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  1. geoduck no quahog

    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Can someone please explain to me the framework? The way I see it is that the Dodgers traded Maeda for Graterol. Then the Dodgers traded Graterol to the Red Sox as part of a Betts/Price package. Graterol was a Dodger for 1/10 of a second. Objectively, the Red Sox complaint is with the Dodgers...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I'm of one mind now. This works if the Red Sox use the tax reset and savings to re-sign Betts to a market-value mega deal in 2021. If not - they can go fuck themselves. Sports doesn't always have to be about money...and team loyalty/geography and competitiveness is sure as hell stronger than the...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    This whole fiasco only works out if the Red Sox look at things that way and re-sign him as a free agent for something less than 10/525 (assuming the calc is correct - even so, the point remains) . Only then does the financial equation work for me. Out-bid all comers by offering a Trout-like...
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    Emotional Rescue: or How I Learned to Love the Sox After They Traded Mookie

    Stick with the facts. The Red Sox are attempting to get under the cap and also get something back for a guy who's going to enter FA at the end of this season. There's nothing anywhere that assumes they won't make a concerted effort to re-sign him in 2021 (without the penalties associated...
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    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    It's going to be one of those years. Sox re-build. Milwaukee/Lakers. Pats possibly without Brady. Time to enjoy sports for being sports.
  6. geoduck no quahog

    Sox talking Mookie trade with Dodgers, Padres - News & Discussion

    So, if the Red Sox get below the cap this year, I assume that opens up the possibility of re-signing Betts as a FA in 2021 for megabucks without paying a compounding penalty, right? I never get this stuff straight.
  7. geoduck no quahog

    Alex Cora fired

    And again...despite it being cheating which requires a hammer - there's a world of difference between giving a guy on 2nd base an advantage (assuming he wants it) in signalling the hitter about a pitch call (assuming he wants it) when the situation presents itself, versus signaling the hitter in...
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    Alex Cora fired

    The choice bit of info out of the report was a clear decision to not go after players. This means the policy of player Omertà might be broken and more stories are sure to come out. I'm confident this is the tip of the iceberg and numerous teams are soon to be on the watch list.
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    MLB’s sign-stealing controversy broadens: Sources say the Red Sox used video replay room illegally in 2018

    It's important to emphasize these distinctions. On the one (Red Sox) hand, it's the equivalent of an intern's wife calling him up during the game and telling him what the indicator is while she's watching TV - and then getting that info to the hitters - who then have to wait for someone to be on...
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    MLB’s sign-stealing controversy broadens: Sources say the Red Sox used video replay room illegally in 2018

    I'd consider a team that didn't use available resources to steal signs a bunch of nimrods. No one criticizes the accepted tool of stealing signs from 2nd base. Technology (including a guy in the bleachers with binoculars) now allows a team to steal signs without a base runner. I see no...
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    2019-20 Offseason Discussion

    Need to stop using the World Series as an indicator of success. I'd rather use playoff appearances. Under that metric, the most successful teams in 16 seasons since/including the 2004 Red Sox victory are: Yankees (12) Dodgers (11) Cardinals (10) Red Sox (9) The remainder? Braves (7) Astors /...
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    Week 14 vs. Kansas City

    It’s true that the consequences of making a correct call can’t be determined, but that doesn’t excuse absolutely horrible officiating. The league should be embarrassed by this game.
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    Sandy Leon traded to Indians

    Obvious question: Why is Leon sought after by Cleveland, but not the Red Sox?
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    Recommend me a 55-65 inch TV

    Bought a new Sony Full Array (49") last week and I personally think their machine had a slightly better picture than the equivalent Samsung. WARNING: The Sony Android Smart TV System does not support all available apps if you have Xfinity cable. After 2 days of trying, I was able to get HBO GO...
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    Sox owners want to be under cap in '20

    Re: Henry's claim that the Red Sox lost money last year. From a Forbes article last year (I can't locate current valuations) Red Sox Revenue (albeit 2018): $484,000,000 Red Sox Athlete Payroll (incl tax) for 2019: $242,269,000 Operating and Other Expenses: ?????? (anyone know?) Team Value...
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    Gordon Hayward 2020: C'mon baby, hold together!

    Not that I know anything, but if it was displaced - wouldn’t he need surgery, like, tonight?
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    JD and the opt out

    Not to be argumentative - because I'm not so well versed in the Yankee financial structure - but wouldn't he be replacing Encanarcion? I get that they rejected the $20M option, but there's a big difference between him and Martinez in that lineup. As for Stanton, I guess the assumption is that...
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    JD and the opt out

    I remain concerned that the now cost-conscious Red Sox would be willing to dump their #4 hitter and OPS leader. I'm certain some others agree. Then again, I don't view things through a cost per at bat lens as the front office has to. I hope the team is OK with facing him in the Yankees lineup...
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    Wk. 9 at Ravens: We’re on to Baltimore

    Is the only real defense against a running/quarterback to injure him?
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    2019 ALCS - Yankees vs. Astros - General Gamethread

    Was I the only one surprised that Chapman wasn't brought in with 2 outs in the 8th. Diaz pinch hitting and the bases loaded?