Recent content by Cesar Crespo

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    The MiLB Purge Begins...

    Yeah. I think A ball is far more important than Rookie or DSL. A ball is full season. The other leagues aren't and are full of kids who won't even make it overseas or to full season. I'd go as far as saying 4 full season teams > 3 full season teams + 2 short season teams. I get what you are...
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    The MiLB Purge Begins...

    I'd guess I'm at least in the 90th percentile when it comes to Sox minor league knowledge on this board and the only names that stick out to me are Trenton Kemp and Marino Campana. Trenton Kemp was a semi promising 21 year old heading into Salem and was off to a decent start in 2017. Injuries...
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    The MiLB Purge Begins...

    The gap between rookie ball and full season is really big. Same with A to A+ and A+ to AA. AA to AAA isn't that big a jump and sometimes feels like a paper move. Often times, players will skip over AAA completely or get like 20 games there before a call up. DSL1 vs DSL2 is basically no...
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    The MiLB Purge Begins...

    If by A leagues you mean everything below AA, not a chance. I'd go as far as saying teams could get rid of 2 of them and be fine. Like 1 DSL team and one short season team. The Redsox don't need 2 DSL teams and don't need both the GCL Sox and Lowell Spinners. They need one of each. They do...
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    The MiLB Purge Begins...

    I think they'll be better off with 1 less team and not just for financial reasons. It will also improve the quality of play on the field at the lower levels. It's pretty clear the main reason it was done was the minimum wage lawsuit which is real shit, but I think it's a good decision for the...
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    We're onto Beetle and Zolak: The Midday Thread

    I haven't been listening to any sports radio but I imagine they are all giving their callers a lot of time to talk over the last few months. There's nothing to talk about.
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    2019-2020 Celtics Regular Season Thread

    I know they say a deep bench means less in the playoffs but in this case, I think it would to a title.
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    RIP Roy Halladay

    Sounds like he had a death wish. Someone who wants to die but isn't suicidal so they do a lot of stuff that could potentially kill them. Shrinks will often follow the question "Are you suicidal? with "Do you want to die/care if you die?"
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    "We're going to Disney World!" NBA to resume season July 31 at WDW

    Did Mudiay also test positive or do we not know yet?
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    March 2020 NBA Game Thread

    To Orlando for Ross, Augustin and a protected 1st. edit: DJ's a FA after this year, so Aminu works.
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    Red Claws Game Thread (2019-20)

    A few years back, Brandon Bass was considered "average NBA player." So anyone worse than Bass would be below average. I guess we aren't allowed to say players are below average nowadays or it's trashing on the player.
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    Red Claws Game Thread (2019-20)

    I literally said he's one of the better players in the G league. Of course, Josh Jackson and Vincent Poirier are too. Not sure I'm really throwing him under the bus by saying he's not that good. He was a late 2nd round pick and he's on a 2 way contract. One of the better outcomes for him is...
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    March 2020 NBA Game Thread

    I think he'd be pretty easy to trade too. He has 2 more years after this season is over and is hitting over 40% of his 3s atm. $19 million really isn't all that much. And his contract actually gets lower each of the next 2 seasons.
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    Red Claws Game Thread (2019-20)

    I meant me in particular being ok with getting rid of both. I think people know where I stand in regards to 2nd round picks/undrafted players until they actually prove something. I'm confident enough in Ainge and Co to keep the correct players even if I'm not high on them/they haven't showed...
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    Getting Smart with Statistics

    I didn't mean completely replacing Smart but in the Joe Harris example, you probably would. Ideally, the team would have a Seth Curry on the bench to sub in for Smart in certain situations. Go with Smart for like 25-28 minutes a game and Curry for the other 20-23. It would give the team 2...