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Postby jellis » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:08 pm

added Takashi Saito and brought back mark kotsay today, they are going for the mass appraoch sign a bunch of hurt all stars for the price of one all star then hope 2 out of 3 are up to form come the post season
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Postby JP_Frost » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:51 pm

let's say Saito can return to form, or atleast something just a little worse than that. This is their pen:

Papelbon
Saito
Delcarmen
Masterson
Okajima
Ramirez

I'm not sure who the 7th guy is, but that has the potential to be a very sick bullpen. Couple that with their rotation, solid defense and good offense, I'd say they're the team to beat in the AL.
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Postby jellis » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:56 pm

if bucholz pitches well you could see smotlz end up in that pen also adding to the degree of sickness
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Postby MadThinker88 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:07 am

I thought Mike Timlin was still lying around.
Depending on who is performing and in the rotation, I could see Wakefield rounding out the bullpen and being the longman in the process.
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Postby GhostofTedCox » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:13 am

But who is going to be on the receiving end of all those pitchers? Josh Bard? I think the ship has sailed away for Varitek. His career is now headed south. How about Shop, err, no, I won't say it.
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Postby MadThinker88 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:22 am

Well we know how well Josh catches Wakefield from his last stint with Boston. :s_sarcastic
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Postby jellis » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:57 am

It looks more and more liek one more year of tek, no one will sign him and give up a first for it
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Postby Uncle Rick » Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:43 am

It seems like every time the Tribe signs someone we lose a player (i.e.Aubrey) from the 40 man that may come back to bite us in the future. With Boston supposedly having such a well regarded farm system, who are they jettisoning to make room for these guys, and will they be eventually hurt by their strategy?
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Re: boston keeps going

Postby MadThinker88 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:26 am

I'll have to find the links but I read the players that Boston designated for space to sign players have been snached up by other clubs.
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Postby TonyIBI » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:10 pm

From what I recall, Boston's 40-man was not full. Only guy designated is RHP Charlie Zink.
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Re: boston keeps going

Postby MadThinker88 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:26 pm

I have made the assumption that both of these players were on the Boston 40 man to be signed off waivers.

From mlbtraderumors

Rays Claim Dewon Day, Padres Take Virgil Vasquez
By Tim Dierkes [January 9 at 4:17pm CST]
According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times, the Rays claimed pitcher Dewon Day (off waivers from the Red Sox).
And the Padres snagged Virgil Vasquez (from Boston), as their (Boston's) Brad Penny signing was made official.
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Re: boston keeps going

Postby MickS » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:46 pm

Red Sox roster was at 39.

Then they signed Penny, Baldelli, Kotsay, Saito, Smoltz?

They waived Zink plus 2 (noted above). So there should be at least one more exposed if you count Smoltz. 2 more, if they re-sign Varitek. I don't think the Smoltz signing is official yet.
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Re: boston keeps going

Postby jellis » Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:26 pm

I like zink, but then again I like knuckleballers I hope he gets a chance from some one
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