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    Red Sox acquire Kyle Schwarber

    (career) OPS wRC+ Schwarber vs R: .873 126 Dalbec vs L: .829 117 As a platoon, that's a very productive hitter at the least challenging position on the defensive spectrum. We HAVE to let Schwarber try there. Of course, they'll have to emphatically restrict him from trying any splits at...
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    Red Sox acquire Kyle Schwarber

    You beat me to, only by 10 hours. Getting caught up, but love this post!
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    Maybe the Red Sox are good?

    I'm expecting (hoping?) they bring Danny Santana (1-for-3 for Greenville yesterday) up soon and send Valdez/Brice down.
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    Rafael Devers- Thoughts heading into 2021

    Hell, give him 15 years then!
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    Happy 7th anniversary to David Ortiz’s game tying ALCS grand slam!

    And Bernie Carbo in the same game a few innings earlier.
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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    It definitely counts. I'd say the departure of Ned Martin & Jim Woods in 1978 upset me more than any player leaving. It was so final. In one fell swoop our connection to daily baseball on the radio with these genuine, likable baseball guys was axed without a reasonable explanation. Listening to...
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    Red Sox Greatest Hits

    I was at the Todd Benzinger walk-off game, and I'd also forgotten about the guy climbing on the cable. A great win always made the drive back to Manchester, NH seem to go a lot faster. In the absence of actual baseball to follow, it's been fun to read others describing terrific regular-season...
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    Our ownership group

    As a father of three, I love this analogy. Although, to be fair, we do keep the thermostat kinda low in winter (put a sweater on!), and we don't have roast beef very often ever, so...
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    MLB’s sign-stealing controversy broadens: Sources say the Red Sox used video replay room illegally in 2018

    Wow, thanks for the link! Luhnow's denial is pathetic. This isn't even a he said-he said vis a vis communication between Luhnow and Koch-Weser; the scheme was referenced in multiple emails to Luhnow and is therefore documented! "I didn't read that far into the email." Oy. Regardless of his...
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    Emotional Rescue: or How I Learned to Love the Sox After They Traded Mookie

    Very well expressed. As I said on another thread, I survived Fisk-Lynn-Burleson; I'll survive this. I always & still look forward to pitchers and catchers (a week from today!). Ownership (FOUR championships) has earned a great deal of leeway IMO, and I'm eager to see what Chaim will do over...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    Soup spoon, salad fork, regular spoon, regular fork, knife...
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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    Fisk, Lynn, and Burleson, in that order. Fisk was only the best catcher in the history of the organization, a natural leader, and a New England kid to boot. I'm still convinced Lynn would be in the Hall of Fame had he spent his career in Fenway banging doubles off the Wall and playing great...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    1. AJ Pierzynski You know how Hank Aaron is literally miles ahead of the second place guy in career total bases? So it is for AJ here. 2. Julian Tavarez 3. Pablo Sandoval (I didn't hate Panda himself, but hated HATED the signing. I mean, wtf, the outcome was so gd predictable. Still...
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Chavis has had a reverse split since 2017, the year he advanced to AA: 2019 v RHP .266 .347 .427 .774 2019 v LHP .226 .261 .481 .742 2018 v RHP .303 .383 .568 .951 2018 v LHP .282 .378 .436 .814 2017 v RHP .287 .353 .563 .916 2017 v LHP .267 .331 .560 .891 Jose Peraza has a...
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    Sox owners want to be under cap in '20

    It's a mighty fine line trying to communicate your strategy to your fans without communicating it to your competition. Honestly, I wish he would be a bit more Belichickian with his responses. "We'll do what we think is in the best interests of the team." I've been absolutely thrilled with the...