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    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    The Rakuten Eagles disagree!
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    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    Nah...
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    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    Franchy redemption AB?
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    5/5--hosting the Tigers again

    Good start for Perez.
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    How Good Do You Think Mac Will Eventually Be?

    This article at The Athletic is very, very interesting and gives a great insight into the very determined will of Mr. Mac Jones. That kind of competitive drive and work ethic is off the charts and reminds me of Bird, Brady, Pedro...guys who didn't look the part, but willed themselves to excel...
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    Guerin Austin and Steve Lyons are not returning to NESN

    I appreciated Guerin. She made the game more accessible for my three daughters as they grew into real Sox fans. They love baseball and they loved her. She always had a wave and a smile for them at games, and was generous with her attention and time. It was nice for them to have a woman to relate...
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    2020 Rotation

    Average Innings Pitched for the top four guys in the rotation, last three years: Sale: 173 ERod: 157 Eovaldi: 89 Perez: 145
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    2020 Rotation

    Barnes and Workman seem like keys to a fairly thin bullpen. Why trade them when you just create two problems by solving one? Darwinzon and/or Weber could play opener, but you would want some longer arms in the bullpen than what they have now. Especially given the three batter rule means more BF...
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    Your threshold for hero is what many of the rest of us would call either basic decency or even responsibility. Also the players did provide the alcohol. And Verdugo was in the hotel room, though he may have been in the bathroom with the other women, at the time of the assault. That's not...
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    You really need to read the background on this. This is not a catfight or high spirited youth having a bit of fun. From The Ringer article (my bold):
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    Nothing in that story is about people getting drunk and hooking up. There is a sexual assault on a nearly passed out woman and a physical assault, (which was taped and put online). Let's not spin this just because he may be good at baseball and now wears a Sox uniform. EXCELLENT.
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    I agree with DDB. I don't want this kid in the uniform; just like I don't want Ozuna or Chapman in the uniform. There is enough moral culpability here, and no ownership of it, to turn me right off. And for me it is DOUBLY egregious that Nick Francona was the only one who attempted to do the...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Exactly. As I understand it deal as described is a news story not an actual commissioner approved deal. It's all limbo.
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    From your fingertips to the ear of the great BABiP. May it be so...