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    Hard to argue that right-handed relief help shouldn't be at the top of the list in terms of needs. Zero good options beyond Houck and...
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    For what it's worth, Boston's playoff odds per FanGraphs bottomed out at 19.3% back on May 15; they're all the way up to 39% as of...
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    TheYellowDart5 replied to the thread Bullpen ‘22.
    If nothing else, Barnes is throwing harder; he was averaging 95.3 mph with his fastball last night, a mile up from his season average...
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    I imagine a lot of Verdugo's issues as a hitter can be tied to the fact that he's got average power at best and either smashes the ball...
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    TheYellowDart5 replied to the thread Bullpen ‘22.
    Andrew Politi is getting the bump to Worcester along with Bello after 13.1 IP with 20 strikeouts and three walks in relief. I would...
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    If anywhere Dombrowski and company fell down, it was the draft. They're going to get nothing out of the 2016 class beyond whatever...
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    And to go off JA's point: Where is this team's equivalent of Holmes, or Andrew Kitteredge, or JP Feyereisen, or Ryan Thompson? Hell, the...
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    All fair points, particularly that it was designed to be temporary thanks to the short spring; I really do think the lockout and...
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    I think the big issue right now is that, for whatever reason, the farm system has yet to produce the kind of hard-throwing, cheap and...
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    Honestly, if you want to complain about a bullpen decision that really has not worked out: using Houck and Whitlock as piggyback arms...
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    Again: not the point. Hill and Wacha are illustrative of a particular roster-building approach that Bloom took: avoiding expensive...
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    And he's also on the injured list a month into the season; that's why he was available for virtually nothing. That he pitched well...
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    Is the problem that they took Whitlock out of the bullpen and made it weaker, or is the problem that they brought back the same bullpen...
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    Why is Matt Barnes still being asked to get high-leverage outs? Why is Hansel Robles still being trotted out in the ninth? Why is this...
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    Because John Henry doesn't like being separated from more money than he deems appropriate.