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    JD Powerless and Associates

    The season is lost and has been for some time. It would have been nice to get Valdez up for a cup of coffee to see if his AAA hitting success translates to the MLB. Even if it didn't, he would be gaining valuable experience and we could learn a little of what we have in him. All we have done...
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    Wacha or Eovaldi?

    I voted for why not both... For me it all comes down to what the contract entails... I like Wacha, but he is never signing another deal like we have him on this year... Could we get him for 2/25 or 3/30? I mean he's an injury risk the entire time, but his stuff looked good all season and...
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    Triston Casas promoted, Bobby Dalbec demoted

    *Mental Note* Don't post any negative comments against the new rookie binkie player brought up. You will be seen as a pariah... Got it! No opinions allowed outside of the Tony the Tiger "HEEEEEE's Great!!!!"
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    Enrique Hernandez extended for 2023, 10M

    I'd be perfectly fine going into the season with McGuire and Wong/Hernandez at catcher. I mean the perfect example of SSS but McGuire is hitting .362 while playing very good defense behind the plate for the Red Sox. He certainly is an upgrade over Plawecki and seems to be handling the pitching...
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    Enrique Hernandez extended for 2023, 10M

    X and Hanley are very different players.. Hanley bulked up and got slow... X has not. But yes he didn't succeed which is why I said most likely. Manny only stayed out there for his bat and I see a declining X as much the same.
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    Triston Casas promoted, Bobby Dalbec demoted

    At 12:21 seconds you catch a bit of him yelling no... There is your audio.... Yes he tossed his bat because he thought he walked. I didn't mean to infer he tossed it from frustration... he did nonetheless toss the bat. And the pitch was definitely a strike. I'm not trying to make a capital...
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    Triston Casas promoted, Bobby Dalbec demoted

    This is the exact at bat I was referring to. As the ball passed by him he said nope and was heading for his walk. When he got rung up he tossed the bat and yelled NOOOO. Pitch was definitely a strike. He DEFINITELY disagreed with the ump and IMO overstepped. I'm not a Casas hater. I think...
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    Enrique Hernandez extended for 2023, 10M

    I'm not advocating that we run X out to play short like the Yankees did Jeter... I'm advocating we resign him at a reasonable price. Mayer should be ready in a few years when it is time for X to shift to left field... If Manny can play left, then a declining X most likely can as well. He...
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    Enrique Hernandez extended for 2023, 10M

    You are correct that is hasn't been stated that it will be implemented. But the MLBPA has agreed to allow that change with pitch clocks and larger bases. Pitch clock, shift bans among MLB rule changes on table for 2023 (nypost.com) But MLB has been pushing for this and they have the MLBPA's...
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    Enrique Hernandez extended for 2023, 10M

    I know Story was a short stop when we signed him, but he has been great at second and his range will be extremely useful there next year with the shift ban. Just like I see no reason to move Kike out of center, why shift Story away from a position he has been excellent at. He's in line for the...
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    Triston Casas promoted, Bobby Dalbec demoted

    I watched the game and Casas argued more than I have seen from most rookies with the ump. I'm not saying he was completely out of line but my group of guys watching the game definitely thought he was overstepping. Now some are old school... but GB5 isn't off his rocker... IMO
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    Red Sox in season discussion

    Brasier has to be one of the most frustrating relievers for me to watch. We all know his stuff can be electric and he was integral in 2018. But it's 2022. He has an ERA over 6 and has been worth -1.4 WAR thus far in 2022. I never liked watching Sawamura pitch, feel he is WAY to slow and...
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    J.D. Martinez: Hips Don't Lie

    Correct, up until last night he was hitting well enough that I thought if we DFAed him someone would come along and pick him up. Alas, we are not going to DFA him, so it doesn't matter.
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    The 2022 String - push or pull?

    But I disagree that it would be gutting to see likeable players DFAed from this team. While yes, a chunk of the reasoning would be to fall below the tax threshold, I personally would rather see us call up Casas, Wong, Valdez, et. al. to get them some time at the major league level. There will...
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    The 2022 String - push or pull?

    I would love to see it. Much like they did with JBJ, let these guys hopefully catch on with someone and make a run. They certainly are going nowhere fast here. And $800k come draft time could be the difference in signing someone who could help the club for years to come. I would much rather...