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klw
03-22-2007, 05:04 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2007/news/story?id=2808345

Julian Tavarez is to be the 5th starter. Insert required Milton to Boston trade ideas here.

Falls City Beer
03-22-2007, 05:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2007/news/story?id=2808345

Julian Tavarez is to be the 5th starter. Insert required Milton to Boston trade ideas here.

Boston's too smart to acquire Milton. Tavarez will put up better/similar numbers.

jojo
03-22-2007, 05:33 PM
What....Pineiro isn't going to close for them?????? :eek:

Puffy
03-22-2007, 05:37 PM
good for Papelbohn - he's lights out as a closer

Highlifeman21
03-22-2007, 05:50 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if you see Piniero in the rotation at some point this year for them.

blumj
03-22-2007, 07:38 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if you see Piniero in the rotation at some point this year for them.

I actually like what I've seen from Pineiro as a reliever this spring, not that you can really tell from ST, but I kind of like Tavarez as a starter and Pineiro and Snyder more as relievers than the other way around. Tavarez is kind of a nutcase, but he's an entertaining nutcase when he can keep his sinker down. Hopefully, he's just keeping the spot warm for Jon Lester anyway.

Dunner44
03-23-2007, 08:24 AM
What happened to saving Papelbon's arm by getting him regular rest/innings?

blumj
03-23-2007, 10:03 AM
What happened to saving Papelbon's arm by getting him regular rest/innings?
He just doesn't want to be a starting pitcher, so they're going to have to figure out how to manage him better as a reliever and he's going to have to manage to keep up his conditioning, and everyone's going to have to keep their fingers crossed. Because sometimes people are what they are, and you can't make them into something else just because it might be less risky or more convenient or whatever.

HotCorner
03-23-2007, 10:18 AM
What happened to saving Papelbon's arm by getting him regular rest/innings?

They're putting restrictions on how often he will pitch.

What really stinks is that my money fantasy league drafted last weekend. This surely changes his value.

blumj
03-24-2007, 09:19 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6600124
This is news to me:

"Reds medical director Tim Kremcheck, who examined Papelbon last season and acts as one of his consultants..."

Tom Servo
03-24-2007, 10:18 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6600124
This is BAD news to me:

"Reds medical director Tim Kremcheck, who examined Papelbon last season and acts as one of his consultants..."
Fixed that up for you.

dougdirt
03-24-2007, 10:58 AM
The Red Sox are idiots. The doctors said his injury risk is much greater as a closer than a starter. So they are going to need 2 closers now, becuase Papelbon can't close on back to back days, or at least he shouldn't. The Red Sox are going to regret this decision by July when he wont be able to pitch at all.

Dunner44
03-24-2007, 09:51 PM
I don't know that its bad news Tom Servo... I'm not a Red Sox fan....

blumj
03-24-2007, 11:13 PM
You guys know who Dr. Gilbert Mudge is?