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    9/12 vs Yankees Game 1

    Edited to change date after postponement
    Last edited by Jasonbay44; 09-12-2023 at 09:42 AM.

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    When they drew up the schedule, this looked like a crucial series. Things have changed a bit since then.
    Old school is good school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgalehouse View Post
    When they drew up the schedule, this looked like a crucial series. Things have changed a bit since then.
    Still crucial. One team is trying to get out of last place, and the other is trying to keep out of going into last place. How the mighty has fallen.

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    Postponed.
    When you say it's gonna happen now
    When exactly do you mean?

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    Still a lot of drama in this series: Managers hoping to stay out of last place and save their jobs; GMs hoping to get the higher draft picks and save their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    Still a lot of drama in this series: Managers hoping to stay out of last place and save their jobs; GMs hoping to get the higher draft picks and save their jobs.
    Quite an astute observation.
    WAR is good for something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dipre View Post
    Quite an astute observation.
    Did you expect something more from us?
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    I get MV Pee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5GoldGloves:OF,75 View Post
    Still a lot of drama in this series: Managers hoping to stay out of last place and save their jobs; GMs hoping to get the higher draft picks and save their jobs.
    Both organizations from TOP to bottom should be more than embarrassed to be in this situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Red View Post
    Both organizations from TOP to bottom should be more than embarrassed to be in this situation.
    Maybe, maybe not. At the end of the movie Moneyball, we see Billy Beane fly to Boston to talk to John Henry, who compliments Billy on how little the A's paid (team payroll) for each win that season (2002), especially in comparison to how much the Yankees paid for each win. He then offers Billy a massive salary to come do the same for the Sox--which Billy declines.

    This season we have seen not one but two AL East franchises field terrific teams--the Orioles and the Rays--with payrolls ranked 28th and 27th in MLB. Sabermetrics might have been involved, but the story line is that they have good minor league systems that produced talented young players who are not yet pricey free agents.

    The Yankees and Sox, meanwhile, have plenty of pricey free agents who haven't delivered. The Yankees payroll is 2d highest in MLB and the Sox the 15th highest. Appropriately, the Sox have the better won-lost record.

    In the middle of the AL East--the best division (based on won-lost records) in MLB--are the Jays with 9th highest payroll in MLB.

    We can hope the Sox can win using the Rays/Orioles model, but they won't until they figure out how to assess and develop young pitchers.

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    If LeMahieu is a legitimate 6'-4", the umpire must be 6'-10". How does he call the low pitch. No worries, Sox pitchers prefer to go high in the zone

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    Interesting to see Fenway about 2/3rds empty for RS-NYY game in September . Odd circumstances with the day-night doubleheader , and both teams playing +- .500

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    Watching Pivetta in several of his starts , he can be dominant for a few innings and then seems to drop off by giving up a HR and then imploding. Would like to see him go 7 today with a shutout. Looking good in the first 2.

    You would think he could be a #4-#5 in a good rotation if he can be consistent and efficient, only 28 pitches through 2.

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    He had a good opening... and now, he - he's bulking up!

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    The dfefensive positioning is beyond amazing, especially on balls hit up the middle, not quite a shift but real close. Valdez hits right into it.

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    Meaningless September baseball is the worst

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