Red Sox Beat Reds,
Soar Over Eagles
Piece of Cake
H/W/L Get Things Done in Year One
Pen Gives It Up to Those Twins
Sox lose Grapefruit Opener 4-2
Two Year Deal, Millar Gets It
"The money wasn't important. It was just to get this thing over with and become
a member of the Red Sox."
All Systems Lowe
Derek Delivers Against Twins Tonight
Grady is Ready This Time
Manager thinks players' having to "mentally
prepare to deal with the media every day" cost the team wins in 2002.
No excuses acceptable in 2003.
Let's Play Ball.
The Name Game
Lucchino considers names on home uniforms
Booth Boos Pedro
Clark's Ticked off at "Prima Donna" Petey
The Two Amigos
Papi's Got a Brand New Baerga
Millar Knows Media
"It's a way for a player to speak to the fans because obviously you can't
speak to each and every fan"
a.k.a. Sports Final as Buckley, Edes, Shaughnessy, and Neumeier go at it
in no-holds-barred match.
Missing Person in Sox Rotation?
Robert cranks it up to 91 mph on Saturday
TRAUSER SNUBBED AT GRAMMYS
Theo walks away empty-handed at 45th Grammy Awards
"It's not easy playing in
Boston, but it's the best place to play. I like playing here.'' - Tim Wakefield
Petey Throws a Change-Up
Misunderstood Martinez backs off threat to leave Boston if deal is not done by
"I'm not saying they have to. No, I wouldn't guarantee I would walk (if the
option isn't picked up by the end of the spring). I'd have to see why (it wasn't
picked up) or if it's going to be worked out."
"I would like to just shut my mouth right now and let the Red Sox work. I'm here
to work, I'm here to get ready. I'm not here to yap yap about my contract. I
hope you guys let it go right now. I'm not going to talk about this any more.
For my fans in Boston, I want to stay in Boston. That's all I said. And I want
to know if I'm going to stay in Boston now. That's all I said. I'm not talking
about this anymore." - 2.21 WEEI, Dennis & Callahan
"Crucify me if you want to" over previous comments.
The Dennis & Callahan interview
Manny Still Mad at the Media,
So Nation Won't Hear Anything Ramirez Says
Nervous Nomar Uncomfortably Numb
Answers bring more questions as Nomar's not telling it like it is.
2.19.03: "No disrespect,
but I don't even know
(official scorer's) name."
"I never called Charlie Scoggins, never did it in
five to six years, never happened."
Does 'Happy' Camper
The Buzz on Ted
"I want the whole world to know what they've done to Ted. This was absolutely
MANNY MANIA BEGINS
Manny Finally Ready to Walk-the-Walk, but Still Won't Talk-the-Talk
Off-season conditioning pays off
as Manny to report to camp at 225 lbs. solid muscle.
A far cry from the fat guy that showed up last February:
Ramirez Ready to Run
Hammy's no longer a problem, Manny now runs 30-yard dash in 3.2
seconds; wants to steal more bases.
Kev in Camp
SoSH Writes the Book on Millar
2.17 - With WEEI's Dennis & Callahan:
On getting past the Yankees
GL: In my one year
as manager of the Boston Red Sox, you see Boston Red Sox fans all over the
country, not just in New England, they're everywhere, they're everywhere we go
and they all have the same line to me, they say "I've lived and died with the
Red Sox since '46, since '51, since '57... and they always say "I lived and
died" with the Red Sox, we're gonna set out this year to try to take the last
part of that phrase out of their comment. The died part needs to fade away, and
the only way that's going to happen if we come out on top.
On Bill James
Bill James has a
lot of good points, it's a pleasure to have him on board with us here to give us
a little bit of first hand insight on his points, but when the time comes to
make calls in a ballgame, I'll make them and I'll live and die with them.
GC: Do you want to
demand a contract extension right here and now? It's about respect as we heard
the other day...
GL: Well I don't
know what you read and hear about but these kind of things work themselves out,
I worked on a one year contract for my whole baseball career, up until last year
when they gave me two, but heck, that will work itself out. That's not something
that I'm going to think anything about during this spring training. We're gonna
try and get ourselves ready. How well this ballclub does is gonna dictate my
outcome, and it's gonna dictate a lot of people's outcome, so we're gonna try
and make it as good as it can be.
2.17 - With
WEEI's Dale & Neumy:
Jeremy on his
reputation as "a carouser with the A's
JG: Well you know,
I think I know when there's a time to have fun and a time to work, this is
definitely a year where it's time to work. I've got a lot of things to prove out
there on the field, I had a career year last year in homers and some other
things, so hopefully if I get a full-time job and full at-bats hopefully I can
have a career year and help the Sox get to the pennant.
On the logjam
at first base/DH
JG: Well, quite a
bit of guys here, there is a clog, Theo has indicated that it won't be a problem
with playing time, so I'm putting my trust in him that everything is gonna work
out and he knows I've been down here for 10 days already, working hard, so I'm
trying to get as comfortable as I can in a new position and trying to do
everything I can... I think as a player that has had my career, and has had some
full time stints in a part of a season in coming in they said 'this is your best
chance to get 500 at-bats, and I said 'whatever it takes, let's go, you want me
here early, I'll be here, you want me here late, I'll stay late, so I've kinda
been 'hey whatever it's gonna take to get 500 at-bats, let's go do it."
"I Deserve It"
Martinez Gets Back to Business
Pedro says if Sox don't pick up option early "they don't want me around."
Petey Confident Sox Will Extend Him
"I would like to finish" with the Red Sox, Martinez said. "I like the
challenge of spending so much time without winning it. I'd like to be part
of the first team that's going to win it."
And All Systems Lowe
Japan Surrenders Kevin
Resolution Announcement Any Minute Now,
Stick with Us
RED SOX SIGN KEVIN MILLAR.
First Things First
Jeremy Gets a Jump Start
Is Cupid Spelled Millar?
The Dragon Slayer Gets Free
JapanEdes: Boston to Pay $1.2M for Millar the Marlin
Here We Go
Haywood Sullivan Dies
Sox Owner and GM, link to '67, '75, '86 Teams is Gone
Grady "The Force" Little Will Be With Him.
''I think I can be a little more firm in some areas,'' Little said. ''Last year,
I wasn't as firm as I should have been.
On Mr. Martinez: "I'll talk to Petey about it, see how he feels about it.
The bottom line is, anybody in that situation has to be ready to do the job, and
do the job good. Hell, Grady Little's no different than him.''
Globe: Last year some players became too easily distracted from the business at
hand, either because of all the strike talk or their personal issues.
"There may be a move"
Theo working on deal, and
looking forward to putting the focus on the field.
Mick's the Pick!
Third Time's the Charm for Blue Terrier as Grizzled Vet Takes Best of Show
"I just wanted him to keep it
together, and the rest was up to him,'' handler Bill McFadden said. ''It was an
EXIT THE DRAGONS, MILLAR
WILL STAY IN USA, WIND UP WITH RED SOX
With Looming War and High
Risk of Terrorist Attacks, Japan Surrenders Millar.
Herald: "Red Sox have no inside track"
Equipment van makes the trip from
Fenway to Fort Myers today.
THEO EPSTEIN CHAT
Give it Up for the Red Sox GM
"Why are we fiscally responsible? Not because we are cheap; we are not.
Not because we are afraid of large commitments; we are not. Not because we
would rather pursue non-tenders or particularly enjoy reading through
thousands of minor league free agent reports instead; we don't (well,
maybe sometimes). Quite simply, we are fiscally responsible because the
alternative would be a disaster. Fiscal irresponsibility is the single
quickest way to hamstring a franchise for a decade."
Will D-Lowe Be Ready to Go?
sheds light on cancer.
The Millar Minute-by-Minute Minutia:
MLB Working on Resolution. Could be days, or months, away.
Yankees Fill Final Roster Spots
Jamesian Theory: Nixon's the One
2.5.03 Bill James on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan:
GC: Can you tell us in evaluating this Red Sox team, since you took the
job, somebody, anybody who is underrated by us, and you, in doing your
analysis, realized that maybe this guy is better than we think?
BJ: I think there are underappreciated Red Sox, Trot Nixon is a very
capable player who in some ways deserves more credit for what he's done
for the Red Sox than he has gotten.
BJ: The player who does a lot of things well is a lot of times harder to
recognize than the player who does one thing well, and Trot's a pretty
good defensive outfielder, he's a guy who gets on-base, some. He has some
power. And he's not a player who does one thing... if he had half as much
power but hit .320, he wouldn't be any more valuable, but, he would get
more recognition. So I think he'd be one person who comes to mind.
GC: Who's overrated? You can use a Yankee if you like.
BJ: The Yankees are really good, I hate to admit that. The second baseman
last year was (A) a legitimate MVP candidate, but (B) also overrated by
some people. Yes (he was flashy).
GC: A big deal has been made here this off-season about patience at the
plate, one of the reasons Shea Hillenbrand has been on the trading block,
and these other guys Mueller, Walker, and maybe Millar are coming into the
fold. Does that emanate from you or is that just something you have in
common with Theo Epstein and Larry Lucchino. Do you believe as strongly as
they do in plate discipline?
BJ: I think it's something... that comes from Theo... comes indirectly
from me perhaps because I was writing about that issue for a long time
when Theo was rather young, but in that sense it comes indirectly from me,
but in a direct way it comes from Theo.
JD: Is this closer by committee idea... that's yours, that's your baby...
BJ: I wouldn't say so. I'm very happy if Grady wants to use his bullpen
that way but I'm very happy if he wants to use a closer... that's not my
JD: Alright, give us the basic outline of what closer by committee means,
why in your mind it can be, not necessarily will be, but can be
BJ: What some teams do in some cases. This is not my decision. I have not
in any way, shape, or form advocated closer-by-committee, haven't used
that term, that's really a misunderstanding. But what some teams do in
some cases is designate one of their relievers to be a star and then
create a star aura for him by creating save situations, then paying him a
lot of money on him to be a star. It doesn't really, in some cases, make a
lot of practical sense, because it creates mismanaging of the game, and it
creates misuse of resources by forcing the team to pay somebody a lot of
money to handle situations that, in some cases, other people could handle.
GC: What would you like to see happen to change the game of baseball Bill?
BJ: The time management issues are a big thing with me. When you get in
the batter's box you outta be in there to hit and I believe when the
batter gets in the batters box, the umpire should not call time. The game
is on. You get in there, let's get it on.
I think you ought to limit throws to first. To say that the pitcher has to
get the batter on or out within only wasting four throws to home plate or
the guy goes to first... but he can stand there and throw to first base 25
times if he wants to, that doesn't make any sense to me, I think that's
just a hole in the game.
Gordon gets the in on MLB staying out.
Dumpty, Sit on the Wall
Fans Steamed About Season Ticket Holders' Sweetheart Deal
Dee spells out ABC's of "Course Management"
Lucchino Responds to Criticism
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