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Cycles and Off Days

No baseball today. so chat about whatever's on your mind.

What's on mind is that we shouldn't be surprised that the Red Sox' offense has gone into a funk after six weeks of destroying the ball. Batting with runners in scoring position seems to go in cycles, and the Sox are in a down cycle now. Hopefully, it will be a short one.

Oh, and Andrew Miller's making the case to push both Alfredo Aceves and Tim Wakefield into the bullpen. With Bobby Jenks about to come off the DL, the pitching staff is getting a little crowded. Who's the odd man out? 

14 replies on “Cycles and Off Days”

Pertaining to the above comment, I wonder if there is a worse signing, value-wise, throughout Theo’s tenure, than Mike Cameron. Lugo? Renteria? It’s astounding how bad he is.

I figure Lugo is worst simply because he was expected to be a starting day-to-day player, whereas Cameron was signed to be our 4th outfielder. Throw in the fact that we paid Lugo more and he accumulated more than 1000 PAs (compared to Cameron’s 282) and I definitely vote Lugo.
Having said that, Cameron’s 34 OPS+ must be some sort of record for shittiness.

“…Hopefully, it will be a short one….”
yeah hopefully just through the end of sept. and maybe early oct. if necessary ;)
“…I wonder if there is a worse signing, value-wise, throughout Theo’s tenure, than Mike Cameron. Lugo? Renteria?…”
from baseball
cameron WAR = 0 for $8m
lugo WAR = -0.4 for $27m
renteria WAR = 0.4 for $8m
lugo wins, or loses depending on your perspective…[note: br.c includes ’11 WAR but not ’11 salary in the player’s line]

Ath, what did they pay of Renteria’s remaining salary? Shouldn’t the math be .4 WAR for $8M plus whatever they subsidized?
I don’t think he gets Lugo-esque, regardless. Ah, the memories of my LFRS, Julio. Blech.

yes sf…i was lazy and didn’t bother to adjust what served up…i think the sox also paid lugo for awhile after he left, though my memory may be bad on that one…

Nick Swisher could be the greatest Yankee ever…just saying, I’ve always loved him.
We got back into first while I was back up in Buffalo! All is right with the world.

Just heard this stat, I am sure Paul could back up it’s accuracy…
Tonight’s game between the Sox and Phillies is the first time since 1988 (for the Sox) that the slated pitchers are both coming off complete games.
That’s today’s useless fact of the day.

Hey John, ESPN’s Red Sox blog just posted that today is the first time since 1988 that both starters in a Red Sox game are coming off shutouts. Oct. 2, 1988, Mike Boddicker vs. Tom Candiotti. Not exactly a matchup for the ages in retrospect, though they both had some solid seasons.

I knew you’d know! Really upset I will be missing tonight’s match-up for both teams. Going to try and DVR both games. Brewers are my favorite NL team and Prince is my favorite non-Yankee. Sox-Phillies, WS preview? Great matchup in Games 1 and 3…Some good baseball all around hopefully!

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