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  1. Jack Parkman

    So who's the next manager?

    There is hope!
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    Official NHL COVID season thread

    Yes, lets use +/- instead of Corsi and Fenwick to describe how players played. 🤣 Using +/- is the hockey equivalent of using BA and RBI in baseball. Cat and Kampf were the only break even players on the damn team. https://www.naturalstattrick.com/game.php?season=20192020&game=30152&view=limited
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    Official NHL COVID season thread

    All three. There were other players that were worse today. Murphy and Carlsson among them. I generally like Murphy but he had a bad game. The Toews line was getting dominated as well. Was nice of DeBrincat to finally show up after the 1st period.
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    Official NHL COVID season thread

    I have no idea what some of you are watching.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    I know about launch angle etc.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    Not necessarily. If the hitter expects the ball to drop below the zone and it stays in the zone, it could be good for backwards ks at the bottom of the zone.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    I honestly don't know but it seems like spin rate doesn't matter as much as carry. Giolito has average spin but elite carry and he generates tons of whiffs. Cease has elite spin but below average carry and he doesn't get nearly as many whiffs.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    I'll disagree with you here. Cease doesn't miss bats with his fastball like you think he should at 97mph. Neither did Lopez when he was healthy. Both had below average carry. My point is 99 with bad carry is still very hittable. At the same time, Giolito lost 1 mph on his fastball this year but is still generating tons of whiffs. He has elite carry. Watch the games, and the eye test verifies this.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    No argument. 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other. Both are important. IMO they're 1A and 1B. Next time Giolito and Foster pitch watch where the ball is and watch the path of the bat from hitters when they throw their fastballs. It's huge. I honestly think that carry is more important than velocity to a certain degree. 93-94 with 10 inches of carry is better than 97-98 with 8.5 inches of carry.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    I'm not arguing about command being important, because it is. But carry is really important too because it affects the swing plane of the hitter. If a pitcher's fastball has elite carry it's harder for the hitter to square up, and the pitcher is more likely to get away with mistakes via pop up, foul off, or even straight whiff than someone without it. It affects where the hitter thinks the ball is going to be. Giolito is a good example. His command isn't the greatest but he can get away with mistakes more often because his fastball carry is elite. Hitters foul pitches off or straight up miss them. Fastball carry might be more important than command.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    It was better in 2018 than Cease's is right now. Cease has better breaking shit. I don't think Cease is ever going to throw enough strikes. I think his ceiling is Rich Harden.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    I don't, Cease's command is worse than Lopez's. Carry seems to be more important than you give it credit for.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    Idk how they track fastball carry, but that seems to be more important than velocity. Both Lopez and Cease have bad carry, and thus are more hittable.
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    Would you add a FA starter b4 2021, and who/why?

    I think you trade a couple of those guys. I've seen enough of Lopez and Rodon, Rodon is in Arb 3 and Lopez in Arb 1. Both are non-tender candidates. Without those two, Are you really going to give two rotation slots to kids? I'm not a huge fan of Cease these days as despite him throwing high 90s his fastball is very hittable. He's starting to remind me of Lopez. Too many walks, too hittable. I'd like to move him before his value craters.
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    Series v St. LOUIS

    Gives Moncada an extra day off.
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    8/12 Game Thread Sox@ Detroit finale noon start

    Mazara....go get em. off a LHP too.
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    Official NHL COVID season thread

    That's why some people think it was dumb for them to win the round against Edmonton, but meh now. Knights are probably going to make quick work of the Hawks.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Throwing 88 now. Cishek is toast.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Heuer looks like he's been figured out a bit.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Hamilton's injury killed his chances of being an MLB pitcher. Went from 97-98 to 93-94. Too bad.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Forgot they had Goins. Yeah, gotta do that.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Obviously. He's got some sort of groin issue he's been fighting through for about a week. He obviously can't do it anymore.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    He's hurt and he has to keep playing because they don't have anyone else to play MI/3B right now. It sucks, but it's a legit excuse. If this were a normal season he'd have been on the IL days ago.
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    8/11 Sox at Detroit game thread

    Good to see Carson Fulmer still sucks lol.
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