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About sullythered

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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    Paulie's grand salami.
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  1. Just because somebody doesn't have an immediate take on something doesn't mean that they are a coward. If he just found out like us, I understand his waiting a day or so.
  2. sullythered

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    How so? Kershaw was bad in the postseason before Roberts even got there.
  3. sullythered

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    It's not Dave Roberts' fault that Clayton Kershaw is a garbage fire in the playoffs.
  4. sullythered

    Trevor Bauer Thread (Mazara Free Zone)

    From what I can tell, Hahn plays this stuff incredibly close to the vest. The Grandal thing came out of absolute nowhere, as did several of the extensions he pulled off.
  5. sullythered

    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    WTF is going on, seriously? It's gotta be Eloy-related, right? I mean it's practically gametime
  6. sullythered

    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    I think we have more talent, they have more seasoned veterans. This game is a coin flip IMO. Also, Nicky needs to work on fielding grounders at the cut of the grass. It is consistently a problem for him. He's a baby, though, he'll get better.
  7. sullythered

    Benetti signs an extension with ESPN

    Can he call the game for ESPN today, please?
  8. Doesn't it seem like Hahn is just biding his time until he feels Jirschele can come up? That's certainly how it feels to me.
  9. sullythered

    Need McCann and Grandal next year.

    They would be paying for an ace pitcher more than a backup catcher, IMO.
  10. Madrigal needs to work on his D at the cut of the grass. He struggles there consistently.
  11. sullythered

    Need McCann and Grandal next year.

    All valid points, but I don't think anybody here thinks us being able to hold onto McCann is anything close to a foregone conclusion. I think it's gonna be really, really hard to keep him, and that's a huge problem. I am happy that we got Yaz, and he does a bunch of things that are extremely valuable, specifically to this team: the pitch framing thing (at least until we finally get robot umps), he sees a ton of pitches and gets on base, he aggravates the hell out of the pitchers he faces, and he occasionally hits a walk-off bomb harder than Captain America could hit a baseball. He is a huge asset, but McCann is a much better catcher, and more importantly, his weird mind-meld thing with Lucas turns our ace into freakin' Gerritt Cole. That alone is worth A LOT of money, and I hope the Sox recognize that. Lucas is an atypical athlete, as far as emotional and intellectual makeup is concerned. I really don't want to take the gamble that taking McCann away from him won't short circuit him.
  12. McCann was WAY overaggressive against the young kid yesterday. If we are gonna have somebody in there swinging the bat every time like they're trying to break the sound barrier, might as well be Edwin, he's the heavyweight champ of that particular thing.
  13. sullythered

    Need McCann and Grandal next year.

    Obviously spending will look a lot different this offseason, but why would that make the Sox any more or less likely to make moves. This thing happened to everybody, so the FA playing field is even (if not in the Sox favor, considering the way the Sox make their money compared to most teams). The only thing that should look drastically different in FA this year is the dollar amounts.
  14. sullythered

    Fire Ricky

    I think the no minor league season thing really monkey-wrenched us on the Jirschele plan. If I had to guess, it was gonna be "give him a year at Birmingham, then time for The Show". It's probably scary for Hahn bringing his boy up directly from single A, no matter how much of a prodigy he is. I hope he does it, though.
  15. I don't think even Vaughn and Kopech would bring deGrom. He is the uncontested best pitcher in baseball, and even though he's 32, the dude works on his game to such a crazy level that he is throwing the ball harder now than ever. I think it would take one of the MLB level young stars to bring deGrom. I wouldn't do it, but I think that's what they would demand.