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Yeah neither will happen but if you have any tips on London let me know. Maybe the second one.
 
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Because of the long season last year, Cora decided to go easy in spring training. So he rested the regulars and starters all through spring training. And they are now playing like it's the second week of sping training. The rest of the league is weeks ahead of them. They will catch up eventually. But they have paid a price for Cora's decision.
 
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Because of the long season last year, Cora decided to go easy in spring training. So he rested the regulars and starters all through spring training. And they are now playing like it's the second week of sping training. The rest of the league is weeks ahead of them. They will catch up eventually. But they have paid a price for Cora's decision.
Here’s hoping that they don’t catch-up!!
 

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Because of the long season last year, Cora decided to go easy in spring training. So he rested the regulars and starters all through spring training. And they are now playing like it's the second week of sping training. The rest of the league is weeks ahead of them. They will catch up eventually. But they have paid a price for Cora's decision.
I've no doubt this was a Red Sox brass on down decision.
 
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Because of the long season last year, Cora decided to go easy in spring training. So he rested the regulars and starters all through spring training. And they are now playing like it's the second week of sping training. The rest of the league is weeks ahead of them. They will catch up eventually. But they have paid a price for Cora's decision.
Totally agree. In spring training, not only do you get into game shape but you teach the team how to win. Some of you may remember Khalid El Amin and Richard Hamilton talking about winning time. For them, there was a critical time in each game when you had to knuckle down and win the game. The Sox got that last year but have not figured out this year. Don't get me wrong, they are too talented to continue to play the way they have and they will figure it out. I just hope that in September, they will not be regretting throwing all these games away.
 

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Red Sox: "Hello Craig. We really hope you'll come to Boston and be a part of the WS Ring ceremony. Come and get that ring, boyyyy!!"

Craig Kimbrel: "Oh hell naw!!"

He says he doesn't want to be a distraction. :rolleyes:
 
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Totally agree. In spring training, not only do you get into game shape but you teach the team how to win. Some of you may remember Khalid El Amin and Richard Hamilton talking about winning time. For them, there was a critical time in each game when you had to knuckle down and win the game. The Sox got that last year but have not figured out this year. Don't get me wrong, they are too talented to continue to play the way they have and they will figure it out. I just hope that in September, they will not be regretting throwing all these games away.
Spring training is 100% about getting into game shape, getting timing back, etc. and 0% about "learning to win". These are professional ballplayers who won a #$*$&*ng championship just over five months ago. They didn't "forget" how to win. They likely partied a bit too hard and didn't work it off in camp. Couple that with the fact that the pitching staff was fragile to begin with and this is what we have . . .
 

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The sale extension seemed crazy to me.

The fact that he’s sill throwing 89 is concerning.
 
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So the Sox on the road just swept the team with the best record in baseball. Anyone feel better?
 
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So the Sox on the road just swept the team with the best record in baseball. Anyone feel better?
The bullpen is still a hot mess, but you knew they weren't going to play .400 baseball all season . . .
 

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Spring training is 100% about getting into game shape, getting timing back, etc. and 0% about "learning to win". These are professional ballplayers who won a #$*$&*ng championship just over five months ago. They didn't "forget" how to win. They likely partied a bit too hard and didn't work it off in camp. Couple that with the fact that the pitching staff was fragile to begin with and this is what we have . . .
The Sox have one thing going for them.

No other team has this:

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The bullpen lacks depth. But it needs more of a 2016 Andrew Miller than a Kimbrel.

I don’t think chavis will he sent back down. With Pedroias health he’s probably the best option at 2b, although I’m a Lin fan defensively.

The rotation needs to pitch better. That sale extension was a terrible idea
 

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Red Sox: "Hello Craig. We really hope you'll come to Boston and be a part of the WS Ring ceremony. Come and get that ring, boyyyy!!"

Craig Kimbrel: "Oh hell naw!!"

He says he doesn't want to be a distraction. :rolleyes:
The bullpen is still a hot mess, but you knew they weren't going to play .400 baseball all season . . .
The bullpen is overworked because the starters can't get out of the 5th. It's not 2003 (BPBC) and Braiser is not the problem.

So the Sox on the road just swept the team with the best record in baseball. Anyone feel better?
Not really. Just as the Sox awful start won't be the norm, neither will Tampa's hot start. An 11 game road trip right out of the gate is unreasonable. The Sox have played 22 games and after the 3-8 road trip, they are 6-5. It would have been nice to take one from a depleted Yankee team, but cest la vie. There's still 140 games left in the season.
 

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The bullpen lacks depth. But it needs more of a 2016 Andrew Miller than a Kimbrel.

I don’t think chavis will he sent back down. With Pedroias health he’s probably the best option at 2b, although I’m a Lin fan defensively.

The rotation needs to pitch better. That sale extension was a terrible idea
I thought I heard over the weekend that, he's only played a handful of professional games at second. Still it's better than having Christian Vazquez out there.
 
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I've like almost everything Dombrowski has done lately - signing Eovaldi and Pearce, extending Sale and Bogaerts. The things I am not happy about are not signing a reliever (there were plenty out there in the off-season) and trading Blake Swihart. Swihart was one of the most athletic players on the roster. He could hit, run and play several different positions. The poor start by the starting pitchers led to this move. I think the Diamondbacks are going to love having him and we will rue the day.
 

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I've like almost everything Dombrowski has done lately - signing Eovaldi and Pearce, extending Sale and Bogaerts. The things I am not happy about are not signing a reliever (there were plenty out there in the off-season) and trading Blake Swihart. Swihart was one of the most athletic players on the roster. He could hit, run and play several different positions. The poor start by the starting pitchers led to this move. I think the Diamondbacks are going to love having him and we will rue the day.
I didn’t like the sale extension at all. No discount. No risk mitigation. Nothing.

I’m more upset about DD’s handling of swihart starting back in 2016. Should’ve traded him rather than waste a year plus with him as an outfielder.
 

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At this rate, Sox are gonna look very different by August 1.
 

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