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   1. villageidiom Posted: December 04, 2020 at 10:09 AM (#5992406)
Rodon was highly touted but hasn’t quite put it together yet and injuries have been a problem.  Still, it’s not like the Sox are loaded with pitching so see if maybe the change of scenery (and that’s the phrase when it comes to Rodon) would pay off.
The scenery of Boston does not have a storied history of turning around a pitcher's injury problems. The best I can say is that if Boston picks up a pitcher he's bound to get injured, so they might as well buy low instead of buy high for that eventuality.

I share your concern on infielders. It's about time for my annual lament that with Pedroia on the roster and trying to recover you can't really fill the 2B role long term, but you can't get a quality player for short term. 2021 being Pedroia's final year under contract, and the team reportedly working with him to basically end his career now, they might finally be able to fill the position more meaningfully. I have zero thoughts on who that should be, nor on what the options are.
   2. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: December 04, 2020 at 10:53 AM (#5992416)
I think last year the Sox went in not planning on Pedroia and they are clearly doing so this year. He's on the roster in name only. I think the bigger issue at second base is just finding someone to fill the spot. It seems like they are high on Arroyo (higher than I would be) and are willing to keep the runway clear for Downs.

I don't think the Sox are particularly bad about keeping pitchers healthy. Pitchers break, it's just what happens.

From what I've seen the last couple of days it seems like the Sox are being fairly aggressive on Rosario.
   3. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: December 09, 2020 at 11:41 AM (#5993321)
It just wouldn't be a Sox team without one tire fire in the infield. Since 2014 the Sox have had at least one position in the IF that ranked 25th or worse by WAA. Used to be 3rd, but 2nd has been the spot of late.
   4. The Mighty Quintana Posted: December 09, 2020 at 01:29 PM (#5993358)
Any reports on EdRod's recovery from his COVID-related heart issues?

Yes, Duvall or Rosario would be fun to watch in Fenway, could see a Cody Ross type of year for either.
   5. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: December 09, 2020 at 01:36 PM (#5993360)
Any reports on EdRod's recovery from his COVID-related heart issues?


Seems to be doing well. Couple weeks ago they said he was ready to go forward and NESN actually had a story this morning saying the expectation was his spring training should be normal.
   6. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: December 14, 2020 at 02:16 PM (#5994087)
I guess Hunter Renfroe fits the "someone like Duvall" role pretty well. Doesn't have to be perfect but should be a good fit.
   7. villageidiom Posted: January 09, 2021 at 08:38 PM (#5998729)
Rusney Castillo is not walking through that door. Or, uh... He walked through that door but in the other direction. He signed with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

Good for him.
   8. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: January 09, 2021 at 10:50 PM (#5998750)
Every report has talked about how hard he worked at Pawtucket. Gotta give him credit for that. Dude had every reason to shutdown and he didn’t. Sounds like he was great with everyone there.

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