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  1. JimD

    RIP Bill Buckner

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    Globe's new Sox beat writer

    From the Greenwood (SC) Index-Journal to The Athletic to The Boston Globe ... not bad. Great hire.
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    Byerie Irving? Do you want Kyrie back?

    I don't want Kyrie back under any circumstance. The thought of rewarding his antics with a max contract is nauseating to consider, plus he has actively hurt the value of the younger guys who are potential trade assets. We've been fortunate to celebrate enough championships in this town that we...
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    W.S. Hangover Cures: The Devil is in the Details...

    If the answer actually is 'They weren't ready for the season', then the team's true talent level should begin appearing very soon. None of us have any idea if they will be a .667 team again, but they are surely not a .333 team. This may not be the worst year for a NY/Tampa/Boston dogfight in...
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    Forbes: Sox on the verge of a contract extension with Chris Sale ($35/year)

    I'm giving the FO the benefit of the doubt here that they have done their homework and there are no major medical red flags. If this deal as reported is true, I love it. It doesn't surprise me at all that Sale knows what a great situation he is in here after years in White Sox purgatory.
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    Let's Talk Exten$ions...

    Nothing Dave Dombrowski has done since he arrived in Boston would suggest that we should worry about the bolded.
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    Let's Talk Exten$ions...

    For what it's worth, Sean McAdam was asked this in this BSJ Q&A this week: https://www.bostonsportsjournal.com/2019/03/04/live-q-chat-red-sox-mlb-sean-mcadam-wednesday-5-p-m-4/
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    Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs

    Ah, thanks. Guess it makes sense to let him use the time to complete his rehab and be ready to contribute out of the bullpen or as a spot starter. Hopefully he'll be in a position to help save some wear and tear on the top relievers in August and September.
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    Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs

    What would be the payroll implications of cutting Wright - any savings to be had, or is his 2019 salary already locked in at this point?
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    Steven Wright suspended 80 games for PEDs

    Were people really counting on him to be a serious contributor? I was hoping for it but not to the point where it would have been a crushing blow if he faltered yet again.
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    Let's Talk Exten$ions...

    Our previous GM gambled $40 million a year from 2015 to 2018 on Pablo and Hanley. I don't have as much heartburn with giving Mookie this amount, to be honest.
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    That'd be up the butt, Bob - Kraft Charged with Soliciting.

    I can't really fathom what it would be like to be a billionaire owner of a major sports team, but I *really* can't fathom being that guy and deciding to go to a joint like that. I guess after a while, he must really start to believe that nothing can touch him.
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    That'd be up the butt, Bob - Kraft Charged with Soliciting.

    Yes, because the news media is known for their nuanced presentation of the facts and because the Patriots are a team beloved by all of America.
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    That'd be up the butt, Bob - Kraft Charged with Soliciting.

    Unless this is shown to be a case of entrapment, my only thought is ... what an idiot.
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    Nick Cafardo dies at 62

    The tributes and stories pouring in are overwhelming and speak volumes about the man. I hope he knew before he passed how much he was truly appreciated by everyone.
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    Nick Cafardo dies at 62

    I travel periodically on business myself - the idea of going on a trip and never coming home is heartbreaking. T&P to his family.
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    WEEI to replace Tim Neverett with a rotating cast of characters such as Chris Berman

    I was coming here to post the same thing. Those of us outside the Boston television market have also had to watch him broadcast Sox playoff games on ESPN in the past. He's not terrible IMO and he does come across a s a guy who genuinely likes baseball. I hope and think that being with Joe...
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    WEEI to replace Tim Neverett with a rotating cast of characters such as Chris Berman

    Have to think that this is a de facto audition to find Joe's successor.
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    ESPN Is Pathetic

    I'm sure Jimmy Pitaro was waiting for the first opportunity to catch some baseball or soccer person doing this to make an example of them. Had it been one of their marquee NFL or CFB frontline talents, it would have been a two-week suspension tops.
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    ESPN Is Pathetic

    @richarddeitsch Would be interesting to ask ESPN senior management if the sources talking to ESPN reporters here should be terminated.