Red Sox Ownership Has Failed The Fans

October 11, 2016 at 3:01pm in Featured, Red Sox
Jon Henry and the front office has failed us as Red Sox fans

Jon Lester just pitched 8 innings of scoreless baseball in-game 1 of the NLDS.  Theo Epstein is the general manager of arguably the best team in baseball, and the team that will more than likely represent the national league in the World Series.  Terry Francona just swept The Sox in a series where he didn’t have his best hitter, or his number 2 starter. Andrew Miller was a huge factor coming out of the bullpen this series, most of the time leaving The Sox batters swinging at air.  Ben Cherington is the vice president of baseball operations in Toronto.  So basically, Francona and Miller are playing against Cherington, winner plays Theo Epstein and Jon Lester in the World Series.  Jeesh, imagine having all these guys in the same organization.  Oh wait they were, and the ownership screwed it up.

Dave Dombrowski doesn’t get a pass on this season either.  Aaron Hill, Fernando Abad, Brad Ziegler, and Drew Pomeranz were Dombrowski’s moves at the deadline.  These guys were a non factor, except for Pomeranz who gave up a 2 run BOMB to Coco Crisp, essentially losing the game.  How about David Price’s deal?  He got a 7 year, $217 million dollar deal from Dombroski, a deal that will ultimately end up being a failure, if it’s not already.  For a guy that was supposed to come in and turn things around, Dombrowski has been a letdown as president of baseball operations thus far.

Winning the series at Fenway last night meant a lot to Terry Francona, you could tell by the way he was reacting on the field.  He knows when he was fired that ownership was stirring up rumors about him, and last night he left with the last laugh.  I’m sure Jon Lester was laughing somewhere too, remember that horrible offer The Sox gave him?  4 years for $70 million?  Then they turn around and give Price 7 years for $217 million, what a joke.  You know what you had in Lester, he could handle the Boston spotlight and he could win in the playoffs.  Two things that David Price can not do.

This team needs a shake up and ownership has to provide it, and as of now it seems like it’s not going to happen.  Dombrowski just announced Farrell will be back next season.

Ortiz retired and Farrell coming back.  Just doesn’t seem right.

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1. Patriots vs Browns:

BRADY

  • Cherish every game
  • Brady had lost his last two games in Ohio (lost to Ohio State also)
  • Everytime he gets booed on the field – legal team should get fired up for civil suit
  • How cool was the Brady chant all game?
  • Gotta love a score on the first drive
  • Goofy but satisfying first down call on his run in front of a Cleveland coach – ala John Wensink versus North Stars – if you’re a Brown you can’t allow that

MISC

  • After five games – the Patriots have won games with three different QB’s
  • Cleveland loses two quarterbacks – so I ask again would you trade Jimmy G. right now for two first round picks
  • Jimmy G career completion percentage 68.9% / Brady 63.6%
  • Oh – Oh Cy Jones alert – two fumbles last week, got burnt for TD today and then ejected from the game (CBS really didn’t have a camera that could pick up the receiver diving at his knees after the play?)
  • Charlie Whitehurst will be playing the lead tonight in Jesus Christ Superstar
  • I’m thinking Whitehurst carries a European carry-all (a man purse)

Continue reading Connelly Top Ten: Brady Bunch Punch Cleveland »

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Matt Ryan has been the past fantasy QB this season. Will that continue?

The first week of more than two bye week teams is upon us and it is the make-or-break Week 5 matchups. With Seattle and Kansas City among the teams on bye this week, below are some options to replace those starters if needed. Try not to be that team with one or fewer wins heading into basically the mid-season point before the playoffs begin.

Start ‘Em

Carson Wentz (vs. Detroit): Wentz has provided the Eagles with a solid starting quarterback this season and the Lions’ defense is missing plenty of pieces. Expect a solid fantasy day from Wentz with the first of multi-game bye weeks. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 5, 2016 »

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David Ortiz IS October

October 6, 2016 at 4:30pm in Boston, Featured, MLB, Top Story
David Ortiz IS October

We’re back, baby! Tonight, Rick Porcello and his 22 wins will take on Trevor Bauer and the Indians at Progressive field in Cleveland. The Indians, led by former Red Sox manager and fan-favorite Terry Francona, will look to capture their first playoff victory since 2007. Francona, who led the Red Sox to two World Series titles (including the team’s first in 86 years) was “let go” after the Red Sox epic collapse down the stretch of the 2011 season. While the bad blood between Francona and the Red Sox organization seems to have dissipated tremendously since the breakup, I think it’s safe to say that Francona would love nothing more than to stick it to Red Sox brass, particularly John Henry.

That’s where David Ortiz comes in. The man who has carried this team and this city on his back since that magical run back in 2004 will look to fire up the magic one last time in his final postseason appearance. A World Series title would strengthen David’s case as one of, if not the greatest playoff performer of all-time. Additionally, it would cement his legacy as one of the three greatest Red Sox players to ever live.

David Ortiz IS October. October rolls around and David Ortiz’s eye lasers zero in on baseballs and send them to the moon. No pitcher is too clutch. No moment is too big. It’s time to ride Big Papi to the promise land one final time. God, am I going to miss this guy.

No beisbol is safe, no beisbol is safe.

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1. Patriots:

  • Patriots are 3-1 without the greatest quarterback in NFL history and one reception from the greatest tight end in NFL history (also didn’t have their top back or best offensive lineman)
  • Congrats to Rex Ryan who beat an injured / 3rd string QB who he had tried to intimidate before the game – tough guy
  • Can’t win if you’re cornerback (Logan Ryan) has 17 tackles
  • Is anyone worried about Gostkowski since the missed extra point last year against Denver – he has missed two of his last 5 and I think he missed some in the exhibition season
  • Not good that you’re second all pro tight end Bennett went off with injury
  • 1-12 on third down is not going to win you many games

Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Rex Ryan Beats 3rd String Injured QB »

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Is Jordan Howard the real deal? (USA Today)

Week 4 is finally upon us and if you are battling to be 1-3 rather than 0-4, then please take a look at my advice below. After a week off, it is time to get you ready for the dreadful bye weeks.

Start ‘Em

Brian Hoyer (vs. Detroit): Detroit has allowed at least two passing touchdowns every game this season. Hoyer looked good last week and this week could be an even better game for him. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 4, 2016 »

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The Red Sox lost in horrific fashion, but still managed to clinch the AL East with Toronto's loss to the Orioles. (USA Today)

That’s not exactly how you draw up clinching the division.

With the Boston Red Sox leading the New York Yankees 3-0 in the eighth inning, the Baltimore Orioles came back to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 and clinch the American League East division title for the Red Sox, win or lose against the Yankees.

The Red Sox chose the losing route. Needing just three outs to kick off the celebration with a win, Craig Kimbrel threw 28 more pitches than I did in recording the same number of outs (that would be zero). He gave up a single, walked three, and threw a wild pitch.

Continue reading Red Sox Clinch Division, Miss Opportunity for Home Field Advantage »

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