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    Triston Casas- 2018 Draft #26 overall

    Caught Casas tonight at the Fall Stars game. His first at-bat came off an Angels righty who hung a breaker that he drilled to right and would've driven in a run but was a ground-rule double, got stuck in the corner in right. Second at-bat, he topped a ball to the right side against Bobby Miller...
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    Arizona Fall League

    For those interested in the other big names there: The most notable ones are Spencer Torkelson (DET), CJ Abrams (SD), Riley Greene (DET), MacKenzie Gore (SD), Marco Luciano (SF), Brett Baty (NYM), Asa Lacy (KC) and Nolan...
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    Will the real Red Sox please stand up? I repeat, will the real Red Sox please stand up?

    I would wager if any one thing had a serious negative impact on the clubhouse, it's being a first-place team at the deadline and watching your front office add Hansel Robles as your lone pitching reinforcement. As to depth, I'm not sure how much better folks expected when it's bargain-bin free...
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    What Can/Should NY Do?

    I don't know that a trade does anything for this team. Judge isn't getting moved, they'd be selling low on Gleyber and Gary, Stanton and LeMahieu have limited value, Frazier has never seemed to move anyone's needle, they don't have the depth to ship out pitching, etc. If Cashman wants to dive...
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    Sexual assault lawsuit filed against QB DeShaun Watson

    Watson has committed at least a dozen sexual assaults and that's just what we've learned about in the last 48 hours. The NFL would put on a season through atomic fallout so I understand folks skeptical he'll face serious discipline but those alone should guarantee that he never plays a down this...
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    Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

    A lot of people here are staggeringly inconsiderate when it comes to labor issues. If you worked at a place for years making a salary that was average at best for your position and for the work you did, and your wealthy well-connected boss sold your company for a massive sum and then turned...
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    Theo Epstein steps down as Cubs' Head of Baseball Ops

    I mean if that's not gonna slow down Curt Schilling...
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    Yankees Sign NL Home Run Champion For $3 Million

    Alvarez only really makes sense if you want him to platoon with Holliday; he can't play the field at all. Carter is really nothing but home runs; he's an awful defender and base runner and can't make contact otherwise to save his life. He had the same wRC+ as Wilmer Flores last year. That said...
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    Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

    Another Bill Simmons thread turns tragic.
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    ALDS: Indians vs Red Sox

    The big concern has to be the at-bats by Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley, particularly the latter two, who have been awful since the calendar flipped to August. Bogaerts was so bad tonight that, if there existed any other realistic option on the roster, I'd bench him for Game 2; Kluber's breaking...
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    July & August & September Minor League game thread

    Jason Groome's GCL debut: 2 IP, 3 K, five swings and misses in 19 pitches.
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    The Bullpen Thread

    For what it's worth with Papelbon, he was mostly fine before going on the DL with an intercostal strain in early July: 24.2 IP, 9 ER, 2 HR, 8 BB, 19 K. Those aren't sterling numbers, but they're more than adequate for a seventh- or eighth-inning reliever, especially in this horror show of a...
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    Farrell on the hot seat

    For what it's worth, I'm not gung ho on the "Fire Farrell" train (or what have you). But it is frustrating to see this team make mistakes on things they should be prepared for or know, and that falls on the manager and his coaching staff. And that's regardless of whether or not Kimbrel missed...
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    Farrell on the hot seat

    Does this team just not read advance scouting reports? Two runners thrown out by George Springer despite everyone knowing he has a cannon for an arm. Two home runs for Colby Rasmus on fastballs down and in despite the fact that you should never, ever throw him that pitch. These are basic, simple...
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    Red Sox announce Dave Dombrowski is their new president of baseball operations.

    For everyone worried about Dombrowski emptying the farm system: If anything, this organization seems ripe for a harvest (so to speak). The Red Sox are loaded with high-upside, low-minors prospects with a barren upper part of the system and nothing in the way of impact pitching any time soon. The...