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Old 06-26-2014, 12:09 AM
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Yeah, the Sox stink right now, the Clubhouse is not surprisingly a stronghold of doom and gloom, so take a moment out of your day and let's highlight some good ****..

Adam Eaton... Has reached base in 20 consecutive games, hitting .338 with a .424 OBP in those games.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:12 AM
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Yeah, the Sox stink right now, the Clubhouse is not surprisingly a stronghold of doom and gloom, so take a moment out of your day and let's highlight some good ****..

Adam Eaton... Has reached base in 20 consecutive games, hitting .338 with a .424 OBP in those games.
Eaton's OBP for the season is back over .350 now.

I firmly believe he is a long-term solution in CF.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:12 AM
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Jose Abreu... still smacking the damn ball.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:18 AM
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Conor Gillaspie seems to be improving his defense at 3B to go along with his .333 batting avg.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:29 AM
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Jose Abreu is the ****.

I'm also super stoked for Carlos Rodon.

And the food at the Cell is the ****.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:48 AM
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We have the Rookie of the Year on this team in Abreu and a potential Cy Young candidate in Sale.
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:33 AM
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:24 AM
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Conor Gillaspie seems to be improving his defense at 3B to go along with his .333 batting avg.
Since Gillaspie has not hit for power I would think he would be an ideal #2 hitter. With Eaton leading off getting on base quite a bit it would open up the hole between first and second and maybe lead to a lot more hit and run plays.

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Old 06-26-2014, 08:20 AM
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I like that the corpseball of pretty much every year since 2008 has been non-existent. I remember agonizing games, especially early in the season where once the opposing team scored 1 run, the game was over. I have not felt that way at all this year. The new hitting coach appears to be a keeper (although having El Oso in the lineup certainly helps).

I feel like with Cooper and Rodon (hopefully) in the fold, the starting pitching won't be as tough to fix. Bullpens are bullpens, so who knows how hard that will be to fix.

The road to contention is a lot smoother with this team when the offense is decent.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:02 AM
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:03 AM
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At least the Sox are playing their way to another high draft pick and high international allotment for next year.

Abreu and Eaton are both very exciting players to watch. I'm glad they're part of the core that we have moving forward. I'm looking forward to having Garcia rejoin them in 2015. Gillaspie has looked pretty good. I hope this isn't just a "career year" for him.

I'm encouraged that, at least on paper, the Sox had a very good draft this year.

....only about 3 months left on Dunn's awful contract.
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Chris Sale is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and we have him for a while.

Adam Eaton is fun to watch, both at the plate and on the field.

I love watching Jose Abreu hit. It's hard to believe he's an MLB rookie.

Conor Gillapsie has been quietly getting the job done - even if he doesn't have power, it's nice to have someone who can get on base, and he makes some pretty decent plays sometimes.

There's some good vibes from me; that makes me feel better for my bout of swearing last night.
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:25 AM
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There will be a 10 game improvement over last season.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:03 AM
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The good news...? We've been in games. It's never nice losing but last year it was almost unbearable the way they lost.

There are pieces to build on. Abreu, Sale, Garcia, Eaton, and Gillaspie.. plus there's an all-star shortstop that is going to be good for a little while yet... even Beckham could be a significant part.

We have a ton of money that will be available soon to spend on starters. I've always known that they aren't going to come from within the system and I'm fine with that. Bullpen? Crap shoot.

Finally, I think Hahn has a handle on things and that there are some pleasant surprises to come, possibly sooner than later.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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Good news, Eaton, Abreau, Gillaspie's bat, Alexi, Beckham, Sale, last year of Paulie and I mean that in a proper sendoff for a great Sox player.

Bad news, no closer, DeAza, Dunn, Flowers, Garcia's injury and Ventura.
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