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Sox Therapy: Musta Got Dealt
Should Boston have waited to trade Clay Buchholz until a team got desperate late in spring training?
Y’know, it seems on this site we often talk about this very scenario, maybe every year. Hey, maybe a team will suffer an injury in the rotation. If a team gets desperate before opening day, or before ...Read More...
9 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2016 at 01:56 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
Vladimir Guerrero (267), Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds (133), Ben Taylor (130), Buddy Bell (130) and Tommy Bridges (106) will be the top 10 returnees for 2018.
Jorge Posada (95), Bob Johnson (86), Urban Shocker (80), Dick Redding (79), Phil Rizzuto (79), Wally Schang (79) and Sal Bando (68) rounded out the top 20.
2018 - (December 4 - December 18, 2017) - elect 4
Name HOFm HOFs Yrs WAR WAR7 JAWS Chipper ...Read More...
179 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2016 at 09:12 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2017 Hall of Merit Election Results: Rodriguez, Ramirez and Edmonds elected!
Ivan Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and Jim Edmonds will be the Hall of Merit’s class of 2017!
Pudge was the top vote getter on 21 of 26 ballots, earning 567 of 624 possible points. Ramirez lead three ballots, earning 545 points. Edmonds and Jim McCormick each drew one top vote and Edmonds finished with 454 points, far ahead of Vladimir Guerrero who finished fourth with 267 points.
Guerrero, Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds ...Read More...
25 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2016 at 08:13 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2017
IMPORTANT: Please read:
This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots. Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.
The election will end Thursday on December 22, 2016 (3 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.
Please don’t post any vote tallies ...Read More...
69 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2016 at 11:08 AM |
Sox Therapy: The Magnificent Seven
Barring a major move at Designated Hitter it now appears the one significant off-season question for Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox is what to do about the starting rotation. As currently set the roster has seven Major League starting pitchers;
By all accounts Double D’s phone started ringing roughly nanoseconds after the Sale trade. With pitching being scarce ...Read More...
28 comment(s)Posted: December 14, 2016 at 02:19 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Cubs roster update - post Winter Meetings
Not surprisingly, the Cubs have been relatively quiet so far this offseason. After a couple moves, I thought it’d be worth putting the current projected 25 man roster on paper to see where things stand.
C: Contreras, Montero
SP: Lester, Arrieta, Hendricks, Lackey, Montgomery
I see those 22 as locks. Maybe Duensing is a lock, but I don’t think $2mil is a ...Read More...
80 comment(s)Posted: December 08, 2016 at 05:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1999 Discussion
The Yankees swept the Braves in the World Series.
Player Name SH WS BBR WAR Derek Jeter 33.7 8.0 Manny Ramirez 33.1 7.3 Roberto Alomar 33.2 7.4 Robin Ventura 28.3 6.7 Ivan Rodriguez 28.6 6.4 Jeff Bagwell 33.3 7.4 Nomar Garciaparra 31.4 6.6 Edgardo Alfonzo 29.1 6.0 Randy Velarde 24.2 7.0 Carl Everett 23.2 5.8 Brian Giles 26.6 6.6 Chipper Jones 33.6 6.9 Shawn Green 26.6 6.4 Barry Larkin 23.6 5.1 Bobby Abreu 26.6 6.1 Omar Vizquel 22.5 6.0 Jason ...Read More...
37 comment(s)Posted: December 08, 2016 at 01:27 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2016 Results
Congratulations to Mike Trout on his unanimous selection as the 2016 MMP. This is the fourth MMP award for Trout.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Mike Trout 120 8 8 Kris Bryant 104 8 0 Josh Donaldson 92 8 0 Mookie Betts 89 8 0 Robinson Cano 75 8 0 Jose Altuve 75 7 0 Manny Machado 49 6 0 Kyle Seager 44 6 0 Corey Seager 33 5 0 Freddie Freeman 30 5 0 Nolan Arenado 27 4 0 Daniel Murphy 25 4 0 J Verlander 21 5 0 Ian Kinsler 20 2 0 Joey Votto 19 3 0 Brian Dozier 17 4 0 Max Scherzer 16 5 0 Adam ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: December 07, 2016 at 05:48 PM |
Sox Therapy: The Roster 1.0
So, how was your Tuesday? Villageidiom was touching on the Sox’ roster situation a bit before everything went insane with the Sale acquisition and I think it is something that warrants some consideration.
With that in mind, here is version 1.0 of the 2017 roster with assorted thoughts, notes, comments and random musings;
49 comment(s)Posted: December 06, 2016 at 04:52 PM |
Sox Therapy: Wintry Mixing
With the winter meetings kicking off it is likely that we will see some activity on the Red Sox roster front. This will of course come with a whole bunch of really stupid rumors being kicked around and probably at least one rumor that seems really stupid but actually comes true. For now I have a few thoughts about potential moves and activity.
Edwin Encarnacion - If he is getting a Yoenis Cespedes type deal, sign me right the heck up. I realize the arguments for not signing ...Read More...
64 comment(s)Posted: December 04, 2016 at 03:59 PM |