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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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