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irinmike

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Since I summer in Maine I always take in a few Sea Dog games. They have been terrible for quite a few years now, but this year's team at this point in the season is terrible. Talk about a minor league system that is void of talent. I will not be back next season, gonna take a year off. Not a single player on the roster tonight at Hadlock looked like they had major league potential.
 

bradcote

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Since I summer in Maine I always take in a few Sea Dog games. They have been terrible for quite a few years now, but this year's team at this point in the season is terrible. Talk about a minor league system that is void of talent. I will not be back next season, gonna take a year off. Not a single player on the roster tonight at Hadlock looked like they had major league potential.
When Dombrowski stops decimating the farm system, then you will see a better team.
 

kenneycb

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I’m pissed the Sox have been so good at the expense of the vaunted farm system. Moncada should still be in Pawtucket. If only we still had Manuel Margot and his sub-.300 OBP too.

In seriousness, the Sox mortgaged the farm for last year. It worked. I’m happy to have it work than not have it work.
 

Lose Remerswaal

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Since I summer in Maine I always take in a few Sea Dog games. They have been terrible for quite a few years now, but this year's team at this point in the season is terrible. Talk about a minor league system that is void of talent. I will not be back next season, gonna take a year off. Not a single player on the roster tonight at Hadlock looked like they had major league potential.
Cool. You can follow Jarren Duran's exploits on SoSH next year. Also Marcus Wilson (the guy we got for Swihart) and Jake Cosart and Bryan Mata will likely start there or be there quickly
 

Vinho Tinto

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Sea Dogs have had one winning season since 2008. Thankfully, my enjoyment of attending games at Hadlock was never dependent on winning and losing. I did get to see multiple future stars in a well maintained park by quality people. Can't think of much that is as family friendly around Portland.
 

MyDaughterLovesTomGordon

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I've been to a number of Sea Dogs games this year, per usual. There's some talent worth watching here and there. Dan McGrath has somehow only given up 72 hits in 112 innings, via some kind of voodoo smoke and mirrors - don't think I've seen him over 88 in the two starts I've watched. Durran is crazy fast and just watching him rip down the first base line a couple times a game is pretty fun. And CJ Chatham was in the top 5 for Eastern League batting average before his callup (still under .300, but the whole league is hitting something like .243, so it's a low bar).

Marcus Wilson is pretty interesting. There are at-bats where he looks AWFUL, like he can't tell fastball from a curve, but then he runs into one and you can see the potential.

I think the Dogs do really well with the cards they're dealt. They do a ton of promotions, give huge amounts of time to non-profits, and put on a great event for the family every time.

But, yeah, the Sox farm system is beyond empty. The catching position is embarrassing, especially. For years, we've been following at least one future star - but hard to see one anywhere on the Dogs this year.