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Theo (and Dan...) got Boston their two LONG-awaited Championships. I hated them then and what Pink Hat Nation became... but I sincerely feel sorry for them now! They're a joke! The most aimless franchise in baseball. "Throw money at it!"

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Theo (and Dan...) got Boston their two LONG-awaited Championships. I hated them then and what Pink Hat Nation became... but I sincerely feel sorry for them now! They're a joke! The most aimless franchise in baseball. "Throw money at it!"

I wouldn't same aimless. They have some pretty good prospects coming up and they didn't make too many trades that left you scratching your head.

Besides, I would still put Houston as the most aimless team.

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Theo (and Dan...) got Boston their two LONG-awaited Championships. I hated them then and what Pink Hat Nation became... but I sincerely feel sorry for them now! They're a joke! The most aimless franchise in baseball. "Throw money at it!"

...And Naploi now leads the AL with 25 RBI, and the Red Sox are in first place...

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...And Naploi now leads the AL with 25 RBI, and the Red Sox are in first place...

We'll see how long this lasts, but I must say that I like (or DON'T like!) the mix in Boston. If Lester and Bucholz continue to pitch the way they have, they are going to be in the playoff hunt.

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The key for them was, and is the health and production of the pitching. Lackey is pretty much damaged goods, but Bucholz and Lester look back, which is a great 1-2 punch. The key is staying healthy and the rest of the rotation. Dempster was never great in interleague play and got rocked while with Texas last year. Doubront hasn't really done that much and is a erratic and walk prone, so who knows what he'll bring. Right now they don't really have a fifth starter with Lackey out, and their bullpen has been inconsistent at best. They're off to a hot start, but it remains to be seen if it will continue.

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When the Red Sox made their moves this offseason I thought they had signed good veteran players to fair market price deals. I also thought they were wasting their money since adding 10 wins worth of Free Agents wasn't going to make a 69 win team a contender. So far Lester and Bucholz are proving me wrong.

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