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#1 BigSlick

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

To the surprise of no one, the Sox have locked up Adrian Gonzalez through 2018.


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:43 AM

He has certainly earned it with the way he has led this team to greatness.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

He has certainly earned it with the way he has led this team to greatness.


How did Beckett hijack this thread?


Nobody is surprised by this but I'm still happy by it.
The only concern I'd have is related to his shoulder but I'm certain the RS did their due diligence.

My oldest son is just 2.5 yo, I like the idea that Gonzalez will be here long enough for him to learn who he is & to someday be able to look back & have memories of watching him play.

#4 The Ghost of Ned Martin

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 04:58 PM

Adrian Gonzalez has done nothing for this team and to make it worse, Francoma has no idea where to bat him in the lineup!!!!! And Carl Crawford???? ... HE SUX!!!!!

Theo is the work GM ever in the history of baseball!!!!

My oldest son is just 2.5 yo, I like the idea that Gonzalez will be here long enough for him to learn who he is & to someday be able to look back & have memories of watching him play.



My oldest is 22.5 but he is in college and probably drunk most of the time so he won't remember anything about Adrian Gonzalez' career in Boston.

Edited by The Ghost of Ned Martin, 15 April 2011 - 04:58 PM.


#5 BigSlick

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:29 PM

My oldest is 22.5 but he is in college and probably drunk most of the time so he won't remember anything about Adrian Gonzalez' career in Boston.


Does that mean it will take him 8 more years to graduate?

#6 The Ghost of Ned Martin

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:58 PM

Does that mean it will take him 8 more years to graduate?


Im not sure he will be able to finish in 8 years. He apparently is going to keep changing his Major so he never has to graduate.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:53 PM

F*ck my life.

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:59 AM

F*ck my life.

Again?

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:31 PM

Again?


Sure. Why not.


Anyway, I'll try to add some semblance of value to the board by pointing out that AG's numbers against RHP's are excellent (.333 BA, over 1.00 OPS), so this early season spate of lefties is making him look a lot worse than we expected. He is gonna rake.

#10 ghostoffoxx

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

David (A.K.A Cambridge) had an interesting Q&A session with A-Gon.

David Laurila: Is hitting simple or is it complicated?

Adrian Gonzalez: Hitting is simple. We make it complicated. We look into mechanics and a lot of different things that could be wrong, instead of simplifying everything by staying back and letting our hands go to the ball. In this profession, because of how good the pitchers are, itís hard not to look at a lot of different things.

Getting hits is extremely hard. Swinging, just getting up there and hitting, and doing the right mechanics, thatís what Iím saying is simple. But when you put in all of the equations, like the pitcher on the mound and the defense thatís behind him, thatís what makes it complicated.


DL: What do a lot of fans not understand about hitting?

AG: That hitting has evolved. Itís not the same that it was 10-15 years ago. Back then it was ďgo get the ball, hit it out front,Ē and now itís ďlet it get to you, stay behind the ball, and make sure that your weight stays back.Ē

Pitchers are throwing more pitches now, and theyíre moving the ball more. You canít go out there and expect the ball to be straight. Very rarely will a pitcher throw a ball straight. Ten, 15 years ago, not every pitcher had four or five pitches. Now they do and you have to keep that in mind. Pitchers throw two-seamers, four-seamers and cutters with their fastball, and they throw a slider and a change, or a curveball and a change. The ball is moving all over the place and if you just go after the ball youíre going to get jammed or hit it off the end of the bat. You have to let it get deep.



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

David (A.K.A Cambridge) had an interesting Q&A session with A-Gon.

David Laurila: Is hitting simple or is it complicated?

Adrian Gonzalez: Hitting is simple. We make it complicated. We look into mechanics and a lot of different things that could be wrong, instead of simplifying everything by staying back and letting our hands go to the ball. In this profession, because of how good the pitchers are, itís hard not to look at a lot of different things.

Getting hits is extremely hard. Swinging, just getting up there and hitting, and doing the right mechanics, thatís what Iím saying is simple. But when you put in all of the equations, like the pitcher on the mound and the defense thatís behind him, thatís what makes it complicated.


DL: What do a lot of fans not understand about hitting?

AG: That hitting has evolved. Itís not the same that it was 10-15 years ago. Back then it was ďgo get the ball, hit it out front,Ē and now itís ďlet it get to you, stay behind the ball, and make sure that your weight stays back.Ē

Pitchers are throwing more pitches now, and theyíre moving the ball more. You canít go out there and expect the ball to be straight. Very rarely will a pitcher throw a ball straight. Ten, 15 years ago, not every pitcher had four or five pitches. Now they do and you have to keep that in mind. Pitchers throw two-seamers, four-seamers and cutters with their fastball, and they throw a slider and a change, or a curveball and a change. The ball is moving all over the place and if you just go after the ball youíre going to get jammed or hit it off the end of the bat. You have to let it get deep.



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:53 AM

David (A.K.A Cambridge) had an interesting Q&A session with A-Gon.


Great read, especially the part about how he sees the rotation of the ball.




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