ozzie guillen..
i am a red sox fan through hell or high waters..
but right now id rather watch a arab terrorist make love to my girlfriend,
then are starters consistently imploding..
3. Blue (g)ays ha ha.. Sorry argos..
4. We suck
5. Not as bad as orioles
I know its april..
but even a blindman can see we are doomed..
our pitching is a nightmare..
and we are in the toughest division in all of sports, includin soccer..
Yeah, I like the addition of cody ross and kelly shoppach..
Bobby valentine has a big mouth,
but he really knows his baseball..
japanese experince/title is more impressive than american WS..
sorry.. But im right..
epstein would have landed cj wilson AND mark buehrle..
not addressing the pitching was criminal..
what are we going to do?
score 12 runs a game?
thats not baseball..
At least we stopped binging on fried chicken, 9th inning rally beers and video games..
Oooooh I do miss the lovable idiots..
how I long to return to the good old days
Bigalke said 04/14, 01:35 PM
Long time no see, HCF... let's discuss this topic without the red-tinted lenses, shall we?
First, to panic this loudly when just 4.3% of the current season has actually played out -- and your team is just two games back of a gridlocked top of the division -- is only going to lead to ulcers. Allow a larger sample size to emerge before stepping to the precipice...
Second, to think that the former GM -- whose work led to the current configuration of most of the roster -- could have completely rectified the situation is to dally in nostalgia. To assert that Epstein "would have landed cj wilson AND mark buehrle" is conjecture without proof...
Third, which "good old days" do you pine for... the drought of oh-so-close futility that wracked the franchise and its fans for decade after decade? Because it sounds like, despite having two world championships in the past decade -- something most teams' fans can't boast -- you're itching to return to that tortured state...
In short, fanatics of a franchise are always going to panic. But some times are more reasonable to start worrying, and seven games into a long season is not among those reasonable moments...
HighwayCrossingFrog said 04/14, 03:14 PM
While I do admire your TD skills..
you were the first guy to give me a real whooping..
I admire you for taking a TD, that puts you on the back foot..
You are arguing a futile cause..
I am not the first person to flirt with the push_the_panic_button idea..
we just are not that good..
to think that there is hope is delusional..
Our pitching stinks..
lester, beckett and bucholz are liabilities..
i have no confidence in them to consistently go out and do their jobs..
Valentine is under too much pressure..
this will affect his strategical skills..
They need to land a quality starter..
no one good is on the market..
waiting till july is suicide..
1. Rays, I envy their starting pitching
2. Yanks, im more jealous than an ex girlfriend, cause they are so solid..
3. Jays, always win .500
4. How are we supposed to get to .500, when our starters cant get out of the 3rd inning?
5. Less said about orioles the better
Bigalke said 04/15, 12:30 AM
Let's try to walk through these jumbled contentions...
"not that good/hope is delusional"
As opinion-based conjecture and not quantifiable statements, these are moot.
Did midnight suddenly strike or something? Every pitcher has a bad night once in a while... but to say that these 3 are liabilities is absurd. Lester (0-1) got 3 runs of support combined in 2 starts v. 4 runs allowed. Beckett (1-1) only received 2 runs of support. Buchholz (1-0) rebounded from a grisly start to Detroit to earn the win against Tampa today.
For all that he is & is not, Valentine already has more wins at this point of the season than Francona did last year. Why do you assume the pressure suddenly increased when Valentine took over? There's always pressure in Boston...
After today's game, Boston is now 3-5, just 1 game behind 3 teams T-2nd (Tampa, Toronto & New York) & 2 behind those Orioles you keep excoriating. As we saw upon returning to Fenway, 2 wins can come quickly. April is no time to start panicking like this, HCF, because no gap is insurmountable in April -- even in the cellar...
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