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    Whitlock to IL with elbow issue

    Are there more studies on pitcher injuries begetting more pitcher injuries out there? I thought a few years ago FG looked at "horses" and found they were just as likely to get injured the next year as guys who had previously had TJS, for example. Maybe I hallucinated it...
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    Downgrading to an unsigned IOS version

    I have been out of the jailbreaking world for a but my recollection is that installing an unsigned IPSW generally required either a) a ton of hoops to jump through (including requiring being tethered on boot) or b) having saved blobs or some other credential previously. My best suggestion is to...
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    Noah Song’s baseball fate still In limbo

    Well, if the Red Sox really believed the Phillies were gaming the system they'd file a grievance. Not sure how successful that would be with "back tightness" or "elbow soreness" that doesn't really show much on an MRI, but eh.
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    Noah Song’s baseball fate still In limbo

    90 days on big league roster next year.
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    Damar Hamlin is headed home to Buffalo!

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    How long will Chaim last?

    Yes. If FSG thought Bloom et al.'s decisions on Mookie and X were poor he'd have been canned by now. If Boras thought that the FO would have cut Bloom out and just matched SD's deal, he would have called them. And I'm not a Bloom homer, I think he's kinda replacement-level analytics whatever...
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    X Leaves the Spot for San Diego: 11 years, $280M

    Both of the above resonate with me on some level. Yes, from a cold, mercenarial standpoint, I get the argument of this contract being too rich. And given where we are, I would have let X walk. And 15 years ago, I would have written some long post on SoSH about expected value and using this...
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    Mookie details Boston exit

    Bit of a driveby, so I apologize, but I will say the discussion about "who else would you flip with?" is a bit of a strawman (or false dichotomy, I can never keep arguments straight). Obviously if you say "would you rather have 4 WS titles or zero?" people are going to say 4. For me personally...
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    Empirical evidence regarding MILB rule changes & the length of games

    The fact that this is getting so much traction recently (MLB Network even broadcast a minor league game seemingly with the sole purpose of discussing the rule changes for 2 hours) seems to imply many of these are coming to MLB ASAP. The stat analysis is useful. Interestingly, one of the...
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    Red Sox player that you cared most about

    Clay Buchholz. Followed him through the system and felt semi-invested in his performance at the big league level. Was always kind of interesting digging into the box scores and understanding "good start, but lucky outcomes" or "bad start, but unlucky outcomes," etc. Thought he got an unfair...
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    How many players on this list w/ one career Red Sox home run do you remember? (since 1990)

    Creighton Gubanich's one HR was a grand slam in a day game against Oakland. It has his first big league hit, too.
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    Red Sox bring back Travis Shaw

    FWIW, Shaw's xwOBA (based off quality of contact from Statcast) is right around league average the last couple years (.320). My guess is Bloom was looking more at the underlying metrics than the top line slash. For context, coming into today Franchy's xwOBA is .239. Dalbec is .318 in 2021. Too...
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    August Game Thread

    I mean, it's kinda funny ... but also watching the mob ramp up on Twitter last night only to find out it's "Dinger" this morning and just go on like nothing happened is also part terrifying.
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    Trade deadline

    Yeah, that's probably Duran + Downs ish and my guess is majority of people would still prefer Martin + SWR.
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    USFL to return in spring 2022

    Between the AAF + XFL + Arena Football + whatever, how do these guys keep finding capital for this?
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    Jay Groome (2016 First Round pick)

    Any updates on his velo from games? I know there were positive reports out of ST, but the SoxProspects guys were pretty down on his FB just last week (had it in the 91-94ish range sounds like).
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    Atlantic League rules experiments

    I would actually assume this modification would be less drastic for pitcher mechanics than lowering the mound. Really, the main change for a pitcher is a slight change in vertical target to account for the extra drop associated with the extra foot (for a fastball, this is an inch or so, for a...
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    Covid and MLB

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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade
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    Alert for power outage

    So it's a bit tricky, because many energy monitoring devices (i.e., smart plugs) talk to a hub, but a power outage nukes power to the hub and breaks the connection. Even if you have a hub with battery backup, you may have issues getting information "out" if the router goes out. Practically, my...