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    A Realistic View at 2022: Part III

    This team kinda stinks. The rotation has been average, but everything else has been putrid. I think the offense should come back around in the next few weeks, but this bullpen is just ugly. Without a defined bullpen role for Houck/Whitlock, the pen is just a pile of nonsense.

    If things don't turn around quick for Verdugo/Dalbec/Kikť and young guys stay in WOO, this team is a distant 4th and will be sellers in July. Signing Story seems to have been a mistake. Bye Xander. Bye Eovaldi. Bye JD. Bye Raffy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    This team kinda stinks. The rotation has been average, but everything else has been putrid. I think the offense should come back around in the next few weeks, but this bullpen is just ugly. Without a defined bullpen role for Houck/Whitlock, the pen is just a pile of nonsense.

    If things don't turn around quick for Verdugo/Dalbec/Kikť and young guys stay in WOO, this team is a distant 4th and will be sellers in July. Signing Story seems to have been a mistake. Bye Xander. Bye Eovaldi. Bye JD. Bye Raffy.
    Does this mean the "realistic" II thread is done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    Does this mean the "realistic" II thread is done?
    You can go back to Realistic Part I if you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    This team kinda stinks. The rotation has been average, but everything else has been putrid. I think the offense should come back around in the next few weeks, but this bullpen is just ugly. Without a defined bullpen role for Houck/Whitlock, the pen is just a pile of nonsense.

    If things don't turn around quick for Verdugo/Dalbec/Kikť and young guys stay in WOO, this team is a distant 4th and will be sellers in July. Signing Story seems to have been a mistake. Bye Xander. Bye Eovaldi. Bye JD. Bye Raffy.
    Afraid I agree. And I have no doubt the FO will adopt the strategy: when your team sucks, identify the best players and get rid of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jad View Post
    Afraid I agree. And I have no doubt the FO will adopt the strategy: when your team sucks, identify the best players and get rid of them.
    Realistically, I think there's a very good chance that it could get really ugly this year (like 2012 ugly). However, with the prospect pipeline the Sox currently have (and ignoring 2020), I think this will be the low point of Bloom's tenure here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    This team kinda stinks. The rotation has been average, but everything else has been putrid. I think the offense should come back around in the next few weeks, but this bullpen is just ugly. Without a defined bullpen role for Houck/Whitlock, the pen is just a pile of nonsense.

    If things don't turn around quick for Verdugo/Dalbec/Kikť and young guys stay in WOO, this team is a distant 4th and will be sellers in July. Signing Story seems to have been a mistake. Bye Xander. Bye Eovaldi. Bye JD. Bye Raffy.
    At least there's one more year to work something out with Raffy. And the team will be flush with cash going into next offseason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    At least there's one more year to work something out with Raffy. And the team will be flush with cash going into next offseason.
    But they could get a better haul if they deal him with an extra year of team control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    But they could get a better haul if they deal him with an extra year of team control.
    Yes, but that's not an approach this franchise has taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Yes, but that's not an approach this franchise has taken.
    Has taken yet.
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    Why not just start the Realistic View at 2023 Part I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Why not just start the Realistic View at 2023 Part I?
    Why, is there a designated time that each phase of the 'realistic' thread should be started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    Why, is there a designated time that each phase of the 'realistic' thread should be started?
    We try not to start threads about the following season until the Sox are officially out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    We try not to start threads about the following season until the Sox are officially out of it.
    That sounds reasonable.

    But why is he upset that part 3 was started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    That sounds reasonable.

    But why is he upset that part 3 was started?
    He's probably just grumpy from angrily posting at Old Red all night, IDK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDavis76 View Post
    That sounds reasonable.

    But why is he upset that part 3 was started?
    I'm far from upset.

    Why assume I'm upset just for saying start Part 1 of 2023?

    You guys read too much into many posts.
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