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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: February 17, 2017 at 11:26 AM (#5403711)
The addition of Moreland (the afternoon I posted version 1.0) indicates he is the likely regular first baseman. I think the dream scenario for the Sox is that Benintendi handles lefties well enough to play every day and that when the Sox face an LHP Chris Young is the DH and Hanley moves to first base.
You are correct. I just saw a tweet quoting Farrell saying that Hanley is DH against all righties. That implies that Moreland is the starter at 1B in those games, but it wouldn't be the world's biggest shock if Holt or Sandoval ends up stealing some of Mitchy's starts.

Against lefties, I guess it will be Young at DH sometimes, and sometimes Young in LF for Benintendi, or even Young in LF pushing Benintendi to CF and JBJ to the bench.
   2. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: February 17, 2017 at 04:25 PM (#5404009)
I still believe that by June 1 Blake Swihart is the regular catcher.


OK, maybe I rethink this a bit.

Not a lot of people were around to witness the uncomfortable bullpen session Thursday.

But for those who were there, they saw Blake Swihart show an inability to accurately throw the ball back to Rick Porcello on too many occasions.
   3. Textbook Editor Posted: February 17, 2017 at 05:22 PM (#5404049)
#2 - This is really freaking me out. As I ask in the other thread... is there a case in history where this has happened to a catcher and recovered like nothing happened? Because I can't think of one... the ones I know of all wind up with the guy having to move off C.

This sucks.
   4. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: February 17, 2017 at 07:30 PM (#5404133)
I answered there too but Saltalamacchia had throwing issues in Texas.
   5. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: February 23, 2017 at 09:32 AM (#5407218)
BASEBALL TODAY BASEBALL TDOAY BASELLAB DOTAY!!!!!111!!ONEONE!!!!

Lineup against Northeastern; Betts, Bogaerts, Moreland, Young, Sandoval, Travis (DH), Hernandez (2B), Castillo. Vazquez, Johnson (P). Jamie Callahan to follow Johnson's two innings with two of his own. Henry Owens gets the start tomorrow and Roenis Elias on Saturday. The last man to start a game at DH in a non-David Ortiz era game was Cliff Floyd.
   6. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: February 23, 2017 at 01:48 PM (#5407437)
I think it's fair to say that this is statistically significant but both Mitch Moreland and Sam Travis have homered today.
   7. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: February 24, 2017 at 02:23 PM (#5408235)
JBJ has switched to #19, Benintendi #16.
   8. Jose is Absurdly Unemployed Posted: March 02, 2017 at 10:01 AM (#5411327)
Bradford has a column at Full Count today. He touches on the roster and it sounds like there is less enthusiasm for Fernando Verybad than there was. Apparently the Sox only owe him 1/6 of his salary if they release him by March 17th so that's the date to circle.

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