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Red Sox News / Re: Alex Cora tells all
« Last post by SeaBeachFred on Today at 10:52:24 PM »
Well I have said repeatedly that Cora should never have been rehired as Red Sox manager became he was a rotten filthy cheater..  now we also found out that he bragged about it to his players on the RedSox the following season.  We will never win a thing with that bum managing us.  Again, he is a rotten filthy cheater and never should have been rehired.
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Hot Stove / Re: Blooms moves or lack thereof
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on Today at 04:25:23 PM »
The Sox dealt Frank German to the Chisox for Theo Dedlinger. He has a good fastball, but hasn’t done much above A ball, now 26 yo.  Not on the 40 man, so a depth move.

Bizarre thing he is a qualified blacksmith, and his favorite sport in high school was football.
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Red Sox News / Re: Alex Cora tells all
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on Today at 03:07:46 PM »
On WEEI today they said the timing of this story is about as bad as it gets, coupled with an already terrible off-season for Sox management.

Then they heard J.T. Watkins, the employee who filmed the opponents in the Boston cheating in 2018, was paid during his year long suspension before they hired him as a scout.
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Red Sox News / Re: Alex Cora tells all
« Last post by elktonnick on Today at 01:52:48 PM »
How is what Cora did any less an offense against baseball than what Pete Rose did?
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Red Sox News / Alex Cora tells all
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on Today at 01:19:41 PM »

Bad, bad PR for the Sox today on the eve of their 2023 season.  Evan Dreilich did a book about the Astros cheating scandal with a chapter about Cora.  Cora was bragging about it!

“Alex Cora didn’t exactly hide his sign-stealing ways – in fact, the alleged mastermind behind the Astros’ shocking 2017 scandal bragged about them to his new team.

“Members of the 2018 Red Sox would listen to their new manager – along with bullpen coach Craig Bjornson, another ex-Houston staffer – discuss their scheme “in a late-night setting” and “especially when they started drinking,” according to Evan Drellich’s new book, “Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess.”

“We stole that f”$;ing World Series,” Cora reportedly told his players, according to a Boston Herald transcript.”
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Hot Stove / Re: Blooms moves or lack thereof
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on Today at 09:45:25 AM »
As far as pitching, I was hoping we’d entertain bringing Wacha back.  I think he went 11-2 last year. 1.13 WHIP.  But his agent is asking for a 2 yr deal @$15m.  That would surely break what’s left of Bloom’s piggy bank.

I think MGT is looking for the farm to provide some pitching up in Boston later this year, like Mata or Murphy, as one of the starters is likely to throw a gasket in his skinny body.
I'm surprised Wacha has not gotten signed. I guess maybe he's gotta put up a couple of 20+ start and sub 4.00 ERA combined seasons before lowering both the injury and consistency reputations he has working against him?

Re the farm:  Read John Tomase latest.  Sox farm is rated 23rd and last in the ALE.  One analyst of all farm systems doubts Boston has any pitcher currently in the lower minors who ever pitch in the major leagues. Ouch
Yeah, the top-30 is dramatically low on Salem (low-A) and below pitching. Two guys with "40" overall ratings. Imagine this farm system had Rafaela, Murphy and Walter not emerged from the rubble in 2022? We can only hope that a few more emerge this year. Who will be that surprise MLB top-100 prospect coming out of no-where? 

Does anyone disagree that Bloom's rebuild plan is built around Marcelo Meyer and has been since before he even got out of Rookie ball? That's a lot to pin on one kid.

The intertwined list of fails that Bloom has authored is going to cost us for years.

Of Sox top 30prospect s Bloom did not dangle one for trade bait. He seemed to protect them.   He did dfa #22 German.  I think Sox next big star is OF Bleis.  But he is two years off, and more likely three yeears.  And  yes Bloom  will  be adios before they  arrive.
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Hot Stove / Re: Blooms moves or lack thereof
« Last post by MongoLikeSox on Today at 08:33:24 AM »
As far as pitching, I was hoping we’d entertain bringing Wacha back.  I think he went 11-2 last year. 1.13 WHIP.  But his agent is asking for a 2 yr deal @$15m.  That would surely break what’s left of Bloom’s piggy bank.

I think MGT is looking for the farm to provide some pitching up in Boston later this year, like Mata or Murphy, as one of the starters is likely to throw a gasket in his skinny body.
I'm surprised Wacha has not gotten signed. I guess maybe he's gotta put up a couple of 20+ start and sub 4.00 ERA combined seasons before lowering both the injury and consistency reputations he has working against him?

Re the farm:  Read John Tomase latest.  Sox farm is rated 23rd and last in the ALE.  One analyst of all farm systems doubts Boston has any pitcher currently in the lower minors who ever pitch in the major leagues. Ouch
Yeah, the top-30 is dramatically low on Salem (low-A) and below pitching. Two guys with "40" overall ratings. Imagine this farm system had Rafaela, Murphy and Walter not emerged from the rubble in 2022? We can only hope that a few more emerge this year. Who will be that surprise MLB top-100 prospect coming out of no-where? 

Does anyone disagree that Bloom's rebuild plan is built around Marcelo Meyer and has been since before he even got out of Rookie ball? That's a lot to pin on one kid.

The intertwined list of fails that Bloom has authored is going to cost us for years.
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Red Sox News / Re: Red Sox Farm System
« Last post by longgame on Today at 07:58:57 AM »
Tomase just tweeted that Red Sox Farm System now ranked 23rd in MLB and last in ALE.  WTFhas Bloom been doing??

Didn’t that article draw from a Keith Law report?  I read he is a big Uankee homer, maybe anecdotal.  I saw another rating this week showing Sox #11.  Baltimore and Pirates 1 and 2.  It seems to be subjective and based on older stats, whereas post spring 2023 ratings would be critical.  As far as the absence of good pitchers on the Boston farm, Bloom did draft mostly college age pitchers in last years draft.  Unfortunately no pitchers named Leiter or Rocker (from the Vanderbilt factory)

I saw that too.  Law was the outlier, everyone else had them in that 11-12 range I believe.  I was just talking to someone else that I place no stock whatsoever in these.  Too many major busts while some guys come out of nowhere.  Baseball seems even more hit or miss than other sports at this level.  Too many skills have to come together.
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Red Sox News / Re: Red Sox Farm System
« Last post by elktonnick on Today at 07:46:50 AM »
I read Laws report in the Athletic.  I think time will tell.  I have no confidence that Boston can produce a major league starter.  They haven't done in 15 years.
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Red Sox News / Re: Red Sox Farm System
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on Today at 07:34:01 AM »
Tomase just tweeted that Red Sox Farm System now ranked 23rd in MLB and last in ALE.  WTFhas Bloom been doing??

Didn’t that article draw from a Keith Law report?  I read he is a big Uankee homer, maybe anecdotal.  I saw another rating this week showing Sox #11.  Baltimore and Pirates 1 and 2.  It seems to be subjective and based on older stats, whereas post spring 2023 ratings would be critical.  As far as the absence of good pitchers on the Boston farm, Bloom did draft mostly college age pitchers in last years draft.  Unfortunately no pitchers named Leiter or Rocker (from the Vanderbilt factory)
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