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    Offensive Stats Update

    I'm not sure how much you can blame menechino. Sure it was bad but there also was a big amount of injuries. Would they have struggled as much if grandal, eloy, moncada, tim and Robert would have been healthy all year?
  2. Sure but as long jerry is owning the team even if TLR is gone he will probably hire Joe torre or bobby valentine.
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    GT 6/22: TOR @ SOX, 1:10, NBCSC

    Well I guess the medical staff wants to be careful with him and ease him in. There is urgency but sox are only like 4 games back and what they really can't afford is another injury to one of the star players. I think the offense is already coming back around, but lynn and giolito need to get back on track
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    GT 6/21: TOR @ SOX, 7:10, NBCSC

    Bichette helping the sox out, not sure why he is stealing third with their best hitter at the plate.
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    GT 6/20: TOR @ SOX, 7:10, NBCSC

    Signing leury for 3 years was just unnecessary. He is not as bad as he currently is but even if he hits for his usual 85 wrc+ such a player is dime a dozen and you should go year to year with him. Give him a 1 year deal and Play him as long he is decent
  6. The sox definitely need to win today or they could face a sweep the way they are hitting righties against Verlander and javier who are really good right handed pitchers. Sox are 25th in wRC+ against righties (87) and first against lefties (141) so they really better score 7 runs tonight and win that thing as they could have a hard time scoring against the other two astros guys.
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    Hendriks now to IL with Right Forearm Strain

    It is pretty normal to use a closer in a low leverage spot if he has not pitched more than 2 days or so and there is no closing opportunity to keep him in a rhythm (usually it is about an every other game rhythm). Hendriks hadn't pitched two days in a row so friday was just "time" for him to pitch again.
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    Kopech Leaves Game with Injury (knee)

    I agree, stuff like that just happens. Maybe you can question the big amount of oblique and hamstring strains and if there are modern training solutions to reduce those but ankle and knee injuries just happen, you can't do much about that.
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    Why are the sox so unlucky with veteran additions?

    Maybe. Mazara did work with a new private hitting coach and actually hit more balls in the air in the minors this year but I doubt he will be that good. Maybe he can be like an average player at best (which of course would have helped the sox a lot in 2020 with him).
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    Why are the sox so unlucky with veteran additions?

    Both have very high babips in a small sample though (especially mazara) and will probably regress.
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    Why are the sox so unlucky with veteran additions?

    Players definitely decline in their 30s but the average decline from age 30-35 is "only" about 0.5 war per year. In a long term deal that is huge of course (3 war over 6 years) but with many of those guys we are talking about like going from 2-3 war to negative war within a year. Pollock had 3 war last year and - 0.6 so far this year. Encarnacion went from 2.5 to - 0.3 within a year. That is not a normal age decline albeit the risk of a total drop of of course goes up with older players.
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    Why are the sox so unlucky with veteran additions?

    They have very good coaching and for example pitching machines that simulate opposing pitcher spin but they also put guys in good spots and platoon everybody not just for handedness but also have guys who are high or low ball or breaking ball hitters so they have every night at least 5 or 6 guys in the lineup who can handle the guy on the mound well.
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    Why are the sox so unlucky with veteran additions?

    Yeah but there is a difference between slightly washed up and "worst hitter in mlb", I think most of the guys I mentioned were projected for regression but not all the way rock bottom.
  14. I get it is not all luck as part of the issue is that jerry won't pay up for the top guys, but the kind of "success" they had in the last couple years is just unreal. Sure a lot of them are older and some regression was expected but certainly not that much. Pollock is a good example, he has been injury prone but generally a solid player when healthy. Some regression was expected but he still was projected for a 110-115 wrc+, now he is at 78. Encarnacion had a 130 wrc+ in 2019 and 70 in 2020. Mazara was a mid 90s wrc+ guy and went to worst hitter in the league (66 wrc+). Cesar hernandez of course wasn't as good as the first half of last season indicated but you could have expected like a mid 90s wrc+. Kimbrel also overperformed in the first half last year but no way he is that bad That happened so many times and I'm not sure why it happened. The team gets criticized for not having enough depth and being a stars and scrubs team but really many of those acquisitions shouldn't habe been that bad, they just needed to be 1 WAR guys instead of minus 1 WAR guys and couldn't climb that low bar. That is really strange. Yeah, the front office did buy high on veterans and in some cases it probably was a dead cat bounce but that it always went all the way down is just strange.
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    Yoan Moncada seven years ago

    I'm surprised the issue is the power. If he "failed" I thought it would have been excessive strikeouts but while he is not a low K guy his K rate generally has been manageable at mid to high 20s and usually with a good walk rate (not this year so far). But the power really apart from 2019 generally has been a bit disappointing for a guy advertised with 70 power. He certainly is better than this year and this is likely due to physical problems but even if you throw out this year he has been more of an average power guy (about mid 100s ISO). I wonder what went wrong there. If you had told me 5 years that he is a guy striking out 35% of the time and thus failing I would have believed it but I would have guessed if he keeps his plate discipline in check he would be a 40 bomb guy. I guess that won't happen so I just hope he gets back to at least 2021 level, then he is a good player albeit not a superstar like people hoped for.
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