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    Offseason Targets

    I think Philly would jump at the chance to offload Harper's contract. They spent a bunch of money and made a number of win-now moves at the expense of their future (i.e. trading Sixto for Realmuto, who's now a free agent) and things are trending in the wrong direction for them. You typically don't force out your GM without a strong desire to go in a different direction. Now whether the Sox (or anyone else) is interested in taking on Harper's contract is a different question.
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    Why was Dunning pulled after 15 pitches?

    I'm surprised the decision to pull Dunning has turned into such a focal point for fans. IMO it was the right decision. Crochet came in and got out of the jam. The Sox loss has much more to do with Crochet's injury, Heuer giving up a bomb, Foster not being able to throw strikes, and many missed opportunities with RISP than it has to do with the Dunning decision.
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    Crochet's arm fine

    If I remember correctly, Kopech had no idea he tore his UCL. Didn't he say he was surprised by the diagnosis? It seems that sometimes the pitcher knows immediately he injured himself, and sometimes they don't know.
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    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    No. No one will be more motivated to have a good game today than Madrigal.
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    #3 Starter for Playoffs

    If Giolito looks good tomorrow, I wouldn't hesitate to let him throw 120 pitches. Few pitchers keep their stuff deep into games as well as he does, and keeping Crochet and Heuer fresh for games 2 and 3 would be huge.
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    2021 Offseason Prediction: Who We Lose and What Will Be Our Needs?

    The Sox scored 306 runs this year. That was the 5th most in baseball. And that was with Mazara and EE getting the bulk of the starts at their positions. While it might be frustrating to not get upgrades at RF and DH, it's hard to call those positions needs when compared to starting pitching. Lopez, Cease, and Rodon are as unreliable as starters can get, Kopech hasn't pitched in 2+ years, and Dunning is still very inexperienced and will certainly be on an innings limit next year. IMO a quality starter is priority 1. After that, see what your budget looks like.
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    #3 Starter for Playoffs

    This could really come down to what happens in games 1 and 2. If both Giolito and Keuchel can go deep in their games (with perhaps Marshall and Colome the only pen arms used), then a bullpen game in game 3 makes a lot of sense. Foster and Heuer can both go multiple innings, and Crochet probably as well. Then you have Bummer and see where you are. If the bullpen gets somewhat taxed in the first couple games, though, you pretty much have to go with Dunning in game 3 and hope he can give you at least 5 quality innings.
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    Which postseason opponent would you prefer?

    It's 100% the A's. Benefited from a weak division. Not particularly intimidating lineup (especislly without Chapman), and top starters are lefties. On paper, they are clearly the best match up. But I'm not sure the Sox could beat anyone in a 3 game series right now.
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    Fire Ricky

    I haven't read the entire thread, but here are my thoughts: Ricky should be fired. I don't say that with anger or emotion. Just a matter-of-fact statement. He's an objectively poor manager who consistently makes objectively poor decisions. His best attribute (unironically) has always been "he speaks Spanish." Well, can anyone really say that's benefitted Robert or Moncada or Lopez this year?? Would they have performed worse with a non-Spanish speaking manager? Unlikely. With all of that said, the Sox front office still needs to do this the right way. They need to wait until after the season to let Ricky go, and say all the right things when they do. As satisfying as it would be to see him fired today, that sends a terrible signal to future would-be managers. No manager wants to take a job where they know a previous manager has been fired mid-season for a bad decision the prior game.
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    FS: Midseason Top 30 Prospects List

    Trent Grisham was drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) out of high school. He only hit 19hrs in his first 354 minor league games. He was considered a total non-prospect by Brewer fans entering last year. Sound familiar? Sometimes it happens late.
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    Garrett Crochet Called Up

    His write up on MLB.com says he has shown flashes of a "well above average" changeup.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/16 - 7:10

    This is where I'm at as well. There's really no justification for Mazara getting another start this year, or even being on the roster.
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    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    That's your Game 1 lineup.
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    2021 Offseason Prediction: Who We Lose and What Will Be Our Needs?

    Wasn't it RHPs that he hit 2 bombs against last night?
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    Nick Madrigal

    That's a weird thing to throw in in the context of your post. Subconsciously, seems to indicate that you think that because he's on the shorter side, he needs to be smarter than everyone else. His height is a non-issue. He made some mistakes, he recognized that, and will do better.
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