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    Credit where credit is due: who is responsible for the Red Sox success this century?

    Totally get that (I think ) and firstly, i did credit that it's entirely on ownership. However Schilling and Tito were interlinked. Tito arrived a week later and it was Schilling's influence. He's not "the one". A World Series is perfect storm of so many parts coming together, but, all of...
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    Credit where credit is due: who is responsible for the Red Sox success this century?

    It all comes back to the ownership group and a huge credit to Theo too. There's a massive player and influence who has unfortunately not been credited here so far. Curt Schilling signed after the frustrations of 2003 and brought a winning mentality and experience that we needed badly. His...
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    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    Totally agree, "hamstrung" as in this moment now in terms of not building the next decade around Betts. I should have been clearer. As per your last line, we just need to deal with it
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    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    As long as we lose Price's salary too I can live with whatever happens. The ridiculous contracts/extensions in the last decade such as Crawford, Gonzo, Panda, Hanley, Price, Eovaldi, even Dustin's extension, have really hamstrung arriving to here. We should have been in position to keep...
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    Alex Cora fired

    I'm so disappointed at these things, I'm sure AC would have been a great manager without the need to cheat so systematically, that makes this so hard to swallow. But I think the role of the manager and these dodges are over-rated. GMs and organisations essentially win titles (and create...
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    Starting Pitching 2019

    First point, is a quicker hook the best long term solution if the starters are needing the work as part of their overall early development? I want to win every but can understand if AC wants to follow a path. Second point re the pen, it has definitely been a good start for them, can you...
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    Starting Pitching 2019

    We rode the starters hard in October, we're clearly periodising them more slowly than usual, essentially the opportunity cost of winning it all. They're a week or 2 behind, not ideal but they'll be back to peak for in a few weeks. It will be tense regarding Sale till we see if it's just a...
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    Starting Pitching 2019

    There's always a World Series hangover due to the shortened off season and an easier Spring training. I'm sure Sale's velocity was lower in April last season then picked up through May. Nothing to see here.
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    Sox re-sign Steve Pearce

    Great move. The deal is perfect too at only 1 year.
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    The 2019 Rotation

    Would really prefer to have Eovaldi back, but only on terms we can live with. As long as 1-4 are good for 150-200 innings each, we have good depth in Johnson, Velasquez and Wright. If Eovaldi is too high a cost, I'm good with going for cheap flyer and that could be Pomeranz if he's sound...
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    714 Homers Behind Hank Aaron

    Fantastic post Jacklamabe65. I played for my native Glasgow Stars for 6 or 7 seasons in the British Baseball League. Great memories