Sunday, January 28, 2007

IMAGINE

The line-up for 2007? We'll see. But no young arms to Colorado, Theo. Mikey Lowell and Julian Tavarez? Mike will be missed. He was an anchor and a sparkplug last year, with a glove as huge as his heart. But if that's what it takes. He will be missed, but the Sox are not acting out of urgency, and that's important.
Everyone, have a great Sunday, and your comments, pro or con, are more than welcome. But you know that by now. As always, thanks for being here. It means so much to me. And the day when pitchers and catchers report to camp is approaching at warp speed! I don't see any weaknesses on this cast of characters, with the exception of number nine Pedroia. And that's only because of a lack of big league at-bats...so, without further adieu, and thank you Boston Globe.........the starting lineup of your 2007 Boston Red Sox (?).

SS Julio Lugo
RF J.D. Drew
DH David Ortiz
LF Manny Ramírez
1B Todd Helton
3B Kevin Youkilis
C Jason Varitek
CF Coco Crisp
2B Dustin Pedroia

24 Comments:

At 1/28/2007 9:43 AM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Mikey's Gone? Why?

Top 10 List is up on my blog as we speak

 
At 1/28/2007 9:49 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

He's not gone yet, butttttt......and I just was at your blog!

 
At 1/28/2007 12:59 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

NO,NO,NO that is very stupid to give up Mikey Lowell maybe Tavarez is okay but not Mikey!DONT DO IT THEO!

 
At 1/28/2007 1:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Kayleeee...I agree, but he (Mikey) has one year left, and the Sox want to spend money, and Youk is at HOME at third base..........I'm so torn, but wow, what a number two hitter!!!!!!!!!!! We'll see...hope you're OK....

 
At 1/28/2007 1:07 PM, Blogger Ted D said...

Peter, the only way I'll support getting Helton is if the Rockies pick up a significant portion of the money he is owed. Bad back and would be 40-41 at the end of the deal. IF they pay quite a bit of the money, Helton makes our lineup at least as imposing as the Yankees.

 
At 1/28/2007 1:10 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

I am getting better I feel great at the moment i guess that is a good thing=)

 
At 1/28/2007 1:42 PM, Blogger Fenway Blogger said...

I had Helton on my roto team in 2000 and 2001. Man was he a machine! The Sox seem to be in a good situation. Colorado wants to dump salary. If we only pay about the same as we pay Lowell it would be kind of interesting lineup. I have seen Helton projected as #2 and #5. Drew as the #2 or #5 also. I can't remeber a better defensive infield than last year. Lugo adds pop but not as much D. Helton is Gold Glover fading. One year older than Lowell. I wouldn't miss Tavarez.

 
At 1/28/2007 1:50 PM, Blogger laura said...

I'm not too pleased with this Helton news. I don't think he's necessary at this point, especially with the money situation.

 
At 1/28/2007 1:58 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

he does have to approve it and he wants it done soon lets hope he does not approvr it=)

 
At 1/28/2007 2:23 PM, Blogger Katiee said...

I don't want Mikey to go :-( i heart him but if that's what it takes i guess i'll deal with ti

 
At 1/28/2007 3:27 PM, Blogger Middle Relief said...

Helton's numbers clearly in decline - perhaps hitting in hitter's heaven (Fenway) will help him more than the air did playing for the Rockies.

Lowell is more than a solid player though to give up for this guy.

 
At 1/28/2007 3:38 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

For once (twice?), I'm speechless...powerless...Theo is going to do what he's going to do!
I'm the one who gets all this great feedback form you! P....so that's why I'm smiling.....

 
At 1/28/2007 3:39 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

From, I meant to type..............

 
At 1/28/2007 3:40 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Laura, you're right!!!!!!

 
At 1/28/2007 4:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

MR, hitter's haven is partially in Yankee Stadium! Short porch!!!

 
At 1/28/2007 4:02 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

But I am a Mike L. fan

 
At 1/28/2007 4:10 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

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At 1/28/2007 4:11 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

I am still Doubting Julio Lugo since he has played with a crappy team in Tampa for ever but,We will see what he brings.I guess I have to give him a chance:-)

 
At 1/28/2007 4:26 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ted, I thought that was an essential part of this deal...I wish we'd spend the money where it NEEDS to be spent. C L O S E R period. I'm going out...thank you all for your comments...I'll be back on Monday Monday. You (ALL of you) are the best.

 
At 1/28/2007 6:24 PM, Blogger lauren said...

Lowell's one of my favorites. You can't get a whole lot better defensively than him. And he comes up with big base hits when we need them. I don't think they should give him up. It would be nice to see Helton come here, and I realize that it would mean saying goodbye to Youks or Lowell, but I still would like to see Mike stay. I wouldn't chance it. We need to go after pitching. We've done a good job at keeping a good rotation, but our bullpen needs TONS of help. Don't spend the big money on a first baseman when we already have a fine one...

 
At 1/28/2007 6:26 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

Well said lauren:)

 
At 1/28/2007 8:09 PM, Blogger Andy said...

I spent the last 2 seasons in Denver, and Helton has had back problems both seasons. You can expect numbers between .295 and .310 with 20 homers. Sounds like Mike Lowell numbers. I'd stand pat.

 
At 1/29/2007 6:40 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Andy, numbers don't lie, so you hit the nail on the head...but this Monday morning, it looks less likely to happen anyways.

 
At 1/29/2007 8:27 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hey, it's me on Monday morning, and I loved all your comments...the Monday headline? THEO STANDS FIRM! I'd love to read your comments......and thanks! See my newest post.

 

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