Mailbag and Recap, all in one!

Multi-tasking!

Q: Do you think the Red Sox will be as good as last year?

– Bree (via BBS.com)

A: Better. I love the Red Sox’s depth, more than any other team. If a guy like Ellsbury or Youkilis goes down the Sox are still a playoff contender. If Evan Longoria or Carl Crawford go out, forget about it. The pitching is by far thye best, and the offense is as good as anyone, (except New York) in my opinion.

Q: Could Mark Savard be having a more unlucky year ???

Greg

A: Probally not. It’s too bad the Bruins did not retailiate on Cooke Thursday night, they should have. This hurts the Bruins so much, who I think have been playing great. The Bergeron-Recchi-Sturm line is fantastic, and Blake Wheeler looks like he did at the begining of last season. If they had Savard, I could see a serious playoff run. But things look much more bleak now. The NHL is making a new head-shots rule, but it might be too little too late. The hit on Seabrook of Chicago was horrible, as well as Ovechikin’s on Campbell (ironic name).

 

Friday Recap:

The Celtics beat the Rockets, 94-87. Pierce had 26 points. The Celtics take on the Mavericks tonight in Dallas at 9pm.

The Red Sox lost to the Pirates, 9-7. I was at this game, right behind the on-deck circle. I got autographs from Chuck Tanner and Ron Johnson. David Ortiz hit a two run shot off Paul Maholm. I am in Dunedin tomorrow to see the Sox take on the Jays,

The Flames beat the Sharks, 4-3. The Sharks scored twice in the final two minutes, but the Flames held on to stay tied for the eight seed with Detroit.

The Oilers beat the Redwings, 3-2. Detroit remains in the playoffs by gaining the point in the SO, with the Flames still behind them. Deven Dubynk got his first career win in net for Edmonton.

News and Notes: Yesterday on WEEI’s Dale and Holley, the Bruins Shawn Thornton said he would have liked to knock out Cooke in their fight. I would have liked that too, Shawn.

Ryan Westmoreland has been moved from ICU to NRU in his recovery from brain surgery.

The Red Sox signed Alan Embree.

 

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4 comments

  1. wssoxfan

    there you go with that unbridled optimism again. i think it’s a bit of a stretch to say their pitching is “by far” the best. it has a lil more depth certainly. as for the offense there is a difference in having depth and having quality depth. you have a lot of faith in beltre and cameron that i just don’t see. i’m warnin ya those two will lead the world in men LOB. and this team does need contributions up and down the lineup due to the absense of power. offensively they probably rank 4-6 in the AL. i’d say nyy and then flip a coin between o’s, rays, twins. sox are somewhere in the next group. hope i’m wrong but i just got a bad feeling with so many questions in the 5-9 spots.

  2. TotalBases

    Sorry I have not been here in a while. All teams will have question marks. Even the Yankees. But I don’t see them in the lineup. Today Cameron hit,a HR and struck out twice, and the Red Sox won. I’ll take that from my 7th or 8th hitter. Its not like he’s batting third.

  3. wssoxfan

    i don’t think the yankee’s have any question marks. you know what to expect, within reason, from pretty much every guy in that lineup. we’ll know soon enough about our sox. like i been sayin it really all revolves around papi and what he does. if you are right about cameron and beltre they’ll be fine. if they, or papi, struggle then i got a feelin it’ll be a struggle for the WC. on the flip side if they are all better than expected they could POSSIBLY challenge the dankee’s.

  4. TotalBases

    How can the Yankees not have question marks? That’s impossible. You might as well write them up as World Series champions, then. The Yankees Q’s include Joba, Burnett, Swisher and his inconsistentness, Randy Winn, and their bullpen. And you are right, if Ortiz hits, the Red Sox are all set.

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