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  1. You're the one still posting about the team if there's no point just stop paying attention. Others still want to watch this deadline develop.
  2. What about this roster gives you any concerns about 40 man spots?
  3. I think MLB makes this call now. No. I believe it was about 12:15 when they put the delay on. It didn't rain from that time until game past a drizzle here or there.
  4. What I would do: R SS Anderson R 1B Vaughn R CF Robert R DH Eloy S C Grandal L LF Benintendi S 3B Moncada R 2B Andrus R RF Gonzalez What I expect: R SS Anderson R CF Robert L LF Benintendi R DH Eloy S 3B Moncada R 1B Vaughn S C Grandal L RF Colas R 2B Andrus
  5. I believe Hahn said Moncada will be good to go tomorrow.
  6. I don't know that it's been reported but I think Leury is injured or dealing with pain/discomfort. I think if he starts the year on the IL, they will give him a chance once he is healthy. If he plays like he did last year they cut him by the ASB or sooner provided we are otherwise healthy.
  7. Yup I agree. I am expecting a bench of: Zavala, Sheets, Leury, Alberto. Romy is hurting or sore right now and the Sox don't want him rotting away on the bench as the Leury/Alberto spots don't seems to be in line for much playing time. I am guessing Romy will be playing a good deal of outfield in AAA with Burger/Sosa/Yolbert and then two or three of Rivera/Mondou/Gonzalez/Remillard taking up the infield spots.
  8. Not to worry, Romy won't even make the team. That said, it is going to drive me crazy when Leury starts in RF against LHP and Sheets gets starts in RF against RHP.
  9. What I would do: S 3B Moncada R CF Robert R DH Eloy R SS Anderson L LF Benintendi R 1B Vaughn S C Grandal L RF Colas R 2B Andrus What the Sox will do: R SS Anderson L LF Benintendi R DH Eloy R CF Robert S 3B Moncada R 1B Vaughn S C Grandal L RF Colas/Sheets R 2B Andrus
  10. What I would do: Zavala, Sheets, Burger, Romy What I expect Zavala, Sheets, Leury, Hanser Alberto
  11. The most annoying part of this is the value in this contract was that if Clevinger returns to pre-surgery form, next year's option would be a huge value. With all the drama, Sox might just move on regardless if Clevinger pitches great. So an exoneration would be nice for this Jerry Reinsdorf-owned-franchise but he probably did something close to what is being alleged regardless of how the MLB's investigation plays out.
  12. There are no court proceedings. There are no charges against Clevinger. Not through civil court and not through criminal court. This is simply an investigation by the MLB as a result of his ex's accusations that she brought to the league.
  13. You don't know that though. Their investigation is still ongoing. They could still hand him a 162 game suspension tonight. Now I don't think that will happen and they should have already made a judgement, but they have not taken a position yet. To anyone who has used critical thinking in this situation, there is not a lot of evidence that Clevinger was looking at a big suspension. In DV cases that the MLB has deemed serious, they have acted quickly to put players on administrative leave. In DV cases that were significant enough to involved law enforcement, there has been swift judgements made with the clarity from the law enforcement involvement. In Clevinger's case, he was put under investigation and subsequently finished his season without interruption. He has already played half a season under this investigation and it took a month or so after the investigation to become public for people to seem to understand that. There really isn't a comparable case with MLB handling an investigation like Clevinger's. At some point, they have to realize, this happened in the "summer" and it is a "he said, she said" situation that you would think has no further evidence coming forward. I am guessing the hold up is the MLB is hoping some more information comes out against Clevinger so they can punish him and be held in the high graces of social media. If they don't have enough/sufficient evidence to punish Clevinger, they are concerned with the backlash they will get for not punishing him. It's really a microcosm of the nasty world that is social media. The people watching this case on social media are not concerned with right or wrong or the facts of the matter, they just want scalps. They want to call Clevinger or the Sox or the MLB names to show how moral and great they are as people by putting down others. For the folks who aren't concerned with proving their moral greatness to a few hundred followers on Twitter, the following of this is just being a Sox/baseball fan. And for those folks, it's just about the facts of the matter. And the facts bode well Clevinger whether he's a POS or not. And I tend to think he probably is a POS. I just don't think the facts of the matter that are out there at this point give credence to the idea that this investigation will lead to a lengthy suspension if any.
  14. I am not sure what you're trying to say or joke about but he is saying he has an issue with the MLB's position when they don't even have one.
  15. How do you know MLB's position? They have made no judgement. There is no way of knowing the MLB's "lane."
  16. People keep calling out Gio but if you put his numbers against the MLB's inexplicable changes in enforcement and non-enforcement, he actually looks like a guy who isn't affected by this. That's not to say he isn't/wasn't using before the first wave of enforcement in 2021 because he clearly was both visually and through data with his spin rates dropping after umps started checking. That said, in 2021, he started slow and dominated down the stretch in the post-substance part of 2021. Then 2022, enforcement timing is unclear but his season was worst in years. We also know the MLB was far more relaxed. Just not sure the narrative on Gio is accurate despite him definitely getting help.
  17. I can't even guess. When cancer is involved I can't even really have an opinion. Hahn keeps saying the earliest they will update his status is after opening day. At the point of diagnosis, people on Twitter were acting like he shouldn't even be considered for 2023. It's definitely a good sign he's in Glendale with the team and throwing. He's obviously a highly competitive dude who is going to push whatever timeline he is dealt. When you say you think he'll be back sooner than others, what are you seeing/hearing from others? I have basically seen people with my opinion of not being able to have an opinion and then people who think he's going to be out all year. Would definitely be nice to have him back in the first half but I am curious what Liam's goals are in his head. Every cancer is different and can obviously be caught at a variety of points. Not sure there is much value in looking at other cases of players getting cancer in the midst of their career. Like everyone else, I am just hoping Liam is healthy and cancer free ASAP anything we get out of him in 2023 would be the cherry on top.
  18. The he "was solid the rest of the way" after May argument does not hold much weight when he missed most of June, most of August and all of September.
  19. I feel like Graveman will be the closer and ReyLo the fireman. Graveman has made comments about not wanting to come in with guys on base which is...concerning for a reliever to say the least. Graveman has the experience so I think they'd lean that way but Grifol has been open minded. Wouldn't be surprised to see Bummer and eventually Crochet in the mix if the matchups were right.
  20. Given how much the defense improved when TA went out and Andrus was picked up, at what point do the Sox make the switch on these two if TA struggles at SS? I feel like the Sox will be more concerned with managing TA's ego than they are with fielding the best team but I am pretty confident today that the best lineup the Sox can field right now is TA at 2B and Andrus at SS. Who knows with the new manager.
  21. He had an OPS of .653 in the KBO in 2020. For reference, Socrates Brito, who had a career OPS of .525 in 218 PA's in the MLB posted an OPS of .848 in the KBO last year.
  22. For one thing, it is a blessing that many of us grew up in a way where these domestic violence incidents are looked at as zero tolerance. On the other hand, there are many people in the league (whichever league) and on the Sox that have grown up in an environment where hitting a women is somewhat commonplace. To your point of the Sox clubhouse having issues, wouldn't the same be said for all of the Yankees last year with Aroldis Chapman? The Cubs didn't seem to have any issue with acquiring him in 2016 after he cleared his handgun next to his wife / girlfriend 's head. Odubel Hererra was a game away from getting a World Series ring in October. Dodgers could have won all of the last three World Series after Julio Urias' incident and people actually witnessed that. Do you think those clubhouses were concerned what happened with those guys' personal lives? What about the Dolphins with Tyreke Hill? Bengals didn't have any chemistry / locker room issues with Joe Mixon these past few years. Clevinger is still under investigation. His teammates are adults living in the real world. It is not the social media world. The team will manage. Clevinger's a starting pitcher. Maybe there is an outfielder that takes exception to it and pent up aggression over it and maybe they keep their distance. Just like all the other teams in all the other leagues manage with all the other criminals/abusers/accused criminals/accused abusers in sports, the Sox will manage. The players are human and when they go to work they're going to be a lot more concerned with things other than what may have happened in the private life of one of their teammates who takes the ball every fifth day.
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