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  1. 6-5 Sadler

    Red Sox, Ceddanne Rafaela agree to contract extension

    You can pull league stats on Fangraphs by using their leaderboard drop down and selecting “League”. From there, you can apply the appropriate split to get hitting stats by GB/FD/FB. BABIPs for this year: GB: .243 LD: .687 FB: .109
  2. 6-5 Sadler

    Wave of mutilation: The latest injuries

    The other issue with Ramirez/Biggio is cost. Each one would carry a pro-rated salary of $2.5M to $3M if claimed. Add in that DFAing Cooper would cost another $1M (assuming he isn’t claimed by another team) and you’re looking at $4M for a marginal and probably temporary upgrade.
  3. 6-5 Sadler

    Wave of mutilation: The latest injuries

    The dictionary now defines literally in the manner used above. See #2 here: in effect : VIRTUALLY —used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible
  4. 6-5 Sadler

    Pssssssssssst 2024

    I blame myself
  5. 6-5 Sadler

    Pssssssssssst 2024

    My interest is piqued for what’s going on in Oakland
  6. 6-5 Sadler

    Hal Steinbrenner warns of lower payrolls after 2024: 'Simply not sustainable for us financially'

    Any read through to how they’ll handle the Cole opt in/opt out decision this winter? Assuming he returns next month and looks like his normal self, what are the odds he opts in/opts out and the Yankees pick up the 5th year/opts out and goes somewhere else? 25/60/15? I think that middle number...
  7. 6-5 Sadler

    Why Are Prospects Not Hitting at the MLB Level?

    In addition to some of the factors mentioned above, I wonder to what extent the increase in pitcher injuries is contributing to this disparity between AAA and the majors. The theory would be that when an MLB pitcher is injured, he is replaced on the roster by top tier talent from AAA. Obviously...
  8. 6-5 Sadler

    Wave of mutilation: The latest injuries

    Ha tried dunking on @Rovin Romine and ended up stealing your joke! and just like that Cooper is out and Bobby is in.
  9. 6-5 Sadler

    Wave of mutilation: The latest injuries

    I swear Dalbec* has a voodoo doll of every Red Sox in his locker. *And since we must always remember to give proper weighting to his past performance, he also had an OPS of .938 in AAA in 2023.
  10. 6-5 Sadler

    2024 Lineup (What we actually have - no trade speculation.)

    Re: Walter - I believe they are not putting him on the 60-day IL because they would have to promote him to the ML roster. He would then start accruing service time which he is currently not while on the Worcester roster.
  11. 6-5 Sadler

    Casas has a left rib fracture. Transferred to the 60 Day IL on 4/27.

    Not sure if the comment on May 1st opt outs is just speculation but going off this list, I believe the only first baseman with an active opt out is Ji Man Choi.
  12. 6-5 Sadler

    Casas has a left rib fracture. Transferred to the 60 Day IL on 4/27.

    Right. I didn’t want to turn this into a trash Dalbec thread but the team just simply can’t keep running him out there and hoping for better results. Saying his offense is historically bad isn’t even hyperbole at this point. Dalbec is striking out in 53% of his PAs the past two years. That’s...
  13. 6-5 Sadler

    Casas has a left rib fracture. Transferred to the 60 Day IL on 4/27.

    Mike Ford’s 2023 spray chart overlayed at Fenway:
  14. 6-5 Sadler

    Casas has a left rib fracture. Transferred to the 60 Day IL on 4/27.

    This is true! But given our constraints (financial but also a guy that can be easily dumped if Casas returns) and where we are in the season, I don’t think you’re going to find a perfect fit. I’m just looking for a guy that will put together professional plate appearances and play competent...
  15. 6-5 Sadler

    Casas has a left rib fracture. Transferred to the 60 Day IL on 4/27.

    Scouring the AAA leaderboards…what about Mike Ford? He’s with the Reds now and I imagine he could be had for some C-level prospect. He was actually pretty decent with Seattle last year with a 123 wRC+ last year in 251 PAs.
  16. 6-5 Sadler

    Casas has a left rib fracture. Transferred to the 60 Day IL on 4/27.

    Beyond the prospect cost, does anyone think this ownership group would green light adding $5M to $10M+ to this year’s payroll? This is a group that consistently chose the cheapest option (or in some cases did nothing) to build out depth in the offseason. Do we think the performance over the past...
  17. 6-5 Sadler

    To err is human; three errors is the Red Sox: the defense thread.

    I wouldn’t completely absolve the catchers in this discussion. Although not really boneheaded plays, the Sox lead the league in wild pitches + passed balls. I suspect some of that could be the increased offspeed pitch usage (and SSS obviously) but Wong has never been great at blocking pitches...
  18. 6-5 Sadler

    Red Sox, Ceddanne Rafaela agree to contract extension

    @Fishy1 did a nice job looking at walk rates so I figured I would try a similar exercise with chase rate. I think the walk rate is a problem but I view it more as a symptom and not necessarily a cause. I looked at hitters aged 23 and younger who had at least 100 plate appearances over the past...
  19. 6-5 Sadler

    Red Sox, Ceddanne Rafaela agree to contract extension

    With the exception of Tovar (and the jury is still out on his bat), the difference between those players and Rafaela is that they all have at least average power. Rafaela’s max exit velocity at this point in his career is poor (ranked 4th lowest of 197 qualified hitters this year). He’ll get...
  20. 6-5 Sadler

    Red Sox, Ceddanne Rafaela agree to contract extension

    Be careful…I suggested this a few days ago and someone called it “one of the craziest things ever posted on SOSH.” But you're probably right. The off-season was the time to build depth to allow Rafaela time in Worcester and the team chose not to do that.