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   1. villageidiom Posted: April 29, 2022 at 12:51 PM (#6074335)
Oh I don’t know.  What do you do with this guy?  He is tearing it up in Worcester but man, can he actually hit in the Majors?  If the offense continues to struggle I think you have to give strong consideration to giving him one more chance. 
Narrator: Strong consideration was given.

Shaw DFA, Cordero added to active roster and headed to Boston.
   2. villageidiom Posted: April 29, 2022 at 01:09 PM (#6074337)
Well, headed to Baltimore, to play for Boston.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: April 29, 2022 at 01:12 PM (#6074339)
Seriously. The time between me writing that and the move being made was pretty tiny.
   4. Darren Posted: April 29, 2022 at 01:56 PM (#6074345)
Going to Franchy looks like the right move. His AAA numbers from 2021 and 2022 are remarkably consistent, with around a 12% walk rate, 28% K rate, and low-.900s OPS, and ~145 wRC+. I'm not confident he'll be a close to average player, but I'm pretty confident he'll be as good as or better than Dalbec/Shaw have been against righties.
   5. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: April 29, 2022 at 02:46 PM (#6074349)
But Franchy plays OF, not 1B. I mean, the OF needs help, too. He's automatically the #2 OF bat, on this team, so, gobless, as they say.
   6. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: April 29, 2022 at 02:57 PM (#6074352)
He's played first base 3 times already this year. I suspect he's not very good at it but he does play it and it's not like Dalbec is doing a George Scott impression over there.
   7. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: April 29, 2022 at 04:20 PM (#6074372)
Dalbec isn't terrible there. If he hit, we wouldn't be worried about his defense.
   8. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: April 29, 2022 at 04:34 PM (#6074378)
Well yeah but he's not hitting at all. He's not terrible defensively but I think he's below average.
   9. Jose is an Absurd Sultan Posted: May 06, 2022 at 08:31 AM (#6075493)
RHP Brayan Bello threw a 7 inning no hitter in the second game of Portland's doubleheader against Reading last night.
   10. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: May 07, 2022 at 07:50 AM (#6075639)
In the other half of the double-header where Bello threw the 7-inning no-hitter, Brandon Walter was pretty awesome:

6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 Ks

For the season, Walter has pitched 29 innings, 17 hits, 39/1 K/BB ratio. Yeah, 39 to 1.

Walter is 24 and at AA, so I suspect the team is going to soon and aggressively promote him to see what they have here.

   11. John DiFool2 Posted: May 07, 2022 at 01:20 PM (#6075657)
Checking Walter's profile on SoxProspects looks like a Sale clone.
   12. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: May 07, 2022 at 03:22 PM (#6075661)
He's 25.
   13. Darren Posted: May 13, 2022 at 03:44 PM (#6076580)
Old Non-prosect love alert!!! Devlin Granberg was a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy in 2018, when he hit 0.443 0.541 0.680 for college baseball powerhouse Dallas Baptist. He was drafted in the sixth round and received a $40,000 bonus. Since then he's generally hit quite well but also been old for his level. This year, the 26-year-old has stepped up his game, hitting .333/.471/.493 with 15 BB and 9 K in 87 PA at AA Portland. Previously considered a corner OF/1B type, he's starting in CF for Portland.

So yes, this is my new Nava.
   14. Darren Posted: May 13, 2022 at 03:48 PM (#6076581)
Also, it appears that Noah Song has completed his flight school training and applied for a waiver. So don't worry about the pitching.

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