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Started by MongoLikeSox, October 09, 2023, 07:18:56 AM
Quote from: longgame on October 09, 2023, 07:44:30 AMFirst thing is Iâ€™d make it clear that Iâ€™m in charge and any doing anything related to how the team is run on the field reports to me. That would be a condition of employment. Second, Iâ€™d say I need to decide who that team is, I donâ€™t want any leftovers from the last few years as they clearly donâ€™t understand how to win.Then the tough stuff starts. Key weaknesses are defense, offense and pitching, lol. Start anywhere. Make some targets in each area. Decide what youâ€™re going to do with poor defenders like Devers and Yoshida. Decide if you need to cut bait on Story (may just need to keep him to hold the position because there is so much work).Speifically, get a 2B with a hot glove. Second, get a stud outfielder of the type that Boston was once famous for. You need at least two top of the rotation pitchers.Youâ€™ve got some trade assets in Verdugo, Yoshida, and a host of young guys who arenâ€™t going to be stars like the rotation of infielders we had. Sale may fetch a price. Thatâ€™s just week one!
Quote from: Sea Dog 23 on October 11, 2023, 12:36:26 PMThe Orioles finished their season last night. They have the bats in abundance and some great minor leaguers getting ready. Their depth of pitching was exposed against Rangers. It looks like the Sox will be competing against the O's for the best pitching free-agents, and O's might have more to offer in trades with some of their AA and AAA gems.
Quote from: MongoLikeSox on November 08, 2023, 09:25:40 AMLots of article from the Athletic's Red Sox beat writers. Jen McCaffrey wrote an article about Breslow winning his new job because Kennedy and FSG were thoroughly impressed that he had a thought out plan regarding how to revamp the Red Sox pitching system as an organization. So, um, yeah. Wasn't building pitching sustainability supposed to be the top large-scale organizational priority for the past 4 years? Right, I thought so. What on Earth did they do to that end aside from dumpster-diving? Anyone know of anything? We kept the same AAA pitching coach, but I think he might have been a level lower before 2020. Maybe we hired a roving pitching instructor? I think they had everyone learn how to pitch high in the zone and throw a slurve. We can blame Bloom all we want, but there should have been conference room table fist beatings by Kennedy at the behest of the FSGeezers to get it done. A direct order - "you will build me a pitching organization, and you will build it now!" Maybe they did and assigned a $50k budget, and then took that budget away in order to get Noah Song back. (OK, now I'm getting sarcastic.)