"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him." Franchy & Tanner ARE your 2021 Boston Red Sox

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RIP Dr Morbius. I know you'd probably hate this title.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 14:06 (seven months ago) link

Gonna say it: the Mookie trade busted me up like nothing else has, but this team has played really well and has been very fun to watch. I fully expect the wheels to come off the pitching and there is a lack of serious threat in the batting order that some timely hitting has obscured - for the moment - but they're playing tight right now. Playing hard. If Sale comes back and they're still playing this way I could see them winning a postseason series or two.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 15:13 (seven months ago) link

these last two games have been extraordinary

deGrom 😱

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:35 (seven months ago) link

going into last night the Bosox led the majors in: BA, SLG, OPS (naturally), runs scored

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 29 April 2021 07:37 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

The bosox have yet to lose a game in which they’ve been leading by 2 runs or more.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 6 June 2021 21:32 (five months ago) link

first sweep in the bronx since 2011

mookieproof, Monday, 7 June 2021 04:23 (five months ago) link

Just looking again at Verdugo vs Mookie. Verdugo hitting .290, Mookie .252. Verdugo has 9 homers, Mookie 8. Verdugo’s scored 43 times, Mookie 42. Verdugo has 33 strikeouts - Mookie? 44. It’s walks where Mookie has the edge. He’s got 37, Verdugo only has 21.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 20 June 2021 20:01 (five months ago) link

Which says to me a couple of things. Mookie is having a down year so far. The other thing it says is that if Verdugo can hold back a little sometimes and take the walk he will be a really complete hitter.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 20 June 2021 20:02 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ottavino, 35, discovered Earthing last year while doing some research on the Internet. The 11-year veteran who has also played for the Cardinals, Rockies, and Yankees, does it before every game, home or on the road, in empty stadiums.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:34 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i don’t want to jinx it but tanner houck is a don

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 22 July 2021 23:52 (four months ago) link

this team

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 24 July 2021 09:17 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

lads

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 August 2021 20:31 (three months ago) link

Boys!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 7 August 2021 21:04 (three months ago) link

Tanner is what, today, an opener? Not great but not terrible either - 6 Ks in 4 innings, one run

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 8 August 2021 00:34 (three months ago) link

good for tanner but also the yankees are now like seven games closer in two weeks

i mean i actually like the sox but if they cannot bury the yankees they need to fuckin get out of the way

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 August 2021 02:55 (three months ago) link

BOS is 10-3 against NYY! it’s all the other teams they suddenly can’t seem to beat

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 8 August 2021 03:21 (three months ago) link

i think i’m now officially considering boston “out of the way”

Tracer Hand, Monday, 9 August 2021 15:03 (three months ago) link

just brutal. i stayed up last night through renfroe's homer. to that point they looked like a playoff baseball team. e-rod just brilliant. striking everybody out. great plays defensively. good at-bats. then - what had been their main strength in the first half of the season - the bullpen - just drove off the cliff and the bats went to sleep again.

really this is just returning to the mean. my dad said - i'm sure he got this from somewhere - they were never that good. but they're not this bad.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 09:01 (three months ago) link

i find it odd that they did nothing at the deadline to address 1B. it's not like they even had to go get rizzo, anyone half decent would do. surely c.j. cron could have been had for a few bags of balls

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 19:52 (three months ago) link

i think marwin gonzalez and danny santana can both play first but they’re liabilities at the plate and yeah, for all the talk of schwarber “learning first” a guy with both a hamstring AND groin injury (??) isn’t who you want stretching out to dig out one-hoppers at first, i’d have thought

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 21:05 (three months ago) link

Red Sox are angry!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 August 2021 02:12 (three months ago) link

feel bad for valdez, i’ve always liked him, but yeah that was pretty fucking satisfying

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:41 (three months ago) link

diff between 4 and 6 back feels pretty big

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 12 August 2021 05:42 (three months ago) link

nothing has the healing power of three at home against the orioles

send them to florida to play icu patients

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 August 2021 23:56 (three months ago) link

seriously. :( their last two starting pitchers are like 1-13 combined or something.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 16 August 2021 06:00 (three months ago) link

i looked it up, 3-20.

akin gave up three runs in 4 innings - which lowered his ERA.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 16 August 2021 06:03 (three months ago) link

two hits off andrew fucking heaney in seven innings

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 August 2021 02:02 (three months ago) link

they’re not a bad team. they’re a pretty good team playing badly which is much worse.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 August 2021 06:21 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

TIL from WEEI tonight about Bobby Dalbec. His walk-up music is the Doors. his dad is an exec at Atlantic. he has an extensive guitar collection and used to hang out with Rob Thomas.

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 4 September 2021 22:46 (three months ago) link

tbf after i obliquely shit on him three weeks ago, bobby dalbec hit .339/.431/.774 in august. on a par with

at a loss as to why fangraphs thinks the red sox are 15 games better [than the orioles

― mookieproof, Monday, April 5, 2021 12:05 AM (five months ago)

for my wisest takes of the year. but i will not stop!

mookieproof, Monday, 6 September 2021 01:36 (two months ago) link

i’m still not convinced that Large Adult Son can mash against actually good pitchers but yeah, i’m as surprised as anybody

Tracer Hand, Monday, 6 September 2021 07:35 (two months ago) link


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