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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    I'm saddened that you're no doubt correct. The day when "Openers" replace "Starters" is fast approaching, if only to allow owners to spend less money by not blowing up payroll on the legendary horses that carry you through the playoffs. I'm fairly certain the Tampa model is finance driven while...
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    ERod to Tigers: 5 years/$77 million, opt out after Y2

    Is this the new MLB? Pay-by-inning instead of sinking commitments and dollars into a typical starter that's only worth 5 frames and/or 18 outs or less. I hope not.
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Side Note: Dalbec is currently the back-up 3B. I may be missing which utility guy currently on the team fills that role.
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Edit - Deleted: I gotta stop talking about shit I know nothing about.
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    What NBA rules would you change?

    I still don't know what a foul is in the NBA. Having been lucky enough to watch some games near courtside, it seems that there's a foul on every play. I contend the average TV viewer (me) is mostly confused on what's called and what's not called and it impacts enjoyment of the game. Either...
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    ALCS 2021: Red Sox vs. Astros Discussion Thread

    This team brought us on a journey we never predicted. I love these guys. One question that may be answerable: was it great pitching or poor hitting that sunk them? I’m guessing a combination.
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    10/16 - ALCS Game 2

    I thought it was Out-Run-Out-Run-Out. Could have left him in.
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    When Do You Want to See Chris Sale Pitch Again?

    There’s never been discussion about Sale and spider tack. His being on IL meant there was no opportunity for controversy. I’m not making any accusation (that would be stupid), but it is a possibility. I’ll agree that post operative issues are a much better explanation.
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    10/16 - ALCS Game 2

    I’m more annoyed at a ball hitting a truss and still fielded. I assume the ball boy was there for both teams. If it did hit the stool, then it should have been a ground rule double and nothing changes. If it didn’t, then no harm. I’m more concerned with how to take out Correa.
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    Is Alex Cora...

    Judging managers is just so difficult. Strategies (tactics?) change so much between the 162-game season and the playoffs. For example, Cash was certainly a great manager to get and keep his team in 1st place, but mistakes are terribly magnified once the tournament starts. Then there's...
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    10/10 - ALDS vs Tampa. Game 3.

    I’m jumping way ahead in the thread, but, while I acknowledge you can’t predicate outcomes, the fact remains that Zunino struck out and Renfroe walked and Vazquez hit a 2-run homer that would have won the game in any case. An assumption that Tampa would have played better give a 1-run lead with...
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    10/10 - ALDS vs Tampa. Game 3.

    Absolute Justice! Should have been a 6-5 walk off. Sorry, Ray’s.
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    10/10 - ALDS vs Tampa. Game 3.

    That is really unfair.
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    10/10 - ALDS vs Tampa. Game 3.

    If Franco is 20 then I’m 41
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    10/10 - ALDS vs Tampa. Game 3.

    That was an intentional-ish walk. Burn a TB pinch hitter and have the lefty against Lowe. I’ll call that managing.