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    Which Batter is More Productive?

    Excellent, thank you!
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    Which Batter is More Productive?

    Thanks for the interesting question and explanation. The Run Expectancy chart reminds me of a question I've long had. The values in the chart sum up the total number of expected runs among all instances of each outs-runners combo over the measurement time period, which includes all the "low...
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    Which Batter is More Productive?

    In this case I'd tend to look at defining Productivity as total Bases (lower-case t as we're including walks) per PA, or BPA, which Baseball Jones and Yo La Tengo were alluding to. Using Yo La Tengo's numbers, I'd go with Player B: Player A: 473 TB + 73 BB = 546 Bases, .546 BPA Player B: 438...
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    Henry & Bloom booed at Winter Weekend

    I must admit that I'm optimistic about this year and the next few. I'm always in can't-wait-for-games-to-start mode in mid-January, but, holy shite, amid all the endless anti- and pro-Bloom back and forth, I don't know that I've ever looked forward so much to Truck Day (less than two weeks!)...
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    RIP Bill Campbell

    Ah, Don Zimmer, how do I loathe thee, let me count the ways... RIP, Soup.
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    Poll: Who Will Play the Most Games at Shortstop for the '23 Red Sox?

    If they're not confident about Story at SS, then Kim for Houck and Dalbec, or Rojas for Duran and Dalbec (although the trade simulator [I know] says Dalbec is not needed for either trade to balance). I'd prefer the latter as I like Houck, but Dalbec could be part of a cheap 1B platoon for...
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    Red Sox sign Justin Turner

    I think you have to put Turner near the top because he gets on base. There may be another move or two, but for now (with last three years of OBP): LF Yoshida L DH Turner R.....350, .361, .372 3B Devers L.....358, .352, .361 SS Story R......303, .329, .363 RF Verdugo L....328, .351, .342 2B...
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    What does 2023 look like?

    Not arguing with you about Schwarber's value, but he was water under the bridge at the deadline last year. If I'm Chaim, and Preller calls and says, "I'm getting Josh Bell and need to move Hosmer, will you take him if I pay all but the league minimum," I say "Yes" before he changes his mind...
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    Red Sox sign Masataka Yoshida

    Can you imagine trying to learn enough Japanese in a short amount of time to speak it at a press conference in Japan? I can't wait to root for Masataka.
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    The 5 Dumbest Moves in Franchise History

    Sending Sparky Lyle to the Yankees for Danny Cater was, uh, not a moment of glory.
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    How interested are you in the Red Sox at this point?

    To answer the thread title: Very. Always am. Most likely always will be. I don't think things are nearly as dire as many here are saying. Will I miss X, and did Bloom misplay it at the beginning of the year, and was Preller drunk when he made that ridiculous offer? Yes. But I suspect the...
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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    Here's a crazy thought. Offer the Padres Hosmer (they're already paying him) and Dalbec for Ha-Seong Kim. The rumor is that SD will play X at SS, move Kim (GG-caliber SS) to 2B, and move Cronenworth (good defender at 2B) to 1B. This trade would allow them to leave Cronenworth at 2B and play a...
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    Replay Rule

    I'd like to see them keep the lane where it is and mirror the bag into foul territory, a la softball, which would also help reduce collisions.
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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    Make QO to Eovaldi and Wacha, I'm guessing one accepts, and I'm guessing Paxton exercises his $4M option. Sign Strahm. Sign Bogaerts for $25M per for 6/7 years, Devers for $30M for 9/10 years. Sign Japanese FA SP Kodai Senga for $15M per for 5 years. Cubs and Pirates are both looking for 1B...
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    How Many of the Red Sox Managers of Your Lifetime do you have a Visceral Hatred for?

    1. Don Zimmer 2. Don Zimmer 3. Don Zimmer The mid-late 70's Sox should've won a couple World Series. He played guys he liked when he shouldn't have, and refused to play guys he didn't like when he should have (and then had them traded). When he later coached the Yankees, my then-girlfriend...
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    Red Sox acquire Kyle Schwarber

    (career) OPS wRC+ Schwarber vs R: .873 126 Dalbec vs L: .829 117 As a platoon, that's a very productive hitter at the least challenging position on the defensive spectrum. We HAVE to let Schwarber try there. Of course, they'll have to emphatically restrict him from trying any splits at...
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    Red Sox acquire Kyle Schwarber

    You beat me to, only by 10 hours. Getting caught up, but love this post!
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    Maybe the Red Sox are good?

    I'm expecting (hoping?) they bring Danny Santana (1-for-3 for Greenville yesterday) up soon and send Valdez/Brice down.
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    Rafael Devers- Thoughts heading into 2021

    Hell, give him 15 years then!