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Discussion in '2017 Red Sox Game Threads' started by DeadlySplitter, Oct 9, 2017.
I still want to know from someone who wants X traded who they expect to play short next season
Isn't it obvious - Marrero
9 - X = 1
Was at the game with my friend and our 2 12-year olds. They had a blast, despite their disappointment at the end result. It was a fun and energetic an atmosphere as I've ever experienced, akin to 2013 playoff games. The place absolutely exploded on the Devers inside the Parker. That was so great to experience again. I know regular season can't ever match the playoffs for intensity, but it's been kinda blah/lackluster at the games this season. I think Papi not being in the lineup was a big part of that.
Anyway, it sucks to lose, but they battled and almost came all the way back. That was a good baseball game to watch, even if the result of losing a winnable game to end the season just really sucks. Hope they redo on-field management, get some guys healthy, and come back strong next year. There's a revived and rejuvenated regional rivalry to attend to.
I don't want X traded for another two years, but good-fielding shortstops aren't hard to find. Detroit's been having a fire sale. We could probably get Iggy.
5/7, 2/4, 1.1/3, 1.1/3
Reed, then Kimbrel then dance. It really isn’t that hard. Reed, then Kimbrel. No need to get cute. What the fuck.
Reedlin in the 8th. Kimbrelson in the 9th.
Looking forward to more shitty Porcello pitching in 2018.
X is roughly an average defensive shortstop, Nunez was an awful defensive shortstop and that was before he hurt his knee and got several years older. Nunez is an emergency SS at best and won't ever be a starter there for anyone.
X won't be worth much in a trade at this point so I think he's the guy next year, hopefully he hits better.
There's every reason to believe at least 3/4 of the lineup performs better in 2018 than in 2017. Just turn 1B/DH into better bats and let's rock. Fun season this year despite a lot of guys underperforming expectations. Let's get a full year of healthy Sale and Price at the top of the rotation and kick some ass.
I miss baseball.
Late response but "uncle."
Lou Merloni's breakdown of where Sale was aiming for and where his pitches landed in the 7th convinced me last night that my initial take was wrong.
But two things: (1) No way that DiSarcina didn't have JF's blessing in real time yesterday (and more likely that JF called that shot) and (2) Grady's boner was MUCH worse. I shall not burden the interweb with why. But damn, my 6 year old daughter knew immediately when Pedro emerged from the dugout to start the 8th that Grady had screwed the pooch.
Yes. 100% agreed. Especially since we were told that Price would have come out for another inning had the game been 4-3 instead of being blown open. There had to be something about Reed that Farrell did not like, otherwise there is no reason to manage the game the conventional way after Sale gave you 4 good innings.
And the most obvious piece to move, which makes it not "brain dead." Suggesting Betts or 10D be traded would be. Bradley is a nice player and his defense is sublime, but he's not a make-or-break player for this club. If they really want to bring in a big bat, especially if either Martinez or Stanton, they need to have a place to play either and it's not going to be as a 4th OF, nor would JBJ do well in a platoon role. So if you're going to make a run at either, somebody in that outfield needs to relocate. Who would you suggest or do you truly feel that the outfield is fine as constituted? If so, where does the middle-of-the-order bat come from and what position does it play?
Even if he didn't call the shot, Farrell has to stand up for DiSarcina there or it would have looked even worse. And, yes, Grady's mistake was a much bigger one, but the fact is that Sale was having trouble being consistent until that outing and had already given them several dominant innings to that point. Much like Pedro, he walked off the field with a lead and was then brought back out to try to hold it when they were two fresh arms available and ready to go, arms specifically lined up to pitch those two innings, like Timlin and Williamson back in 2003. If it truly was Farrell's decision, then that's all the more reason for him to be shown the door if he wasn't going to be already. I don't think he had an issue with Reed, at least not by the end of the season, but whoever made that decision was clearly feeling overwhelmed by the moment and decided to go with gut instead of what the numbers said. That kind of thinking is what got Grady Little fired and it should get John Farrell fired as well, if it was his decision, or DiSarcina if it was not.