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    Our ownership group

    I dunno. It's like we're all teenagers sitting at the fully-laden dining room table in our parents' nice warm house eating their roast beef dinner and bitching about what a pain in the ass they are. While this may be true, there's a larger reality, isn't there?
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    Thank you Brock Holt (signs with Brewers)

    Um...he signed for $3M and Holt was expected to make more? By just a lil bit but hey, every dollar counts when you're pinching pennies, right?
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    Chris Sale 2020

    I don't know how to share the video link itself but here's a link to a Globe column in which is the twitter video Mookie apparently just posted. To my old eyes, it only makes more clear that he's not coming back unless, yannow, he can't afford not to. Which ain't happenin'...
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    Alex Verdugo - on-field discussion thread

    I'm baffled. Are we saying that the Sox knowingly signed off on a trade in which they knew they were receiving a player who had a known back injury the extent of which was unknown to them? Know what I mean? Baffled. Perplexed. Befuddled.
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    2020 Lineup

    Not to anoint this source as the only reliable lineup bible, but this is the part that kept me from putting Devers where my 'true self' would otherwise have placed him (3rd) The Third Spot The old-school book says to put your best high-average hitter here. The lead-off hitter should already be...
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    2020 Lineup

    Again, this from "Optimizing Your Lineup" in Beyond the Boxscore back in 2012 (originally linked to us by Jon Abby after an exhaustive, five second google search: "Another way to look at things is to order the batting slots by the leveraged value of the out. In plain English (sort of), we want...
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    2020 Lineup KP PlayerX in my original 10 man lineup?
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    Ron Roenicke named interim manager

    His name is Aleck Scora. He will appear in a Gorilla suit. The circle will be complete.
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    Ron Roenicke named interim manager

    According to Alex S. in today's piece, the label might be removed once the MLB report is issued and the coast has been cleared.
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    2020 Lineup

    Thanks. I needed that.
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    2020 Lineup

    Agreed, but I still think there's going to be a 'regular' lineup against RHP, and another one against LHP. Those two iterations will occur in more than half the games. Not Zimmeresque, but not random..
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    2020 Lineup

    I'm thinking: Player X Bennie LF Xander SS Devers 3b JD DH Moreland 1b Chavis 2b Verdugo RF Vasquez C JBJ CF This has the LRL thing going for it. The problem, ofc, is that it has 10 men. If you lop off the back end of it and plunk a new CF into the Player X leadoff spot, it works. Would they...
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    2020 Lineup

    Who's going to lead off, and what does the lineup look like after he does? When I subtract Mookie from my head a big, dark silence ensues. I guess we all assume Alex Verdego will play the majority of RF in his place..but will he also assume Mookie's spot in the lineup? If he does, is that fair...
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    2020 Rotation

    Kuenn/Colavito? That was only 60 years ago and I remember it like yesterday..
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    Betts/Price to LA for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong

    I believe the numbers get too tight when you cut half of the salary relief trading him now offers, plus there is every chance he could have decreased his value even further if he'd either sucked or gotten injured playing Pac-Man.