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Agreed! What a gentleman.

Bill Mueller,

Yankee killer,

Stared Rivera down,

and earned the crown,

One of twenty-five,

Who fought to survive,

And swept those NL tramps,

To become world champs.

 

See, this is why I hate poetry...I'm not saying that it's an inferior art form but it's not my cup of tea. But that's beside the point. Bill Mueller, the consumnate gentleman, and one of the classiest men ever to wear a Red Sox uniform. Former batting champ, hitter of grand slams from both sides of the plate in a single game, walkoff winner of the Red Sox - Yankees brawl game, and most importantly, the man who knocked in Dave Roberts on that fateful night at Fenway Park. :worshippy: Bill Mueller :worshippy:

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lowell in the first half made epstein look like a genius.

 

Thats all though, he came back down to reality. I think i would rather have Anibal Sanchez (the kid who threw the no hitter) and Hanley Ramirez (the NL Rookie of the year) with Bill Mueller then paying all this money to Mike 'Average' Lowell and Josh 'I can only pitch against bad teams' Beckett.

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Plow, is that you, or is someone signed onto your screen name and trying to make you look like a retard? Mueller played in 32 games this year, then retired. How was letting him go a mistake (I mean "MISTAKE")? :blink:

 

yeah, he only won you a world series, and you guys moved on to mike lowell and josh beckett instead of keeping guys who are proven winners and stud rookies.

 

Oh what do i know, you're all right. The sox moves all make sense. Everything they do makes sense. They dont spend a lot of money, they dont wanna keep their captain damon, they just bid insane amounts to talk to japanese guys, they dont want to win now, they're rebuilding, but they trade away rookies.

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yeah, he only won you a world series, and you guys moved on to mike lowell and josh beckett instead of keeping guys who are proven winners and stud rookies.

 

Oh what do i know, you're all right. The sox moves all make sense. Everything they do makes sense. They dont spend a lot of money, they dont wanna keep their captain damon, they just bid insane amounts to talk to japanese guys, they dont want to win now, they're rebuilding, but they trade away rookies.

 

I admit that Theo is no longer the wonderkid and he has made some questionable moves of late but the organization still has a plan...the problem is how effectively it will pan out.

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yeah, he only won you a world series, and you guys moved on to mike lowell and josh beckett instead of keeping guys who are proven winners and stud rookies.

 

Oh what do i know, you're all right. The sox moves all make sense. Everything they do makes sense. They dont spend a lot of money, they dont wanna keep their captain damon, they just bid insane amounts to talk to japanese guys, they dont want to win now, they're rebuilding, but they trade away rookies.

 

Okaaaay...soooo...anyway, Plow. What the fuck are you talking about when you say the Sox made a big mistake in letting go of a guy who went on to play 30 games, then retire? Just admit you were sadly misinformed, bud, and leave it at that, and I promise not to even bring up the fact that his replacement had a very solid year, both offensively and defensively. Dolt.

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yeah, he only won you a world series, and you guys moved on to mike lowell and josh beckett instead of keeping guys who are proven winners and stud rookies.

 

Oh what do i know, you're all right. The sox moves all make sense. Everything they do makes sense. They dont spend a lot of money, they dont wanna keep their captain damon, they just bid insane amounts to talk to japanese guys, they dont want to win now, they're rebuilding, but they trade away rookies.

The Sox did what more teams should do of. They let a guy go that helped their franchise out for years but no longer was worthful to them. The Jets should've cut Martin after his rushing title season. Even though it would've made Jets fans insane, it would've been the right move. I think the Jets knew after his big season he at most had a little bit more than a year left. Jordan at that time looked like he had a solid 5 seasons and they could've brought him back with the money they freed up by signing Martin. Even though he's suckign and hurt in Oakland, who knows how he could've fared with NY.

 

And it turns out the Sox were right in letting Mueller go, seeing how he fared this year. You can't put loyalty to a washed up player in front of your team's plan for the future. It's just not how it should work.

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to quote a great red sox fan, bill simmons

 

"The Red Sox have gone in so many different directions over the past two seasons, I can't summon adequate reactions to their transactions anymore. No move seems to have any correlation to the last one. They claim they have a budget, then they toss $10-million-a-year contracts around like it's the year 2056. They claim they want to build something substantial for the long haul, then they deal quality prospects who end up thriving on other teams and keep ones who look positively terrible when they get called up. They claim to care about clubhouse chemistry, then they keep allowing popular players like Pedro, Damon, Lowe and Roberts to leave. They claim to value at-bats, on-base percentage and pitch counts, then they trade for a free swinger like Wily Mo Pena. They claim to understand which players would succeed in a baseball city as tough as Boston, then they keep bringing in players who aren't mentally tough enough to play there (Renteria, Suppan, Kim, Crisp, Clement and hopefully not J.D. Drew). They claim they don't want to overspend like the Yankees do, then they blow everyone else out of the water in the Matsuzaka bidding.

 

They're all over the place. They really are. My head is spinning just from writing that last paragraph."

 

If you dont get it after this paragraph, then forget it. Also dont try and act like they knew about mueller's knee. Thats not why they let him go.

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to quote a great red sox fan, bill simmons

 

"The Red Sox have gone in so many different directions over the past two seasons, I can't summon adequate reactions to their transactions anymore. No move seems to have any correlation to the last one. They claim they have a budget, then they toss $10-million-a-year contracts around like it's the year 2056. They claim they want to build something substantial for the long haul, then they deal quality prospects who end up thriving on other teams and keep ones who look positively terrible when they get called up. They claim to care about clubhouse chemistry, then they keep allowing popular players like Pedro, Damon, Lowe and Roberts to leave. They claim to value at-bats, on-base percentage and pitch counts, then they trade for a free swinger like Wily Mo Pena. They claim to understand which players would succeed in a baseball city as tough as Boston, then they keep bringing in players who aren't mentally tough enough to play there (Renteria, Suppan, Kim, Crisp, Clement and hopefully not J.D. Drew). They claim they don't want to overspend like the Yankees do, then they blow everyone else out of the water in the Matsuzaka bidding.

 

They're all over the place. They really are. My head is spinning just from writing that last paragraph."

 

If you dont get it after this paragraph, then forget it. Also dont try and act like they knew about mueller's knee. Thats not why they let him go.

 

I don't entirely disagree with Simmons' article, but for the Mueller situation, that all stemmed from a great opportunity to acquire Beckett. That's one thing you can't deny, despite his performance this year, Beckett's potential. The Theo-less three headed monster pulled the trigger for the deal, receiving a Gold Glove defender and 16 game winner, despite the 5 era. Sure, they gave up Ramirez and Sanchez, which I'm still fuming at, but Beckett still has a chance to get better. But yah, I've digressed, Mueller became expendable with the acquisition of Lowell which stemmed from non-Epsteins pulling triggers.

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to quote a great red sox fan, bill simmons

 

"The Red Sox have gone in so many different directions over the past two seasons, I can't summon adequate reactions to their transactions anymore. No move seems to have any correlation to the last one. They claim they have a budget, then they toss $10-million-a-year contracts around like it's the year 2056. They claim they want to build something substantial for the long haul, then they deal quality prospects who end up thriving on other teams and keep ones who look positively terrible when they get called up. They claim to care about clubhouse chemistry, then they keep allowing popular players like Pedro, Damon, Lowe and Roberts to leave. They claim to value at-bats, on-base percentage and pitch counts, then they trade for a free swinger like Wily Mo Pena. They claim to understand which players would succeed in a baseball city as tough as Boston, then they keep bringing in players who aren't mentally tough enough to play there (Renteria, Suppan, Kim, Crisp, Clement and hopefully not J.D. Drew). They claim they don't want to overspend like the Yankees do, then they blow everyone else out of the water in the Matsuzaka bidding.

 

They're all over the place. They really are. My head is spinning just from writing that last paragraph."

 

If you dont get it after this paragraph, then forget it. Also dont try and act like they knew about mueller's knee. Thats not why they let him go.

 

Wow, are you confused, bro. Who the hell is talking about the Sox recent deals as a whole? We're talking about Bill Mueller. You happened to make a very foolish statement regarding just about the only guy the Sox have made the right call on in the last two years. You couldn't have come off as more misinformed if you tried. Stop trying to cloud the issue with Anibal Sanchez and the Bill Simmons quotes. You're making yourself look like a complete simpleton.

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Wow, are you confused, bro. Who the hell is talking about the Sox recent deals as a whole? We're talking about Bill Mueller. You happened to make a very foolish statement regarding just about the only guy the Sox have made the right call on in the last two years. You couldn't have come off as more misinformed if you tried. Stop trying to cloud the issue with Anibal Sanchez and the Bill Simmons quotes. You're making yourself look like a complete simpleton.

...and on que, Mickeef realizes that he was stumped. Talking Mueller, sure, but I believe you started the argument, and lost. So in typical fashion, I see you used the "hey bud"... nice

 

 

Plow, you the nigga.

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...and on que, Mickeef realizes that he was stumped. Talking Mueller, sure, but I believe you started the argument, and lost. So in typical fashion, I see you used the "hey bud"... nice

Plow, you the nigga.

 

Yeah, I think that's pretty obvious to anybody who reads through the thread.

 

Nice music in your sig, too. Is that supposed to make you cool, or are you trolling for homos?

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