Odds & Ends: Coyle, V-Mart, Lackey, Ellis

Saturday night links, as Troy Tulowitzki's jaw-dropping September continues….

  • Fort Washington, Pennsylvania product Sean Coyle is now represented by Sosnick-Cobbe Sports, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  The shortstop received a $1.3MM bonus from the Red Sox as a third-round draft pick out of high school this year.  Sosnick-Cobbe already represents the draft's other big-name Pennsylvania native in the Phillies' Jesse Biddle, who was drafted in the first round.  There may be another million dollar draft pick from the state next year in Derek Fisher, a high school outfielder hailing from Rexmont.
  • Clay Buchholz would love to see Victor Martinez return to the Red Sox next year, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
  • Terry Francona tells MLB.com's Ian Browne that he was "thrilled" the Red Sox signed John Lackey last winter, and that he hasn't lost any confidence in the investment.
  • A.J. Ellis' recent play for the Dodgers could put him in line for a bigger role next year, writes Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times.


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22 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Coyle, V-Mart, Lackey, Ellis"


Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

Sean Coyle was a great choice by the Red Sox. Maybe the next Dustin Pedroia.

So Derek Fisher has started playing Baseball and went back to high school. So wearing purple and Yellow and making millions wasn’t enough for the guy?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Gotta love the whole draft class by the Sox… awesome potential in their picks. But then again, potential and a a buck fifty won’t get you a cup of coffee most places.

4 years 11 months ago

Tulo is tearing it up at an epic pace

fitz
4 years 11 months ago

Tulo is definitely winning some people some fantasy leagues this year.

Guest
4 years 11 months ago

I’m absolutely destroying HRs, and RBIs in my head-to-head league…
but I’m losing in every other category…
damn you TULO!!! why can’t he walk and steal more!!!… and get more runs (although he is getting a very good amount…) …and pitch…

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

@startwearingpurple

I really, really hate to say this, but I am embarassed because I don’t understand your metaphor. Reiterate please purple?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Basically potential is worth nothing until it’s fulfilled.

DetroitTigers24
4 years 11 months ago

What do you mean you dont understand it? Its not that difficult to understand unless in fact you are…. stupid

Dave_Gershman
4 years 11 months ago

@startwearingpurple

Oh yeah. Amen to that. Although if I had to pick one player in their draft who I think is guaranteed to not be a bust, two words, Anthony Ranaudo.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

I love that the Sox picked up Ranaudo. I was a little surprised some team didn’t take a chance on him, worse case scenario would have been getting a pick next year. I think he has ace potential… but as I said, it’s still only potential. I am hopeful though.

Zack23
4 years 11 months ago

“Terry Francona tells MLB.com’s Ian Browne that he was “thrilled” the Red Sox signed John Lackey last winter, and that he hasn’t lost any confidence in the investment.”

Where’s the punch line?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Tell me… how’s your confidence in AJ Burnett after 2 less than stellar seasons?

4 years 11 months ago

Tell me… how’s your confidence in Josh Beckett after this terrible year?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Same as I’d say about any pitcher who missed a month and a half due to injury… I’d say I hope it’ll get better next year. I’d say that’s backed up when you consider he’s been pretty decent over his last 5 starts.

Which is why I think since Burnett was out 2 months this season from an injury… wait, Burnett wasn’t injured.

jwredsox
4 years 11 months ago

Josh Beckett’s peripherals are the same as in 2009 when he has a 3.86 ERA and 3.63 FIP. He has just been extremely unlucky with a .351 BABIP and a terrible strand rate of 62.9%. I am confident in a big 2011 for Beckett.

Zack23
4 years 11 months ago

His K9 is, but his BB9 is up to 3.05 from 2.33; xFIP normalizes BABIP & HR/FB and that has him at 3.98 this year. His velocity is also at 93.5 this year, down from 94.3 each of the last 2 years.

Would a performance just south of 4 be a “big” season for Josh Beckett?

jwredsox
4 years 11 months ago

It would be with Lester and Buchholz (Though I don’t think he will ave a sub 3 ERA either obviously) putting up good ERAs. All three would have a chance of having ERA’s under 4 along with Dice K and Lackey. They don’t need Beckett to have an ERA of 2 to have a really good pitching staff.

Zack23
4 years 11 months ago

Tell me… what does bringing up AJ have to do with Lackey’s performance?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

My point is do you believe that a pitcher who has a history of doing good things on the mound cannot bounce back from a lousy season?

4 years 11 months ago

*Clap* *Clap* *Clap *Clap *Clap* *Clap* *Clap* *Clap* *Clap* TU-LO!!!!!!

JDortmunder
4 years 11 months ago

Maybe the next Dustin Pedroia. “——– I doubt he does anything as well as Pedroia: Except RUN. This kid supposedly can get up the line faster than anyone on the team (Timed at 6.49 seconds in the 60-yard dash in a workout at Fenway Park) other than Ellsbury of course (6.27).

MCMLXXVII
4 years 11 months ago

September for Troy Tulowitzki: 17 G, 70 AB, 26 H, 14 HR, 33 RBI, .371 BA, .421 OBP, 1.057 SLG

everything about this line is wrong, just plain wrong. that’s pace to hit 134 HRs over a 162 game period