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  1. dynomite

    SS possibilities going forward

    I didn't realize SS on the Red Sox was slightly more dangerous than being a drummer for Spinal Tap. At the risk of being a broken record, I argue again for Elvis Andrus. He's cheap, still decent defensively, and likely won't be a disaster at the plate. If folks get healthy, he can be cut anytime.
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    How's Boras Doing This Off-Season?

    I'm not sure I agree with this. In situations where you hire someone as an advisor for their particular skills, you're relying on their judgment -- when you hire an attorney, an auto mechanic, a realtor, etc right? Montgomery hired Boras and presumably agreed to his 5% agent commission because...
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    How's Boras Doing This Off-Season?

    And how. Coming off multiple healthy, strong seasons and heroic playoff run capped with a World Series victory, Montgomery needed to cash in this offseason. We'll never know what really happened, and whether Montgomery turned down bigger offers because Boras assured him he could get more later...
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    SS possibilities going forward

    Absolutely agreed with this -- Grissom is hopefully a long-term investment at 2B, and I want him to get comfortable there. It's a similar reason I'd rather sign Andrus than flip Rafaela back to SS. For young guys trying to establish themselves in the Majors on a team that doesn't look like it's...
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    SS possibilities going forward

    Whoops! Fixed.
  6. dynomite

    SS possibilities going forward

    This is an interesting thread. Agreed with this. No reason for the Os to part with him cheaply, particularly not to a Division rival. Not sure how we feel about UZR these days, but I pulled up Fangraph's leaderboard by UZR per 150 games played ranks for all 76 players who had 90+ innings (I...
  7. dynomite

    4.2 - A’s Kickin’

    That was the most fun I’ve had watching a Sox game since the Duvall walk off at Fenway last year I think. What a fucking finish. I dare anyone to watch that 11th inning and not love baseball even a little.
  8. dynomite

    3/29/24 - Red Sox at Mariners

    I was bummed about turning 40 a few weeks ago, and a friend who had suffered a lot of loss told me something that put that in perspective: “The only thing worse than turning 40 is not turning 40.” Happy Birthday!!!! Eat something you shouldn’t! !!!
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    Dylan Cease traded to Padres

    Definitely interesting, and sort of the opposite approach to building a starting rotation as the Mariners, Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, etc. of building from within. The Padres are all about trading for pitchers that have proven themselves elsewhere: Snell, Musgrove, Darvish, King, Clevinger, Manaea...
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    Dylan Cease traded to Padres

    Those are the Padres 5th and 8th ranked prospects per MLB. https://www.mlb.com/prospects/padres (Bleis and Yorke to answer your next question, although don’t know how they stack up)
  11. dynomite

    Patriots' 2024 Free Agency Thread

    Plenty of FA WRs left: Mike Williams, Hunter Renfrow, Tyler Boyd, Curtis Samuel, Hollywood Brown. Given how reliable the reporting was on Ridley, I assume this means the Pats will sign someone by the end of the day.
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    Is Ryland Our Placekicker?

    Great response, not great to hear your insightful and useful concerns about a Kicker the Patriots spent a 4th round pick on (this is where I try not to think about how Puka Nacua went 60 picks later.... ugh). I can't evaluate Kickers, but this certainly doesn't seem promising. The good news is...
  13. dynomite

    Is Ryland Our Placekicker?

    Interested in your perspective here for obvious reasons. Sorry if you wrote about this elsewhere, but how do you feel about Ryland? Is he salvageable from your perspective?
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    What do you want Pats to do with #3?

    Right, and of course in 2000 the Pats infamously carried 4 QBs all season -- a $100M starter, a veteran backup in Freisz, a developmental 2nd year QB in Michael Bishop, and some 6th rounder who couldn't even start reliably at Michigan. And the Niners traded a haul for the 3rd pick to draft Trey...
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    A Reunion: Brissett back in New England. 1 year, $8 million

    Did you hear about the riot at the Renaissance fair? ... There was luting in the streets. Uh, anyway, yes my point is mostly that Brissett is a solid backup QB who hasn't played much in recent years for a reason. Once in a while in recent years those guys have put up good years (Geno, Minshew...
  16. dynomite

    2024 Red Sox Spring Training

    Totally, I'm sure there's a reason why they're adjusting the lineup today. I just mean once the real games start I hope we don't see Yoshida batting in front of Casas routinely.
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    A Reunion: Brissett back in New England. 1 year, $8 million

    Can you say more about this? They might not draft a QB at #3, but unless there's a shocker (trade for Fields, etc.) I think it's a virtual guarantee they're drafting one of the top 6ish QBs in this draft (Caleb/Maye/Daniels/Penix/Nix/McCarthy), either staying at #3, trading down, or using their...
  18. dynomite

    2024 Red Sox Spring Training

    Not concerned with them experimenting for various reasons today. I will say I don't understand any regular season lineup where the guy with the highest OPS on the team in '23 (Casas at .856) bats later than 4th, and in particular, after Yoshida (.783) and O'Neill (.776 career) unless they're...
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    A Reunion: Brissett back in New England. 1 year, $8 million

    Agreed this was widely expected since at least December, if I recall correctly. Perfect guy for a rebuilding team to stick at QB in training camp and beyond while the rookie learns, a veteran who has been around the league but also can tell stories about how Brady used to do it. I don't agree...
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    Non-Patriots Free Agency News 2024

    Yup, Raiders and Vikings the two top rumored spots. https://bearswire.usatoday.com/lists/nfl-rumors-potential-bears-justin-fields-trade-suitors-with-falcons-out/ Broncos are also on this list, and could make some sense -- they're stuck with the 12th pick, Payton might not want to go through a...