Pivetta’s Return to (Poor) Form

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54thMA

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You know what? Fuck Matt Carpenter. He’s never won anything in his life, and he will always be remembered for striking out to end the World Series.
For me, he'll always be remembered for his performance in "The Load Warriors"; oh wait, that was a different guy with a cheesy porn mustache.
 

Ale Xander

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Jake, man who has control like Dick, is in with ducks on the pond

What could go wrong?
 

snowmanny

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My nephew's 10 year old son has a spray chart that shows he would have had 52 home runs if he's been playing his home games in Yankee Stadium vs the little league field he plays on.
Great. Someone else to look forward to.
 

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Porny Carpenter is first MFY with 7 RBI in a game be Red Sox since Joe in 1940
 

catsooey

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That looks like the WTC Oculus on the left so did Fox really superimpose this graphic on the 9/11 memorial site?

It’s a psi-op - like everything else at Fox. They’re a mouthpiece for intelligence agencies. They’re trying to link imagery of sports with military, hysteria, terrorism, etc. It’s a repulsive network.
 

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Just checked - they are NOT testing for PED’s - the league and players association refused to comment. The ”no steroid” agreement expired at the end of 2021. The lockout coincided with the expiration of the agreement. But there’s no way that’s the real reason. They could get the agreement renewed no problem if both parties wanted it. There’s a huge story here, I’d love to know what happened.
Since no one else seems to have addressed this that I noticed, maybe an additional sixty seconds of googling before posting would have turned up that of course they couldn't test during the 3 1/2 months of management-initiated lockout. They went right back to it the day the sides agreed:

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Sports/wireStory/mlb-players-union-resume-drug-testing-lockout-ends-83400481
 

Mueller's Twin Grannies

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Don't worry, folks! I have it on good authority (namely multiple posters on here) that this team WILL make the playoffs as a Wild Card team, and then anything can happen! They will likely get swept in their first series, but they'll be a playoff team! EXCITING STUFF!
 

InsideTheParker

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Having just read the game view on Stats, I conclude that Sawamura doesn't stink, and Diekman, who usually does, didn't stink last night. The Red Sox have forgotten how to hit. It's not entirely the personnel. I wonder about the hitting coach. Is he any good? Anybody know anything about him? Anyway, X, JDM, and Verdugo grounding out, flying out, and grounding out the pitches of Ryan F-ing Weber is hard to comprehend. Do the NYY just have much, much, much better coaching?
 

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Don't worry, folks! I have it on good authority (namely multiple posters on here) that this team WILL make the playoffs as a Wild Card team, and then anything can happen! They will likely get swept in their first series, but they'll be a playoff team! EXCITING STUFF!
Well, there's always someone who puts grinding personal axes above hoping for a good outcome for the team.

You may as well just go root for the Yankees.
 

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Don't worry, folks! I have it on good authority (namely multiple posters on here) that this team WILL make the playoffs as a Wild Card team, and then anything can happen! They will likely get swept in their first series, but they'll be a playoff team! EXCITING STUFF!
Well I think it’s been pretty clear that they are a flawed team and not the best or second best team in the league. It is also pretty clear they have a shot at the playoffs.

Are you saying it doesn’t make sense to even try for the playoffs because they won’t win? Because I think a natural progression from that stance is trade Bogaerts and see if Story can play SS. I’d like them to sign Bogaerts but it is more important to sign Devers so unless they take care of Devers first I assume Xander is gone after this year. So if we are punting on the season send him now.

Or are you saying they should improve the team now? There is not much they can do to be better than NY this year so I wouldn’t spend much to GFIN. The team is pretty much a flawed but finished product for 2022.

Or are you saying we should be more upset about the Sox losing the division? They lost the division in April. Over that.

I like a lot of these guys. I like Cora. No opinion on Bloom. They aren’t a bad product to watch and they slumped last year and were fun at the end. Hell the 2004 and 2013 teams looked a bit lost there at times and pulled it together at the end. I don’t expect any of that this year but, hey, it’s not awful and you never know.
 

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Well I think it’s been pretty clear that they are a flawed team and not the best or second best team in the league. It is also pretty clear they have a shot at the playoffs.

Are you saying it doesn’t make sense to even try for the playoffs because they won’t win? Because I think a natural progression from that stance is trade Bogaerts and see if Story can play SS. I’d like them to sign Bogaerts but it is more important to sign Devers so unless they take care of Devers first I assume Xander is gone after this year. So if we are punting on the season send him now.

Or are you saying they should improve the team now? There is not much they can do to be better than NY this year so I wouldn’t spend much to GFIN. The team is pretty much a flawed but finished product for 2022.

Or are you saying we should be more upset about the Sox losing the division? They lost the division in April. Over that.

I like a lot of these guys. I like Cora. No opinion on Bloom. They aren’t a bad product to watch and they slumped last year and were fun at the end. Hell the 2004 and 2013 teams looked a bit lost there at times and pulled it together at the end. I don’t expect any of that this year but, hey, it’s not awful and you never know.
You're asking these questions of a poster who is on record as saying the Red Sox won't win 80 games.
 

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Well, there's always someone who puts grinding personal axes above hoping for a good outcome for the team.

You may as well just go root for the Yankees.
The fact is, grinding axes happens all too often, and much of the time it's coming from the other side. Wherever the random "I was told/I have on good authority..." posts come from, they are worthless and beyond annoying, and below the level of discourse expected here. Argue all you want in the moment, but these callbacks, from all quarters, need to stop.

This season, and the actions of the team at the trade deadline could still go any number of ways, and there is no prize for being right.
 
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