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    McCann Extension

    While true, this isn't exactly high praise. He, isn't very good, as MLB players go.
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    Rainy Day Poll: Evaluate the Big 3 Trades

    I wasn't the first, but I voted there. The question was, if I read it correctly, which provides the most value, not the best players. That trade could net the Sox 3 starting pitchers in the majors, for an injury prone, singles hitting RF. I hadn't even looked at the WAR chart, but upon seeing it, Reylo and Gio have provided more WAR than Eaton already. Gio looks like a new man that could feature prominently in the rotation (way to go Parkman! Your faith pulled him through!). Reynaldo has been a bit touch and go, but his last 6 starts after a horrible start have yielded a 3.19 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and 10.1 K/9. Both of these guys could be major parts of the next good Sox team. Could Eloy and Cease be better? Yes, and I hope they are. Are Moncada and Kopech more important pieces? Yeah they are. but if Gio and Lopez are 3&4 in the rotation after Kopech and Cease, and maybe Dunning as the 5, well I think the Sox will have received more value on that trade. They didn't trade a Cy Young caliber possible HOFer for Gio, Lopez and Dunning. They did for Moncada and Kopech. They didn't trade a 200 inning a year, former All Star workhorse. They traded a completely replaceable OFer. Since the trade, Eaton has 671 PA. I'd take the possibility of 1 MLB SP for that. 2 is a homerun. The prospect of 3? That, in my opinion, is the most value they got back. Cmon, that trade, could realistically fill out 3/5 of an MLB rotation. That is pretty amazing. For Adam Eaton. What they got, in light of what they traded, that is the most value.
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    5/18 Games

    Because this organization has no idea how to properly develop players. They went from insanely rushing guys to moving glacially with them in one season.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Did someone make that comp? I missed that one.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Thanks. It seems I would have to agree with Law there. I don't see why he would go at a big discount, or one at all.
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    Toronto (18-25) v. Chicago (20-23) - 5/18/19 - 1:10 PM

    Yet...
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Why is there an assumption that Abrams would result in significant savings? I don't see it. He is being mocked anywhere between 3-6. That doesn't seem like a discount signing to me.
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    5/17 Games

    I disagree, let him get his swing back, build his confidence up for a few games, then get him back up here. I don't think there is any reason to rush anything. In fact, I wish they were just DH-ing him, and hope they would here as well for a bit.
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    5/16 Games

    I imagine most of his homers will be doubles.
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    Kenny's Greatest Hitters

    Well crap. I guess I didn't realize that greed was a more recent addition to humanity. That really sucks.
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    Kenny's Greatest Hitters

    I don't understand why any fan would ever want a strike.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Yeah, that is fair and you are probably right. I guess it was just in my head, I would be much more excited for 1-2. Then any of Vaughn, Abrams, Bishop, Bleday would all be about the same in terms of excitement.
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    The stats behind "Never Bunt"

    Ok, sorry, maybe I worded that incorrectly. Obviously it needs to be the exact right situation. There needs to be the right guy on 3rd. It needs to be the right guy with the bat in his hands. It needs to be executed. Nearly perfectly. If it is a good bunt (and good bunters are in short supply in the MLB right now), and a good runner, it is incredibly difficult on the defense to get the runner out at home.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Yeah, I don't think I'd be upset if it were Bishop or Bleday even. I prefer Abrams and Vaughn. Or Vaughn and Abrams, but it would be understandable for either of the others.
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    The stats behind "Never Bunt"

    Why are people treating a squeeze bunt and a sac bunt in the same way? They are pretty clearly different things. If executed, one results in an opportunity to score a run, the other results in a run. Runs are the point of the game, and yes, you always want to maximize your chances to score them. Sometimes, though, late in a tie game, 1 is all you need. Also, properly executed, like last night, Squeeze bunts often do not result in an out. You can look at the data and draw conclusions. But using the general data universally isn't necessarily the best thing. There will always be exceptions. Instances where the mass data does not apply, but the exact situation needs to be considered. Also, there is nothing more exciting than a squeeze bunt. So that was fun.
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