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    76ers 2019-2020

    A key for Philly going forward will be Horford’s health. Nursing a sore knee and hamstring already, 26 games into the regular season. Embiid spoke again last night about how Horford can lighten his load. Embiid carried injuries into the past two playoff campaigns. The goal this season is to have...
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    76ers 2019-2020

    The Athletic today points out Embiid had 19 touches in the post, up from his average of 11.. Shockingly, zero turnovers on those 19. Only two all game. For the season, 76ers have a backup rotation that averages a plus rating without Embiid on the floor. They have a strong combo of Horford...
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    76ers 2019-2020

    Good point about Kemba. Philly has so many options on defense. Ennis’s length seemed to bother Kemba. Thybulle, too. Boston created some turnovers, mostly on lazy passes by Philly. Simmons drives me nuts. But he is part of the length. Had a big block tonight after Boston stole the ball...
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    76ers 2019-2020

    Lot of good things about Philly tonight along with the usual 8 or 9 incoherent plays. Nice to have a big man who can shoot free throws. Kind of makes up for the point guard who can’t. After a Simmons FT hit front rim, right side, and crawled into the net, destiny seemed on his side. Kemba...
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    76ers 2019-2020

    I’m apprehensive. This early in the season, almost any scenario can play out. No Marcus Smart is a break for Philly’s turnover-prone offense but they’ll probably turn it over 18 times anyway.
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    76ers 2019-2020

    Honest question: How come Hayward keeps getting hurt?
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    12/12 Return of the Al

    He did participate in the morning shoot-around.
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    76ers 2019-2020

    I will be most interested in the rebounding battle tonight. Boston is better now in this area than on opening night when the Celts got killed on the boards. Philly has been a terrible road team this season. It is almost laughable the disparity between its home and road effort. I would be happy...
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    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    Andrew is a free agent. Spent last season in Phillies org, at Lehigh Valley. 33 years old. I covered Austin and Andrew’s father Kevin 30 years ago in Pawtucket.
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    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    This is Cashman’s top priority now that Cole has been reeled in. You have been all over the 40-man surplus for a year now, Jon. It’s not a simple subject but you have given us Cliff Notes forever. You need to set up a pay wall! Or your own website.
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    NY rotation 2020

    Cole takes pressure off all the pitching staff, assuming he comes in and dominates. He had Verlander at his side in Houston. Now he has to be that veteran ace for Severino and the rest.
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    NY rotation 2020

    More work for Abbey — what’s the 2021 rotation? Which rookie will be ready to start in that season? Why spend money on Paxton and Tanaka when the farm fruit is ready to eat? My guess: Deivi replaces Tanaka and Monty replaces Paxton. And they have other options. A Rhode Island TV station did a...
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    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    A little irony here, very little actually. This century’s World Series winners through the first 20 seasons looks a lot like the last one. Boston had five titles thru 1919. Yanks had zero. Maybe NY is gearing up for a dynastic run. This team has won 203 games over the past two seasons, without...
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    Cole To Yankees 9 Years $324 Million

    With Cole taking on staff leader role, and Matt Blake offering a modern approach to pitching, maybe Luis Severino gets better as the No. 2 or 3 starter. Paxton, too. Cole takes the heat off both these guys and the new wave of starters in the minors, led by Deivi Garcia and Clark Schmidt. Also...
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    2019 Yankees Offseason Discussion

    Yes it does. What’s new is the cable networks, like Comcast in Philly and Boston, are cutting sports staff now.