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Hopefully Rich Hill is the next Jamie Moyer who won 15 games at age 45!
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Gotta love a pitcher named Kutter
I’m not a fan of this deal, but….FWIW, Kutter Crawford is dealing down in the Dominican. From redsox.com: "If there’s an early favorite for LIDOM’s top pitcher of the winter, that status belongs to Crawford. His 0.42 ERA is easily tops among the circuit’s qualifiers and his 23 K’s in 21 1/3 innings are tied for third. He was especially dominant on Nov. 10 when he fanned seven over five no-hit innings against Licey. The 25-year-old right-hander climbed from Double-A to make one start for the Major League club in 2021, and this run should offer him a deeper look at cracking the back end of Boston’s rotation going into next season."
Bogaerts is all but gone
No way they are going to spend big bucks on him with Mayer in waiting. I’d trade him now rather than see him walk after this coming year. Similar situation they had with Nomar, except Bogey is a real positive influence in the clubhouse. Kind of like Betts situation. I’d lock up Devers though.
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It's all short term
At least it was only a 1-year deal. That’s okay because in 2023 they’re going to have a totally home-grown rotation featuring Brayan Bello, Bryan Mata, Noah Song, Jay Groome, and the best name in the organization, Wilkelman Gonzalez. They’ll have payroll down to about $80M, and FSG can buy a WNBA franchise too.
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Look, we’re 20-40 years past the steroid era. We really don’t know who did and who didn’t. Can we get over it, please? Bottom line, Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, A-Rod, and Papi, should all get in. As for Schilling, agree with his politics or not, should not be a consideration whatsoever, and he should get in. I hated Andy Pettitte because he was a dreaded Yankee, but probably should get in too.
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Needs more time at AAA
This kid was hitting 400 in Salem in 2019 before moving up to Portland, where it took him a while to adjust, but he did. Then missing 2020 really hurt. Last year a lot of moving around, Worcester, Boston, Olympics, etc. With his speed, needs to regain what he did in Salem in 2019, more contact, less power. Only way I see that is consistent playing time in Worcester. Bench time in Boston won’t help his development. Would like to see what he becomes, but if Sox want to trade for established pitching from small market teams, may have to include him.
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Given what he’s done at every level so far, plus the Olympics, seems like the real deal.
Player A G AB HR RBI BB SO OBP
Year 1 48 156 8 26 20 53 .333 age 24
Year 2 145 514 20 82 60 130 .359 age 25
Year 1 23 80 8 16 10 39 .359 age 25
Year 2 133 417 25 78 28 156 .298 age 26
You statheads will recognize Bobby D as player B. Think he may have similar career as player A, especially given his second half? Like noted above, needs better plate discipline, more walks. Player A? Paul Goldschmidt. He turned out pretty good. Given that Dalbec isn’t arbitration eligible until 2024, and F/A until 2027, I think he would be incredibly enticing to a small market team. I love the idea of trading him, signing Schwarber for 1 yr at 1B, then becoming DH in 2023.