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    Sox signing Wacha

    1 year deal. Details to follow
    Hal sucks

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    A move that is sure to be more condemned than praised here!
    Championships since purchase by John Henry group: Red Sox 4 Yankees 1

    The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 postseason games against the Yankees.

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    The Red Sox front office undoubtedly has more and better information on Michael Wacha than the casual baseball fan who would never sign a starting pitcher who since the start of the 2019 season has an ERA of 5.11 and an ERA+ of 80 in 285.1 innings (66 appearances, 54 starts).

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    Itís a Bloom move. Wacha has seen his average fastball tick up by close to 1mph over the past three seasons and his 21 xFIP was almost identical to his xFIPs from his highest war seasons in StL. Wachaís issues have been the homer and that only magnified in 21. Maybe Bloom envisions him throwing a sinker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    A move that is sure to be more condemned than praised here!
    What a joke of a move. This is weaker than Martin Perez or Garrett Richards.
    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 donít buy tickets to Fenway to talk about the Farm

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    "Relief pitchers are a crapshoot." No, the truth is "Crapshoot pitchers are relievers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    What a joke of a move. This is weaker than Martin Perez or Garrett Richards.
    I do t disagree, but he might have higher upside at this point in time.

    I doubt this is someone Bloom is counting on to fill ERodís shoes- maybe Perez.
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    Passan:

    Right-hander Michael Wacha and the Boston Red Sox are finalizing a one-year contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Wacha, 30, was solid in a starting role for Tampa Bay last season and is expected to bring depth to the Red Sox’s rotation. Deal is pending a physical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a700hitter View Post
    What a joke of a move. This is weaker than Martin Perez or Garrett Richards.
    No lie found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Passan:

    Right-hander Michael Wacha and the Boston Red Sox are finalizing a one-year contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Wacha, 30, was solid in a starting role for Tampa Bay last season and is expected to bring depth to the Red Sox’s rotation. Deal is pending a physical.
    It was a small sample but in two starts against the Seattle Mariners last season Michael Wacha surrendered 20 hits and 11 earned runs in 7.2 innings:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ll_oppon_extra

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    Quote Originally Posted by harmony View Post
    It was a small sample but in two starts against the Seattle Mariners last season Michael Wacha surrendered 20 hits and 11 earned runs in 7.2 innings:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/p...ll_oppon_extra
    Hopefully he doesnít pass his physical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    Hopefully he doesn’t pass his physical.
    Bloom just dumpster diving like he always does .chaim Bloom has an open checkbook and clipping coupons for a billionaire. Bloom showing year over year he’s better served in Oakland .
    Last edited by Swiharts Ghost; 11-26-2021 at 08:04 PM.

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    Someone in the baseball analytics department needs to be held accountable for this travesty of justice.

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    I guess they had to settle for Wacha after missing out on Heaney.

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    So… same commentary as last off-season when Bloom went after Perez and Richards? And again after the deadline when all the pitching help we got was Robles and Davis? And how did all those tragic acquisitions turn out?

    Only with a trip to the ALCS?

    So at any point do we maybe at least think Bloom might know what he’s doing?

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    Letís not act like this will be Bloomís centrepiece move.

    If it is, Iíll be joining the bash brigade.
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