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Old 08-30-2007, 06:39 PM
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I think the Sox can win next year with Anderson batting ninth, provided they have a solid 1-8.
The manager disagrees...at least he did in 2006.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:36 AM
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The manager disagrees...at least he did in 2006.
But he seems to think the Sox can win with Gonzalez at third.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:47 AM
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But he seems to think the Sox can win with Gonzalez at third.


Are you kidding me? The season is a lost cause, they're seeing if Fields can learn LF for next year so he can play. It's not like we're in the heat of a pennant race and Ozzie decides to play Andy Gonzalez over Josh Fields.
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:01 PM
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Well, we are now up to the # 2 overall pick in the MLB draft next year!! Yea!
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:35 PM
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Well, we are now up to the # 2 overall pick in the MLB draft next year!! Yea!
Let's see how the crack Sox scouting team can screw that up.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:39 AM
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Let's see how the crack Sox scouting team can screw that up.

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Old 09-01-2007, 12:26 PM
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Is there any sort of "consensus can't miss" #1 pick, or a Top 3 or Top 5, for the 2008 draft? I realize that signability often trumps talent, but going into 2001, Prior was seen as the consensus best pick, and IIRC the Top 3 seemed to be Prior, Mauer and Teixeira. (Floyd was #4 - I don't know whether to laugh or cry.)
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Old 09-01-2007, 01:06 PM
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Is there any sort of "consensus can't miss" #1 pick, or a Top 3 or Top 5, for the 2008 draft? I realize that signability often trumps talent, but going into 2001, Prior was seen as the consensus best pick, and IIRC the Top 3 seemed to be Prior, Mauer and Teixeira. (Floyd was #4 - I don't know whether to laugh or cry.)
Pedro Alvarez is the consensus #1 pick.
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:44 PM
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Is there any sort of "consensus can't miss" #1 pick, or a Top 3 or Top 5, for the 2008 draft? I realize that signability often trumps talent, but going into 2001, Prior was seen as the consensus best pick, and IIRC the Top 3 seemed to be Prior, Mauer and Teixeira. (Floyd was #4 - I don't know whether to laugh or cry.)
I don't know if it's worth thinking about right now, at least as fans, because a lot can change between now and next June. Injuries, performance next year, commitments, agents, money, etc. all play into it and we still don't know where we pick. Personally I haven't read anything about next year's draft class but I imagine if we pick say 3rd, someone rated lower could jump way ahead to consensus #3 between now and next year. Now, if we get #1 overall - which could very well happen as only TB is worse and its only by a couple games - then we can go nuts over whoever we want because we can get him if we want to.

One thing is for sure though: even if we sign the best available FA over the offseason we still will keep our first rounder. That is very nice to know. Hopefully we get a consensus top 5 pick with our top 5 pick.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:09 PM
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Is there any sort of "consensus can't miss" #1 pick, or a Top 3 or Top 5, for the 2008 draft? I realize that signability often trumps talent, but going into 2001, Prior was seen as the consensus best pick, and IIRC the Top 3 seemed to be Prior, Mauer and Teixeira. (Floyd was #4 - I don't know whether to laugh or cry.)
Teixiera was picked 5th - just after Gavin Floyd. The D-Rays used the #3 pick on the immortal Dewon Brazelton.

I wouldn't cry about Floyd, we're not the ones who wasted the #4 pick overall on him.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:19 AM
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This link to info on Vanderbilt's SS might be of interest. Apparently he plays along side Pedro Alvarez, and follows him in the batting order.
The article is at the bottum of the page. What do you guys think?

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...es/263363.html
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Old 09-08-2007, 05:21 PM
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This link to info on Vanderbilt's SS might be of interest. Apparently he plays along side Pedro Alvarez, and follows him in the batting order.
The article is at the bottum of the page. What do you guys think?

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...es/263363.html
He's good - but I don't believe he is someone you look at with a pick as high as ours will be. Alvarez is the guy I want.
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:48 AM
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we won't be picking 2nd if we keep winning games like this...
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:01 AM
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we won't be picking 2nd if we keep winning games like this...
..and that would be just like our Sox this year. It's like they do everything they can to piss you off.

The rest of the year our lineup should look something like this:

Owens CF
Richar 2B (more AB's)
Thome DH (to get 500)
Fields LF (more AB's)
Erstad 1B
Gonzalez 3B
Sweeney RF
Uribe SS
Lucy C

Rotation: Contreras, Floyd, Broadway, Phillips, Masset
Bullpen: Bukvich, Myers, Reynoso, Logan, MacDougal, Sisco

Players who should be assured of job next year and golfing: Jenks, Thornton, Wasserman, Buehrle, Garland, Vazquez, Danks, Dye, Konerko, Hall, Pierzynski

Then we can drop all the rest of our games and at least get #1 overall. Let's take the biggest loser prize we can.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:10 AM
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Then we can drop all the rest of our games and at least get #1 overall. Let's take the biggest loser prize we can.
Tanking for a draft pick is dishonorable in all sports, and stupid in baseball, since draft picks in baseball are notorious for not turning out like one would expect.

There are games to be played that will have an impact on the pennant races, and I don't wish to see the Sox be considered a team that tanked on purpose.
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