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    Openers?

    Has this been done by anyone? Seems like it would really tax the pen.
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Cal Quantrill wasn’t good last season, and wasn’t particularly good in the minors either. Uninspiring K/BB numbers, pretty bad WHIP, probably not a guy who belongs in the AL East. I’d even say it’s questionable he belongs in the MLB.
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    MLB plotting playoff expansion — with reality TV twist

    So using 2019 as a template, and assuming each team chooses the opponent with the worst record, the first round of the playoffs would have been... Astros (107 wins) - Bye Yankees (103 wins) vs Red Sox (84 wins) Twins (101 wins) vs Indians (93 wins) Athletics (97 wins) vs Rays (96 wins) Is that...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    If I ever have grandkids, this is what I’ll tell them happened.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    I don't think the line between "people getting drunk and hooking up", and "grown adults beating and sexually assaulting a 17 year-old" is an especially thin line.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    Still not happy Mookie is going - even if it "had to be done". The idiotic Sale/Eovaldi contracts made this a foregone conclusion. But now that this is done - I'd prefer if the Sox signed Puig to a 1-2 year deal, and traded Verdugo for cost controlled pitching.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I get it. But I’m admittedly bitter and petty over it. I don’t want this trade to happen. I never wanted this trade to happen. And I hope this trade completely falls apart. I hate this trade and might stop following baseball because of it.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Agreed. Fuck it. I want no part of Verdugo at this point, and I just assume 2020 is fucked to begin with. Just walk away. Maybe the Dodgers panic and up the offer, maybe not. I’m not even sure what I want anymore. Whatever.
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    Face of the Franchise

    The Woo Sox Emoji
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    How far under the cap does this put us?
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    In itself, would Betts and a 50% subsidized Price for Verdugo and May make sense for both sides? If May is going to MIN, then I really don't know what we're getting back that makes any amount of sense.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    The hidden downside to this trade is that I'll now pay very little to baseball in 2020, and will probably fill that time by hanging out in V&N. Lose/lose for everyone.
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    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    Pedro once referred to Bartolo Colon as "the next me" or something similar. Prospect wise, he was a huge fan of Rubby De La Rosa and Anderson Espinoza - but that's about all I can remember.
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    Emotional Rescue: or How I Learned to Love the Sox After They Traded Mookie

    I was already pessimistic about the 2020 Red Sox after the horrible performances of Sale/Price/Eovaldi last season. Then they announced they’d like to massively slash payroll. Then Cora gets fired. Now they’re going to trade Mookie because Dombrowski inexplicably threw wads of cash at Sale...
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    Sox re-sign Moreland

    Surprised by this, but Moreland/Chavis is a pretty solid upgrade over Chavis/Peraza.