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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    It definitely counts. I'd say the departure of Ned Martin & Jim Woods in 1978 upset me more than any player leaving. It was so final. In one fell swoop our connection to daily baseball on the radio with these genuine, likable baseball guys was axed without a reasonable explanation. Listening to...
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    Red Sox Greatest Hits

    I was at the Todd Benzinger walk-off game, and I'd also forgotten about the guy climbing on the cable. A great win always made the drive back to Manchester, NH seem to go a lot faster. In the absence of actual baseball to follow, it's been fun to read others describing terrific regular-season...
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    Our ownership group

    As a father of three, I love this analogy. Although, to be fair, we do keep the thermostat kinda low in winter (put a sweater on!), and we don't have roast beef very often ever, so...
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    MLB’s sign-stealing controversy broadens: Sources say the Red Sox used video replay room illegally in 2018

    Wow, thanks for the link! Luhnow's denial is pathetic. This isn't even a he said-he said vis a vis communication between Luhnow and Koch-Weser; the scheme was referenced in multiple emails to Luhnow and is therefore documented! "I didn't read that far into the email." Oy. Regardless of his...
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    Emotional Rescue: or How I Learned to Love the Sox After They Traded Mookie

    Very well expressed. As I said on another thread, I survived Fisk-Lynn-Burleson; I'll survive this. I always & still look forward to pitchers and catchers (a week from today!). Ownership (FOUR championships) has earned a great deal of leeway IMO, and I'm eager to see what Chaim will do over...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    Soup spoon, salad fork, regular spoon, regular fork, knife...
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    Whose Departure From the Sox Devastated You Most?

    Fisk, Lynn, and Burleson, in that order. Fisk was only the best catcher in the history of the organization, a natural leader, and a New England kid to boot. I'm still convinced Lynn would be in the Hall of Fame had he spent his career in Fenway banging doubles off the Wall and playing great...
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    Who was the most disliked Red Sox player acquisition ever? AT THE TIME OF ACQUISITION

    1. AJ Pierzynski You know how Hank Aaron is literally miles ahead of the second place guy in career total bases? So it is for AJ here. 2. Julian Tavarez 3. Pablo Sandoval (I didn't hate Panda himself, but hated HATED the signing. I mean, wtf, the outcome was so gd predictable. Still...
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Chavis has had a reverse split since 2017, the year he advanced to AA: 2019 v RHP .266 .347 .427 .774 2019 v LHP .226 .261 .481 .742 2018 v RHP .303 .383 .568 .951 2018 v LHP .282 .378 .436 .814 2017 v RHP .287 .353 .563 .916 2017 v LHP .267 .331 .560 .891 Jose Peraza has a...
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    Sox owners want to be under cap in '20

    It's a mighty fine line trying to communicate your strategy to your fans without communicating it to your competition. Honestly, I wish he would be a bit more Belichickian with his responses. "We'll do what we think is in the best interests of the team." I've been absolutely thrilled with the...
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    Noah Song’s baseball fate still In limbo

    To you, Noah, and all the veterans here, thank you for your service [raises a glass of Christmas ale]! Happy Holidays to all.
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    Manny, Ortiz, Duquette, Gedman, and Dinneen to be inducted into Red Sox Hall of Fame

    By the end of 1980, the Sox had had enough of Hobson, so they traded him with Burleson to the Angels for Carney Lansford, Rick Miller, and Mark Clear. Lansford's hitting in 1981 & 1982 (.336/.389/.439/.828 with a batting title & .301/.359/.444/.803) is what kept Boggs in the minors longer than...
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    Manny, Ortiz, Duquette, Gedman, and Dinneen to be inducted into Red Sox Hall of Fame

    Yes, number 24 should be retired. For Dwight Evans. B^)
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    Manny, Ortiz, Duquette, Gedman, and Dinneen to be inducted into Red Sox Hall of Fame

    Ah yes, Heathcliff Slocumb for Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe. Well done, Mr. Duquette. Funny article about it from a couple years ago.
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    Red Sox Starting Pitching 2020

    mlbtraderumors is projecting him at 1/$6. "Hill, who’ll turn 40 in March, seems likeliest to return to the Dodgers or go back to his hometown Red Sox on an incentive-heavy one-year deal."
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    Red Sox Offseason News and Notes

    "The Red Sox have announced that catcher Juan Centeno was outrighted from the 40-man roster. He elected free agency."
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    JD and the opt out

    Ha, I was coming here to post exactly this thought about Thames (just saw the news at mlbtraderumors), but you beat me to it. Corey Dickerson is another FA name that comes to mind. Good lefty bat for the outfield/DH mix should they trade Bradley. He'll be coming off a broken foot, so health...
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    Red Sox Offseason News and Notes

    Hear, hear!!
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    15 Years

    Games 4 and 5 were absolutely incredible and kept us from giving up hope. Then in the 4th inning of Game 6, Bellhorn hit the flyball to left that was ruled a double, though the replay clearly showed that the ball had cleared the fence and bounced off a fan back onto the field. Alas, here was...
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    Foundation for next year?

    If I remember correctly, Benintendi cracked an inordinate number of foul balls off his shins/knees/ankles/feet at the start of the season this year. It was painful to watch. That HAD to affect his speed and range for a good chunk of time. Hopefully some off-season rest and then conditioning...