Recent content by Chainsaw318

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    The Legend of Xander

    It’s crazy how deep SS is, especially in the AL, that he’s not considered one of the top 3 guys at the position in the league. And I just mean Machado, Correa, Lindor. Some would rank him behind Segura or Gregorius or Simmons.
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    Cutting The Cord on Cable/Satellite TV Service?

    Hey, dropping in here as I move to a new place and am going through getting a new cable deal. This forum helped me pick a greater router and modem last time I moved. I see the recommendations for the TP Link Archer routers, what about modems?
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    Which Remaining Groceries Should the Pats Buy?

    No word on Jason McCourty in a bit. Would still be interested, pending any Butler move, and even along with Butler, as depth could be key, and he may take a lesser deal to complete the McCourty set.
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    Minor League Game Thread

    Soxprospects, in their pods, feels he could be a 6th inning bullpen guy in the majors by seasons end.
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    Toucher and Rich --- Everyone Else Has Some Work To Do

    I'm not the biggest listener, but I get a few minutes daily in the car. It's not generally a theme they hit constantly, but neither host suffers whiners all that well, I would say. I generally feel they call it pretty straight. The bit I heard today included the Mark Davis impression, which is...
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    Celebrating What Is

    Cool I hadn't checked it, and was a wee one for that game. I guess it would still hold for the Brady-era, which is something surprising.
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    Celebrating What Is

    This isn't celebrating, as much as odd. . Heard on one of the morning radio shows today that the franchise has been in 8 Super Bowl games and scored 0 pts in the first quarter of each of those games. I haven't looked this up yet to be sure, but nothing in my memory contradicts it. So, 4-4...
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    Pats sign Cannon to 5 year extension

    Stop killing my heroes, Tims. This team has obviously liked Cannon way more than the general fandom since the get go, as draft position and these extensions indicate. For those more tuned in, does this guarantee that he's the starter going forward, or is he an expensive swing guy?
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    2016: The year of the home run

    Ben Lindbergh (formerly of BP and now with the ringer) along with others has written pieces about this going back a year plus, and surmises it may be the ball. http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/are-juiced-balls-the-new-steroids/
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    June minor league game thread

    Per Sox Prospects sabermetric stats, he is 50% GB, 21% FB, 20% LD. Don't know if that includes today. http://www.soxprospects.com/stats/pitching.php?split=0&page=1&sortby=RCa&team=414&year=2016&type=3&min=0
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    Steven Wright- ace up the sleeve... Amiright?!?!?

    I didn't know that. Maybe you are good for something more than mobile games. The discussion on the pod was somewhat interesting, but I would love a more in depth comparison of, say, Wright and Dickey's 'stuff' as knuckleballers. Really from a scouting or a physics perspective.
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    Steven Wright- ace up the sleeve... Amiright?!?!?

    Actually, @pobguy, I believe.
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    Steven Wright- ace up the sleeve... Amiright?!?!?

    On the excellently stat-y Effectively Wild podcast, they did an interview this week with a physics professor and baseball writer about that specific pitch. The professor said it was possibly the most visible example of a knuckleball breaking twice that he has seen. It's a decent interview...
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    You lika the juice?

    I'm wondering if this is a re-balance somewhat. Pitchers were out ahead for a couple seasons, and now a combo of a few pitchers agin out of their primes, the effects of TJ surgery and that there seems to have been a recent bounty of position players coming up may be re-centering scoring somewhat.