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Timmy U

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    8/2 Sox vs Royals GT

    Surprised Grandal catching day game after night game. Dismayed Encarnacion is playing at all, let alone hitting ahead of Eloy. Shocked/not shocked about Delmonico. I for sure would have dh’d Collins. Otherwise, why is h Ed on the team? One start a week against a guy with Junis’ splits is not asking for much.
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    Meh. We had to package Kahnle to get rid of him.
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    FA closer signings usually a very bad idea. Ask the Cubs
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    Love Heuer , but gotta leave Bummer in here.
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    8/1 Sox vs Royals GT

    I am not a huge Madrigal believer, but it’s been two games! Some guys struggle when they come up. See Ventura, Robert. I think you gotta give Madrigal 100 ab’s or so before everyone buries him.
  6. I believe that’s the Chinese military vaccine. It’s crap. Other vaccines will be waaaay more effective and they are just as far along.
  7. I feel like any decent plan for anything can’t rely on 100% of participants being virtuous. You have to have systems in place. Hence, mandatory quarantine inside the NBA bubble. Every group will have rebels, and super selfish individuals. You gotta plan for reality, not a fantasy world where everyone acts in their own/the group’s enlightened self interest.
  8. This is just further proof that a) this country lacked a serious overall plan for containing this thing and b) baseball management bought into the hype about this thing getting better. It’s not. I live in NYC where we have taken it seriously and our caseload is down, but my job is returning in a limited way soon. We spent hundreds of man hours and plenty of money on technology and protocols, and I Am still worried. Wanting baseball back isn’t a plan. Needing the money isn’t a plan. Negotiating with the players isn’t a plan. A plan is a plan and MLB never had one. Pods with restricted hotels was the only way this was ever gonna work. Instead, you got teams traveling and staying in uncontrollable public accommodations during a pandemic. This just lacks any process thinking whatsoever. Season is probably going to be cancelled, but if it isn’t, I bet you Trout does not come back from paternity leave. Would you?
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    7/31 Sox vs Royals GT

    Um, not to put too much faith in a Rick Hahn acquisition, but Mazara is signed thru next year. Sox aren't signing Pederson.
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    7/31 Sox vs Royals GT

    Yes, but Bubic is highly regarded. Sox have trouble with guys with medium stuff who can hit their spots, so let's hope they take advantage of his first start.
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    Wow. I am against the service time manipulation and this was soooo bald. I really thought they'd be subtler than this. I don't really think it's going to matter much because FA paymasters dig the longball, but kinda makes me feel dirty. Good luck to Nick. It will be nice to get some contact into the lineup.
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    16 added to Schaumburg squad

    I’ll admit that I am not the biggest Madrigal believer, so take it with a grain of salt, but I’m not convinced that they’re going to bring him up any time soon. The Sox are desperate for LH hitting and have been for at least 2 decades. Hence Delmonico hitting clean up. Now, you’re going to take a switch hitter out of the 9 hole and replace him with yet another RH hitter? Madrigal can’t be a lateral move in that situation. He has to be far superior to Leury to make up for further stacking the line up. And I am aware of the defensive upgrade, but seriously, if the position doesn’t need to hit, fricking Goins is probably the best defender on the team. I bet they wait until at least they see what they’re getting from Nomar.
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    7/29 Sox vs Indians GT

    Bummer should probably be the closer, but I doubt that happens.
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    7/28 Sox/Indians Double Header thread

    I’m betting the under on the meltdown.