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    Chris Sale 2020 - TJ Bound and Down

    Why?
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    Gone Brady Gone

    Just stunned. We all knew it was a possibility that he'd opt to leave, but to see it happen is a gut punch. Is it weird for me to say that I'm looking forward right now to seeing him play in another uniform, because it will mean that football is back and society is somewhat returning to normal?
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    Mookie Betts 2020 FA Watch

    I wonder if Mookie is having second thoughts right now about turning down Boston's $300 million offer. Even in a best-case scenario, this pandemic is going to wreak economic havoc that could take years to recover from - I can't imagine that professional sports will be spared. I would not be...
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    MLB Suspending ST Games and Regular Season Delayed At Least 2 Weeks

    Plus less mileage on Mookie when the Sox re-sign him next winter. :eyeroll:
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    2020 TB12: The Decision 2020

    He wasn't 'reporting' this initially, he was on a radio show giving his opinion.
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    Chris Sale 2020 - TJ Bound and Down

    If Sale ends up getting TJ surgery, I just hope that Henry and Werner give Bloom the green light to do whatever he sees fit. If Chaim believes that the next realistic window will open in 2022, so be it.
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    Chris Sale 2020 - TJ Bound and Down

    Don't even bother - the narrative has been set by now.
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    Reserving Judgment... But What Did the Sox Do and How Bad Will They Get Hit?

    I would think that the last thing Manfred wants to do is give this story fresh oxygen. He has every incentive to hit the Sox with fines and some draft penalties to send a message to a two-time offender, but otherwise declare 'nothing much to see here'.
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    Openers?

    Sean McAdam had an update in his Wednesday notes piece:
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    Reserving Judgment... But What Did the Sox Do and How Bad Will They Get Hit?

    There is no way that the Red Sox are getting hit with worse draft-pick penalties than Houston did. They will get smacked for not taking enough care after the Apple watch nonsense but unless there are revelations about how high this went in the Boston organization that are much worse than has...
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    Our ownership group

    The good things that Lucchino presided over as CEO have to be weighed against some significant negatives, starting with his running out of town a homegrown Hall of Fame executive (and local guy to boot) and the best manager in team history. Someone needed to tell LL to put his ego aside and...
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    Openers?

    Winning teams are 'marketable'. If they win thanks to a dominant rotation, great. But if they win because they're a group of good to very good players who achieve more as a team than the sum of their parts would otherwise predict, then that's fun too. If teams have the horses in the rotation...
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    Reserving Judgment... But What Did the Sox Do and How Bad Will They Get Hit?

    I will be shocked if the Red Sox get off without the loss of at least one draft pick (they are certainly getting fined). If MLB finds even the flimsiest sign that something was going on, they are going to hit the organization as a repeat offender and failing to exercise proper oversight after...
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    Our ownership group

    I don't count Mike Port's one year as a black mark against the team - they decided that Dan Duquette needed to go and then only kept Port on for the year after swinging for the fences with Billy Beane and missing. Likewise, when things couldn't be patched up with Theo Epstein and the two sides...