Sox claim Damon off waivers? I really like Damon. Now I have to hate him again I suppose.
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How can he go back after all the shit he talked about the organization and the fans in BAH-sten???
Haha AG, been there done that as well. I’d take him back, I was pretty upset when he was a Yank but it is what it is, I guess…
Paps looked good to close. He was going at it was a good FB, of course it was the M’s…but the Sox have played poor against poor competition.
Very interested to see if he waives his no-trade clause. As recently as two weeks ago when asked about his time in Boston he pointedly reiterated that New York was “by far” the best place he ever played. Clearly there remains no love lost between him and the Sox FO even apart from fan sentiment. Having said that, given his history, perhaps that’s all just words and he goes. He says he really wants to help the Tigers and if that’s the case he’ll go. We’ll see…
Regardless, despite even the latest blow of losing Pedroia (again) and Cameron, I still can’t see the Sox being out of this race, if only because they remain just 5.5 back and have superlative pitching, while the Yankees have been playing .500 baseball for 3 weeks and don’t appear likely to break out of that any time soon given how poor their starting rotation is.
We have lost the first game of the LAST NINE SERIES! What the hell is going on with this team. Injuries or not, they need to get it together…like now.
Ivan Nova looked good…
clearly the tigers are out of playoff contention, but this only makes sense if they have no intention of resigning him this offseason, and they’re just trying to salvage something before they let him walk…that, and save a few bucks of what’s left to be paid out on their $134m payroll [the simple math is roughly 6%]…
while it’s hard to imagine damon going back to boston, it’s exactly his kind of fire that seems to be missing from this year’s team…i only sort of believe him when he says he’d rather stay in detroit, but his contract apparently includes a no-trade clause…i’m not sure the specifics, but the rumor mill suggests that it was intended to block the sox, yet the yanks and rays would have been ok if they claimed him…we all know that he felt that the sox disrespected him and that’s why he left to go to the yanks, but why doesn’t he feel that the yanks disrespected him during last offseason?…maybe the sox knew that already, and simply wanted to block him from the rays or yanks…something isn’t adding up, for me anyway…
i agree IH that the sox are not out of this and that they have superlative pitching, but only when it’s pitching that way…beckett has been pretty bad, and most of the rest of them, rather ordinary…lester and buchholz are the only starters that i’d call superlative right now [lester’s last start against toronto was a fluke]…we also hear rumblings about the middle relief being a bit shaky…along with guts [which i admire about this team] what has kept the sox in the race is the yankees and/or rays inability to pull away…our starting staff is ordinary with a few stinkers [aj, javy] once you get past cc, and our run scoring is [seems] inconsistent…lately it seems that we either score 10 runs or none…the rays simply came back to earth after that torrid start to the season…
so… johnny stays in detroit. perfect. it’s a lovely place i hear. f him. and f his tired act.
really hope it was a block move. can’t imagine the sox (or any team for that matter) were looking to add a .272 platoon bat. hell, his numbers are actually better against lefties than righties this year.
Stupid Johnny. Never a good sign when you become willing to take an ex-GF back and then she says no. Hope it blocked the Rays I guess.
“…can’t imagine the sox (or any team for that matter) were looking to add a .272 platoon bat…”
…uh, then why bother to block him?…clearly they thought he would help someone, if not them…
I don’t understand the SF’s hatred of Johnny??? He was a HUGE reason for BAH-sten’s first title essentially ever, not to mention the comeback…then the Sox front office basically didn’t want him and let him go, the Yankees did and signed him.
It’s just like what happened with him and us this season. The Yankees didn’t want him so why would I hate him now?
Big time sour grapes that I just cannot understand.
PS JAVY IS FINISHED!!! Banished to the bullpen for Nova….this is fantastic.
Same kinda thing with Manny too…
“He was a HUGE reason for BAH-sten’s first title essentially ever, not to mention the comeback…”
i think that has a lot to do with it. he was loved as a sox. the kinda player sf’s rally behind. he was gritty, a hustler, and a character. it was tough to see him tuck tail, clean up, and become a yankee automaton after publicly stating he could never do so.
But again, shouldn’t you be mad at the Sox front office if he meant that much? What was he supposed to do?
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