Post-Mortem ALDS Discussion

bankshot1

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Jeter was passable if the ball was hit to him +/-, but the last couple of years he was pretty bad. Ironically I think having Arod at 3rd let him cheat a little to his left and gave him slightly better range than he would have (that is to say almost none) otherwise. But he seldom made bad throws, even if there was nothing on them, and really never made mental errors.And to give credit, where credit is due, there was the trademarked Jeterian pirouette from the hole.
 

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You guys have to go hard after Corbin this offseason, no? But as the only real "elite" starter there are bound to be a ton of suitors. What kind of deal do you think he would see? Something like Lester's 6/155? higher, lower? I imagine Justus doesn't light the world on fire immediately, but he could be a solid 3, basically Erod this year, with the potential to be 1b with Severino? Severino/Corbin/Tanaka/CC/Sheffield is a pretty solid starting 5 for you guys. But CC has to lose it eventually, though I have been banking on that for a few years now

I am curious to see what you guys do with the bullpen. Robertson seems to like NY, but maybe he would want to be a closer somewhere else? The relief market is pretty deep(but a lot of those guys have question marks), who would you want to see? Britton, Robertson, Kimbrel, Familia, Ottavino, Kevin Herrera and Miller is a solid market. I hope the Sox don't go after Kimbrel(wouldn't be surprised to see him in DC next year) but hope we go after 2 of those guys to shore up our pen.
 
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You guys have to go hard after Corbin this offseason, no? But as the only real "elite" starter there are bound to be a ton of suitors. What kind of deal do you think he would see? Something like Lester's 6/155? higher, lower? I imagine Justus doesn't light the world on fire immediately, but he could be a solid 3, basically Erod this year, with the potential to be 1b with Severino? Severino/Corbin/Tanaka/CC/Sheffield is a pretty solid starting 5 for you guys. But CC has to lose it eventually, though I have been banking on that for a few years now

I am curious to see what you guys do with the bullpen. Robertson seems to like NY, but maybe he would want to be a closer somewhere else? The relief market is pretty deep(but a lot of those guys have question marks), who would you want to see? Britton, Robertson, Kimbrel, Familia, Ottavino, Kevin Herrera and Miller is a solid market. I hope the Sox don't go after Kimbrel(wouldn't be surprised to see him in DC next year) but hope we go after 2 of those guys to shore up our pen.
I don't expect Cashman to put too much money into the bullpen market, though he'll certainly fill the pen out. There are always arms available on the market throughout the year so it just would seem odd for him to give someone like Robertson 4/50 or something. I could see bringing back Britton on a 2/25 deal, depending on the market for him.
 

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Yankees looking better now than a week ago, big congrats to BOS and all their fans.
 

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Yankees looking better now than a week ago, big congrats to BOS and all their fans.
Agreed. And I'd argue the Yankees played a much tougher series against Boston than Houston did. Two of the three games they lost were games of inches. Houston was dominated this series and I'm gonna guess they have no idea what just happened. Management in a week is gonna sit there and go....fucking Billy Beane is right. Houston had every reason to win this series. Better starting pitching, better bullpen, hotter offense, hotter closer, solid fundamentals and insane defense. They got smoked.
 

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I don't know if we need to go too far down that road, NY did lose a game 16-1 and HOU was close to reversing a couple of these results also. The bottom line is BOS somehow won 5 straight road games against two 100 win teams who were a combined 17-1 at home in the two postseasons before running into the BOS buzzsaw, very impressive.
 

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Thanks guys, for your evenhandedness. I must admit, I didn't see this coming but am so proud of this team for putting it together as they have. Credit to Cora, for being savvy, intelligent, and keeping his team loose.
I can easily say the Sox aren't fundamentally better than the Yankees or Astros, but they have earned the right to represent the AL in the World Series this year. Go Sox!
 

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My take is how much better does Boston get next year, having acquired added confidence by dominating its two top rivals in the league playoffs? So many young players like Benny, Devers, Bogey, JBJ, Brasier ... I won't include Mookie because it would be impossible for him to improve on what he is right now.
 

bosox79

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My take is how much better does Boston get next year, having acquired added confidence by dominating its two top rivals in the league playoffs? So many young players like Benny, Devers, Bogey, JBJ, Brasier ... I won't include Mookie because it would be impossible for him to improve on what he is right now.
JBJ will be 29 in April and Brasier is already 31. Hell, even Mookie and X are 26. Our farm is pretty crap too.
 

terrynever

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JBJ will be 29 in April and Brasier is already 31. Hell, even Mookie and X are 26. Our farm is pretty crap too.
Yeah, I forgot about how long Brasier lingered in the minors and elsewhere. As for Jackie, they used to say a baseball player's physical prime years were 28-32 although I guess we could bump that up to 24-30 these days.