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  1. hogan873

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Yeah, not enough of them anyway. I just looked it up and saw that since 1789 only 20 members of Congress have been expelled.
  2. One more SP is almost imperative, and I think they'll sign one soon. As far as another bat, it makes sense to grab one, but I don't think it's as important. Still, I wouldn't be surprised if they add one. I'd be disappointed if they do not add a pitcher for sure.
  3. hogan873

    2020 Election Thoughts

    I think we're going to learn some very disturbing things about the Capitol attack over time. I wouldn't be surprised if a few GOP lawmakers are arrested and/or expelled from office.
  4. hogan873

    Sox & Gio Settle for $4.15M

    I may be wrong, but didn't the Sox and Abreu do something similar? I imagine they are still negotiating a long-term deal. Hopefully one gets done.
  5. hogan873

    DH Options

    I saw that, too, and was wondering why they signed another outfielder. He had a decent 2018. He'll make $900K if he makes it to the MLB roster. I could understand he being a possibility at DH/sub/filler until Vaughn is ready.
  6. hogan873

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Fed up with inaction? Biden hasn't been president for the past four years. Kind of hard to do stuff when he's not an elected official. But, it doesn't matter to morons like this and their followers. They will be screaming impeachment for the next four years.
  7. hogan873

    2020 Election Thoughts

    At a minimum, she needs to be expelled from the House.
  8. hogan873

    DH Options

    I don't like the idea of going into the season with no one in place for DH or the dreaded "DH by committee" approach. The Encarnacion signing backfired last year, but it was the right approach. If Vaughn isn't going to be penciled in as the DH, I think they need to go pick someone up for the role. I like La Stella because he gives the team a lot of flexibility and puts another good bat in the lineup. Honestly, even if they plan on bringing up Vaughn in June and he's ready, I still like adding La Stella.
  9. hogan873

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Certainly looks like Trump will be the first president to be impeached twice. And, if reports are accurate, it's looking more likely that conviction is possible. My prediction is that he'll be impeached, and McConnell will tell Trump he needs to resign or he'll be convicted. Trump will resign early next week, and Pence will be the 46th president...for a day or two. If Trump is convicted, he will not be allowed to run for office again. If he resigns, he could still run again is 2024. I don't think it's likely, and even if he did I don't see the GOP backing him again. He could resign and still maintain his innocence, blathering and blaming all the way.
  10. hogan873

    Backup Catcher

    That would be my concern. He might get some reps at DH, too, but I still don't think he's get enough playing time for development. A veteran signing for someone who can come in and be a serviceable backup now makes the most sense. There are quite a few free agents available. I like the idea of Flowers, Avila, Castro, Molina, Ramos, Chirinos, etc. Most of the top free agents could and should be getting starting jobs. If the Sox do pick up a free agent, I expect someone more like Suzuki, Romine, or Phegley.
  11. hogan873

    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    *begins refreshing Soxtalk and Twitter obsessively*
  12. I see a lot of comments about this signing being too much money...not so much on here but on Twitter. Colome's salary last season was $10.5MM. Hendriks is going to be paid an average of $13MM a year over the next three years. If the Sox hold on to him for a fourth year, he'll make $15MM. If not, it's $1.5MM a year for 10 years. In my mind, this is not a bad deal at all for probably the best available reliever on the market. To get the best, you have to shell out some dough.
  13. This is a really nice signing. Hendriks is the guy we've heard they've been targeting, and he makes the bullpen one of the best in baseball, especially from the 7th inning on.
  14. hogan873

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Could be a big week. The House will apparently begin impeachment proceedings today if Trump either doesn't resign or Pence doesn't enact the 25th. I don't see either happening, so Trump will most likely become the first president to be impeached twice. I still have my doubts he'll be convicted, but you'd think there would be 18+ republicans who would put the country before Trump. They really have nothing to lose at this point.
  15. hogan873

    The Ball Doctor

    Either that or a porno. "I can see that you're not feeling well, ma'am. What you need is a visit from The Ball Doctor." *zipper unzips*