John Henry Fired Shot at Marlins Regular Season Lineup on Twitter

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Earlier this week tales emerged how the Marlins have been “outraged” that the Red Sox would dare ship a lineup full of minor league prospects to a Grapefruit League recreation. The only two players within the Boston lineup that day with any big league at bats had been Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Lavarnway. The Marlins were mad, calling it a “gross violation” and contemplated filing a criticism with the MLB house office. Sox GM Ben Cherington apologized and it seemed like the “controversy” was over.

Seems Red Sox proprietor John Henry has his personal thoughts on the situation and tweeted as much Saturday afternoon, delivering a first round TKO to the Marlins group, albeit without naming them instantly.

Obviously Henry has no love misplaced for the Marlins — a staff he previously owned before selling it to Jeffrey Loria in 2002.

I’m unsure what the Marlins should feel the need to apologize for. Giancarlo Stanton is a budding star and the rest of the beginning lineup is effectively … ummm … eight other players, including former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

 

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There’s a 42 Percent Chance Arizona, Syracuse or Wichita State Finishes the Regular Season Unbeaten

Arizona, Syracuse and Wichita State are the contenders.

* Arizona, the very best crew in the nation, is eighteen-zero, and the Pac-12 has been a disappointment. The Wildcats have NBA length on the frontline, and above-common guards. Many will point to shaky 3-point taking pictures as a weakness, but 37 percent from deep isn’t dangerous. I’d be more fearful about 67 % on FTs. I predicted during a December podcast that Arizona may run the desk within the Pac-12. I used to be laughed at. The Wildcats don’t play a ranked group the rest of the way in which. Keep an eye on that Feb. 1 journey to Cal (14-5). The Bears are unbeaten at house.

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* Syracuse is 18-0, but I’m not almost as high on the Cuse as everybody else is. They’ve left the State of New York twice since December 1. Still have to journey to Pitt, Duke, Florida State and Virginia. And I remain unsure in regards to the frontline depth/talent. Grant is hard, however solely 6-foot-8; if Rakeem Christmas – who picks up fouls like he does rebounds – will get in foul bother, they’ll get taken apart inside.

* Wichita State is 19-0 and like Arizona, doesn’t play one other ranked staff. Additionally, in Kem Pom’s stat-primarily based ratings, the Shockers are the bottom of the unbeatens (7th; Syracuse is four, Arizona is 1). I imagine the Shockers are more likely to have a slip-up on the road within the Missouri Valley Conference than Arizona is in the Pac-12. Wichita State dug itself a 19-level gap against Missouri State … however rallied to win in additional time. Keep an eye on Feb 5-eight – road journeys to Indiana State (11-eight) and Northern Iowa (10-9).

The last group to finish the college basketball common season unbeaten? The St. Joseph’s Hawks in 2003-2004. That team, which featured Delonte West and Jameer Nelson, lost within the Atlantic-10 tourney after which to Oklahoma State in the Elite 8.