Everything in Its Right Place

Thefoulline.com quick hits:

  • For the record, I wrote a few months ago that the Red Sox should make every attempt to trade for Johan Santana. This included dealing Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, pretty much anyone. Obviously the Sox front office is smarter than I am.
  • In case you missed it, Jon Lester threw a no-hitter against the K.C. Royals the other night. I’ve always figured that Lester would be a solid contributor for the Sox. He’s a guy that I thought could go out and win 12-15 games a year and be a solid #3 guy in the rotation. After Monday’s performance, I think I’ve underestimated his ability.
  • Watching the Sox as a kid, they were always a slow, prodding team that relied on the long ball. They rarely manufactured runs, and stolen bases were nonexistent. The 2008 team with Ellsbury, Coco, Pedroia, Youk and Lugo stealing bases and playing small ball is a lot more fun to watch.
  • Speaking of Lugo, his tenure in Boston may be coming to an end. What kind of message is Terry Francona sending when Lugo gets a defensive replacement four games in a row? Paging Jed Lowrie…
  • Jacoby Ellsbury stole 25 bases in a row to start his career, two short of the record set by Tim Raines. Ellsbury was thrown out on a pitch-out and a perfect strike from the catcher to second base, and he still was barely out. This kid is scary fast.
  • Manny Ramirez stated that he has stopped hitting home-runs on purpose. He said that fans aren’t excited enough about it, and he is going to wait to hit them on the upcoming west coast trip. The reason fans aren’t excited, Man-Ram, is that you’re hitting .178 with 11 strikeouts over the last 12 games. And you’re an idiot.
  • The Sox have had solid contributions this year from their young players: Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Manny Delcarmen, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Jed Lowrie, Justin Masterson, and Brandon Moss.
  • The Yankees “top” young players have done the following: Phillip Hughes 0-4, 9.00 ERA; Ian Kennedy 0-3, 8.48 ERA; Jeff Karstens 1-4, 11.05 ERA; Melky Cabrera, .252 batting average; Joba Chamberlain, 10 holds, 2.66 ERA, 700 cheeseburgers eaten. Advantage: Boston.
  • Bartolo Colon is wicked fat, but he pitched pretty well last night. He may make his Fantasy debut for the Yankeehaters next week.
  • Joba Chamberlain is joining the New York Yankees starting rotation. This is going to be just the boost the Yanks need to leapfrog the Blue Jays and seize fourth place in the division.
  • Ex-Sox and current freak show Eric Gagne is being sidelined with a shoulder “injury.” Have you seen this guy lately? Not only is he stinking it up in Milwaukee, but he may be the ugliest human on the planet. 7.45 ERA, multiple blown saves, $10 million… money well spent.

14 Responses to “Everything in Its Right Place”

  1. bostonbadboys Says:

    qick note i think rogers needle boys and the yankeepeople are going to get thier asses kicked by the red rays and the boston bad boys i may be all most right .. ooppps they are taking me out of the computer room again………………………………………………………………….

  2. The Showstoppers Says:

    http://www.dictionary.com

    That is all.

  3. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    Nicely put Dave. Another great article about the Red Sox.

    Joba as a starter. I think once he gets rocked in a start they will finally start to lower the lifeboats or in our case, the Love Boats, and enter “in my opinion the greatest thing ever” Red Alert: Yankee Firing Mode. It will start with Cashman. Then move on to the Pitching Coach. If Girardi makes it out of the season its based on his good repore with the New York fans. Lets see if Jr. Steinbrenner has the balls to live up to Daddy or if Senior steps back in.

    Matt “This is going to be fun despite” McLaughlin

  4. LTZ Says:

    So can the C’s win a game on a the road?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    The C’s need to take game 3 or the series I think will be over, even if they win game four. Someone please tell Rondo that it’s ok for a point guard to shoot the ball. The box and none defense they had on him caused every shot to be contested by two or three detroit players since Rondo showed no threat of scoring last night. Rondo needs to drive and score for the Celtics to win this series, this best of 5 series…..

    Dylan ” well, the Royals are done, can we play a Major League team now?” Hamilton

  6. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    I couldnt agree more about Rondo. This kid is money and playing on the best team in the league. When is he going to learn how to shoot the NBA 3? You get Rondo working the 3 in the offseason with Ray, I think Ray and Rondo can be as killer as Rip and Chanucy or Parker and Ginoboli. Rondo working with the Newly Awakened Allen in the offseason could prove amazing, plus, Allen is known as a “takem under the wing” vet. We hear about it every game from the ESPN commentators.

    Matt “So who is as un-excited about the Indy 500 this weekend as I am?” McLaughlin

  7. Dave Says:

    Rondo is the key for the Celtics offense. He needs to be aggressive and drive to the hoop. If the defense picks him up, he needs to kick it out to Ray Allen or Pierce. This offense has to run through Rondo to be successful. Just like the Celtic teams of the 80′s with Dennis Johnson.
    *Pierce is a great player, but I’m not ready to anoint him in the same breath as Bird. He needs to carry this team throught the rest of the playoffs…and then I will consider it.

    What the hell is the Indy 500, the number of interceptions Peyton Manning is going to throw this year?

  8. Anonymous Says:

    The indy 500 is the number of people who will think the new Indiana Jones film is good.

    Dylan ” Big Brown for the Triple Crown” Hamilton

  9. LARRY JOE BIRD Says:

    quick note the Greenville Drive (A RED SOX A FARM TEAM)played the Charleston yankee farm team .. they play at a field that is a knock off of fenway.. there where more yankee fans than soxes fans there .sad but true. an the DRIVE SHOWED NO PEP . ON THE FIELD OR AT BAT.. THEY GOT WHIPPED BADLY.. its agreat park to watch a baseball game but it would be better if WE won .. Iam sending the yankeehater guy a PROGRAM.. GO CELTICS………..

  10. Ginger Parker Says:

    The Indy 500 is a contest in which a bunch of overgrown boys get beat by a girl. Sound familiar?

    But seriously. Here in the Bizarro World that is thefoulline.com fantasy baseball league, I currently have the high score in the league with less than two days to go, and there’s a very real chance that I will lose to the Chickenheads. What was that you were saying about pushover opponents, Dave?

  11. Dave Says:

    The Greenville Drive have a great stadium. I was fortunate to go there with my Dad a few years ago before we had him committed to a retirement home. I wonder how that old bastard is doing? Oh well,… Anyhow, the Drive have some pretty good prospects on that team, even if it is low Single A ball. Maybe they need Gabe Kapler back to whip them into shape.
    The Yankees can win all the minor league games for all I care, they are still in last place in the majors.

    Dave ” The Drive has to be the worst team name I’ve ever heard of” Ingalls

  12. Dave Says:

    Ginger,
    When you can put the lowly Chickenheads away, than you can start talking smack. Until then, I would look into improving your lowly offense, your pitching is only going to carry you for so long.

    Youk
    Weeks
    Torri Hunter
    Zimmerman
    Navarro?????
    How in the world did you get to be 6-1 with these guys??

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Dave, Drive may be the second worst name, second only to the Birmingham Biscuits in the Ray’s farm system. If the league was still in operations, the Bradenton Juice could be on the short list as well.

    Dylan ” Macon Music was a genius team name” Hamilton

  14. ANoNYMOUSssssssssssss Says:

    dave your old man broke out of the old folks home and is headed to north port the be apain in your ass for a while .. i hear he is a meanold ugly bastard like his kid. the one they cal l MILO.. ????????

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