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  1. ChiSox59

    Marshall returns, Ruiz banished to Schaumburg

    Didn’t mention it here because I’ve been tied up but still surprised to see Sox cut bait on Hamilton. Like his arm a lot and his injuries have been mostly od the freak variety. Think he’ll turn into a very solid mlb reliever.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    Welp, all we can hope for is a Sox win tonight and some help from Pittsburgh and Cinci.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    You know the seeding scenarios for the three central teams? Three way tie would end up: Indians (2), Sox (3), Twins (7), I believe. Indians hold tie breakers. Sox hold tie breakers over Twins. Perhaps most likely scenario: Sox win 2/3, Twins win 2/3, Indians sweep - I think that results in Sox with 7 seed.
  4. Rodon can absolutely be a weapon out of the pen IF he's healthy. Big IF, obviously. Really don't understand the people bellyaching about it. I feel a tad bad for Ross because he has pitched pretty well this year. But outside of his initial 9 innings or whatever, he's been back to Ross Detwiler. I am not losing any sleep over it, and would absolutely take my chances with a healthy Rodon over Ross in a playoff game.
  5. Rodon has above average stuff. If he's healthy, he'll be a very effective reliever. Being healthy is the kicker.
  6. The post above yours pretty much answers it. There is also the fact that Detwiler is a FA in 4 days and Fry is controlled through 2023. Fry is nothing special, but he's a solid middle reliever. You don't punt a guy like that to keep Detwiler around for 1 more appearance before he leaves for FA. Had Detwiler stayed, he's, at best, the 4th left handed option out of the pen behind Bummer, Crochet and Rodon, so like...yeah, he didn't really have a role on this team anymore.
  7. Really 4 with Rodon now. Don't need 6 lefties in the pen. Bummer, Crochet, Rodon, Fry, Gio G and Detwiler. Feel bad for Big Ross Boss, but it was the right move.
  8. Honestly, they looked like shit against the Twins too.
  9. A win tonight and Twins loss would be HUGE and make me a very happy camper. Could leave Cleveland with a 4.5 game lead over the Tribe and 2 games over the Twins. Its possible, but a lot to ask for sure.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    I mean the teams will have the same record. They tied. The Sox won the tiebreaker. I want to actually win the division outright. A tie is a tie, and I am happy we have the tiebreaker with the Twins as opposed to not having it, but actually winning it would definitely be sweeter in my mind. Hence why I think we need to go 4-1 as the Twins are likely to finish 3-1. Tall task at this point, IMO.
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    Let's start saving him for a little later in the game.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    I said win division outright. Not win a tie breaker. 4 is the magic number to get the top seed in the division, 5 is the magic number to win the division outright. I want to be ALC Champions by having the best record. Not Co-ALC Champions who won the one year seeding tiebreaker.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    I think they win today and get 2/3 from the Reds. That’s 37-23. That requires Sox to go 4-1 to win division outright at 38-22. Plus there is Cleveland who if Sox lose next two are 1 GB with 3 left with Pittsburgh.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    Well the the last 5 days have gone about as poorly as possible. Probably need to go 4-1 to win the division outright.
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    Where is Jake Burger?

    I thought we heard he'd be back in game action by June 1. Any updates?
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    You have to start McCann for now

    He also leads the team in walks, and is third on the team (behind TA and just behind Jose) with a VERY good .357 OBP. This team desperately needed guys who can get on base and see pitches. It also desperately needed some balance. Yasmani provides both. As a big supporter of bringing Grandal on board, I won’t sit here and say I am tickled with his performance this year. But this is who Grandal is and always has been. An elite OBP switch hitting catcher who is also an above average framer and receiver. People who were expecting him to hit .280+ and not strike out a lot frankly just didn’t know his game very well.
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    Magic Number: Playoffs - 0; Division - 4

    I’m with ya. He’s been tough to watch this year. Seems likely he’s at 50% at best. Hope we get 2019 Moncada in 21.
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    Q traded to Cubs/Jimenez, Cease ++ to Sox

    He’s a great fit.
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    Sox vs Twins 9/17 1:10

    What a pitiful at bat.
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    Bummer/ Gonzales/Rodon

    Thanks. So Rodon tomorrow and Bummer early next week.
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    I actually agree that playing Engel everyday isn’t the answer, but I would play him more. I don’t think Sox should cut Mazara today or anything, but he’s not returning next season, that I’m confident of.
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    Sox vs Twins 9/17 1:10

    Kind of a big game. A 3 game lead with Twins only having 8 to play is close to insurmountable. Twins would have to go 7-1 to Sox 4-6 the rest of the way to pass them if the Sox win today. A win comes very close to locking up division. I hate trotting our ReyLo, but lining up Keuchel for playoffs IS more important. Still stings. Especially for me personally as all my friends are Twins fans and I want nothing more than a shove a huge W in their face today.
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    Bummer/ Gonzales/Rodon

    When are Rodon and Bummers 45 days up?