9/11 - Poyner.

DeadlySplitter

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I feel a bit guilty starting so many threads this year, but I mean, fewer and fewer are going to watch now.

[B]Pete Abraham[/B]‏Verified account @[B]PeteAbe[/B] 2m2 minutes ago
#RedSox tonight: Holt RF, Bogaerts SS, Devers 3B, Martinez DH, Moreland 1B, Benintendi LF, Vázquez C, Bradley Jr. CF, M. Hernández 2B, and Poyner LHP

Apparently Cora is going to start using Taylor & Hernandez less (ironically, Taylor got the L last night). These two are solid or better LHRPs that will come at minimum cost next season and thus are 25-man roster locks for 2020 already, barring injury. Makes all the sense in the world, but certainly leaves you with a sad feeling for tonight. Chacin is going tomorrow, so I guess Josh A Smith or other shit will come in this game.
 

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I guess they're giving up on Brian Johnson? Would have thought they'd give him a couple more chances to avoid being non-tendered this offseason.
 

The Gray Eagle

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Can Laser Poyner get Rowdy Tellez out?

From the Glob:
"Rowdy Tellez is 15 of 35 (.429) against the Red Sox this season with three doubles, six home runs, and 13 RBIs. He has otherwise hit .198 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs."

He is such an insignificant, inept player, yet I loathe him so much.
 

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Why do you characterize Tellez the way you do? He's a young player with a bit of pop. He also has a great name. You should be pissed off with our pitchers if you think he's so insignificant.
Meanwhile, I'm in a state of shock that Poyner is starting a game in September. Or any time at all.
I'd actually prefer a win.
 

The Gray Eagle

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Why do you characterize Tellez the way you do? He's a young player with a bit of pop. He also has a great name. You should be pissed off with our pitchers if you think he's so insignificant.
Meanwhile, I'm in a state of shock that Poyner is starting a game in September. Or any time at all.
I'd actually prefer a win.
"He has otherwise hit .198 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs."

1.541 OPS vs. Boston.
.513 OPS vs. NYY, .425 vs. Tampa. That alone is enough to make me hate this Frank Catalanotto wannabe.

He stinks, but saves all his damage for the Red Sox, while failing against everyone else. And I do blame our pitchers for sucking so bad to let this fat pud dominate them.
 

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"He has otherwise hit .198 with 12 home runs and 34 RBIs."

1.541 OPS vs. Boston.
.513 OPS vs. NYY, .425 vs. Tampa. That alone is enough to make me hate this Frank Catalanotto wannabe.

He stinks, but saves all his damage for the Red Sox, while failing against everyone else. And I do blame our pitchers for sucking so bad to let this fat pud dominate them.
It was the intensity of the language that struck me. I reserve "loathe" for a guy currently living in D.C. And he isn't entirely insignificant if he can hit the Red Sox. He would probably be proud of annoying you, though.
 

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For a while there Raffy was so hot he was getting his bat on just about every pitch he wanted to. Subsequently has has expanded his zone again and is now swinging at some god awful stuff. Get back to basics Raffy.
 

The Gray Eagle

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It was the intensity of the language that struck me. I reserve "loathe" for a guy currently living in D.C. And he isn't entirely insignificant if he can hit the Red Sox. He would probably be proud of annoying you, though.
You really don't understand the difference between actual hate and sports hate???
 

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This Trustafarian seems like a pleasant, amiable fellow. Wasn't his dad one of the most disliked Red Sox of all time? Or was that just because he was on the Kerrigan-Lansing Red Sox?
 

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Why shouldn't they be taking advantage of the opportunity to get a top 10 draft pick?