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    Mookie details Boston exit

    Bit of a driveby, so I apologize, but I will say the discussion about "who else would you flip with?" is a bit of a strawman (or false dichotomy, I can never keep arguments straight). Obviously if you say "would you rather have 4 WS titles or zero?" people are going to say 4. For me personally...
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    Empirical evidence regarding MILB rule changes & the length of games

    The fact that this is getting so much traction recently (MLB Network even broadcast a minor league game seemingly with the sole purpose of discussing the rule changes for 2 hours) seems to imply many of these are coming to MLB ASAP. The stat analysis is useful. Interestingly, one of the...
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    Red Sox player that you cared most about

    Clay Buchholz. Followed him through the system and felt semi-invested in his performance at the big league level. Was always kind of interesting digging into the box scores and understanding "good start, but lucky outcomes" or "bad start, but unlucky outcomes," etc. Thought he got an unfair...
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    How many players on this list w/ one career Red Sox home run do you remember? (since 1990)

    Creighton Gubanich's one HR was a grand slam in a day game against Oakland. It has his first big league hit, too.
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    Red Sox bring back Travis Shaw

    FWIW, Shaw's xwOBA (based off quality of contact from Statcast) is right around league average the last couple years (.320). My guess is Bloom was looking more at the underlying metrics than the top line slash. For context, coming into today Franchy's xwOBA is .239. Dalbec is .318 in 2021. Too...
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    August Game Thread

    I mean, it's kinda funny ... but also watching the mob ramp up on Twitter last night only to find out it's "Dinger" this morning and just go on like nothing happened is also part terrifying.
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    Trade deadline

    Yeah, that's probably Duran + Downs ish and my guess is majority of people would still prefer Martin + SWR.
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    USFL to return in spring 2022

    Between the AAF + XFL + Arena Football + whatever, how do these guys keep finding capital for this?
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    Jay Groome (2016 First Round pick)

    Any updates on his velo from games? I know there were positive reports out of ST, but the SoxProspects guys were pretty down on his FB just last week (had it in the 91-94ish range sounds like).
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    Atlantic League rules experiments

    I would actually assume this modification would be less drastic for pitcher mechanics than lowering the mound. Really, the main change for a pitcher is a slight change in vertical target to account for the extra drop associated with the extra foot (for a fastball, this is an inch or so, for a...
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    Covid and MLB

    View: https://twitter.com/DanHayesMLB/status/1382371905194258432?s=20 View: https://twitter.com/DanHayesMLB/status/1382372312335339522?s=20
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=wincko000jos
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    Alert for power outage

    So it's a bit tricky, because many energy monitoring devices (i.e., smart plugs) talk to a hub, but a power outage nukes power to the hub and breaks the connection. Even if you have a hub with battery backup, you may have issues getting information "out" if the router goes out. Practically, my...
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    2020 NCAA Football

    Dan Patrick/Pat Forde reported that this AM. Two outliers were Nebraska and Iowa, I believe.
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    Red Sox Greatest Out/Putout