7 Burning Questions

grimshaw

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It's September 3rd. The Sox are tied for the last WC spot

1) Who is your primary 1st baseman?

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL?

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season?

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? JBJ, Casas, Arroyo, Plawecki, Dalbec, Wong

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello, Mata, Winckowski, Diekman, Sawamura, Robles

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going.

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any.

To be revisited on September 3rd . . .
 

Pat Spillane

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1) Who is your primary 1st baseman? Bobby Dalbec

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL? Rotation

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season? Worse

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? JBJ - Yes, Casas - Yes, Arroyo - No, Plawecki, - No Dalbec - Yes, Wong - No

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello - Yes, Mata - Yes, Winckowski - Yes, Diekman - Yes, Sawamura - No, Robles - No

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going. No -Dont see Chaim making a larger trade like this in season

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any. Cant think
 
1) Who is your primary 1st baseman? Franchy Cordero

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL? DL

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season? Same. Unstoppable against weaker, and fallible against greater.

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? Assuming 26 man, JBJ - yes, Casas - no, Arroyo-yes, Plawecki-of course (we are not trading Eovaldi), Dalbec -yes, Wong-no

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello-no, Mata-yes, Winckowski-no, Diekman-yes, Sawamura-no, Robles-no

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going. No

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any. CJ Cron
 

streeter88

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It's September 3rd. The Sox are tied for the last WC spot

1) Who is your primary 1st baseman? Franchy

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL? Just made 1st start (activated within the last week)

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season? Worse.

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? JBJ, Casas, Arroyo, Plawecki, Dalbec, Wong. JBJ, Casas, Plawecki only. Dalbec traded… maybe for a BP project?

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello, Mata, Winckowski, Diekman, Sawamura, Robles. Bello, Winckowski, Diekman, Robles.

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going. Gawd I hope not, but I fear that Bogaerts will be gone. If so, then Arroyo still on roster.

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any. Rob Gronkowski.
 

Sandy Leon Trotsky

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It's September 3rd. The Sox are tied for the last WC spot

1) Who is your primary 1st baseman? Franchy

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL? Just made 1st start (activated within the last week)

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season? Worse.

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? JBJ, Casas, Arroyo, Plawecki, Dalbec, Wong. JBJ, Casas, Plawecki only. Dalbec traded… maybe for a BP project?

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello, Mata, Winckowski, Diekman, Sawamura, Robles. Bello, Winckowski, Diekman, Robles.

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going. Gawd I hope not, but I fear that Bogaerts will be gone. If so, then Arroyo still on roster.

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any. Rob Gronkowski.
It's very different than the year Nomar was dealt. The FO determined in '04 that the offense was strong enough without Nomar (still in my top 5 Sox players) and needed the defensive improvement- ground ball pitching seemed more dominant then- at SS. X is absolutely the centerpiece of the offense and defense has improved... AND.... I think middle infield defense is less important than in the Nomar days. Not discounting it.... but just less important. No way is he dealt.
 

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Playing along, but a I have small issue with the premise of being tied for the last WC spot on September 3rd. With the trade deadline being July 30th, I think that where they sit at or near the deadline better determines the answers to questions 6&7. That said, I'll crystal ball it with the Sox at least in the 2nd WC position near the deadline.

It's September 3rd. The Sox are tied for the last WC spot

1) Who is your primary 1st baseman? Trey Mancini

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL?

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season?

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? JBJ, Casas, Arroyo, Plawecki, Dalbec, Wong

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello, Mata, Winckowski, Diekman, Sawamura, Robles

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going. No

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any. Trey Mancini, Wily Perralta,

To be revisited on September 3rd . . .
 
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PrometheusWakefield

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It's September 3rd. The Sox are tied for the last WC spot

1) Who is your primary 1st baseman?

2) Is James Paxton in the rotation, the bullpen or on the DL?

3) Assuming health, is Chris Sale performing better or worse than last season?

4) Which of these position players are on the roster? JBJ, Casas, Arroyo, Plawecki, Dalbec, Wong

5) Which of these pitchers are on the roster? Bello, Mata, Winckowski, Diekman, Sawamura, Robles

6) Any big trades? Big trade meaning an all star caliber player coming or going.

7) Name a player outside the organization who will be active if any.

To be revisited on September 3rd . . .
1) Josh Bell
2) Rotation
3) Basically the same
4) JBJ, Arroyo, Plawecki
5) Bello, Wincowski, Diekman
6) Josh Bell, Andrew Benintendi
7) Bell, Benintendi