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Sox Therapy: 2020 Vision - Version 2.0

Well, now that the Sox have made their big move it’s worth taking a look at what the 2020 Boston Red Sox now look like with some notes about the changes from version 1 (https://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/sox_therapy/discussion/2020_vision)

Infield: Mitch Moreland, Michael Chavis, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jose Peraza, Tzu-Wei Lin

Changes from Version 1:
Drop Sam Travis, Marco Hernandez
Add Moreland, Peraza,

Adding Moreland is a nice little move that I think fits well.  He’s ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: February 05, 2020 at 10:52 AM | 33 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Counterpoint: Also Not OK

Jose already covered the main topic well. I just want to step back and reconsider the following statement:

It’s not official but There is no baseball case for moving Mookie.  If the Sox wanted to cut payroll they should never have offered a contract to Jackie Bradley and traded JD Martinez.  Or they could have traded David Price with quite literally no return and gotten contract relief that way.

I believe there is a solid baseball case for making this trade. That doesn’t make it OK. ...Read More...

villageidiom Posted: February 05, 2020 at 08:15 AM | 117 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Not OK

Un-bleeping-acceptable.

It’s that simple.  The Boston Red Sox have traded a player who should be spending his whole career in Boston as a true homegrown superstar for a few baubles in hopes of competing in 2024 or something.

Oh who are we kidding?  They made this trade so John Henry could get himself a new ivory back scratcher.  This is not freakin’ OK and to pretend that it is is nonsense.  I have been a diehard Red Sox fan my whole life.  My favorite players have included Fred Lynn, ...

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Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: February 04, 2020 at 09:27 PM | 164 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1923 Ballot

For 1923 each voter should rank the top 10 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 February 2020.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 4 February 2020.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 29, 2020 at 11:59 AM | 10 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Tim Hudson

Eligible 2021

DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2020 at 12:19 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mark Buehrle

Eligible 2021

DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2020 at 12:18 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2021 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2021 (December 2020)—elect 3

Top 10 Returning Players
Kenny Lofton, Johan Santana, Sammy Sosa, Jeff Kent, Lance Berkman, Bobby Abreu, Buddy Bell, Wally Schang, Bobby Bonds, Sal Bando

Newly eligible players

Tim Hudson
Mark Buehrle
Torii Hunter
Dan Haren
Barry Zito
Aramis Ramirez
Shane Victorino
Alex Rios
Grady Sizemore
A.J. Burnett

DL from MN Posted: January 13, 2020 at 02:06 PM | 341 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Torii Hunter

Eligible 2021

DL from MN Posted: January 13, 2020 at 11:57 AM | 24 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1923 Discussion

The Yankees defeated the Giants 4 games to 2 in the World Series. This is their first World Series Championship in the first season for Yankee Stadium.

The Kansas City Monarchs were the top team in the Negro National League. Hilldale led the Eastern Colored League.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Babe Ruth		54.2		14.1
Tris Speaker		35.6		9.0
Harry Heilmann		35.1		9.3
Joe Sewell		29.3		7.5
Ken Williams		27.8		7.6
Rogers Hornsby		24.5		6.7
Frankie Frisch		31.8		7.1
Eddie ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 10, 2020 at 06:39 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1922 Results

Congratulations to Rogers Hornsby on his first Most Meritorious Player award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Rogers Hornsby	102	7	6
George Sisler	88	7	1
Osc Charleston	85	7	0
Bullet Rogan	81	7	0
Ken Williams	78	7	0
Red Faber	73	7	0
Tyrus Cobb	44	5	0
Babe Ruth	40	5	0
Tris Speaker	33	4	0
Joe Williams	25	3	0
Dobie Moore	25	3	0
Urban Shocker	23	3	0
Wilbur Cooper	10	1	0
Dave Bancroft	9	1	0
Ray Grimes	7	1	0
Alejandro Oms	6	1	0
Bob Shawkey	6	1	0

 

DL from MN Posted: January 08, 2020 at 03:59 PM | 2 comment(s)
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