twballgame9 wrote: claver2010 wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:As a Red Sox fan, I can say that I am not really waiting for anything from this team. They are utterly unlikeable crybabies and excuse makers empowered by their incompetent manager. But hey, look at the bright side, after Bedard and Lester throw 140 pitches each in 3 and 1/3 innings the next two nights, I don't even need to think about them anymore.
I would take Francona to manage my baseball squadron.
You can have him. And if you get his stacked lineup and pitching staff for him to abuse, he'll win an occasional World Series.
Francona is Torre redux. Outsiders think he is awesome because he wins, but those that watch him every day know he is an idiot. A lawn gnome could have accidental success with that payroll and what the front office does with it, and the lawn gnome wouldn't abuse his bullpen, and shuffle his lineup in June to prepare for a postseason they aren't going to make.
Um, yeah you've gone full retard. Who has he abused over the years? Since 2005: Papelbon has had his arm coddled since he hurt his shoulder, Oki never pitched over 69 innings and started to suck when he turned 34 so maybe something there, MDC pitched over 70 innings once and never over 60 in any other year, Timlin pitched until he was about 60 so no abuse there, Lopez was a classic LOOGY and only pitched big innings (69) in one year. There haven't really been any other significant relievers for the Sox aside from them
Basically the only guy that supports your argument is Keith Foulke, who just about lost his arm pitching for the fucking World Series. Torre had four relievers over 65 innings in ONE YEAR! So nice try but at least make sure it's factually accurate next time you try to play contrarian dickhole.