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  1. JimD

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    There's no way Luhnow was unaware of this system. Now we see if Manfred has the backbone to suspend him as well as punish the Astros severely.
  2. JimD

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    The only way that happens is if proof comes out that Cora and the Sox implemented a similar scheme with cameras or other electronic devices. If that turns out to be true, having come in the wake of the previous Apple Watch nonsense, it would represent a nadir of stupidity that the organization...
  3. JimD

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    I found this nugget in today's piece in The Athletic interesting: I bet a lot of folks around baseball were more than happy to give the Nats a hand in taking down the Astros.
  4. JimD

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    I'm not going to think any worse of Alex Cora unless it comes out that he had the Red Sox install a similar camera and monitor at Fenway. Maybe he was knee-deep in this scheme in 2017, maybe it was even his idea, but whoever did it, Hinch and Luhnow certainly had to know of it and were both Ok...
  5. JimD

    Eduardo Rodriguez: What do we have here?

    Rodriguez may be open to an extension: Globe - Alex Speier's GM Meetings Notebook
  6. JimD

    The Athletic: The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball

    From the article: How is it that nobody at MLB picked up on something so blatant?
  7. JimD

    Dan Shaughnessy: Taking a dump in your mouth one column at a time

    No need to overthink this, IMO - it's much more likely that Dan came up with this on his own to generate controversy and clicks than Sox ownership directed him or the Globe to put this out there.
  8. JimD

    Red Sox Starting Pitching 2020

    Price only pitched 107 innings this season and has wrist issues - as $32 million pitchers go, I would say he qualifies as at least a mildly distressed asset. Most of the local beat writers mention a likely need for the Sox to eat some of his salary when discussing him as a possible trade...
  9. JimD

    Red Sox Starting Pitching 2020

    To me, Price is the only one who is likely tradeable and who may offer significant salary relief. Sale's health is a huge red flag and it's also not a good look for attracting future marquee players if they try to dump his contract so soon after signing him to an extension. Trading Eovaldi...
  10. JimD

    JD and the opt out

    This is where I am. From what we can tell, the team has attempted multiple times to extend Mookie and he and his representatives have refused these and are determined to go to free agency. That's fine, it is his right and I'm not going to begrudge him that. It is incumbent on Red Sox...
  11. JimD

    2019 Syracuse Football

    Yeesh, they might as well have just cancelled Syracuse football this fall and used the time to rebuild the (Don't-call-it-the-Carrier) Dome in time for basketball. They are going to have an uphill climb convincing fans in this city to buy back into the Dino Babers hype after this turd of a season.
  12. JimD

    Red Sox Offseason News and Notes

    Pretty sure that JD's and Scott's concerns begin and end with "Can we get more than $62.4 million for the next three years on the open market?"
  13. JimD

    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    Forget where I read it, but the quotes from Cole made it seem like he was in the bullpen with the express intent of pitching the 9th. Never mind bringing him into the game in the middle of an inning, I question whether he would have been prepared (mentally or otherwise) to pitch earlier than...
  14. JimD

    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    They lost to the Lakers, so it's hard to parse out the losing-in-game-7-when-we-had-a-lead feeling from the nut punch that comes from doing so against your team's hated rival.
  15. JimD

    How about that? Sox are Champs for the fourth time this century

    After Houston's blown opportunity to win one of two home games to secure a second championship in three years, I think this morning is a good moment to appreciate that, when Red Sox have reached the World Series in the 21st century, they got s*** done. Four appearances, four titles, with not...
  16. JimD

    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    He's going to be easy to hate when he's wearing pinstripes.
  17. JimD

    2019 WS - Nationals vs. Astros - Gamethread

    I believe WAS came from behind in every one (and in the 7th inning or later in every closeout game, too).
  18. JimD

    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    Good profile by Alex Speier today of Brian O'Halloran: Red Sox general manager Brian O’Halloran earned his admirers behind-the-scenes
  19. JimD

    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    Maybe that's a Rays standard - it certainly wasn't the standard when Theo went to the Cubs, Hazen to the D'backs, etc. and others quickly followed.
  20. JimD

    Red Sox Hire Chaim Bloom As Chief Baseball Officer

    On the other hand, it could also be an opportunity for Bloom to bring in someone from the Rays organization, not necessarily at Romero's level but as a promotion over their current job.