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Started by MongoLikeSox, October 09, 2023, 07:18:56 AM
Quote from: Sea Dog 23 on November 15, 2023, 04:58:30 AMAn update from Rosenthal, that Boston is near to signing Andrew Bailey as the pitching coach. Apparently he was not impressed with working for Boone and the other A-holes at NY. Bailey pitched for the Sox, and was a teammate of Breslow for five years in the bullpen. The deal is not finalized, maybe they still have to run it by Cora and Henry, who is exploring the eastern Antilles.
Quoteâ€œMyself, Brian Bannister and J.P. Martinez, we donâ€™t have any egos and weâ€™re able to work together,â€ Bailey told the San Francisco Examiner. â€œOur coordinators like Justin Lehr, Matt Daniels, Clay Rapada and those guys down the minor league system really value and look at a guyâ€™s arsenal and see trends in his shapes and usages, and our analytics department does a lot of that work as well.â€
Quote from: longgame on November 15, 2023, 10:12:35 AMI like the attitude that we're seeing, and like you, I was always frustrated with Bloom's deliberation and inability to pull the trigger on anything. Those analytics work against building a team in two ways - not valuing what you see with your eyes and also on the financial side in determining a value for a player which for whatever reason never seems to account for the market. When you get the guy whose price matches the skills he brings it's because he doesn't have those intangibles which make for star players. The computer can't value that.Of course we'll have to see where we end up.On a related note, I've seen a couple of items about how the Winter Meetings aren't the Winter Meetings of old. I think there's a good reason for that. 20 years ago every team had a GM. They didn't have 3 Presidents, a GM, Multiple assistants, etc. Two guys at a table can get a deal done. 25 people crunching numbers will keep people from striking deals until all the analytics can be run. We'll see what happens this year. One thing that always struck me about Bloom was he lacked charisma. Breslow appears to be brighter and more personable. That goes a long way in any personal interaction.
Quote from: MongoLikeSox on November 15, 2023, 12:58:03 PMA VERY interesting situation in Cleveland. They DFA'd Cal Quantrill. He had shoulder inflammation this year, but recovered well with a 2.76 ERA upon his return in September, including 3 Quality Starts that gave him 8 on the season out of 19 total starts. He made 32 starts with a 3.38 ERA in 2022 and split time between the 'pen and rotation with a 2.89 ERA including 22 starts out of 40 appearances. The big beef for Cleveland are the two years of arbitration left. He made $5.5M last year. The unofficial beef would be the shoulder inflammation thing and if it is healed. The Friday non-tender deadline roster set takes precedent, I think. They say they've been in trade talks with other clubs, but nothing so far, obviously.