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Old 06-26-2013, 11:17 PM
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Congrats Conor, at least you don't have to be on the field for a while. That grim moment sets in, when fans realize that they have to watch two ****ty baseball teams, until training camp starts.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:21 PM
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Alexei Ramirez, this generation's Steve Sax.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:41 PM
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13 Es for Alexei so far.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:52 AM
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I've come to embrace the team's daily buffoonery. It's fun to tune in and laugh at them and Hawk.

I think we're in unprecedented territory as far as not one significant move being made in the first half of a titanic season. Rick Hahn has choked big-time.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:55 AM
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I've come to embrace the team's daily buffoonery. It's fun to tune in and laugh at them and Hawk.

I think we're in unprecedented territory as far as not one significant move being made in the first half of a titanic season. Rick Hahn has choked big-time.
Ehh ... maybe Hahn could have done more in the offseason. Like get a real catcher.

But I don't want any trades based upon emotion. He has to do what's best for the future of the franchise. If he does nothing before July 31, then he's a fool. I suspect he has moves in the works. Let's wait and see what they are.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:10 AM
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I'm starting to wonder if someone's drugging Alexei's pre-game meal.
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Alexei Ramirez, this generation's Steve Sax.
At least to make this fun, how about playing loudly after these errors by Ramirez an "O-LAY!" Just play wacky sound effects after the errors.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:15 AM
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I'm not counting this homerun or his 3 RBI from today's game because of the game situation. I'm not counting his pinch hit solo homerun in a blowout win in Colorado. In my book, Crede has 2 less home runs than his statistics show, 4 less RBI, and one less walk (the one where he pinch hit for Uribe after coming in with a 3-0 count and taking one pitch).
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:19 AM
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Alexei has played in every inning of every game so far this year and he played in 158 games last year (and the year before that as well), I wonder if that is taking a toll on him? It's really hard to try and figure out how he went from being one of the best defensive shortstops in the league in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to what we are seeing this year.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:30 AM
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Alexei has played in every inning of every game so far this year and he played in 158 games last year (and the year before that as well), I wonder if that is taking a toll on him? It's really hard to try and figure out how he went from being one of the best defensive shortstops in the league in 2010, 2011 and 2012 to what we are seeing this year.
His skills haven't diminished. I actually think he just doesn't care.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:53 AM
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Ehh ... maybe Hahn could have done more in the offseason. Like get a real catcher.

But I don't want any trades based upon emotion. He has to do what's best for the future of the franchise. If he does nothing before July 31, then he's a fool. I suspect he has moves in the works. Let's wait and see what they are.
Oh, I know trades are coming. But first he should have made some kind of move in May to wake up the team and then a subsequent one to start shedding obvious lost causes such as Flowers. Additionally, a backup infielder who can play shortstop should have been acquired to rest/bench Ramirez.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:56 AM
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What difference would that make? It's a stop gap for the enevitable. We suck. We had to find out more about Flowers. We weren't going to rent a player.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:05 AM
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Alexei's last 2 run error was on a ball that came up. This one was on a ball that stayed down. What's a guy supposed to do?

They're fun bad, in a dull sort of way.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:32 AM
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:35 AM
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What difference would that make? It's a stop gap for the enevitable. We suck. We had to find out more about Flowers. We weren't going to rent a player.
Well, maybe the first move wakes up the team. Maybe the second move stops the nonsense behind the plate. Maybe the moves send a jolt through everyone that they better get their act together or they're next.

Flash back to '83. The Sox traded a popular player in Tony Bernazard when they were floundering. Julio Cruz arrives in return and provides a spark that leads to 99 victories.

My point is you make moves to address problems. You don't just sit back and do absolutely nothing for months. Hahn allowed this season to disintegrate in record time, talking repeatedly about career norms through his paralysis. It's his job to detect problems early before they turn into bigger ones. Anybody can sit back until things unravel completely and then become a junkyard dealer.
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