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    Manfred: 16-team postseason likely to stay as “an overwhelming majority” of owners endorsed the concept before COVID

    I don't mind the concept of expanded playoffs in general from the perspective that baseball needs renewed fan interest and ratings. I'm sure (big if) both sides agree to continue with them, major tweaks will be made to the format. I hated the idea of a ghosty on 2nd to start extras, but have...
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    Manfred: 16-team postseason likely to stay as “an overwhelming majority” of owners endorsed the concept before COVID

    This was collectively bargained for this season only. I'm sure the players will push back significantly unless they see a lot more of that playoff revenue.
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    Bobby Dalbec - What do we have

    I think he's more in "Where would he suck less?" mode than having any illusion of Chavis evolving into Holt's skill set. I don't think they would have taken a flyer on Munoz otherwise. I'm willing to be patient with him a little while longer given the circumstances but I see this as more of a...
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    Might as well start talking about 2021

    I kind of want the Sox to lay low another off season rather than throw money at guys like Realmuto, Ozuna etc. I don't think they'll be ready to pounce until at least 2022. Sale and E-Rod are just so unknown that I don't want to risk anything until you know what you have there. I think...
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    Red Sox make scouting department cuts

    Keep in mind too that there will be 40 fewer minor league affiliates and 20 fewer rounds of the amateur draft going forward. Yes they are only saving relative peanuts, but scaling back is logical.
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    JBJ in 2021

    I would argue that by not pinching pennies where they could is a major contributor for where they are at now. It should be very doable to replace JBJ's production without throwing 10 million dollars away regardless of being well under the luxury tax. At some point they will spend and probably...
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    JBJ in 2021

    I hope he gets paid, he is truly one of the easiest guys to root for, but his timing for free agency couldn't be any worse. The bat is pretty much the same (even worse) as the past 2 seasons and center field defense doesn't get better into your 30's.
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    If the season gets to September 1, the Red Sox luxury tax resets

    Add me to the weirdly entertained group. I get a Casey Stengel "Can't anyone here play this game!?" vibe about the pitching staff because I knew they would be god awful and they aren't even trying to hide their tankiness. You kind of just have to laugh it off because who gives a shit in this...
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    MLB Trade Deadline 2020 Thread

    They said on the broadcast that he was awaiting MLB joint committee reinstatement. I didn't realize that either.
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    MLB Trade Deadline 2020 Thread

    Villar was expendable because Isan Diaz is opting back in per the Mets broadcast.
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    MLB Trade Deadline 2020 Thread

    Villar just pinch hit for in the Mets game.
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    Red Sox Trade Deadline Thread

    If there is a prospect involved and it also allows them to shed some salary, then I'm ok with it. A 9 mill AAV guy coming back doesn't really hurt their payroll much, and they are not obligated to play him every day. Eovaldi is also due another injury any day now.
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    Red Sox Trade Deadline Thread

    Since the start of 2019 Bradley - wRC+ 86. fWAR 1.2 Defensive Runs Saved 0 Pillar -wRC+ 89 fWAR 2.1. Defensive Runs Saved -2 Bradley is a year younger and seems like a good dude unlike Pillar but I think he'll be lucky to get 2/$15. My guess is 1yr 7ish.
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    Red Sox Trade Deadline Thread

    At an ownership level there is a price factored in on everything including optics vs rebuilding. In this climate, Bloom's hands may be tied. Last year I'd be annoyed if they didn't deal JBJ because of non rebuilding reasons. This year I get the reasoning and agree with the optics factor...
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    Thank you Brock Holt (signs with Brewers, now with Nats, got 1 AB at Fenway on 8/29)

    I hope they pipe in a minute long crescendoing ovation where he is forced to acknowledge empty seats.