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  1. Leonard Zelig

    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    What is a realistic number of innings to expect from Kopech in 2021?
  2. Is there anything Soxtalk and $54,000,000 can’t do?
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    If Biden ran 4 years ago, none of this would have happened.
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    Katz on our Pitcher Progress Summary

    If he can get Cease and Lopez straightened out, he will be the best acquisition of this off season.
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    Travel MLB

    A friend of mine used to manage a company in St. Louis, and somehow he had a connection with the head of security at current Busch Stadium. The Sox were in town and we got to go down onto the field during their batting/fielding practice. It was a very cool experience. I got to meet Alexei and shake his hand, but I couldn’t tell if he understood anything I said to him. There were other Sox fans down on the field who had different connections and when this old guy shook Alexei’s hand, he thanked him for the World Series. I guess he didn’t watch many games in 2005. Several years ago before they were any good I went to a fan appreciation thing at the Devil Rays (at that time) stadium. We got to go on the field, meet players, and go into the dugout and clubhouse of the visiting teams. I had a picture of me on the bullpen phone in the dugout, but I haven’t seen it for years. Another time, way further back, I was going to old Busch Stadium with some family. It was Cards/Cubs. We were very early and could see Cub players as they we walking into the stadium. A crowd surrounded Andre Dawson trying to get his autograph, he wouldn’t sign any, but while trying to get through the crowd, he accidentally knocked my cousin down, so he signed something for her. She was the only person we saw him sign for. I went to a Dbacks game when the stadium was the BOB or whatever. I went with a Korean guy I knew and he was very excited because Byung-Hyun Kim was the closer and the time. Kim ended up blowing the save in the 9th and AZ lost. Went to Fenway Park one time, it is was a nice spring day, but our seats ended up being tucked away in a corner of the park that never saw sunlight and I had to buy a $60 Red Sox sweatshirt. Made several trips to Kauffman to see the Sox. Before KC got good a few years ago, you could walk up on game day and get awesome seats at face value. Sat right behind the plate with scouts with radar guns and the players’ girlfriends. Best seats I’ve ever had for a baseball game. Comiskey, saw Bobby Thigpen break the single season save record. New Comiskey/US Cellular, several times, but my buddies took me there for my bachelor party. We took the Amtrak from St. Louis. The train left at like 7 am or something. There were quite a few heads turned when two of my friends came to our seats with their arms full of cans of beer. There was 5 of us, but we drank the train out of beer on that trip and a few guys started into whatever wine they had. Other parks I’ve been to but don’t remember any stories: Wrigley, County Stadium, Turner Field.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Danny Dravot and/or The Sir if I interpreted correctly.
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    Old: Mega Hendriks Speculation Thread

    His name is Andy Maroney or something like that.
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    2020 Election Thoughts

    Thanks, hope he is alright.
  9. Leonard Zelig

    2020 Election Thoughts

    Where’s Greg?
  10. Leonard Zelig

    Madrigal could be ready for opening day

    I’ve never knocked Madrigal or the pick, I was stating why I think he has become a polarizing player on here.
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    Madrigal could be ready for opening day

    I can’t speak for others, but maybe people have higher expectations for a #4 overall pick than a 19th round pick.
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    Old: Mega Hendriks Speculation Thread

    Do you think 1994 was more profitable for him than 2005?
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    Extensions You’d Like to See

    What does him batting RH matter? The Sox have had a pretty good stretch of RH first basemen. About 30 years now.
  14. Leonard Zelig

    Christmas Music Suggestions

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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    I didn’t suggest that the meeting was the cause, but that may be what Keuchel is talking about.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Didn’t the Sox go on their best run right after the Keuchel led team meeting?
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    Old: Mega Hendriks Speculation Thread

    MVP money was $12.6 million last year.
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    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    If you buy a ticket, Jerry owes you a baseball game. If you give him $12, he owes you a beer. Other than that, we all choose to be fans and aren’t owed anything by the owners.
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    Nomar Mazara vs Adam Eaton (2020)

    I’m not in love with either deal the Sox made this week, but I think the one year commitments to Lynn and Eaton give them the chance to see how this season goes as far as COVID, and leave them the flexibility to spend next year depending on revenue.
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    Sox acquire Lance Lynn for Dane Dunning and Avery Weems

    So I assume Gallo will be a separate trade?
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    And now Wheeler on the market

    Wait, if Wheeler gets traded, does that mean no FAs will be signing with PHI in the future? That’s what I’ve heard about Grandal a hundred times.
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    What is a realistic number of innings to expect from starting pitchers next season? Assuming a 162 game schedule, MLB pitchers will have to get through over 1400 innings. Even if there is a shortened 130 game season, there are still over 1150 innings. Allowing for the bullpen to go 4 innings every game, that leaves around 800 or 650 innings for starting pitchers to complete in the above scenarios. Lance Lynn led MLB with 84 IP and was one of only 3 pitchers who threw 80. Only 17 pitchers threw 70. How much of an effect will the short 2020 season have on starters’ stamina in 2021? Below is the number of innings pitched for the past 3 seasons for what I assume would be the Sox 2021 rotation based on who is on the roster at this time. What should we expect from our guys? Obviously we are all hoping for additions to the rotation, but any addition with have limited innings pitched last season too. I know all teams are in a similar position, but I think the Sox are going to need to acquire 2 SPs and everyone will still be able to get their share of innings. 20 19 18 Giolito 72 176 173 Keuchel 63 112 204 Cease 58 73 124 Dunning 34 ?? 86 Lopez 26 184 188
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    Do Dunning’s 2017 innings matter after his last 3 years?
  24. Leonard Zelig

    Offseason Targets

    What about pitching?
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    Nontender deadline almost here

    Quintana has made 30 starts 7 of the last 8 years, with last year being the only exception. To me, that’s a huge difference.