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  1. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    The article makes sense in the most intuitive way: Starters are your better pitchers. Bullpen pitchers are not as good. Use starters more than relievers.. If you start to use relievers more than starters, there's a bigger chance the opposing team will get worse and worse pitchers. Freddy...
  2. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    Haven't successful knuckleballers always had "skill" in keeping BABiP low? Inducing weak contact is the objective of the knuckler after all, no? edit-Maybe I'm misunderstanding.... what does "terrible contact allowed" mean here? Terribly weak contact or "wow..... he's allowing the hitters to...
  3. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Michael Chavis, SS: 2014 MLB Draft 26th overall

    Well, assuming (and I don't have time to look) that they both bat from their strong side platoons, assuming most of their respective K's are possibly from their weak side platoon.... mebbe those K's collectively don't turn out so bad? Speculating, not advocating.
  4. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Where the Red Sox have gone wrong

    But David Price crumples under the bright lights on the biggest stage!!!
  5. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/18 at Min - Seventh Heaven

    Game of Pricks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLINRoC4f1k
  6. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Does consistency or streakiness create more value?

    This whole theory seems pretty faulty. A guy hitting the .250 consistently could be pushing a run across the plate if every time there's a hit, there's 2 outs and a guy on 2nd base. The guy beating the snot out of the ball could be hitting a lead off single and scratching his ass standing on...
  7. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    Brasier's WHIP strikes me as a little out of synch with his ERA. It's currently the 3rd best on the squad (better than Barnes!!!) and the ERA will correct itself closer to a 2.25 ERA. Brasier is good.... not great and strikes me as a key cog in the pen this year. Still need either Wright...
  8. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/18 at Min - Seventh Heaven

    Crazy... as I'm reading this, I'm on hold on my phone and they just started playing a shitty version of this song
  9. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    MIA JBJ

    It's crazy how quickly JBJ's OPS has climbed back up (for the past month, he's been the 3rd most productive AL offensive player behind Trout and Xander!). Getting closer to .700 for the season. It's often been said that if he can average just a .700 OPS and figure his defensive prowess into...
  10. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/18 at Min - Seventh Heaven

    A 7th win in a row would be downright fantastic. Nobody can deny it. Yes... it truly would be wonderful.
  11. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    https://www.mlb.com/news/statcast-breaks-down-2019-reliever-trade-market I suspect that Diekman and Smith are the only 2 out of this list of the 5 guys that Sox have a chance of picking up... I don't have the slightest clue what the asking price would be or what the Sox have that would satisfy...
  12. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/17 at Min - Beating Good Teams Too

    Hopefully the Yankees will pick him up....
  13. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/17 at Min - Beating Good Teams Too

    I also will thoroughly and willingly embrace victories over the stronger teams in professional baseball.
  14. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/14 at Balt. Winning streak!

    I know JD likes to play the OF.... but his long term health and productivity seems like it would be smarter for him to be the full time DH. It's the only explanation that guys like Ortiz and Martinez were able to keep productive past 35
  15. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/13 Vs Tex. Two in a row

    basically.... .sure. 5 runs > 4 runs by exactly 1 run. That's something like twice as gooder!
  16. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/13 Vs Tex. Two in a row

    Can we please have our offense score a bunch of runs.... like at least 5, our starting pitching to go at least 6 innings and not give up more than 2 runs, and our bullpen to not give up more than 1 run in 3 innings? That would be absolutely fucking great... just real great.
  17. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    6/13 Vs Tex. Two in a row

    I hated yesterdays victory. But I'll take another one like it today over a loss. Win however the fuck you can and keep doing it.
  18. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Where the Red Sox have gone wrong

    I can only see the Sox becoming sellers if they somehow fall more than 7 games out of the Wild Card by July 25th. That would mean that nagging injuries to JDM haven't gotten better (it also means he likely wouldn't be getting dealt), along with the team still playing pretty craptastically with...
  19. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    Hoping that Johnson can suddenly take a big step forward and turn into a 2 inning bullpen ace.... also Wright’s expected arrival will help. Who will be sent back down when they show up? I think Shawaryn has some very good potential
  20. Sandy Leon Trotsky

    Where the Red Sox have gone wrong

    Hawk is from an old board. He hasn’t changed.