Coming from the best shortstop in New York, this means something.
by SF on February 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm in
General Red Sox,General Yankees · 17 comments
It’s good to be a Sox fan right now…lots to be so chipper and snarky about. The tides may not change in 2011 but if they do I’m glad we have some license in case it does :)
John - YF February 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm
Melo = A Knick :)
Guess who has tickets to see the Knicks play the Grizzlies 3/9???
krueg February 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm
“…It’s good to be a Sox fan right now…lots to be so chipper and snarky about. The tides may not change in 2011 but if they do I’m glad we have some license in case it does :) …”
amen john…the irony is that alex is supposedly an aging, skill-diminishing, narcissistic, ped-taking, boob…but he’s suddenly an expert at assessing the potential of a 20 year old kid with barely a season of low level minor league experience…the thing is that when the worm turns, you won’t have a chance to rub it in, because the sox fans will go back into hiding in the cracks and under rocks, and it’ll be me, krueg, and brad left to mumble to ourselves about how dead this site is… ;)
dc February 22, 2011 at 9:31 am
“amen john…the irony is that alex is supposedly an aging, skill-diminishing, narcissistic, ped-taking, boob…”
Man, dc – you are pissy beyond normal recognition lately.
The kid has been called by many the best defensive SS in all the minors. He worked out with Alex and Alex liked him. Give him a break for Pete’s sake.
The “the thing is that when the worm turns” is really out of character for you…you’re normally much more subtle than this.
Brad February 22, 2011 at 9:45 am
It’s not “snarky”. It’s EXACTLY how you guys felt after AJ, Tex, and CC signed. The hope and expectations were through the roof, and rightfully so.
No need to shit on Sox Fans for that. Many, like me, feel that this is the best team they’ve put on the field in a long, long time, so expectations are high.
That’s what a year like last year will do to a team.
Thankfully, none of the Red Sox were building a house last year. I would hate for Henry to be calling them out in Spring Training:
Brad February 22, 2011 at 9:50 am
I think the point is that it’s funny that you guys would care what ARod thinks being that you all destroy him at every opportunity…
I get dc’s aggravation. I’ve just been biting my tongue and waiting for the game threads.
krueg February 22, 2011 at 9:50 am
think the point is that it’s funny that you guys would care what ARod thinks being that you all destroy him at every opportunity…
Blanket. While I think he’s a pro at being a little self-centered sometimes, ARod remains one of my favorite players of all time. Go back and check the threads. I lobbyed for Manny to be traded for him and on down the line. I’ve said numerous times that he’s the best player to ever put on a pair of spikes, and still believe that (regardless of his admissions).
Brad February 22, 2011 at 10:22 am
I don’t think you are the focus of much, if any, of the frustration brad. It’s all good. It is what it is. SF’s are stoked. It’s understandable.
krueg February 22, 2011 at 10:31 am
From a baseball perspective Iglesias (B-, slightly above average regular) is the 2nd best SS prospect in the AL East and in all of baseball behind only Baltimore’s Manny Machado (B+, All-Star). Ironically enough 3 of the top 4 SS prospects in the game are in the AL East (Adeiny Hechevarria, TOR, B, well above average regular) and all 4 reside in the AL (Jurickson Profar, TEX, B-). Iglesias is a few levels ahead of Machado and 3 years older. By all accounts his glove could play now and has the chance to be above average at the MLB level. Problem is he has no power. Not an ounce and in 53 games (his longest exposure to the minors thus far) his OBP was just .315. He reminds a lot of people of Alcides Escobar minus the blazing speed. He’s a solid prospect, but I think Alex should stick to popcorn jokes and skip the talent evaluation.
“It’s not “snarky”. It’s EXACTLY how you guys felt after AJ, Tex, and CC signed. The hope and expectations were through the roof, and rightfully so.
No need to shit on Sox Fans for that.”
I’m not shitting on Sox fans in any way. I have said countless times how impressed I am by the moves Theo has made this offseason and just how good this 2011 Sox team can be. You should be proud. But that confidence that you guys are all clearly feeling shouldn’t spread into snark. Calling Alex the best SS in the Bronx is clearly a jab. In SF’s defense he is always confident in his team and his comments are not predicated on his team’s success. So my comment was directed to him and him only because his track record shows he’s a pretty even keeled Sox fan. It’s just more the overall feeling you get from Sox fans right now that I was addressing. From Pete Abe, who even with that All-Star team they’ve assembled down in Fort Myers he still finds it necessary to comment on the goings on in Yankee camp. It’s more of hey appreciate that monster team you’ve created and stop focusing on ours type of thing. We are all here to jab each other, obviously, YFSF, but right now it seems like we are taking a ton of them as Yankee fans. That’s all, not being a dick at all.
John - YF February 22, 2011 at 10:42 am
…and don’t forget all the money it took to make the deals!!! ;)
(that was for you brad!)
krueg February 22, 2011 at 10:57 am
Wait, I love A-Rod as a ballplayer, check the archives, I’ve always talked about how much I enjoy watching him play. I think he’s a boob, so yeah, that’s true. But that has nothing to do with this skills, which are out of this world. So he has some credibility in my book as an assessor.
SF February 22, 2011 at 11:27 am
brad, you must’ve missed the smiley i had at the end of my comment…i wasn’t being “pissy” at all…not this time anyway…not frustrated, aggravated, or anything like that…just having fun…like sf was with the jeter-jab…if he can dish it, i bet he can take it…and it remains to be seen which worms are turning, and which fanbase disappears from this site first…it’s all good
dc February 22, 2011 at 11:28 am
I honestly don’t care who “disappears” from this site first, I don’t take the disappearance as evidence of anything about one’s dedication to their team. This is a hobby. Sometimes we don’t have time for our hobbies, sometimes we don’t have the energy to have conversations about things that piss us off, sometimes we don’t have the emotional space for sports when our team is failing, or hurt, or both. And especially not when the team we hates is excelling at our expense. Sometimes silence is better than mind-numbing conflict.
I don’t begrudge anyone the option to cut out of this site – hell, I have done it. Whether it is family, or illness, or just THIRD PLACE, life is more than this blog.
I am THRILLED that the debate here has picked up – it is really fun. But I can tell you now that if the Sox get banged up and languish in third I will probably have higher priorities in October than bantering about the Yankees, and if the Sox are in first and strolling through the playoffs I will be energized and looking for friends with whom to celebrate. And I imagine some, if not most, Yankee fans feel the same way, and I totally get it.
SF February 22, 2011 at 11:34 am
guys, seriously, i was just having fun…lighten up…way too early to be this tense…for me, i just hope it’s a competitive race to the wire between our 2 teams…frankly, that’s what fuels this site…i’m not really buying the “other priority” spin sf…with all due respect we all find a few minutes to participate more when there’s a pennant race…
dc February 22, 2011 at 11:51 am
Of course, A-Rod took Yonder Alonso under his wing and went so far as to call him his ‘protege’.
I’ll leave the forecasting of future major league hitters to the guys who actually know something about scouting. Hell, everyone in Yankees camp thinks Eduardo Nunez is going to be ‘something special’ too… :)
AndrewYF February 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm
“…life is more than this blog.”
WHAT??? Blasphemy. ;)
krueg February 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm
“i’m not really buying the “other priority” spin sf.”
I am not asking you to buy it. It’s a fact. When the Sox aren’t doing well this blog is not a priority, for a lot of reasons. Criticize me all you want, but it’s the truth.
The fact is, when the Sox are doing well this blog isn’t my priority. And I own the place. Literally. Or, at least, co-own.
SF February 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm
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