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    Is it safe to discuss John Farrell again?

    Yeah but one season under Farrell the Blue Jays were fifth in the league in stolen bases. Fifth!
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    Is it safe to discuss John Farrell again?

    The Red Sox are playing too well to fire Farrell. It's not like there's a recent example in professional sports where a head coach, despite having his team in first place, was fired and replaced by his assistant in the middle of the season, only for the team to win the championship, solidifying...
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    Yoan Moncada

    And if that doesn't work, the Celtics could try him out at center.
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    Tek should replace JF

    The only thing that could redeem this is if in early September he showed back up as wake forest 2 Natick
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    General Playoff Thread: The Long 2nd Season

    0-5 (all threes) in the final 5 1/2 minutes plus that behind the back turnover.
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    Roenis Elias to start Friday

    I'm confused - rotation was going to be Porcello, Wright, Price. Who are they bumping? SEA has hammered RHPs, so it can't be Price. But Wright has been by far the best starter on this team, so they couldn't possibly reduce the number of starts they're trying to give him.
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    Red Sox Select LHP Jason Groome 12th Overall

    This goes both ways - the Sox have not exactly been a model organization for developing pitchers.
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    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Thanks for finding those. Farrell did this pretty consistently in 2013 and 2014, bringing Koji in not just to a tied game but in the ninth inning of a tied game. That was good. I wonder why they've gotten away from it.
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    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Oh wait I found one. Bottom of the 8th in St. Louis, tied, Brandon Workman gives up a single, stolen base, and intentional walk, but Cardinals don't score. Workman strikes out looking in the ninth. After giving up a single in the bottom of the ninth, Workman is pulled, and Farrell puts Koji in...
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    The save statistic is simplistic and stupid

    Did you want to share any evidence that Farrell is inclined to use his closer on the road in a tie game, that other good managers don't do it, or that it's a bad idea?