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    My main source for baseball news and views.
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    1959 Pennant clinching game
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    Fox, Aparicio, Minoso

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  1. oldsox

    Sox @ Reds GT 9/19/20

    Denigrating the Chinese Government for what they did is not the same thing as denigrating Chinese people.
  2. oldsox

    Bummer/ Gonzales/Rodon

    September 20.
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    Shields was through before Hahn acquired him. He couldn't get anyone out in San Diego. So, Preller called Hahn. The rest is history.
  4. oldsox

    2021 MLB Draft Thread

    Boston disagrees with you.
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    Nick Madrigal

    Sorry, I still don't by WAR and fWAR as be all end all. My question is whether or not Nick gets those stats reduced because he was thrown out twice on the bases. I don't know. If the answer is yes, then the stat is really flawed. He ran the bases properly, probably followed coach's signal, and they required perfect plays by defense, especially on the one at home against KC, I believe.
  6. oldsox

    Jonathan Stiever Discussion Thread

    Dunning, Heuer, and Stiever all in one year..... Plus the kid in CF. And two FA acquisitions in Yas and Keuchel. Wow.
  7. oldsox

    Jonathan Stiever Discussion Thread

    How does that wear him out?
  8. oldsox

    Jonathan Stiever Discussion Thread

    He can have one more start until Decision Day. If he pitches well again, it's not a very tough decision.
  9. oldsox

    Sox vs Twins. 9/15 - 7:10

    Yep. 2 years ago Rockies didn't want to give Lemehieu a QO, so he left for nothing and is now one of the best hitters in the game. Give him the QO, negotiate, see what happens.
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    If the game is on the line in the 9th inning of a big game against your main division rival late in the season, it's a lot more important than an early in the game situation against a team that is not such a threat. Great Managers have used defensive replacements for years, and I mentioned two cases above where managers went against that rule of thumb, and it bit them in the ass.
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    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    Makes no difference. All it takes is one.
  12. oldsox

    Stone's Throwing of Shade at Ricky

    That's what the Boston Manager said when he left Buckner in at first base in World Series vs Mets. That's what Cubs Manager said when he left Durham in at first base. "I don't need a defensive replacement, because they'll never hit the ball to my slug. What are the odds?"
  13. oldsox

    Sox important team stat ranks 2020

    A great closer like Colome covers a multitude of sins. If you switch our guy with someone like Wade Davis, see what happens.
  14. oldsox

    2021 Needs for a WS title

    Nutso on Springer