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    Is Dave Dombrowski back with the Sox in 2020?

    Anderson Espinoza was being touted as a potential ace in 2016 and generally considered as a top 20 prospect in all of MLB - I still don't think it's ridiculous to suggest that he could have fetched more than Drew Pomeranz.
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    Is Dave Dombrowski back with the Sox in 2020?

    'Isolated himself'? 'Few friends inside Fenway's wall'? What does this even mean? Is there any proof the three of them are making all of the decisions and completely freezing out the analytics folks and other? Shank and the Globe need to do better here.
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    Nathan Eovaldi to close

    I'm not about to suggest that this is all posturing to improve DD's leverage in upcoming trade negotiations, but it is certainly a nice side benefit.
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    RIP Bill Buckner

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    Globe's new Sox beat writer

    From the Greenwood (SC) Index-Journal to The Athletic to The Boston Globe ... not bad. Great hire.
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I don't want Kyrie back under any circumstance. The thought of rewarding his antics with a max contract is nauseating to consider, plus he has actively hurt the value of the younger guys who are potential trade assets. We've been fortunate to celebrate enough championships in this town that we...
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    W.S. Hangover Cures: The Devil is in the Details...

    If the answer actually is 'They weren't ready for the season', then the team's true talent level should begin appearing very soon. None of us have any idea if they will be a .667 team again, but they are surely not a .333 team. This may not be the worst year for a NY/Tampa/Boston dogfight in...
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    Forbes: Sox on the verge of a contract extension with Chris Sale ($35/year)

    I'm giving the FO the benefit of the doubt here that they have done their homework and there are no major medical red flags. If this deal as reported is true, I love it. It doesn't surprise me at all that Sale knows what a great situation he is in here after years in White Sox purgatory.
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    Let's Talk Exten$ions...

    Nothing Dave Dombrowski has done since he arrived in Boston would suggest that we should worry about the bolded.
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    Let's Talk Exten$ions...

    For what it's worth, Sean McAdam was asked this in this BSJ Q&A this week:
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    Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs

    Ah, thanks. Guess it makes sense to let him use the time to complete his rehab and be ready to contribute out of the bullpen or as a spot starter. Hopefully he'll be in a position to help save some wear and tear on the top relievers in August and September.
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    Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs

    What would be the payroll implications of cutting Wright - any savings to be had, or is his 2019 salary already locked in at this point?
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    Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs

    Were people really counting on him to be a serious contributor? I was hoping for it but not to the point where it would have been a crushing blow if he faltered yet again.
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    Let's Talk Exten$ions...

    Our previous GM gambled $40 million a year from 2015 to 2018 on Pablo and Hanley. I don't have as much heartburn with giving Mookie this amount, to be honest.
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    That'd be up the butt, Bob - Kraft Charged with Soliciting.

    I can't really fathom what it would be like to be a billionaire owner of a major sports team, but I *really* can't fathom being that guy and deciding to go to a joint like that. I guess after a while, he must really start to believe that nothing can touch him.