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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. He's not he says that all the time.
  4. raBBit


    Seems like the Sox want Baltimore to make an offer (or increase their offer) for Cease...
  5. I'll go MIddleton 99% - Everyone needs pen help. Free to the Sox, cheap to another team. Clevinger 50% - Looked good in his return getting up to 96 consistently. Everyone needs pitching, not a lot of sellers. Bummer 25% - Would be a fit for teams that need help but have less than great chances at the playoffs like the Cubs, Red Sox, Seattle, Miami, AZ. Grandal 20% - Not sure anyone will take him. Sox would probably have to kick in $4m or so which I assume JR would sign off on for to save $2m or so. Jimenez 15% - Lack of consistency, lack of defensive value and lack of suitors. Brewers traded for Canha. Unless Marlins make a splash, I think Sox revisit trading Eloy in the offseason. Cease 15% - Market would seem to have opportunity but if Reinsdorf want to compete next year there is no way they can even pretend they could compete without Cease (even in the AL central)
  6. Because the Sox don't have a choice they are contractually obligated.
  7. I don't get how it is known that he would waive his NTC for team X and Y if there has been no communication? Is Lynn taking a shot at the Sox while he is still with them because they communicated with his agent instead of communicating with him directly? Seems ridiculous. I am not even familiar with his agency but from the clients I can find that they have, all four players are currently in the Sox organization. Safe to assume there is some sort of relationship with the front office.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. I believe Hahn said Moncada will be good to go tomorrow.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. What I would do: Zavala, Sheets, Burger, Romy What I expect Zavala, Sheets, Leury, Hanser Alberto
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. How do you know MLB's position? They have made no judgement. There is no way of knowing the MLB's "lane."
  21. 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.
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