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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Or this weekend, with 4 games in 48 hours. Whichever comes first...
    I can see, if we were on a west coast stretch and had a 19 inning game, or something, but even in that case, we could have had Houck travel with the big team.

    There is also the 27th man rule for doubleheaders, so that makes it easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    I can see, if we were on a west coast stretch and had a 19 inning game, or something, but even in that case, we could have had Houck travel with the big team.

    There is also the 27th man rule for doubleheaders, so that makes it easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Are you griping about something? Sorry, it gets hard to follow the train sometimes.
    The argument was about having an extra pitcher or bench player.

    One major point for carrying a bench player was that if a pitcher was ever needed, you could have one there in 2 hours. That's not the case, if we were in Seattle, but I added that if we were on a long west coast stretch, which we were not, we could have brought along an extra pitcher (not on the 26 man roster) in case we needed to add one after having a 19 inning game the night before.

    Setting the opening day roster does not preclude additions and subtractions just a few days into the season, if needed.

    The other point was about us having to play 4 games in a 48 hour period, and that is precisely an example that adding a pitcher before that stretch would make sense and is entirely possible and easy to do.

    (BTW, I was not "griping." I was defending the position that we never needed that extra pitcher, and if we did, we'd know enough beforehand to add one- or two in the case of the doubleheader.)

    The fact that you can add a player to the 26 man roster for a double header also eases that strain on the pen during that 48 hour stretch- not to mention the fact that we had a day off to rest the entire pen before that 48 hour stretch.
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    In Cora we trust. If he feels like we're in a better position with 14 pitchers, then that's good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    In Cora we trust. If he feels like we're in a better position with 14 pitchers, then that's good enough for me.
    Same.
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    Speaking of "rock bottom:" here are the worst teams in MLB by record, currently.

    4-12 COL
    5-10 NYY
    6-10 AZ
    6-10 DET
    5-9 WSH
    6-9 Cubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Speaking of "rock bottom:" here are the worst teams in MLB by record, currently.

    4-12 COL
    5-10 NYY
    6-10 AZ
    6-10 DET
    5-9 WSH
    6-9 Cubs

    And the Red Sox are tied for the second-best record in baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Speaking of "rock bottom:" here are the worst teams in MLB by record, currently.

    4-12 COL
    5-10 NYY
    6-10 AZ
    6-10 DET
    5-9 WSH
    6-9 Cubs

    Going to be a long summer out in Denver. That team hovered around .500 for years in that ballpark, and that was with Arenado. Would not be surprised if Blackmon wants out at the deadline, causing them to launch a full rebuild
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Going to be a long summer out in Denver. That team hovered around .500 for years in that ballpark, and that was with Arenado. Would not be surprised if Blackmon wants out at the deadline, causing them to launch a full rebuild
    They'd move Blackmon at lightning speed if anyone wanted him. But since he is owed $42mill for this year and next and has a player option for 2023, that's a lot of commitment for a guy with a pretty mediocre OPS (.744) outside of Coors ( where he has a .983 OPS)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    They'd move Blackmon at lightning speed if anyone wanted him. But since he is owed $42mill for this year and next and has a player option for 2023, that's a lot of commitment for a guy with a pretty mediocre OPS (.744) outside of Coors ( where he has a .983 OPS)...
    Certainly, they will have to pay a large chunk of that deal, but Arenado had similar splits:

    Career:

    Home: .985

    Away: .792

    Someone took him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    In Cora we trust. If he feels like we're in a better position with 14 pitchers, then that's good enough for me.
    And I call a foul! You have already stated your emphatic belief that 14 pitchers is what any sensible team should want. In this case, you trust Cora because he is Kimmi fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Speaking of "rock bottom:" here are the worst teams in MLB by record, currently.

    4-12 COL
    5-10 NYY
    6-10 AZ
    6-10 DET
    5-9 WSH
    6-9 Cubs

    Oooooohhhhh. Sometimes the simplest stats are the most enlightening ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxbialystock View Post
    And I call a foul! You have already stated your emphatic belief that 14 pitchers is what any sensible team should want. In this case, you trust Cora because he is Kimmi fan.
    I already stated, more than once, my reasons for thinking that 14 pitchers is a good idea. Typing that I trust Cora saves me a lot of time. LOL

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    In terms of run differential, the Red Sox are currently the class of the league.

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