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Thank you Joe Kelly

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by DeadlySplitter, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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  2. nolasoxfan

    nolasoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Thank you, indeed.

    May any future baseballs you throw at Fenway be high and outside or of ceremonial value.
     
  3. tims4wins

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    Struck out the side in game 5. Thanks Joe.
     
  4. adcasaletto

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    Too bad, so sad. Good for him and his family. May we meet again, in the world series only
     
  5. Beomoose

    Beomoose Member SoSH Member

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    Thank you, Joe!
     
  6. tims4wins

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    Kelly with the Sox in the playoffs:

    17 2/3 IP, 12 H, 17 K, 0 BB, 2 R, 1 ER, 0.51 ERA. Wow. Thanks again, Joe.
     
  7. YTF

    YTF Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I always hoped for more from you Joe, but will be forever grateful of how you preformed on the biggest stage, in the biggest moment of your career. Thank you Joe Kelly.
     
  8. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Loved rooting for this guy.

    Love that one of my geekier friends argued he has the worst stuff on the Sox staff, broadly defined. Do you think LA would have signed up for $24 mm to Heath
    Hembree or Brian Johnson?

    Kelly is likable, throws gas, threw at an MFY and just might have figured it all out this post season.

    I hope for his sake that the latter is true. Either way, I too am delighted that he was a key actor in the 2018 playoff ride.

    Oh, and tell A-Rod that there is no “we” as to him and your new team, Joe. (See the championship video for A-Rod professing to Kobe that “we” have this after Game 3).
     
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  9. brandonchristensen

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    Here’s to the inevitable Cy Young!

    Wish a deal could have been made. Fun energy to have on the team.
     
  10. Bergs

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    JoKe became anything but in the end. He was balls out in the playoffs. He'll never have to buy a beer in Boston.
     
  11. RedOctober3829

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    Deserves the contract he's getting but glad it's not the Sox that gave it to him. Thanks for the playoff run and enjoy LA Jimmy B.
     
  12. Blue Monkey

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    Good luck Sloppy Joe. Thanks for being a total badass in the playoffs. I had a love/hate relationship with you. I guess that is true of most of my exes.
     
  13. Philip Jeff Frye

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    I guess that Lackey trade wasn't so terrible after all...
     
  14. UncleStinkfinger

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    I'm a bit sad. As soon as we see Joe Kelly peak, he leaves town. Either way, I guess that trade with St.Louis finally paid off this past fall.
     
  15. chrisfont9

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    OMG you're right! I'd completely forgotten.

    Thanks Joe. It won't be quite the same without ya. Congrats on the payday.
     
  16. JimD

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    Godspeed, Joe - thank you for having your biggest moments in a Sox uniform in the games that mattered most.
     
  17. Dick Pole Upside

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    OOT25 Part IV

    Godspeed, Joe Kelly Fight Club...
     
  18. dhappy42

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    I’m a Joe Kelly fan through thick and thin. Really wanted him back on the team this season. Maybe wishful thinking, but I think he’s figured something out and will have a break-out year. He was one of the unlikely heroes in October. It’s not like the band is breaking up, but still sad to see him go. Good luck, Joe.
     
  19. S. H. Frog

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    Yeah, thanks Joe Kelly and good luck. It was a pleasure watching it all come together, and at the right time.
     
  20. LogansDad

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    Thanks forever, Joe. Striking out the side in Game 5 was seriously awesome, and I hope that electric stuff keeps being fun to watch. Hope he enjoys LA.

    Count me among the ones who would have like to have seen him back with the Sox. It's been a great off-season, but this one makes me a little sad. Seemed like a great teammate, from everything I saw.
     
  21. Adrian's Dome

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    Thanks for being nails in the playoffs, but won't miss his inconsistency and I'm glad we didn't pony up that contract.
     
  22. InstaFace

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    Is there some thread, here or in the MLB forum, that mentions the fact that he got a deal and discusses it? Because I can't readily find one.
     
  23. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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  24. BornToRun

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    Thanks for everything, Joe. You’ve added yourself to the list of people who’ll never have to buy a drink in Boston again. Good luck and keep that Yankee Punching hand strong.
     
  25. joe dokes

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    And for one of the few times in his Sox career, I had Koji-level no doubt that the Dodgers had no chance against him.
     
  26. Doug Beerabelli

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    you thank, Kelly, Joe!
     
  27. ledsox

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    Thank you JK. An incredible start and end to the season (minus game 1). Sad to see him go but nice he got his big payday.
     
  28. NJ_Sox_Fan

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    Still amazing to me he had ZERO walks in the playoffs. Joe Kelly. Zero walks.
     
  29. jercra

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    His first appearance in the season and his last could not have been more different. I'll choose to remember his last.
     
  30. Ale Xander

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    Will never forget this. He was our most nails traditional reliever. I feel sad for those who own Joe Kelly Fight Club tshirts. I will miss his 101 MPH heater and his goggles.
     
  31. pedro1918

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    I am of mixed emotions. I will always appreciate 2018 playoffs Joe. The inconsistent Joe was terrifying and I am kind of relieved I don;t have to put up with that for the next few years.

    That said, thanks Joe. Amazing run this fall!!
     
  32. aksoxfan

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    Thank you, Joe Kelly and best of luck to you in LA.
     
  33. MtPleasant Paul

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    The decision to let Joe go might not look so good if we fail to re-sign Kimbrel. I have a feeling Craig is not coming back.
     
  34. ConigsCorner

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    Forever, one of the twenty-five 4.0 (or 9.0). Were there 25-man rosters in 1903, etc.?

    Anyway, you were platinum in the postseason, especially the Series.

    Thanks, and enjoy going home.
     
  35. ConigsCorner

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    What's so pleasant about this guy?
     
  36. Dan Murfman

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    So do they mail him his ring or do they give it to him when he comes to town with the Dodgers in July.
     
  37. Red(s)HawksFan

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    July, of course. Unless he comes into town on his own for the home opener. I think Dave Roberts did that in 2005, so he might be willing to let Kelly do it.

    Even if they get him the ring sooner, there will be some sort of recognition for him in July. That's fairly standard for departed players, especially those that won a ring.
     
  38. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Thanks for everything JoKe. Second coming of Saturn Balls, but no way in hell would I want to pay you that deal. Congrats and see you at the reunion. Sincerely, best of luck.
     
  39. Dan Murfman

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    Thought it might be a little stranger I do it since he will be on the team they beat.
     
  40. Van Everyman

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    I said for months that I thought Kelly’s midsummer swoon was due to him working on his secondary pitches – there were appearances of his where it would seem he barely threw his four-seamer. My sense was that his performance during the playoffs was a direct result of that work. Will be interesting to find out whether he can put it all together for more than a six week stretch.
     
  41. Adrian's Dome

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    He's been inconsistent for the entirety of his career. I don't think you can boil his inconsistency this season down to simply practicing something different for a while before the tree finally bore fruit.

    This is always how he's been. He's an on/off switch.
     
  42. JimD

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    Given that the Sox offered Kelly fewer dollars per year and wouldn't go longer than two years (according to Rob Bradford's piece today on WEEI.com - can't link to it right now), it would seem that the team's braintrust wasn't sold on the permanence of whatever adjustments resulted in Kelly's October performance.
     
  43. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Or didn't have the budget to do so.
     
  44. Pandarama

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    I believe you are thinking of Derek Lowe, who was able to get away from his new day job with LAD because he was a starting pitcher. As a reliever, JoKE won’t be able to get an excused absence.
     
  45. Saints Rest

    Saints Rest Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Joe Kelly is the pitching version of JBJ.
     
  46. phrenile

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    Both Lowe and Roberts got theirs at the home opener on April 11, 2005.
     
  47. DrewDawg

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    You’re fun.

    And everyone knows Kimbrel isn’t coming back.
     
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  49. Fred not Lynn

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    Unless he comes back as manager of the opposing team in the World Series. I think you have to buy your own beer that week...
     
  50. Cumberland Blues

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    No way...everyone should buy him two that week so he's hungover in the dugout the next day.
     

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