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#1 Posted on 27.11.02 2255.30
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Good to see the Olde Towne Team(e) made its first move of the offseason today by acquiring Ryan Rupe. Because when I look at the Sox roster, I see a lack of pitchers with plus-5 ERAs. And, hell, this guy was waived by the DEVIL RAYS. Waived. By the worst team in baseball. He'll definitely propel us to the pennant.
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#2 Posted on 29.11.02 0950.49
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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    Waived. By the worst team in baseball.
Ex-Devil Rays? Waived? Of course! Look at all of the juice that Gerald Williams and Jose Canseco gave the Yanks!


    Also originally posted by PalpatineW
    He'll definitely propel us to the pennant.
I thought Tony Clark was going to do that...
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#3 Posted on 29.11.02 1457.35
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Teams sign guys like that all the time, and they almost never make it onto the big-league roster. Betcha he gets released or assigned to the minors by the end of spring training.
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#4 Posted on 29.11.02 2211.11
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    Originally posted by jfkfc
    Look at all of the juice that Gerald Williams and Jose Canseco gave the Yanks!


"Canseco" and "juice" are two words that fit very well together.
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#5 Posted on 1.12.02 0748.16
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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    Good to see the Olde Towne Team(e) made its first move of the offseason today by acquiring Ryan Rupe. Because when I look at the Sox roster, I see a lack of pitchers with plus-5 ERAs. And, hell, this guy was waived by the DEVIL RAYS. Waived. By the worst team in baseball. He'll definitely propel us to the pennant.


They got him for nothing and he can fill out Pawtucket's roster. If he gets something going, Epstein looks like a genius. If he stays in Pawtucket all year - who cares? He's only 27 and might turn it around. Probably not, but it's a low risk acquisition.
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#6 Posted on 1.12.02 2213.51
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Since the Sox have only like 28 players on the 40 MAN ROSTER this move cost them nothing. And who know this kid maybe the next Tim Wakefield
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#7 Posted on 2.12.02 1054.41
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Dear Mr. Red Sox Fan:

Please excuse Theo from signing Tom Glavine. He was to busy signing released Tampa Bay Devil Rays that started bean ball wars with the 2002 Red Sox.

Signed,
Epstein's Mother.
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#8 Posted on 2.12.02 1706.47
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The Red Sox are going to have a lot of problems until they can replenish their farm system. Until then there are going to be a lot of retread pitchers and aging hitters who are more than likely looking for one last shot.
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#9 Posted on 2.12.02 2232.11
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Dear Mr. Red Sox Fan:

    Please excuse Theo from signing Tom Glavine. He was to busy signing released Tampa Bay Devil Rays that started bean ball wars with the 2002 Red Sox.

    Signed,
    Epstein's Mother.



Glavine was never gonna sign with the Sox. You know it, too.
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