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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Five Easy Pieces



Found this picture while over at The Remy Report, and once I got past how cool it looked, this popped into my head: Are you telling me that Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, Chien-Ming Wang, Kei Igawe, and Carl Freaking Pavano are better than these 5 guys?

Come to think of it, after Mariano Rivera, does the Yankee bullpen have anything on the Red Sox 'pen? New York has Kyle Farnsworth, Scott Proctor, some cat named Colter Bean, and Luis Vizcaino to fill the void between the starter and Rivera. Mike Timlin, Julian Tavarez (this could be reaching: see me in June), Hideki Okajima, Manny Delcarmen, Craig Hansen, and Brendan Donnelly are just as good, if not better.

I know I'm biased, but come on: you have 2 genuine World Series heros in Beckett (2003 Marlins vs. the Yankees) and Schilling (2001 Diamondbacks vs. the Yankees, 2004 Red Sox, 'nuff said.) Two young stars in the making in Papelbon and Matsuzaka, and the wily veteran in Wakefield. If I'm a manager, I'd take my chances with those 5 in a heartbeat.

Prediction for the records of the Red Sox starting pitchers next year:

Schilling 20-9

Beckett 21-11

Papelbon 16-10

Matsuzaka 15-7

Wakefield 14-12

Yeah, I'm riding the Beckett train until it derails, but I honest to God think he has it in him. Pap and Daisuke may be a stretch, but that's OK: it's still Spring. A guy can hope, right? As for Schilling, you don't think a man with the pride he has, with the will and desire to prove EVERYONE wrong, would love nothing better than to win 20 games and say "Screw you. I told you so". I'm not betting against him.

2 weeks from tomorrow he gets the first chance to prove 'em all wrong. I ain't gonna miss it for the world.

43 comments:

Kaylee said...

WTF? YOU honestly think that Beckett can win more than Schilling.I think not.I love that picture though.

PS scott,I shall now proofread all my posts so you cant make fun of my spelling anymore!Find something else about me to make fun of!From now on.

Ted D said...

Yep Kaylee, I do. Beckett is 26, and Schilling will be 41 this year. You bet your rear I think he can win more. Whether he will is another story: BUT, I think this staff will have some very friendly competition on who will pitch better. My money is on the kid from Texas. Let's hope Schill proves me wrong.

Kaylee said...

NO lets hope beckett proves you wrong:)

Ted D said...

Even better: they both prove me wrong! End result is that 2 Sox pitchers win over 20 games. Works for me.

Tex said...

"My money is on the kid from Texas"

Damn Straight it IS!!!

Very Cool Pic Ted!!!!
and I like the title "Five Easy Pieces"

Ted D said...

Thanks Tex. I'm always glad I can get my mentor's approval. Figured you'd like me taking the kid from Texas.

I'm off to bed: these sick younguns have wore me out.

Goodnight everybody.

Kaylee said...

"My money is on the kid from Texas"

My money is against the kid from Texas how is that?

Tex said...

kaylee you're SUPPOSED to be ROOTING for the Sox NOT against them!!

Kaylee said...

TEX:I aint rooting against the SOX i am just rooting against Beckett!

Matt said...

I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!

Yes, Granola, aka Raisin Bran, aka Tree Newt, aka the guy who is out looking for a car that runs on vegetable oil has made his return.
Judging by the comments, I guess I was missed. I had no idea you guys felt that way about me!

I'm living out of a suitcase in my in-law's guest room. Our little piece of heaven is loaded to the rafters with our stuff, but we still have no HVAC, plumbing, stove, or refrigerator. So, not sure when we'll actually be in the house, but no worries! We've got WI-FI! Tree-Bark has gone Hi-tech!

Since this blog is about baseball, I'll comment on your last few posts:

I think they should automatically re-sign Dougie as long as Wake wants to pitch. Thank God for Dougie!

I hope Josh Hamilton makes it, whether he's playing ball or selling cars. I hope he keeps it together.

I think our rotation is spot on. And by June Scott will be telling us all that he felt that way all along. He is the king of the bandwagon. C'mon Bub! Jump on and take the reigns!

Ahhh...'tis good to be back in the saddle.

scott h said...

Hold on now partners. I leave for a couple of hours to help a couple of old ladies cross the street and you all jump on and try to do a beat down! Kaylee you are a little sensitive I didn't know you broke a nail. I wouldn't pick on your typing if I knew you were on the DL! Now Tex I see you as a equal sparring partner. Hey mattie good to hear you are back. You know I hear once you move in with the inlaws you never want to leave! As for the blog Teddie boy I guess I will trust you on this one.

Tex said...

Matt was gone? ;)

Kaylee...if you root AGAINST a Sox player you root AGAINST the Sox!!!

Scott...Im so honored to be your equal...although im not sure how high the chain that is

Ted D said...

Vegatable Lasagna is BACK! The world is right again: Scotty, you gotta stay on your toes man: we are trying to keep you young.

Tex, this Red River border war between you and Scott could get interesting!

Have a great day everybody.

Kaylee said...

//Kaylee you are a little sensitive I didn't know you broke a nail. I wouldn't pick on your typing if I knew you were on the DL!//


I actually broke my hand!Thasnk you very much scott!

scott h said...

I see my next business venture, I'm opening a rehab center for all you 24/7 Soxjocks. I will make a killing! Mattie ,Ted said you were coverting your cars to roadkill fuel don't you think you are carrying this a little far?

Kaylee said...

//I see my next business venture, I'm opening a rehab center for all you 24/7 Soxjocks. I will make a killing!//

I be a good customer for you I am addicted to them!HEY scott dont you ever work?

scott h said...

Good question Kaylee, I own a seasonal business. We are getting ready to open for spring in about a week. Then i wont have time for this kinda of chet chat.

Kaylee said...

Oh okay scott,makes sense now.I was just wondering.What do you do?

scott h said...

Sorry Kaylee pool const. man came by. I have a plant, nursey, flowers wholesale business. We sell to landscapers and the public.

Kaylee said...

Sounds interesting there scott!

Kaylee said...

Scott thank you for not criticizing my spelling today YET!!!

scott h said...

You are welcome. I have a daughter with same name but she spells it kaleigh she is 18

Kaylee said...

Scott:you would be suprised how may different ways i get my name spelled every day:)

Kaylee said...

//Kaylee...if you root AGAINST a Sox player you root AGAINST the Sox!!!//

TEX dare I ask your logic behind this?!

Ted D said...

Glad to see Scott and Kaylee had busy days today. :)

Kaylee, pretty simple really: Beckett does bad, Sox lose. There are some guys I don't like much but want them to do well so the team does well.

Kaylee said...

I got it now!Yes we have had very busy days today!I have been between here and SG all day!What else can a girl do when shes sick?

Ted D said...

Well, you ARE sick: Sounds like Scott took a 2 hour lunch with the pool man!

Get it ready Bub: me and the brood won't have an exscuse not to come!

scott h said...

Where have you been all day? Kaylee and I are getting board! Yes I am going to put a hole in my backyard. I want no excuses for not coming out post haste.Tell Hazel nut it will be filled with natural rocky mountain spring water.

scott h said...

my bad Kaylee and I were bored

Kaylee said...

Scott some people do work you know!

Kaylee said...

I was gunna have to say something about that grammer Scott!

Matt said...

Hazel Nut here...Kaylee, Scott has no room to criticize your spelling. I have to bite my tongue constantly on this thing with his remedial grammar. No wonder he's selling plants for a living.

Beckett wins. Period. I predict he is nails this year.

scott h said...

Ted the Josh story was at st. Petersburg times on line . Tex where have you been? Isn't today some gov't holiday?

Kaylee said...

Okay so his bad grammar isnt unusal!Glad to know that MATT!

Kaylee said...

Scott dont you know you holidays?

Ted D said...

Treebark,

Scotty and me were talking earlier: we wondered why you were getting a heating/ac unit. Why don't you just burn corn nuts for fuel?


Um, Bub, you do know you spelled "bored" as "board" earlier, right?

Tex said...

Kaylee
either you're for me or against me...THAT is my logic

Scott...Ive been in a conference all day working...and there aint a thang wrong with Gov't Holidays!!!

Kaylee said...

Scott thinks nobody works around here TEX!I get it now!In that case I am for Beckett!

Tex said...

wait scotty boy is lunching with the pool boy??? is he hot?

Kaylee said...

TEX...HOw would he know that he aint a women:)

Tex said...

I have men friends who are secure in their manhood to admit if another man is HOT.

ScoooooottttttYYYY!!!! Where ARE YOU??

Kaylee said...

He talked me to me too much today TEX!He decided to go do something else unlike me!

Ted D said...

Scotty and the pool boy!

Classic Tex! Hopefully, he'll get on and respond later.

Hope you are good.