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07:32 AM ET 01.28 | With Arizona in 2011 and Baltimore in 2012 as its guides, Boston is building the bullpen. [The Red Sox] have added veteran set-up man Koji Uehara and closer Joel Hanrahan to a bullpen that already features two-time All-Star Andrew Bailey, up-and-coming Junichi Tazawa, power-armed Daniel Bard, versatile Alfredo Aceves and Franklin Morales, emerging lefty Andrew Miller and the remarkably consistent [Craig Breslow]. ... [Said Breslow:] "If you can take a step back and say, 'Going into the eighth, we like our chances,' or, 'Going into the seventh,' now you've shortened the game so much more." Few teams did that any better than the Orioles last season or the Diamondbacks in 2011, and it was their ticket to the postseason. It's also a blueprint the Red Sox hope to follow.

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January 28, 2013  08:23 AM ET

That bullpen will be taxed quickly if they can't more than 5-6 innings out of their starters.

January 28, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Gotta get to the 7th and/or 8th innings with a lead before the relievers can potentially make a difference.

January 28, 2013  08:24 AM ET

freaking Bishop... beat me to the draw... (grumble, grumble , piss and moan)

January 28, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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That bullpen will be taxed quickly if they can't more than 5-6 innings out of their starters.

Use Lackey everyday in the 5th & 6th until his arm fall off and then pack him in ice and ship him back to California with a load of chicken and brewskis.

January 28, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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Use Lackey everyday in the 5th & 6th until his arm fall off and then pack him in ice and ship him back to California with a load of chicken and brewskis.

*falls*, that is.

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January 28, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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freaking Bishop... beat me to the draw... (grumble, grumble , piss and moan)

Have some bacon!!!!

January 28, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Getting some arms (just about any arms) for the bull pen would help BOS. Of course - the Offense had to consistently catch up because of the starters.... so who knows...

January 28, 2013  10:00 AM ET
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Have some bacon!!!!

bacon is not just for breakfast any more. It's what for dinner and any time in between.
(crunch, crunch, crunch) Ahhhh... feel so much better.

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January 28, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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Hate That Guy?Honest To God?Have To Go?Hard To get?An abbreviation for "The Hand That Guides" a shadowy paramilitary organisation whose very existence is disputed. It reportedly governs all major events around the world and is believed to be made up of four incredibly powerful men known by their current psuedonym's as "Laslo, Ponzo, Scout and Rupe"?The urban dictionary, like I, am confulsed.

Actually - I learned what it meant last week. It is a euphemism - for FN only. "Has The ****"..... It was started by The PK and has stuck here on FN only.

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January 28, 2013  11:03 AM ET

Later all - the overseers are here in force and even the accepted expression (by those that practice it) of the life style has been unceremoniously removed.

January 28, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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Later all - the overseers are here in force and even the accepted expression (by those that practice it) of the life style has been unceremoniously removed.

Later Lou.

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January 28, 2013  11:45 AM ET

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