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  1. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    The importance of having a leader and strong defensive catcher in the postseason. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mercurynews.com/2021/10/13/poseys-postseason-catching-resume-for-sf-giants-unrivaled-in-last-75-years/amp/ Go sign Roberto Perez next month, Rick.
  2. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Did he hit any balls hard against Houston outside of the homer? I saw a lot of lazy fly balls and ground balls from him when he put it in play. Even if he carries a .800 OPS in the playoffs, it’s not good enough to overcome his defensive liabilities when every pitch/run is magnified.
  3. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    In the playoffs he absolutely should be
  4. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Could be better? Lol. That’s putting it lightly. Great, he’s made the postseason a bunch of times but he was also benched by the Dodgers in the postseason. Kinda seems like the bat doesn’t play well enough in the postseason to overcome his defensive flaws.
  5. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    The two hits allowed by Crochet and Tepera were on fastballs. I don’t have the time or energy to go through the entire series but I’m sure you’ll find a similar pattern through all four games. Why didn’t Grandal or anyone else pick up on it? Meanwhile, Astros pitchers are junk balling Sox hitters to death…
  6. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Crochet threw 4 offspeed pitches, 3 for strikes. Tepera threw 14 offspeed pitches, 7 for strikes. So the first three guys were actually getting their offspeed pitches over for strikes more than Tepera despite everyone’s perception. It’s just that Tepera threw a hell of a lot more offspeed and it worked, surprise!
  7. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    I’m unaware of statistic that tracks it but watching the games you can see he starts calling more fastballs with runners on. Not sure what else to say.
  8. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    I didn’t go through the entire game but quickly went through the pitching logs for Rodon and Kopech yesterday. Rodon threw 21 offspeed pitches, 11 for strikes. Kopech threw 5 offspeed pitches, 4 for strikes. 5 out of the 6 hits they gave up were on fastballs.
  9. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Did you watch this series?
  10. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    I’m more perturbed by his game calling and the fact that he leans heavily on fastballs with runners on base because he’s afraid of passed balls/wild pitches. You can’t do that. Not at this level, that’s for sure.
  11. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    It’s apparent that he changes the way he calls the game once runners are on base because of his lack of confidence with pitches in the dirt. It was a night and day difference between him and Maldonado in this series. Maldonado didn’t change the game plan with runners on because he trusted his ability to block balls in the dirt. Can’t say the same for Grandal. No advanced metric will capture this either but it’s a big problem and has been ever since he arrived.
  12. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Went “silent” because my cousin was murdered, my dad was diagnosed with cancer, and I was dealing with health issues of my own all in the span of a few months. But yea it’s because Grandal had a couple good months and I “hate” him, give me a fucking break man.
  13. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Seems like a smart organization like Houston realizes the value of a truly elite defensive catcher come playoff time even if the guy hits like a pitcher. But in reality is Maldonado’s career .544 OPS in the postseason that much different than Grandal’s? Negligible imo when you consider the vast difference between the two in calling a game, blocking/receiving, and run game.
  14. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    Perfect. Give me either of those two guys then. Collins is AAA depth or traded.
  15. JUSTgottaBELIEVE

    Offseason Thread

    I’d rather have Martin Maldonado or Roberto Perez as my catcher in the playoffs than Grandal. Perez is a free agent. Sox better sign him. Let him catch in the playoffs. He knows how to handle a staff, call a game, and shut down the opponent’s run game. Grandal can DH if the Sox are so enamored by his career .605 OPS in the postseason.
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