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Thread: A Realistic View at 2020: Part I

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    I'm sure the guy that replaces Leon will thrill everyone with his offense too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    I'm sure the guy that replaces Leon will thrill everyone with his offense too.
    All the new catcher has to do is drop a three or four f-bombs and he'll be more offensive than Sandy Leon...

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    That's fucking funny -- whoops, sorry if I defended notin

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    The guy Leon replaces in Cleveland was a better hitter and a good defender. I guess other teams also value great defense from the catching position- not just the Sox.

    Leon was a plus on this team despite his sub .600 OPS.

    Just Sale's numbers with him vs Vaz were enough to make him a plus.

    Career with Sale:
    2.51 w AJ P (226 innings)
    2.79 w Leon (436 innings)
    3.02 w Flowers (97)
    3.36 w Phegley (88)
    3.53 w Avila (112)
    4.61 w Vaz (84)

    Also, with Price...
    2.67 Avila (111)
    2.85 Molina (473)
    2.96 Leon (204)
    3.06 Jaso (191)
    3.09 Navarro (128)
    3.61 Shoppach (162)
    4.27 Vaz (360)

    Last edited by moonslav59; 12-02-2019 at 02:10 PM.
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    The Indians will be dumping Plawecki. The Sox should pick him up to replace Leon.
    The King of TalkSox has Spoken.

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    Chaim, you are in the big leagues now. Drawing 10,000 fans a game is not going to cut it, and people don’t buy tickets to Fenway to talk about the Farm

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    Unlike hot streaks and clutch, the “Cliff” is a myth. It can’t be defined, and it’s future existence cannot be proved.

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    Bloom has the same thumb up his ass approach to off seasons that Ben had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Chaim, you are in the big leagues now. Drawing 10,000 fans a game is not going to cut it, and people don’t buy tickets to Fenway to talk about the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Unlike hot streaks and clutch, the “Cliff” is a myth. It can’t be defined, and it’s future existence cannot be proved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Bloom has the same thumb up his ass approach to off seasons that Ben had.
    I can't claim to know where any of this is going, but I'll wait to see where things land by spring training. Ownership set him up for a near-impossible task before he was even hired, and he walked in to a fan base expecting him to work miracles from day one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Bloom has the same thumb up his ass approach to off seasons that Ben had.
    Lol!
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    Bloom has the same thumb up his ass approach to off seasons that Ben had.
    By this date five years ago Ben Cherington had signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval.

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    2013 team Ben built was OK, it was the years after that screwed him. Should have kept that thumb up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmony View Post
    By this date five years ago Ben Cherington had signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval.
    Signed Rusney that year too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    Bloom has the same thumb up his ass approach to off seasons that Ben had.
    Ben did go a little nuts prior to the 2013 season, signing free agents Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Shane Victorino, Koji Uehara, Jonny Gomes and David Ross...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Ben did go a little nuts prior to the 2013 season, signing free agents Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Shane Victorino, Koji Uehara, Jonny Gomes and David Ross...
    It appears "thumb in ass" = building a ring team
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    Phillies claimed Trevor Kelley.
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    By my count, we are down to 34 players on the 40 man roster:

    Assuming Pedey starts on the 60 day IL or maybe 15 day, players in Red might make the opening 26 man roster- assuming no acquisitions (which is impossible.)

    C: Vazquez
    1B: Dalbec (3B), Travis (LF)
    2B: Pedroia (DH), Chavis (1B/3B), Lin (SS/3B/OF)
    3B: Devers
    SS: Bogaerts, Chatham (2B)
    LF: Benintendi
    CF: Bradley (traded?), Wilson
    RF: Betts
    DH: Martinez
    SP: Sale, Rodriguez, Price, Eovaldi, D Hernandez, Velazquez, Shawaryn, Hart, Weber, Reyes
    RP: Workman, Barnes, Walden, Taylor, Hembree, Brasier, Brewer, Lakins, Poyner, Aybar

    Most likely, Chatham, Wilson, Brewer and Velazquez will be replaced by acquired players. Travis, Brasier and Lin could be, too.
    Last edited by moonslav59; 12-03-2019 at 10:22 AM.
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