If Red Sox Training Camp Were a Facebook News Feed

Jacoby Ellsbury is looking forward, not back, and feels great.

Clay Buchholz would like an extension but feels great.

Kevin Youkilis hates talking to people and feels great.

Alfredo Aceves wants to stick it to the Yankees and feels great.

Josh Beckett thinks the Sox could win 100 games and feels great.

John Lackey feels great.

Mike Cameron feels great.

Hank Steinbrenner feels great.

Daniel Bard would like to start someday, but feels great, especially after his Grammy win.

Terry Francona feels great.

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't get what the fuss is about. He feels great.

Bobby Jenks knows his role and feels great.

Dustin Pedroia looks like Giovanni Ribisi but feels great.

Daisuke Matsuzaka wonders where all the media went but feels great anyway.

Michael Bowden has a new pitch, feels great.

Theo Epstein hopes the team feels this great all season long.

18 comments… add one

  • Bring it Ace! If you’re pitching against the Yankees that means someone far more important than you has gone down. :)
    Does Saltalamaccatek not have Facebook? I’d love to hear what they have to say ;) (dead horse, I know! Just let me have something)

    John - YF February 16, 2011, 11:49 am
  • I still think Aceves is a better bullpen option than a starter, but hey, whatevs.
    I recall Salty saying something about feeling great, but I couldn’t find it with minimal searching. :-)
    By the way, I prefer Saltalatekkia.

    Paul SF February 16, 2011, 12:38 pm
  • Paul SF February 16, 2011, 12:39 pm
  • Paul, so… You’re going to keep doing this, right? Right?

    LocklandSF February 16, 2011, 1:00 pm
  • Tomato, Tomatoe…

    John - YF February 16, 2011, 1:09 pm
  • Boy am I ready for baseball.

    Atheose - SF February 16, 2011, 2:18 pm
  • Sweet…all is on schedule for Duck Boat Parades!!!! It’s a foregone conclusion. ;)

    krueg February 16, 2011, 5:59 pm
  • Only works if you’re a fan of the team in question, kruegster.

    Devine February 17, 2011, 1:05 am
  • Are you questioning my reverse jinx abilities??? ;)

    krueg February 17, 2011, 10:57 am
  • So PECOTA has the Yankees finishing with the 2nd most wins in baseball according to RAB. Does anyone know who is #1? I am assuming it’s the Red Sox, no? (Serious question!)

    John - YF February 17, 2011, 11:29 am
  • My guess is Philly: Easier division (by a lot), and that staff.
    Plus, most of the world, including me, doesn’t for one second believe this is the team NY is going to break with, so that has to be accounted for. Nobody believes for a minute that Nova and Mitre are going to be in that rotation.

    Brad February 17, 2011, 11:48 am
  • http://www.baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/dc/index.php
    It’s the Sox, by a game. 93 wins for Boston, 92 for New York. Only 91 for Philly.

    SF February 17, 2011, 12:00 pm
  • Wow. I would have bet the house on Philly.

    Brad February 17, 2011, 12:03 pm
  • Good thing you didn’t. :-) Philly has a weak offense and so-so pen. They’re a formidable postseason opponent, for sure, but they’re not all that much ahead of Atlanta, never mind the Brewers, Reds and Cardinals. They could conceivably miss the postseason. I’d argue it’s more likely than the Sox missing it.
    The Rangers could end up winning more games than the Sox or Yanks just because they have three mediocre to crappy teams in their division, while all five AL East teams look to be at least pretty good this year.
    I guess it’s about time for me to start rounding up all the projections, whenever I get the time.

    Paul SF February 17, 2011, 2:03 pm
  • What shocks me is that the Angels are projected to allow fewer runs than the Phillies.

    Atheose - SF February 17, 2011, 2:37 pm
  • BP/PECOTA isn’t showing Texas enough love in re: to their pitching. They are projected to allow just slightly fewer runs than Baltimore. I don’t think that’s showing them enough respect. Sure they don’t have Cliff Lee, but they still have a very good staff and one of the best closers in the game. I think they should run away from the A’s unless the A’s young pitching takes more steps forward. In which case it will be closer than a cake walk, but Texas should still win the West.

    John - YF February 17, 2011, 3:39 pm
  • Good thing you didn’t. :-)
    Let me rephrase: I saw the Sox as the leader in my own opinion, but I was for sure that the love for Philly would come from PECOTA. I would have thought for sure they would have had them as the favorites, but they clearly saw the holes in the offense as well.
    FWIW, I think Philly is still going to win that division by 10 games. I would LOVE for the Sox to have those six games versus the Mets this year: it’s like a four game gimmie.

    Brad February 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • “…Paul, so… You’re going to keep doing this, right? Right?…”
    well, til mid-july or so, ath
    ;)

    dc February 17, 2011, 9:38 pm

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