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    Celtic off-court discussion

    I don’t think you want to weaken the team if they are in playoff position, which they all most certainly should be. For a late first rounder, at best? Just doesn’t make sense IMO.
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    If they sign Schwarber, wonder if there could be a weird Schwarber / Dalbec / Bradley platoon type situation… Schwarber- 1b vs tough righties, LF vs all else (Verdugo in RF) Bradley- RF vs righties (Verdugo in LF) Dalbec- 1b vs lefties, mediocre righties Sign Jose Martinez for depth at 1b/of...
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    2022 Hall of Fame Class

    But he votes for Bonds and Clemens? These voters are not great at logic.
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    I think this is right and where they got in trouble was with the Price deal. Curious if anyone disagrees with that.
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Just because the prospects DD traded didn’t amount to much doesn’t mean they didn’t have potentially more value than they were used for, though. Cherington was kind of the opposite - he held on to a lot of guys too long to the point where they had no value. Ultimately, DD seems like a guy who...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Ideally you’d want a RH bat who would take some at bats against tough lefties from Verdugo. It’s why Bradley is an odd fit as a backup (in addition to being a terrible PH, historically). It’s hard to see when and where he’s get at bats. Of course, that all depends who the third OF is. If it’s a...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    I think they are fair questions and don’t need to be met with snark. But perhaps they could be framed as… -Bloom has yet to hand out a deal for more than 2 years or for more than $10M. He has yet to guarantee a pitcher more than two years. Is this because of circumstances he’s faced so far or a...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Career wise, 28 year old Schwarber is 237/343/493 while Pederson is at 232/333/462. Pederson is a better and more versatile defensive player, too. Sure, Schwarber has been slightly better, but they are pretty similar players. The most similar batters thru age 28 to Schwarber are Miguel Sano...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    That’s fair, he does seem like a pretty good guy and it’s fun to root for players you like, and not a revolving door of players who are only gonna be here for a year or two. Pederson and Jose Martinez look to me like two guys Bloom should target to if they don’t bring Schwarber back. If it’s...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Yeah, the Schwarber obsession is weird. Joc Pederson looks more Bloom’s style; he profiles very similarly to Schwarber and should be much cheaper, coming off a down year. His 18-19 were excellent, he’s still only 29. Seems like the type they might be able to get for a year and an option.
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    Poll: How long will the MLB lockout last?

    This is all so ridiculous. MLB had a great year, with a lot of exciting young stars emerging and seemed to have some momentum and the owners seem intent on screwing it up. Shameful. If games, or god forbid, a season is lost…..in the aftermath of CoViD, I think it will take a long long time for...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    I think the point is that the team should be a playoff contender but also has the flexibility to take advantage, if not, since they have a significant amount of expiring contracts and almost no long term commitments. It’s not any kind of indictment if Bloom, it’s a positive that they have...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    FWIW, Renfroe hit 156/252/393 the year before Bloom acquired him. He was a starter. Gonzalez, Ottavino, Hernandez…..he’s acquired lots of players coming off poor seasons. In fact, he’s almost exclusively acquired players coming off of bad seasons! Frankly, acquiring established players who have...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Well, if the plan is for him to be a backup I would probably trade or release him. He’s been awful as a pinch hitter and in games he doesn’t start, and seems to be the kind of guy who needs stability to thrive. His value as a defensive replacement is minimized by a team that has solid enough...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    So the Sox didn’t want 31 year old Bradley as their starter at $12M AAV, but they are fine with having him as a backup at age of 32, at a similar price? Huh? I don’t understand the logic in your argument. Re: Duran, he has no real role on a team that already has two LH OF that don’t hit...