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    Red Sox in season discussion

    I was thinking Ranaudo, but Bowden was already gone. Rose and "The Dominican Mystery Man" Robinson Checo overlapped and Jeff Suppan was right around then as well.
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    Garrett Whitlock

    Plus he'll be facing thicker lineups when he comes back, so getting length while trying to regain his stamina will be a tall order. Or maybe they envision Bello as a capable replacement and he's in a better position to get more innings.
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    Forgot about him too. The last time they even had any rotation depth like that was arguably when Brian Rose and Michael Bowden roamed the streets and Buchholz was right behind.
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    The Woo Sox rotation is going to be crazy once Mata is back in AAA and Eovaldi and/or Sale are back. -Bello, Seabold, Chris Murphy, Winckowski (Crawford). Someone could get a look in the pen in a bulk role. There comes a point where their internal options may be better than going out and...
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    Red Sox Trade Deadline 2022

    The Pirates to me seem like the O's last season right now. They have lots of promising young guys up, and more to come very shortly. They also tried to sign Reynolds, which to me seems like they want to build around the talent they do have. I'd be very surprised if Bednar was dealt, and even...
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    B-Ref has the Yanks as #1 in defensive efficiency too. They were 12th last season.
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    A stat the Sox as a team are leaving the other 29 teams in the dust in is Total Zone Fielding Runs Above Average. It's the net amount players above or below average runs saved as a team is worth. The Sox are at +37. Only one other team is 30 (Guardians) or better. The White Sox are a league...
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    Jarren Duran: Improving in His Second Shot

    Probably belongs in the trade stuff thread, but tangentially relatd to Duran. The single biggest gaping, bafflingly difficult for them to fill hole the Red Sox have had the past few seasons has been 1b. The single biggest upgrade they can get without wasting resources and continuously throwing...
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    It's not even just their schedule of which they have 20 series against over .500 teams and 9 vs under .500 the rest of the way. Compare that to the Twins (12 and 17), Guardians (11 and 17), Jays (16 and 13) and Rays (18 and 11 but have already played the Yanks 9 times). The Rangers and White...
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    Jarren Duran: Improving in His Second Shot

    Aside from Duran, here are the list of outfielders under control for 2023: Franchy Verdugo Arroyo Refsnyder JBJ has a mutual option. Not a motley crew unless statcast starts translating to immediate success. There is no way they are trading Duran (unless outfielders come back I guess)...
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    Red Sox Trade Deadline 2022

    I don't think a minor upgrade at 1b is where I'd give up resources given there is still a chance Cordero, Dalbec and/or Casas could beat Aguilar's very modest production in the 2nd half. If the price for Bell was in the ballpark for what they gave up for Schwarber that's something I'd do as a...
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    7 Burning Questions

    It's September 3rd. The Sox are tied for the last WC spot 1) Who is your primary 1st baseman? 2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL? 3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season? 4) Which of these position players are on the roster...
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    Downs up, Norwood wide right

    There's no reason to give up on a 23 year old in AAA not far removed from being a top 100 prospect. The guy can play shortstop which means he could probably fill in at other positions - something they may consider if it's apparent he won't be a major league starter. It would be foolish to DFA...
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    Divisional Balance and the historic 2022 AL East

    I'm not really counting this season because of how the past off-season went. I just think in general, small market teams will be able to do soft rebuilds instead of spending years hoping everything breaks right with their drafts and competitors windows closing. The Royals, Orioles and Pirates...
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    Divisional Balance and the historic 2022 AL East

    I think until at least the next collective bargaining agreement we are going to start to see more parity than ever for several reasons: -Extra playoff spots and games = more incentive for marginal teams to try and compete for all that extra revenue. -Fewer impact trades as a result of the...