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  1. bstoker7

    Red Sox sign Masataka Yoshida

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    Red Sox sign Masataka Yoshida

    The biggest difference is his hand position, but it’s hard to tell what that does for him without seeing where they end when they’re loaded. His hands may end up in the exact same spot when he reaches his launch position. It’s impossible to see that in these pics. It’s likely that he made these...
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    Let’s sign a starting pitcher!

    I was reading this quote specifically: “These guys would all have to be replaced on the roster and a league minimum player will cost about $260,000 against the CBT payroll the rest of the season, which has to factored into the payroll equation. But yeah, the Red Sox can get under the $230...
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    Let’s sign a starting pitcher!

    According to this article: the Red Sox would have had to trade Martinez and Eovaldi (or Bogaerts) to get under the tax threshold plus replace...
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    The 5 Dumbest Moves in Franchise History

    He was never a free agent. They offered a massive extension and he explicitly stated he was going year to year and testing free agency. He extended with the Dodgers only after Covid changed the world.
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    Poll: Rate Your Faith in the Red Sox Front Office

    They did sign Bogaerts to a six-year deal. They let him walk after he opted out, which may have been the right thing to do. We won’t know if it was the right decision until all the pieces are in place for the Red Sox and we see how Xander performs. I’m not happy to see homegrown guys leave...
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    Starting Rotation '21

    The thing is, sweat makes grip difficult regardless of the ball condition. For example, I coach at a high school in Utah where everything is dry as we’re in the middle of the desert. Even sweat doesn’t hang around on your hands long. We take our kids to tournaments in the Midwest and on the East...
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    Fundraiser March Madness Pool

    Mods, please delete if this is inappropriate. My son’s 12U team is *scheduled* to play in Cooperstown this summer. They’re doing a March Madness pool as a fundraiser. $10/entry. 1st-3rd places will be paid out (prize amounts depend on number of entries). Scoring will start with the Thursday...
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    Spring Training 2021

    Couldn’t we say that about any profession? Businesses do things all the time to help keep their employees engaged and most people’s jobs don’t require the focus it takes to be the absolute best in the world at whatever it is they do. I don’t see the problem with trying to create an enjoyable...
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    MLB 2020: We're Playing, but We Can't Agree on Anything

    My 11-year-old son played two baseball games today in 95-degree heat. We were sitting on the couch this evening and I mentioned the Mets/Yankees were on. He has no rooting interest outside of always wanting the Yankees to lose. He turned the TV on and was searching for the channel almost before...
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    Reserving Judgment... But What Did the Sox Do and How Bad Will They Get Hit?

    Because they were only deciphering the sequence in the video room. Runners on 2nd base were armed with the sequence, which they used to decipher the pitch and relay it. Regularly changing the sequence renders the Red Sox method useless.
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    Chavis Suspended 80 Games

    You’re partially correct. It all depends on if the product label contains “nutrition facts” or “supplement facts.” Most proteins and meal replacements use nutrition facts and are regulated similarly to foods as they are considered food substitutes. Products with supplement facts are regulated...
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    Chavis Suspended 80 Games

    I don’t know much about Thorne, but I noticed they tout NSF Sport Certification and any product that qualifies as NSF Sport Certified is most likely legitimate. That particular certification requires extensive raw material qualification and NSF Sport is picky on the material suppliers they...
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    Chavis Suspended 80 Games

    Exactly. Depending on the product, one blend batch can yield thousands of units that get sold individually. One tainted unit would trigger a full-scale investigation. Positive results would then trigger a recall and FDA sanctions.
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    Chavis Suspended 80 Games

    My company manufactures dietary supplements for some of the biggest brands in the world and I can assure you the bolded is incorrect. Supplements are regulated as stated in 21 CFR sub-parts 110 and 111. That's an extraordinarily boring read, but it's there if you're so inclined. Our facilities...
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    Red Sox partner with StubHub

    I have purchased concert and NBA tickets from Vivid. Zero issues.
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    April 29 weekend

    Can! I didn't think he had a chance of putting that on net.
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    Playoff Game Thread

    I admit I'm biased as a Jazz fan, but the calls on Favors in the 4th have been tough to stomach.
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    Hypothetical Super League

    Ouch. Not sure how I missed Spurs. I'm an idiot.
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    Hypothetical Super League

    I'd guess the problem is Spurs were left out of the hypothetical league.