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    The Brady (Anderson) Bunch

    Foolish Baseball just did a video on Evan Gattis's 11 triples in 2015. He only hit 1 other triple during the rest of his career. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHordUNEyao
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    The Brady (Anderson) Bunch

    Former Red Sox (4 games in 2010) Felipe Lopez - 2005 While playing for the Cincinnati Reds, the 25 year old Lopez his 23 homeruns and slugged .486. His second best marks in those categories are 11 homeruns in 2006 and a .427 slugging percentage in 2009. He hit 90 homeruns total in his career...
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    The Brady (Anderson) Bunch

    Dontrelle Willis - 2005 In 2003, Willis was a good pitcher winning Rookie of The Year, throwing 160.2 innings with an ERA of 3.30. He had a bit of a sophomore slump, increasing his innings to 197. His ERA also jumped to 4.02 while his strikeout rate decreased. His 2005 season was great; he...
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    The Brady (Anderson) Bunch

    Jacoby Ellsbury's 2011 season. Davey Johnson hit 43 home runs in 1973. His second best home run season was 18. His career total is 136 HR. He played 13 seasons and over 30% of his career HR came in 1973.
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    Stars that faded away...

    Travis Hafner - A late bloomer, he became a Cleveland's full time DH in 2003, his age 26 season. Age 27 he slashed .311/.410/.583 (league leading 162 OPS+) Age 28 he slashed .305/.408/.595 (second in league 168 OPS+) Age 29 he slashed .308/.439/.659 (league leading 181 OPS+) Hafner finished...
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    Stars that faded away...

    Miguel Tejada ended his career bouncing around to random teams. 2008-2009 in Houston. 2010 in Baltimore and San Diego. 2011 in San Francisco. He did not play in 2012. He came back in 2013 for Kansas City.
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    Stars that faded away...

    Chien-Ming Wang Not a superstar by any means, but his 2006-2007 seasons were very good and he looked like a solid young pitcher. In 2006, his age 26 season, he finished second in CY Young voting (218 IP, 3.63 ERA, 6.0 bWAR). His age 27 season was slighty worse, but still good (199 IP, 3.70 ERA...
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    Mazz on NESN

    The rumor was about WEEI. I remember Lou Merloni going pretty hard at Chad Finn, during WEEI's denial about the potential changes.
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    9/2 Keuchel them when they're down...

    https://www.mlb.com/glossary/transactions/26-man-roster When the roster is 26 players, only 13 pitchers are allowed. When the rosters expand to 28 player in September, 14 pitchers are allowed.
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    The Baseball America article says that passed ball/wild pitch chances has remained the same since 2017.
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/one-knee-catching-doesnt-lead-to-wild-pitches/
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    Eck is done in the NESN booth after the season

    I don't think Pedroia has much interest in being a commentator. Last year, during his retirement ceremony, he visisted the booth and said that in a few years he would most likely go the coach/manager route.
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    August MLB Game Thread

    I believe catchers are allowed to go in to the basepath if the throw is offline. This throw was not offline and Sanchez was in the way of the baserunner. I saw these two pictures on reddit. This picture makes it seem like Merrifield could have slid to the outside part of the base, but...
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    Sox Rotation '22- The Good, The Pretty Good, The Not-Bad, the Pretty Bad and the Ugly

    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/where-defensive-opportunities-have-declined-most/ This article on Fangraphs is from 2018, so the data is a bit old. In 2017, SS and CF both saw over 8500 fielding opportunities. 2nd base saw a over 8000. Then 3rd base at about 7000. Then RF and LF at between...
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    Sox acquire Eric Hosmer

    A few weeks ago, I saw this lowlight reel of Hosmer's play this year and it made me laugh. Lots of ground balls (a league leading 58.4% gb rate) and bad defense. The Eric Hosmer experience 1st half edition View: https://twitter.com/TooMuchMortons_/status/1548026022875975684