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    Jenks Article

    QUOTE(santo=dorf @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 05:15 PM) I could see us dealing Politte in the offseason. Will his value ever be higher than it is right now? I was thinking that, but I have a feeling that Ozzie/KW like him too much. It would be interesting if a team tried to make him a closer. Personally, I'd like to see Viz get traded, as he'll be making a decent amount of money, and he doesn't seem as the type of guy who will maintain his stuff over time.
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(TheBigHurt @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:49 PM) Wow, this is different. A lot of people supporting Timo now. Just try to get Nuke in on it, though XD I don't know if it's as much supporting Timo for some of us as it is a lack of faith in other players on this team's ability.
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(Rowand44 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:40 PM) I'm probably one of the biggest Timo supporters on this site, I do actually like the guy. As weird as it sounds there aren't many guys I want up at the plate with the game on the line more then Timo, more then not he delivers. With the awful approach I see by so many of our hitters now, I'm beginning to agree with you. At least Timo knows in what situations he has to try and hit a liner or a fly ball.
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    Jenks Article

    Marte's big problem now is that he can't throw his slider for a strike to a lefty in case he hangs it. The slider doesn't have near the tilt on it that it used to have, and is too often a roller. As for his fastball against lefties....lets just say that whenever the catcher sets up inside vs a lefty, he always comes close to hitting the batter. One of the reasons Marte is more effective against righties is that he can throw that same high, tailing fastball, and it will entice righties to swing at it instead of lefties having to dive away from it.
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(DBAH0 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:24 PM) Yeah we need the hitters like Gooch to start getting back into their groove again. I know how good Tadahito's been this year, but I think for the long - term good for this team, a #2 hitter should be the main priority for this off-season to push Iguchi down the order to a run producing spot. And that #2 hole hitter is most likely going to have to come from the SS or 3B position. I know people love Iguchi in the 2nd hole...but I think he's being wasted there. He gives up so many strikes, and then he ends up striking out a lot cause he'll chase a bad pitch. He's also a poor hitter with a runner in motion. Iguchi seems to be much more dangerous when no one is on, and he can drive the ball. He'd be a very good 5 or 6 hitter that would allow us to not have to rely on only homers from the 4-5-6-7 spot in the lineup in order to score.
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    Jenks Article

    QUOTE(DBAH0 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:22 PM) Oh yeah, I don't disagree with it. I just think, that KW will cover all of his bases and won't trade Marte for the sake of trading him. Cotts is better against righties anyways. If KW can go out and sign say a Scott Eyre (dunno his status), then Marte becomes a very valuable trade chip to those teams you've mentioned. For some reason, I never got the impression that Ozzie really liked using Marte out of the bullpen. Of course, that's all changed in the last month, where he'd rather use Marte than Cotts (I have no clue why).
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(DBAH0 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:20 PM) Yeah but they'd have no chance of doing it for a whole season, and then there's the stolen bases. and caught stealings Trust me, I wouldn't want these guys leading off for a full season. However, they're definitely not responsible for our offensive struggles. For everyone that complains about guys like Timo and Blum (myself definitely included), they sure picked us up yesterday in what could have been a very critical tank job. Yes, the ball was foul....but catch the f'n ball PK!
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    Crede

    On the bright side, it's the first time we can use the words Crede and hit in the same sentence for the first time this week.
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(Jeckle2000 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:15 PM) I just pray it's his last year in a Sox uniform... Sadly I have a feeling Ozzie will be pushing to get him a raise... I've stopped dreaming of the day he's off this team, and realized that I might as well hope for the best with him. If he can go on a 5 for 40 slump and get promoted the 5th spot and then leadoff spot in the lineup, it's safe to say his roster spot is safe. To be honest, I have a lot bigger concerns now than Timo....like our left side of the infield and a center fielder that has regressed this season at the plate.
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(DBAH0 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:12 PM) Timo and Pablo have done a better than advertised job in the leadoff spot in the last week or two. You could argue they've done better in that time than Pods would have done. However, I don't want to diminish the legendary Pods....so I'll leave it at that.
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    Jenks Article

    QUOTE(DBAH0 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 04:13 PM) Not unless the Sox can find another lefty (and no not Kevin Walker) to replace him. Then you can ship him out in a Chad Tracy deal. I'm just saying, with the emergence of Cotts, Marte's going to be a big trade chip this offseason along with Contreras. The good news for Sox fans that want Tracy or Overbay is that the Brewers and Diamondbacks both could really use a lefty late inning reliever.
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    Jenks Article

    Prediction: Marte is traded this offseason.
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    Players who cleared waivers

    QUOTE(JUGGERNAUT @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 03:47 PM) KC would never trade Sweeney to the White Sox. You don't trade your best marquee player to a major rival. Unless you're the Pirates
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    Timo is the best

    QUOTE(SnB @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 03:31 PM) see, here's what i think: we don't hate timo. we hate all the good things that happen to timo ie: getting that contract and getting WAY too much playing time. but as of right now, i'm willing to give credit where credit is do. yay for timo don't forget the one handed catching and trying to be too cute at the plate sometimes
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    Timo is the best

    No one dislikes Timo more than me, but he's really stepped his game up with Pods out. Hell, I'll even suggest he's a better left fielder than Pods is. I cheer for the Sox more than I root against any player.....so congrats to Timo on some big Timoments lately.
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    Game Thread vs Seattle Aug 26th @ 9:05

    QUOTE(SnB @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 03:24 PM) have you seen him pitch? or even looked at his stats so far? I take it that wasn't for me, but rather for daa's post? Yes, I've seen him pitch. He has "IT"! However, I like our chances better against him than I did against Johan. It's not like Hernandez was unhittable in the minors. However, if we go to the plate swinging at everything he throws, we're not going to have a productive offensive game.
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    freddy starting game one?

    All I know is that the last time the playoff rotation was discussed, we lost about 7 games from our lead in two weeks.
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    freddy starting game one?

    It must be me, by no way would I consider starting Duque early in the playoffs if we make it. Even during his best outings, he's still allowing 3 or 4 runs. I'll trust the big three, and I don't see why we'd have to start Duque over Contreras. Duque could be better off as a righty specialist in the bullpen. Many of the potential playoff teams have a lot of lefty hitters, and Duque struggles with his command vs lefties.
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    Game Thread vs Seattle Aug 26th @ 9:05

    QUOTE(southsider2k5 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 03:07 PM) If by "soft-tossing" you mean a guy who throws 98 with a mid 80's curveball... then yes. Trust me, I know all about King Felix. The people at Baseball America think he's the best looking young pitcher in the modern era. Shockingly, second on their list is Felix Diaz.
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    Game Thread vs Seattle Aug 26th @ 9:05

    Are we going to get shutdown by another soft-throwing scrub that we're seeing for the first time?
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    Crede

    QUOTE(GoSoxGo @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 03:34 AM) The Red Sox fans cheered for Pokey because Bellhorn's bat was slumping. It wasn't because of his defense... http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/scouting?statsId=5831 I vividly remember at least twice when Bellhorn made costly errors, and that's what started the Pokey chants by the crowd.
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    freddy starting game one?

    Garland's been our best pitcher all season, and he should start the first game IF we make the playoffs.
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    Crede

    QUOTE(CWSGuy406 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 03:23 AM) Hmm... what to trust... defensive statistic like UZR, or fathom's eyes. Tough call. Hmm....who will I let influence my perception.....what I see with my own eyes, or a statistical analysis? Like I said earlier, Bellhorn was so bad on defense that Red Sox fans used to cheer for a bencher to come in and replace him. Also, I'm not saying there's something wrong with striking out....but a lot of fans would get quite upset with Bellhorn's strikeout frequency. If anyone thinks Bellhorn is the same player this season as he was in the past, then I definitely disagree.
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    Healthy Podsednik

    Wasn't Pods supposed to start playing tonight in the minors? All I know is that he wasn't playing tonight, and he's not supposed to join Charlotte until Saturday.
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    Crede

    QUOTE(CWSGuy406 @ Aug 26, 2005 -> 02:18 AM) You're not going to find a good defensive thirdbaseman out there. So, you're gonna need to find a guy who can hit. Bellhorn can hit -- well, he can walk. And, over his career, he's both hit and walked well against lefties. Late in games, he can be replaced by Blum. You keep saying he's bad defensively, yet there are Boston fans -- primarily many over at BTF -- who say he's average, even slightly above. Now, at third, that'll change, and he'd probably be a little bit below average, accounting for longer throws, etc, but he's certainly not as bad as you make him out to be... You think people dislike Crede now? Just wait until Bellhorn starts striking out at an alarming rate. And I don't care what other Boston fans say....I've seen Bellhorn play plenty to make a judgment on his defense.
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