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    Extreme Makeover: The Jarren Duran Edition

    Excellent piece on Duran's 2024 success in FanGraphs yesterday. Here's one of several points in the article: "Duran has become more selective. He’s cut his first-pitch swing rate nearly in half, watching such offerings go by at nearly Mike Trout levels. He’s dropped his swing rate on strikes in...
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    July: Red Sox discussion, observations and trend tracking...AKA It's not all about the Benjamins

    The series before the Detroit series, 5/27-29 @ BAL, was the last series they lost (1-2) before going on their run. Since then : vs DET 2-2 vs ATL 1-1 @ CHW 2-2 -- including the pivotal Sunday 6/9 10 inning 6-4 win that brought them back to .500 vs PHI 2-1 (6/11-13) Opening game loss put them at...
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    July: Red Sox discussion, observations and trend tracking...AKA It's not all about the Benjamins

    To add, their only Sunday loss was 6/2 to the Tigers. They’d already won 2/3 of the series. Devers homered in the 8th to tie the game at 4-4. A two-out rally in the 9th loaded the bases, but Wong flied out. Booser gave up 4 in the 10th, and there was no more rallying. That came on the heels of...
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    July: Red Sox discussion, observations and trend tracking...AKA It's not all about the Benjamins

    This year they're 14-1 overall on Sundays. Not sure how many of those have been Sunday nights.
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    Red Sox, Ceddanne Rafaela agree to contract extension

    Some numbers for Ceddanne as of 7/7: 3rd on the team in Hits (75); HR 3rd (11); Doubles 4th (14); triples 3rd (3); RBI 2nd (50); SB 3rd (11); AB 2nd (307). His counting stats definitely affected by his large number of At Bats. But he's got that number of At Bats, including so many against tough...
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    July 7, 2024 - Red Sox @ Yankees

    14-1 on Sundays water!
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    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    Isn't it past time for teams to be providing anger outlets?
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    Sox at Mia July 4

    Amen! I thought that stuff would end in little league.
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    July: Red Sox discussion, observations and trend tracking...AKA It's not all about the Benjamins

    Looks like you're onto something! Sox record today (46-39) is better than the Mariners (47-41). Houston is only two games back of them (44-42) having made up 5 games in the standings over the past ten (8-2 for Astros, 3-7 for Ms). Sox 1.5 back of Minn for 2nd WC, .5 back of KC for 3rd WC...
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    6/26/2024 - Yordojo Day

    Tough night in the upper minors. WooSox and SeaDogs both rained out, Salem and Greenville both lost. Drive loses 13-5 vs Hickory Romero (SP#23) 0-4, 3 K, .682 OPS Bleis (#5) 1-4, K, Fielding Error, .445 Castro (#12), 2-4, D (13), K, .715 J-stynx (#33), 1-4, HR, K, 1.032 Monegro (#20), 4 IP, 8...
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    06/25/2024 - Full slate of mL games

    Appreciate all you do, @JM3 ! (I'm going to be biased towards posting about the top prospects or guys with crazy good numbers like J-stinks. So left out Sansone, for instance, because I saw he's a 24-yo pitching in low A. Maybe next time I post some numbers I'll add the SP#.)
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    06/25/2024 - Full slate of mL games

    All four upper affiliates won today. WooSox 6-5 at Scranton Meidroth 0-5, .825 OPS Yorke 1-5, 3 Ks, .950 Bobby D 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 Ks, .887 Kavadas, 2-5, 2 K, .968 SeaDogs 5-2 at Binghamton Anthony 1-5, HR (8), K, .829 Mayer 1-4, BB, SB (13), .851 Teel 2-4, K, .886 Campbell 1-4, HR (4), K...
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    Who to buy at the trade deadline?

    The bolded is true for every potential trade, right? It should go without saying here that for any proposed trade the FO will do their due diligence on medicals, etc. But I'm curious what to you is the right package? You've said you wouldn't go Anthony. What would you do? I'm ok with using...
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    Extreme Makeover: The Jarren Duran Edition

    Pop up that fell between the SS and 3B. Duran hustled the whole way to easily make 2nd.
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    Who to buy at the trade deadline?

    My original post offered Anthony, Fitts, Sandling/Monegro, and a lottery ticket hitter -- fairly comparable to the Sale trade. Two posters shot that down as too much to pay. So I modified it to the Yorke/Lugo fronted packages and you two shot those down as too light. But nobody offered a...
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    Who to buy at the trade deadline?

    Solid rebuttals. So what's the package that gets Crochet? Swap Yorke or Lugo for Anthony and leave out the lower level hitting lottery ticket? Yorke/Lugo, Fitts, Sandlin/Monegro? Yorke/Lugo, Sandlin/Monegro, lottery ticket hitter?
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    Who to buy at the trade deadline?

    Starting pitcher for sure. But is it a rental or a long-term play? I'd take a hard look at Crochet. Three full years of control after this year, and he's not repped by Boras, so a chance you can extend him. It took Moncada and Kopeck plus two low lottery tickets to get Sale. I'm not sure we...
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    2024 Rotation and Bullpen

    George Costanza used that phrase https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/9f02014b-742b-42af-b148-dcbd5d895f69
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    Extreme Makeover: The Jarren Duran Edition

    Gotta say, the kid has shown tremendous improvement in the field. As recently as last year I never thought I’d see him make a catch at the fence. From his excitement, I think he had been thinking the same thing.
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    Minor League Thread 2024

    PAs for AMT in Portland -- 2023 / 2024 / Total Anthony -- 44 / 221 / 265 Mayer -- 189 / 266 / 455 Teel -- 39 / 239 / 278 By PAs, Teel and Anthony are pretty similar, so I wouldn't think a call-up for Anthony to be any more aggressive than a call-up for Teel. Teel has the added challenge of...