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  1. raBBit

    The Jarred Kelenic Appreciation Thread

    Trammell has never hit above A ball. I would let him hit in the minors and have the superior player in the MLB.
  2. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    So you can't be mature about the whole thing and ignore me is what you're saying? I don't know why that's so much to ask. The rest of your post is just deflecting and efforts to steer it personal as you do. I just know that your grating and unrelenting personality offers nothing of value for me and what I go to SoxTalk for. Look at your post history it's all anger-filled and going at it with people. I am trying to read/talk about the Sox. You're trying to teach people and "get" them. And while you do go at everyone, you absolutely have a personal obsession with me given your past pot shots and irrelevant knocks. Inflated sense of importance? I asked you to stop responding to my posts as I have in the past. What does that have to with importance? But if you insist on annoying me, that's fine I guess. Says more about you that you outright refuse to honor some random on the internet asking you to leave them alone. You're like the guy at the bar that just keeps hitting on the girl in the friend group that is clearly not interested. They never learn.
  3. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    I have an adblocker on both my computers. Fangraphs is one of the sites where it is basically impossible to use with an adblocker. Like the Tribune or other sites that won't let you read their content without turning off your adblocker. But if anyone doesn't have an adblocker, as stated above, you should get one.
  4. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    It's almost as if we were better off having the game played the way it's been played that last 100+ years... And to be clear, LaRussa and his staff should still know the rules. No matter how dumb they are.
  5. raBBit

    The Jarred Kelenic Appreciation Thread

    Caulfield I am talking about Kelenic - the subject of the thread. You want to talk about everything Mariners but Kelenic. My point is still - what is holding this guy back from being on the MLB roster.
  6. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    You disagree or mischaracterize with most of my posts. You alone take exception to my Sox posts more than the rest of the board combined. In fact, I am surprised I got to post 4 or whatever it is today without getting one of your lessons. Your responses almost always exude arrogance and they typically lead to a personal attack from you. You clearly you have some strange personal thing with me and I am not sure who you are or if you used to have a different username, but it's pretty strange. So how about, adult to adult, we agree not to respond to each other's posts? I will certainly hold up my end if you hold up yours. PS If you pay attention - people don't like when you take over threads with your pissing contests and arrogance. I, like many others, come here to talk Sox and your daily personal battles tend to distract from the SoxTalk. Almost like how the ads on FanGraphs make it more difficult for me to get to where I am trying to go. For the betterment of the site, I will gladly stop exchanging with you. I know it's probably tough for you to imagine that I could through my day and be so ignorant about the Sox without your jabs, but I am confident we can both grow from this. And plus, since I am asking for this, you can play it off like I am too scared and tell people I couldn't cut it with you. You can have more internet victories - and that's really why you post here right. Let's see if we could both be mature and just ignore each other. Please confirm you can do that.
  7. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    I touched on three different topics and you repeated something that I said in response to the situation which I said explicitly "I am not sure." Not all of us are the all knowing like you. Hopefully one day I can reach your level enlightenment. Until then, if you could just never respond to my posts so I can learn on my own that'd be great.
  8. raBBit

    The Jarred Kelenic Appreciation Thread

    None of this applies to my post. -They don't want to trade Haniger. -Rodriguez is in A ball I believe. -Paxson has nothing to do with their outfield I just feel like they had the PR issue and now they're just keeping him down to validate the approach as something other than clear service manipulation. They're saying they're competing, so make your active roster the best roster you can make it. They have already passed the service time threshold. No reason Kelenic isn't in the bigs.
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    The Jarred Kelenic Appreciation Thread

    Pretty crazy the Mariners are saying publicly they're competing, their outfield is struggling and they still haven't called this guy up. He's passed the service threshold what else do they need?
  10. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    For the double switch - I took the press comments just as you did. They were questioning LaRussa on having Hendriks be the runner which confirms they didn't know/understand the rule and that a pitcher never has to be that runner. For the Leury steal, I think LaRussa's comments were more open-ended. To me, if Garcia gets caught stealing on a sign from the dugout, the manager says "We gave him the sign, he's doing his job, etc." but that's not what LaRussa said. Just said "we were trying to be aggressive" which I took to imply that Garcia went on his own. He also made comments that he would do it again. So I am not sure. Absolutely inexplicable there though. The one thing I think LaRussa has done well this season is protect his players and take fault when he's screwed up when he's in the media. That said, we're not even 30 games into the season and you can already make a compilation of LaRussa documenting his failures.
  11. raBBit

    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    Eloy's injury is not all that complicated. He should be back unless he has a setback in his recovery. That said, there is definitely risk with Eloy in any recovery given his history. My concern with Eloy is more that his power will be zapped as he rebuilds his strength.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    Yup. You have to love David Bell in the media after making it very clear that the MLB stressed that specific rule change in Spring Training. I am imagining some MLB officials put a powerpoint up for the the team representatives and LaRussa was in the back of the room hamming it up with some former coworkers.
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    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    It's too early to say at this point. I think the Sox will make their approach with Eloy as soon as he's nearing a rehab stint. That's with respect to whether Eloy plays the field this year at all. To me, I would think there is a strong chance they may just bring him back as a DH only. Regardless, if Mercedes is for real and Eloy has a smooth recovery, the Sox will have 4 guys for 3 spots in Abreu/Eloy/Vaughn/Mercedes for 1B/LF/DH. Of course not an "issue" but worth considering. It seems like both the Cubs and the Sox were unwilling to play Eloy in RF as he's had at least one and possibly a couple throwing arm related injuries as a pro. Would they play Vaughn in RF? They're working Sheets out there now. No matter how it shakes out in 2021, the Sox likely are limited to left-handed bats for RF with DH, 1B, LF, CF, 2B & SS all set for the future with a righty. Not to get ahead of things, but you almost wonder if they'd be willing to move one of the "core" pieces to rejumble their asset holdings and open the door to get more left-handed. Seems like they were making a point of dangling Madrigal this offseason and I am sure that was a factor in that approach.
  14. raBBit

    The TLR Manager Thread

    This is the real question.
  15. raBBit

    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    I wouldn't go as far as he's looked comfortable, but he hasn't screwed up and he hasn't been a rollercoaster. Honestly, he hasn't been challenged too much but he's looked better than Eloy. He seems like a mature kid. He had no issues or confusion when it come to giving way to Robert and even TA. I think he knows he's in the lineup for his bat. Know you role, know your worth. Once the power comes with this guy everyone will love him and he's a far more valuable player in LF than at 1B.
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