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Just a guess: On 7/30, they got Floyd. As of 8/1, his first game as a Red Sawk, (through today) they are 14-17. 3 wins for Pedro and Wakefield, and 4 for Lowe.

Also, as an aside, the Expos are 16-16 in the same time period since trading Floyd.



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Why?

Isn't it September now? Time for the yearly swoon!!!!



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29

    Originally posted by jfkfc
    Just a guess: On 7/30, they got Floyd. As of 8/1, his first game as a Red Sawk, (through today) they are 14-17. 3 wins for Pedro and Wakefield, and 4 for Lowe.

    Also, as an aside, the Expos are 16-16 in the same time period since trading Floyd.



So the Marlins sucked with Floyd, the Expos tanked with Floyd, and now the Sox are in the tank with Floyd. Hmmm, maybe someone has got some bad juju around his karma. Maybe he should sign with the Yankees next year...of course if he did that he'd win the Triple Crown and hit 75 homers out of spite to us Yankeehaters.
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Three words as to why:

George Herman Ruth.

Thank you.



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jfkfc
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Hmmm, maybe someone has got some bad juju around his karma. Maybe he should sign with the Yankees next year...of course if he did that he'd win the Triple Crown and hit 75 homers out of spite to us Yankeehaters.


You mean there are people in this world that hate the beloved pinstripes? Unbelievable!

I thought they would have stayed in it with only Pedro and Lowe, sorta like an incarnation of "Spahn and Sain and pray for rain!" Wakefield, IMO, is one of the most underrated pitchers in MLB. I woulda thought that those two guys would have carried their team like Schilling and the Unit, coupled with Nomar, Manny, and Floyd. That looked like a solid get. Damon too, a good signing.

All in all, within a half hour, the one-time 5 game lead becomes a 9.5 game deficit. Boo-friggin-hoo.



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    Originally posted by Grimis

      Originally posted by jfkfc
      Just a guess: On 7/30, they got Floyd. As of 8/1, his first game as a Red Sawk, (through today) they are 14-17. 3 wins for Pedro and Wakefield, and 4 for Lowe.

      Also, as an aside, the Expos are 16-16 in the same time period since trading Floyd.



    So the Marlins sucked with Floyd, the Expos tanked with Floyd, and now the Sox are in the tank with Floyd. Hmmm, maybe someone has got some bad juju around his karma. Maybe he should sign with the Yankees next year...of course if he did that he'd win the Triple Crown and hit 75 homers out of spite to us Yankeehaters.



As much as I'd love to see the Yanks get burned, the Jeff Weaver trade is enough to hold me over.

I don't think Floyd's the problem, though. He gets on base, provided some more power, and has acquitted himself pretty nicely. The problem is the team isn't playing well in the clutch. A lot of their runs came in those blowouts, when they didn't need the scoring. Lowe's been pitching great, but they've given him almost 8 runs of support per game. I don't know Wakefield's, Burkett's, or Castillo's numbers offhand, but I'd imagine they aren't enough.
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#7 Posted on

    Originally posted by drjayphd
    As much as I'd love to see the Yanks get burned, the Jeff Weaver trade is enough to hold me over.


Granted, he sucked pretty bad in his starts for the Yanks, he has been rather good coming in from the pen (ERA since July has been about two and three quarters). I know they didn't get him to be a reliever, but I won't justify the deal to begin with (Lilly fan). I will be glad to know that Cliff, Manny, Pedro, and Rickey can watch the Yanks on TV this October. That will hold me over!



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Will go through the list of reasons
1) Burkett has pitched like garbage since his 'I won't play in the All-Star Game because its in Bud Selig's ballpark'. Earth to John, you weren't going anyway.
2) Nomar was so concerned about how the future labor settlement would affect Little Leaguers, he forgot how to hit in the clutch.
3) Tony Clark couldn't get a hit if he was playing t-ball and their were no defensive players on the field.
4) The manager is Fog Horn Leghorn on downers.
5) Trot Nixon is a choke artist
6) Ugie became Slocumb
7) The curse of Bob Kurtz attacks for the third straight summer.
8) They haven't developed a starting pitcher since Bruce Hurst.




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The Red Sox tanked because they always tank. That's what they do. Good in April, May, and June and all the fools in New England get really irritating with their misguided arrogant crap talk. Then it all falls to pieces in the summer and the hypocritical fans turn their back on their "beloved" team. They just lasted a little longer than usual this year.

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The Red Sox are in the tank? I am a diehard Red Sox fan and if the ship goes down, I will go down with it. There is still a chance at the wild card. The Yanks and Sox have the "easy teams" for Sept. but ten games are probably too many to overcome.
I think the west teams will beat on each other and the Red Sox can blow their way into the playoffs by getting wins over the Triple A Devil Rays (on the shoulders Wakefield and Hawaiian Thunder).



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    Originally posted by Chico Santana
    The Red Sox are in the tank? I am a diehard Red Sox fan and if the ship goes down, I will go down with it. There is still a chance at the wild card. The Yanks and Sox have the "easy teams" for Sept. but ten games are probably too many to overcome.
    I think the west teams will beat on each other and the Red Sox can blow their way into the playoffs by getting wins over the Triple A Devil Rays (on the shoulders Wakefield and Hawaiian Thunder).



Losing the series opener to Toronto was not the way to start, though. And too bad we have Burkett under contract for another year... this page has a list of all the Sox players who will be free agents or abitration eligible next season. Be interesting to see who will still be around.



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