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  1. it’s not really a great thing to apply 2 weeks of deaths to a whole population as a basis of comparison. This thing geometrically infects people. week 1 - 300 people and a few deaths week 2 - 2500 people and a hundred deaths week 3 - 10000 people and 800 deaths if they had not shut everything down, week 4 would have been 40,000 and thousands of deaths and week 5 would be 160,000 and tens of thousands of deaths, the country would be several times over capacity of resources. the folks quoted In the article are doctors being forced to make life or death decisions. This dude is a writer. I want him to write the written word. I don’t need him to have a medical degree to convey information from literally the front lines.
  2. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/who-gets-hospital-bed/607807/?utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2020-03-11T16%3A56%3A39&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3w6Sk4np78VehWV9f**CVm4XcfKnv3R1xSRvWBqOi4dMgWxgTIJYNqQwM I strongly urge you to read this article to understand why Italy going from 322 cases to 2,500 cases to 10,000 cases in two weeks broke their entire medical system to the extent that their doctors had to decide who would be left to die. If these numbers spike here in the same ways they have in Italy, the death rate will be catastropically high, because we simply will not have enough doctors / nurses / hospitals / beds / ventilators / resources to tend to the very sick before they get critical and die.
  3. Even though Moncada does have an insane BABIP, he hits the ball so hard it could be elevated throughout his young career. I extend him through his late twenties in the range they're discussing. I don't care about $130 vs. $171 over 7 years. $5 extra million per year for one player I think will be a once in a lifetime player for the Sox is worth the risk. Reinsdorf has $$$$ and no risk is no reward. For once, how about we be the franchise that just spends the damned money on everyone and worries about regretting it later?
  4. Leury is completely fine for two weeks of mostly rainouts, coldouts, and stupid early season days off, guys.
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    So excited for the new season

    A manager loses 20 games on his own?
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    Opening Day 26 Man Roster Discussion

    Why on earth would you highlight specifically his 2017 season? He was barely 22 and has clearly gotten consistently better since then in 1000 PAs. If he gives us 1.0-1.5 WAR (and is consistent throughout the year) I would take that in a heartbeat considering what our RF production has been. Not every position is going to be a 2+ WAR player.
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    Opening Day 26 Man Roster Discussion

    What I love most about Mazara, and the reason I think the Sox got him, is his seemingly high floor.
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    COVEY DFA-ed - Signed by TB

    what was with that six start stretch where he had ostensibly figured something out? was it just luck?
  9. So what is the exact makeup of the pen right now? Colome Herrera Marshall Bummer Cishek Fry and whoever our long man would be?
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    Avi Garcia to Brewers, 2 years, 20 Million Total

    20 million total, not PER year, right? Sorry, the thread title is a little confusing
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Of course! I only omitted them because I think people aren’t really counting on production from Madrigal or Lopez whereas Kopech and Robert feel like assured major league talents. The former two could provide us with a major boost we aren’t expecting...
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    This was a terrible two weeks, with Wheeler balking at our top offer, the Ozuna non signing, and then Strasburg and Cole setting a literally impossible FA market. Everyone here is a little on edge lately because of it. I don’t blame the fanbase for being completely broken by a team that has changed direction a lot recently, proven absolutely nothing, and has had the same cast of characters for years at the top... who are now facing the biggest Sox playoff drought in 40 years. During 2020, we will probably have our best record in the last 9 years. Even without upgrades, it’s not hard to imagine this team, settling into its own, might be ready to be an 83 game winner...As is. Which is not done. Career years are certainly possible with some of these emerging stars. Imagine if Eloy is a 45-50 home run hitter? What if Madrigal hits .350 with an OBA of .410? We just don’t know. We have a ton of young talent, and there are still other upgrades out there. I still think we are a #2-#3 pitcher away from being potentially a division winner. I think people need to keep in mind that as of December 2018 literally no one expected either Giolito or Moncada to take that huge of a step forward- but they did. And now we take it for granted...imagine if that were to happen for Lopez and Madrigal this season. lets try not to tear each other to pieces during this brutal process
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    Agreed on the pedigree. Regarding the age, we non-tendered Avi when he was 27, and I think we can all agree that was because of the pricetag more than anything else.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    I was just joking with a friend about this. This guy is literally the same guy as Avi. The difference? 5 million saved a year and a half later. We're such cheapskates.
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    Sox acquire Nomar Mazara for Steele Walker

    I'm coming around to the idea that having a 0.5-1 WAR RF in Mazara may be fine, as long as that guy's floor basically is his ceiling. If we're getting 20 HR, 25 2b, .261/.328/.442/.770, so be it. With all of the production we are projected to get elsewhere, that should hopefully be fine.