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    Thank You, Jackie Bradley Jr.

    I understand the sentiment here, but I'm curious if there's another team you're thinking of that has been competitive over the last two decades while not shedding fan favorites to some degree. Off the top of my head, the Yankees, Tigers and Giants all tried to keep the band together at certain...
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    The Santana signing probably won't get a lot of ink as a mL deal, but it's great. (I posted early in the offseason that we should sign Richards, Santana and one of Hernandez or Profar, so I'm all aboard.) Here's an interesting article from 2019 about Santana's undergoing a swing change (and...
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    Oh man, I love this. Last year was obviously a wash but Santana had the 21st highest average exit velocity in 2019 -- a tick higher than J.D. Martinez. Looks like he can play an average center field, and it's insurance for whatever trades Bloom wants to pull off this year.
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    Casas is in Boston due to medical issue

    View: https://twitter.com/chriscotillo/status/1367536402838257669?s=21 Good news.
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    Thank You, Jackie Bradley Jr.

    I remember the feeling of checking the box score for this game after I had been camping in August 2015 and laughing out loud. Jackie had hit .197/.274/.289 over 618 PAs over his career to that point. He had shown signs of putting it together the prior two weeks, but seeing him put up a 5-for-6...
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    The Next Great Red Sox Team

    I think Bloom will likely move away from the full-time DH model after JDM's gone. The Rays have had 9 players amass more than 100 PAs at the DH spot over the last five seasons, the Yankees 10. In Boston, it's been Ortiz --> Hanley --> JDM. As Sox fans who've watched franchise DHs for a...
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    Spring Training 2021

    I agree, and I hope the fans can get over the strikeouts if we're winning games. Dombrowski's teams really prioritized making contact. Whether that was team philosophy or certain key hitters' skill sets or both, I think those days are likely over with Dalbec, Chavis, Renfroe, and Cordero getting...
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    The Next Great Red Sox Team

    View: https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/1366761878291025921?s=21 I think next winter’s FA discussion revolves around Trevor Story. But it’s possible, maybe likely, that the Rockies trade him before then, with the acquiring team looking to extend him. It would expedite the Bogaerts...
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    Spring Training 2021

    View: https://twitter.com/redsoxstats/status/1367184152626401283?s=21 I wasn’t watching but I’m really encouraged by this. Pivetta’s velocity returning could go a long way to restoring him to the near ace-level guy he was in 2018.
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    View: https://twitter.com/bnicholsonsmith/status/1363955841439793161?s=21 Payamps is back, babey. Franchy to the COVID-related IL, though it's "unclear if he tested positive or has a disputed test or what the exact deal is," according to Chris Cotillo. Marwin Gonzalez still needs to be added...
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    That delivery looks a bit like Brice’s and this scouting report says he was tough on RHBs in the minors, comparing him to Darren O’Day. Oddly enough it hasn’t played out that way in MLB. He’s held lefties to a very good .282 xwOBA, due largely to a changeup with exceptional drop, and...
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    Red Sox trade (P) Springs and Mazza to TB Rays for (C) Hernandez

    Here's what Fangraphs wrote about him two winters ago (Nov. '18): You know, the Rays really needed another breakout prospect. Signed for less than a quarter million, which is chump change on the international market, Hernandez is now looking like one of the top catching prospects in all of...
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    Red Sox trade (P) Springs and Mazza to TB Rays for (C) Hernandez

    Mazza and Springs were better than their numbers last year but this is really good repurposing of spare parts of ours. Ronaldo Hernandez is on the 40-man so it doesn’t much clear up our crunch, but he’s probably the #10 guy in our system if he isn’t traded. It does seem to inch Vazquez closer...
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    View: https://twitter.com/alexspeier/status/1362038493384486916?s=21 Bloom is still up to it. Ronaldo Hernandez is on the 40-man and would probably slot around #8-10 in our system if he isn’t flipped elsewhere.
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    View: https://twitter.com/chriscotillo/status/1361853282394734594?s=21 Heller still has an option remaining and he’s gotta be better than at least one of Walden, Brewer or Brice. Very hard thrower the Yanks got in the Andrew Miller trade. Struck out a ton in the minors then had Tommy John...