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   1. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: March 19, 2019 at 07:29 PM (#5823892)
Pookie by virtue of his name probably moves a group higher. People like yelling his name. I completely agree with you on EdRod, I think that moment resonated with a lot of people.

My two other disagreements are with Kimbrel and Moreland. I think Mitch is a bit better liked. I suspect his lack of complaining as he effectively lost his job (partially due to injury) is seen by the fans as a real plus and “team player” attitude. As for Kimbrel I think a lot of people are content to see him go away and he was pretty bad in the postseason. I don’t think he gets much of an ovation.
   2. villageidiom Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:31 PM (#5823917)
As for Kimbrel I think a lot of people are content to see him go away and he was pretty bad in the postseason. I don’t think he gets much of an ovation.
If he's still a free agent, and he shows up to get a ring, I think that alone will get him a loud ovation. It's not exactly Derek Lowe in 2005, but something considerably higher than Curtis Leskanic.
   3. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: March 19, 2019 at 11:02 PM (#5823919)
My gut reaction is that Bogaerts and especially JBJ are too low, and should be swapped with Kimbrel and EdRod.
   4. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: March 20, 2019 at 02:31 AM (#5823927)
Well, 'gut' is pretty much all we're talking about, right?

Too low:
Eovaldi
JBJ
Arguably Benintendi - just that one catch.
Steve Pearce, though I hate to admit it. He didn't deserve the MVP, but he won it, and he played great, and people are going to just eat this up.

Too high:
Eduardo Rodriguez
“Tyler Thornburg”
Xander Bogaerts - he's my favorite, but he just had an absolutely invisible postseason.
Devers
Kimbrel - I agree with Jose. Although I also agree with vi - if he's unsigned and shows up we're all going to go deaf.
   5. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: March 20, 2019 at 03:08 AM (#5823929)
And what about Kinsler?
   6. villageidiom Posted: March 20, 2019 at 09:19 AM (#5823951)
And what about Kinsler?
Signed by the Padres. He likely won't be there.

Xander Bogaerts - he's my favorite, but he just had an absolutely invisible postseason.
That's where I was on it. The ovation at the home opener, with the ring ceremony, is going to be more about what they did in October than whether they're a fan favorite. The latter will absolutely be a factor, but it's not the deciding factor. Like, Bogaerts is by far a bigger fan favorite than Pearce, but Pearce will get the bigger ovation at the ceremony.
   7. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: March 20, 2019 at 02:40 PM (#5824064)
Yeah. By an order of magnitude.

Sorry for the dumb Kinsler question. Brain fart brought on by thinking about Kimbrel, maybe?

What's wild is how few guys aren't back on the team. Kimbrel, Kelly, Kinsler, Phillips, Pomeranz, Wright of course... that's IT.

Hey, is Hanley gonna get a ring?
   8. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: March 20, 2019 at 06:45 PM (#5824142)
I assume Hanley gets a ring. The Sox have generally given rings to everyone who suited up. I see no reason for Hanley not to get one. He’ll i assume Tony Renda will get one.
   9. jmurph Posted: March 22, 2019 at 12:34 PM (#5824598)
Twitter says Sox and Sale closing in on an extension.

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