Recent content by The Slidey Dog

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    The Red Sox ARE good. So now what?

    Maybe this doesn't belong here, but to me the main reason "the Red Sox are good, now what" is the surprising success of the pitching. I am old, so I don't know how to embed links or even what the rules are in doing so, but ESPN has a great article this afternoon about clamping on down on...
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    Yes, agreed, wasn't being critical, genuinely curious. I miscalculated above as Chwason pointed out, however, 35% is still real bad and I get the difference in eras (I am clearly getting old now to consider 2003 a different era), so I guess an even better question would be how often does a 27...
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    I agree 100% with this and would add that "Three True Outcome" baseball is also painful to watch.
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    Both of them had K rates of 25%-27%, not 39%. David Ortiz was in the low 20s. There are a lot of smart people on this board, I think the better question is how many breakouts occur in the age 27 season for players with that kind of K rate. Of that list a few pages ago, how many have Cordero's...
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    I understood the Betts trade, hated it, but understood it. The point has been made several times around here that Bloom was hired with Dodger aspirations not Tampa execution, but this trade reeks of the Tampa mentality. Which side of this trade do you think Friedman would be on? "Wait, you...
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    RedSox have been in serious trade talks with multiple teams about OF Andrew Benintendi

    I rarely post, for good reason, I don't have the time to do the research that others can do around here. That said, this topic is making me sick. I can't believe Bloom and Co. think this kid is cooked. They are way too smart for that. The kid essentially didn't have an age 26 season. Who...
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    Rusney Castillo's second half

    I am sorry I didn't get a chance to start a Puerto Rican Winter League thread, I just got too busy before Winter season ended. I have it my calendar to start one next November in order to follow and Sox players that may be in the league next year and general information for anyone who wants to...
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    Rusney Castillo's second half

    From this page you should be able to link to everything MLB.com had about the league, including the scores. I think Rusney went 2-4 last night in a loss and Christian went 0-4. In game 1, Christian went 2-4 are had two hard hit balls, a double and a single that many runners would have turned...
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    Rusney Castillo's second half

    I have been coming to this site for a long time, even before Schilling made his Thanksgiving appearance back in 2003. I use the main board as a source of Sox news and links to interesting articles, but I really enjoy the Minor League section. Those of you who post in this section are crazy...