Mojo Dojo Casas House: Boston Red Sox 2024

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Because there are more deals to come, I can’t camp out in the hot stove thread, and because Cotillo published this interesting list of 24 predictions.

My favourites:

18. Curt Schilling is told to stay home when the 2004 team reunites at Fenway. Already a pariah, Schilling’s decision to publicly reveal Wakefield’s battle with cancer just days before his death may have been the last straw in his relationship with the Red Sox. There will be 2004 teammates who will be strongly against honoring Schilling, despite his massive role in that championship.


10000% going to happen.

20. Kyle Teel is the first of the “big three” prospects to debut. Teel will tear up Double-A, get a quick promotion to Triple-A and be knocking on the door of the majors by the deadline. Connor Wong will cede the job by the end of the year. Marcelo Mayer and Roman Anthony will wait until 2025.


Unless they trade him, this is happening. Don’t think Wong will cede starting catcher this year though. Though Buster Posey did it at 23 so who knows?

24. Alex Cora manages his last game in a Red Sox uniform. Either they play poorly and Breslow wants to go in another direction or they play well enough to make teams want to pay Cora handsomely in free agency. Both outcomes could lead to his departure, potentially for a big market team in New York or Los Angeles. Craig Counsell will get a large Edible Arrangement from Caguas.


Cora going to the Dodgers would be interesting considering how bad that blood (deservedly) is.

4. Adam Duvall comes back but James Paxton and Justin Turner sign elsewhere. None of Boston’s top three free agents have signed yet. That could change quickly. Duvall’s market has been quiet and it feels like he may be had for cheap late in the winter. He was a great fit for Fenway and could return as a DH option... especially if he can play first base to give Triston Casas some rest against lefties. The Red Sox have talked to Paxton about a return but it looks like the Mariners are in play for him again. It’s all but certain Turner goes elsewhere. His market is similar to that of old friend J.D. Martinez.


I really want Hot Diabetes Daddy Duvall back but the first base thing is pie in the sky; iirc he hasn’t played there in a decade? I love JT & if they bring on a DH it should be him.

5. Bobby Dalbec is finally traded. In December, Alex Cora went out of his way to talk about Dalbec having a role on the major league team next season but considering the history, that’s hard to believe. Breslow will do right by the player and finally give him a chance in another organization.


I would also accept a DFA.

Pretty sure just Tracer Hand also gives a fuck about these losers…so tell me your predictions, mate!

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 17:53 (six months ago) link

1. Bello becomes a full-blown stud

2. Casas is even better this year. Some ups and downs but basically both halves look like last year's second half. Legit scary territory

3. Jansen is mediocre and eventually traded for a bag of baseballs

4. Pablito becomes the new Brock Holt and is basically everybody's favourite player

more after the break

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 18:01 (six months ago) link

Re 3 they are looking to trade him rn

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 18:02 (six months ago) link

Also, Jarren Duran feels like someone they could trade and I cannot imagine a city a right wing guy like him would hate more than Seattle

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Tuesday, 2 January 2024 18:16 (six months ago) link

Proud single father Trevor Story and his large adult sons.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GDmGm-mWYAAcwD2?format=jpg&name=900x900

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Friday, 12 January 2024 15:31 (six months ago) link

where tf is Raffy

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 January 2024 15:33 (six months ago) link

He’s not a young infielder? Like was supposed to be for minor league guys but Casas & Grissom supposedly wanted to go. It’s unfortunate that Mayer’s not there but they probably don’t want him at unofficial camp with him finishing the season injured last year.

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Friday, 12 January 2024 15:37 (six months ago) link

Raffy needs it as much as anybody plus cmon man the vibes demand it

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 January 2024 15:58 (six months ago) link

Idc, he’s got two young kids, who knows what’s going on with him

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Friday, 12 January 2024 16:11 (six months ago) link

A day before the club’s Rookie Development Program media availability, Anthony, Mayer and Yorke took in the scene of flurries at Fenway Park. For California natives like Mayer and Yorke, it was their first time seeing snowfall.

Welcome to Boston.

“Just the walk back from here to the hotel, I almost slipped four or five times because I’ve never had to deal with ice on the sidewalk before,” Yorke, 21, said. “So it’s super new to me.”

“I woke up in the morning, and I looked out my window, as I usually do, and I saw snow everywhere and was like ‘This is crazy,’ ” Mayer, 21, said. “It was awesome, I was making snowballs, all that little kid stuff, enjoying the snow, but yeah it was cool.”


I was going to say, don’t they get snow in Portland? But then I remembered, oh yeah they’re never there in the winter.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 18 January 2024 15:54 (five months ago) link

Thanks, I hate this

Turner and his representatives reached out, but could not get the Red Sox interested enough to engage in talks. He will be a significant, needed addition for the Jays https://t.co/gEa18aQjRY

— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) January 31, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 31 January 2024 16:53 (five months ago) link

Perhaps the biggest deal of the off-season?!

https://www.sportico.com/personalities/executives/2024/theo-epstein-returns-to-fenway-1234765152/

Epstein leaves his role as a special consultant to MLB with the move to FSG, but he will continue to informally serve the league’s competition and on-field committees. The special advisor role is part time, allowing Epstein to continue as an operating partner to sports-focused private equity group Arctos Partners, which has an investment in FSG.



On the baseball side, Epstein says he’ll act as a sounding board and executive coach, if needed, to the Red Sox baseball operations people. Notably, he hired Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow while at the Cubs. “I’m a full believer in him and what he and his team are going to mean for the Red Sox,” Epstein said of Breslow, who joined the Red Sox in October. “With the other sports, where I have a lot to learn, hopefully my experience not only with teams but with Major League Baseball and with private equity will come in handy, at least as a supportive resource for the people at FSG.”

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 2 February 2024 14:09 (five months ago) link

I need to brush up on my Theo lore…only learned the gorilla suit thing recently

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 2 February 2024 14:15 (five months ago) link

This is going to be such a train wreck. I can’t wait.

MLB announced today that a Netflix documentary crew will be following the Red Sox throughout the 2024 season.

It's been a project in the works since 2021.

More details here: https://t.co/gUAQGcLe6t

— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) February 7, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 15:07 (five months ago) link

oh my god.

cold open with Kennedy and Warner getting booed off the stage at Winter Weekend in Boston obv

Story Camp

this is going to be incredible

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 15:17 (five months ago) link

They don’t have final cut!

Of course, we all know who’s going to be the star(s) of this show

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F2LZahLXQAAjllO?format=jpg&name=large

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 15:21 (five months ago) link

Imagine if they call up Marcelo in September.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 15:21 (five months ago) link

Sox Nation is going to collectively melt into a little puddle and then drown in his eyes

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 15:29 (five months ago) link

4 potentially great teams in the AL East and Netflix buddies up with the Red Sox...

H.P, Thursday, 8 February 2024 04:10 (five months ago) link

For sure it'll be entertaining, I guess the best one to choose if you want drama

H.P, Thursday, 8 February 2024 04:11 (five months ago) link

lmao those incredibly genuine “quotes”

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 February 2024 08:57 (five months ago) link

Pivetta was the MLBPA rep who negotiated it!

Hopefully we get lots of shots of Trevor doing his stretches

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 8 February 2024 09:38 (five months ago) link

Watched The Franchise last year, from 2011, and an underrated bit of these kinds of things are moments like this:

Amazing clip of Bruce Bochy telling Brandon Belt he made the team in 2012 🥲

"If you need a beer, grab a beer." pic.twitter.com/HuqL4tTlkN

— KNBR (@KNBR) January 11, 2023



Bochy is a far less abrasive character than Cora, but they had him micd up during the ASG talking about Sandoval’s weight loss and Bochy just blurts out “It’s not easy to play this game FAT,”. Cora, well, he’s going to be entertaining?! Question remains, will we see obnoxious drunk Cora?

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 8 February 2024 09:50 (five months ago) link

Btw it’s underrated how fucking adorable Raffy is every time they mic him up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeRkiFBzZSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHtNAvTauCM

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 8 February 2024 10:01 (five months ago) link

iirc Cora says he's not drinking these days, or at least not as much.

I'm stoked for the 2004 doc as well but i hope there's a cache of HD/film footage out there that hasn't been seen à la Last Dance, rather than, i dunno, AI-upscaled broadcast footage. i mean of course i will watch the hell out of it regardless.

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 February 2024 11:12 (five months ago) link

They should adapt that Athletic article about the Idiots except there’d be too much nudity

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 8 February 2024 11:15 (five months ago) link

in another decade we'll just be able to feed that article into a an AI as a prompt and we'll get the entire doc. you choose the nudity level.

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 February 2024 11:16 (five months ago) link

See if you can get the Mojo Dojo and Mojo Nixon threads right next to each other today.

clemenza, Thursday, 8 February 2024 13:52 (five months ago) link

Story Camp!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbHvkDUjfR0

The most coveted title of Story Camp: Knockout Champion 🏆 pic.twitter.com/5d1F5onwtK

— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 8, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 8 February 2024 16:23 (five months ago) link

Vaughan Grissom looks like a fun hang

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 8 February 2024 18:08 (five months ago) link

The right side of the infield is just going to be bro central

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 9 February 2024 11:25 (five months ago) link

Alex Cora suggested that he sees a full season of Story as a reason to expect a significant defensive upgrade this year. His range to his right and cross-body arm strength are both in an obviously excellent place at the start of spring training. pic.twitter.com/Je8xh9e5Ru

— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) February 13, 2024



Live image of me talking about Trevor Story

https://64.media.tumblr.com/ba6140539b4164b42b969d35c2202627/tumblr_nbpj9fWW3t1sgixyoo1_500.gif

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 13 February 2024 16:43 (five months ago) link

Lucas Giolito didn’t know that former White Sox teammate Liam Hendriks was signing with the Sox until this morning when Hendriks texted him asking where he was and told him “I’m in the breakfast room.”

— Gabrielle Starr (@gfstarr1) February 19, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 20 February 2024 14:07 (four months ago) link

Spring training gives us the best Content

Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock: Tigger/Eeyore/Bird of Prey/Koala/Black Bear/Winnie the Pooh/Dug

Houck deviated from the pack with his initial answer. “Honestly, I’m more like a cartoon character,” he said. “I’m like Tigger.”

If Houck is Tigger, then what would his closest friend on the team, Whitlock, be?

“I think he’s Eeyore,” Houck said with a chuckle. “I’m all over the place and he’s just kind of like –”
Whitlock chose that exact moment to amble over. The pitchers’ lockers are next to one another.
“I’m saying how I’m Tigger and you’re Eeyore,” Houck told Whitlock. “Especially at 7 o’clock in the morning, I’m definitely Tigger and he’s definitely Eeyore. Until you get coffee in him, he’s definitely Eeyore.”

“Eeyore?” Whitlock exclaimed, equal parts outrage and amusement.

“Until you get coffee in you, yes!” Houck responded.
“I mean, yes, Tigger is right for you,” Whitlock said.
Then, Martin walked over and told them he was a giraffe.

“Giraffes makes sense,” Whitlock said. “I’m a bird of prey.”

Because he’s going to be feasting on batters this season? “Oh jeez,” Whitlock said.

“I mean, that’s what you said you were,” Houck said with a grin.

“Birds of prey, they’re sometimes solitary, but huge family values and they always mate for life,” Whitlock said. “I’ll go red-tailed hawk, because that’s what we have in Georgia.”

“Wow, you really went deep on that,” Houck said.
Then, another pivot. “Now that I think about it, honestly I might be more of a koala,” Whitlock said. “I love these questions.”

“I’m a bear, because a bear always wants honey,” Houck said, pivoting as well. “I like sweets, I like Sour Patch Kids, Mike ‘n Ikes –”

“I think he’s a good black bear, because they’re not scary,” Whitlock said of Houck. “Grizzlies, you run away.”

Or perhaps Houck is Yogi Bear.

“Hey there, Boo Boo! I think I found a pic-a-nic basket!” Whitlock said, mimicking the cartoon character’s voice perfectly.

“I don’t know what I am,” Houck said.
“You said I was Eeyore,” an affronted Whitlock replied. “What the heck? I’m a depressed donkey?”
“He’s just low-energy sometimes,” Houck said. “Like you, before you have your coffee.”
“I mean, that’s true,” Whitlock agreed.

Postscript: The following morning, Whitlock told the Herald that after much discussion between the pitchers, Houck was the golden retriever Dug, from the movie “Up.”

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 14:03 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Let’s hope he doesn’t get called up till next year

.@RedSox top prospect Marcelo Mayer spoke with @SamDykstraMiLB about rebounding from last year's shoulder injury and the adjustments he's made. #MLBTonight | @MLBPipeline pic.twitter.com/x6yLw7UphZ

— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 5, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 6 March 2024 15:15 (four months ago) link

I love him

Red Sox born & raised. pic.twitter.com/gzQodZjDUg

— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 7, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 7 March 2024 23:26 (four months ago) link

TIL it’s bay-o

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 7 March 2024 23:41 (four months ago) link

You should watch this, it’s the canonical Bello video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuOnnQNPk8

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 7 March 2024 23:44 (four months ago) link

at Seattle! What a day for you. :)

felicity, Tuesday, 19 March 2024 22:10 (three months ago) link

Don’t even talk to me about split loyalties here, it was hard enough being simultaneously happy and sad (ok mostly happy) when Casas hit that Barry Bonds home run in SF last year.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 19 March 2024 22:15 (three months ago) link

at 24 years & 316 days old, Brayan Bello will be the 4th-youngest Opening Day SP for the Red Sox in the last 85 seasons, older than only:

1979 Dennis Eckersley: 24 y, 184 d
1961 Bill Monbouquette: 24 y, 243 d
1995 Aaron Sele: 24 y, 305 d https://t.co/oXXZUNZ5R9

— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) March 19, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 19 March 2024 22:28 (three months ago) link

Also, please let Trevor Story be great, he’s been making plays like this since he came back from injury

.@Tstory2 makes it look easy 😎 pic.twitter.com/rjtu6VQ1R8

— MLB (@MLB) March 19, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 19 March 2024 22:32 (three months ago) link

That 'thing' on Isaiah Campbell's face is a thing of beauty. Can't even focus on his pitching when he's got that thing staring at you. That's a +1war stache

H.P, Friday, 29 March 2024 03:59 (three months ago) link

Doesn’t look like Bello had his best stuff last night but he still pitched five innings and gave up 2 earned runs (off a Haniger home run). No walks.

Stats was talking last year that Bello’s fastball was unusually hittable:

Last season, Bello threw 362 four seam fastballs to left-handed batters. They batted .333 with 8 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, and a .704 SLG against that pitch.

In his final spring training start, 1 of his 91 pitches was a four seamer.

— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) March 29, 2024



Reading back this morning, it seems like Wong didn’t call for it once. Which seems like an interesting development but he’s got the sinker, the changeup and the slider so maybe he’s just a junkballer now.

No four seamers from Bello tonight. pic.twitter.com/QZmW2x2z8v

— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) March 29, 2024



Also seems to have been a situation where Duran was trying to steal home and was about five feet away while Casas was at the plate, which Jen McCaffrey said distracted Casas & they talked it out after. Does Duran not remember that Casas wanted to eat him?

Also, the hilarious Casas strike zone is BACK, can’t wait for that umpire scorecard

The season is officially back pic.twitter.com/34Y3CX5pXv

— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) March 29, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 29 March 2024 09:47 (three months ago) link

Also, Joely remains TERRIBLE, I have no idea why he made the roster over Bernie and I hope they cut bait on him sooner rather than later.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 29 March 2024 09:48 (three months ago) link

even with all the bullpen meltdowns, the red sox lead the MLB in team ERA by almost half a run

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 13:59 (two months ago) link

Plus four starters on the IL. Can we do some drooling over rule 5 superstar Justin Slaten itt please? He is A Guy.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 14:51 (two months ago) link

He looks like he's from the 1970s and his name is like Jeff Beerbohm

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 15:05 (two months ago) link

I definitely giggled at the tone shift from Devers’ hugely professional answer (about Tyler O’Neill being walked to get to him) to LMAO YEAH I WAS SURPRISED

"We've been trying to make the adjustment. We know we haven't been able to bring a lot of runs in but, that's baseball and today was a different story."

Rafael Devers on today's win over Washington | #RedSox pic.twitter.com/V95XMg6Lmz

— NESN (@NESN) May 11, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 12 May 2024 11:04 (two months ago) link

I love my tiny king
https://i.postimg.cc/L6Hbr09C/IMG-1062.jpg

Raffy is forever

"In the moment I wasn't thinking about that... When I got to the dugout and I saw my teammates it was a special moment for sure."

Rafael Devers on breaking the franchise record for most consecutive games with a home run | #RedSox pic.twitter.com/aZFyvbm2az

— NESN (@NESN) May 21, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 10:27 (one month ago) link

So reliable

Really did not have Tanner Houck breaking out as a bonafide stud on my bingo card for this year but it's something to see

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:00 (one month ago) link

If Giolito was healthy he probably isn’t even in the rotation

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:16 (one month ago) link

He’s a right handed Chris Sale

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:16 (one month ago) link

No, really

Tanner Houck vs. Righty Chris Sale, Sliders (individual pitches + overlay) pic.twitter.com/31tEWpLksb

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 23, 2021

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:38 (one month ago) link

I was thinking about that. If Giolito’s magically healthy tomorrow, who do you even move?

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:52 (one month ago) link

I mean Whitlock is probably out rest of the season? I bet you didn’t think we’d be saying thank God for the Criswell signing

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:54 (one month ago) link

he's been lights out!

Bello
Tanner
Pivetta
Kutter
Criswell

I don't know who I'd move tbh

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 11:58 (one month ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/dQTbZ0td/IMG-1070.jpg

Oppo-taco tank. pic.twitter.com/6jYaYS6zo3

— Red Sox (@RedSox) May 21, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 12:00 (one month ago) link

Criswell would be very good in that Winck long reliever role who can do the odd spot start, no?

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 12:00 (one month ago) link

Probably so but I hate moving guys back and forth like that

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 21 May 2024 12:37 (one month ago) link

I’m so happy they’re playing him in CF again

Ceddanne Rafaela is a human highlight reel. pic.twitter.com/i4QJyL6PSD

— Red Sox (@RedSox) May 28, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 11:29 (one month ago) link

That throw!!!!!

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 11:43 (one month ago) link

That’s our 95% percentile arm strength shortstop/CF hybrid!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 12:20 (one month ago) link

I mean that is a no-hop throw to 1B from the deepest part of left center field.. astonishing

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 12:24 (one month ago) link

best throw i've seen since laureano's

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 May 2024 19:07 (one month ago) link

The Braves just picked him up so I’ve seen that throw around today! Thank you for respecting Ceddy 🫡

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 20:06 (one month ago) link

It’s fucking insane how cursed this team is rn

Alex Cora just said Wilyer Abreu is landing on the IL with an ankle sprain and will see a specialist, per @jcmccaffrey.

Just an injury this team can’t afford right now.

And to think it happened going down the dugout stairs… this team is cursed.

pic.twitter.com/QlPdifMtIH

— Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) June 4, 2024



CURRENT LIST OF THE FALLEN

Lucas Giolito, SP - out till next season
Trevor Story, SS - out till next season
Liam Hendriks - back in August
Triston Casas , 1B- on the 60-day, eligible to return on 21st June, return unknown
Masataka Yoshida, OF/DH - on the 10-day, return unknown
Tyler O’Neill, OF - on the 10-day, tentatively returning tomorrow. Also missed time due to a freak concussion.
Garrett Whitlock, SP - missing the rest of the season
Chris Murphy, RP - missing the rest of the season
Vaughn Grissom, 2B - on the 10-day, return unknown

The position players are all starters! Most of these were freak injuries. Pitchers get injured but I don’t think missing literally 3-6 hitters in the lineup is replaceable for most teams!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 4 June 2024 19:05 (one month ago) link

3/4 of the starting infield laid low with injuries, unreal

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 4 June 2024 19:06 (one month ago) link

not sure brayan bello deserves to wear mario lemieux's 66

mookieproof, Sunday, 9 June 2024 03:41 (one month ago) link

I feel like a young pitcher struggling with his command since returning from injury isn’t really the problem, but regardless, I’m extremely glad I got to see him shit down the back of your boys in person ❤️

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 9 June 2024 09:26 (one month ago) link

boston should have scored 10 yesterday

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 June 2024 09:39 (one month ago) link

but instead the 1-4 hitters struck out seven times between them and failed to record a hit

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 June 2024 09:42 (one month ago) link

Yeah exactly scoring one run against that pitching is pathetic

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 9 June 2024 10:32 (one month ago) link

David Hamilton, who leads qualified rookies with a .296 average and .348 on-base percentage

😵‍💫

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 13 June 2024 08:51 (one month ago) link

Down is up and up is down

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2024 09:30 (one month ago) link

He’s hitting .355 over the last month, with power

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2024 09:31 (one month ago) link

Who knew?! He’s got a wrc+ of 128!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 13 June 2024 10:05 (one month ago) link

We all thought Dham was the odd one out here, how little we knew…
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fz_yG53XoAAPOPc?format=jpg&name=medium

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 13 June 2024 10:09 (one month ago) link

I still like to think that photo was taken somewhere in Devers’ house

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 June 2024 11:53 (one month ago) link

It was in Toronto!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 13 June 2024 11:59 (one month ago) link

Everyone is (rightly) talking about a Duran but Ceddanne is quietly starting to adjust and in his last 30 games he’s .309/.333/.455. His last 15? .346/.370/.423. The lineup turnover from him to Duran when Ceddy gets on is a force!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Sunday, 16 June 2024 09:42 (four weeks ago) link

Ceddanne in June:

.351/.383/.439 , OPS of .822

OAA on the season:
-5 at SS
4 at CF

DRS on the season (a washed measure & OAA is better for shortstops imo but Fangraphs uses it too so):

-3 at SS
6 at CF

OAA rates Dham as marginally better at short (-3) and DRS for him at the position is roughly the same as Rafaela’s. It’s insane because Dham has made so many high profile blunders - they’ve slowed down and he looks so much better there now - but I never worry about a ball being hit to Ceddanne in the infield. But maybe I should!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 19 June 2024 13:08 (three weeks ago) link

Also, I can’t believe Dham became A Guy so fast.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 19 June 2024 13:09 (three weeks ago) link

just watching the last couple games, Ceddanne is def looking really good. should probably get moved up from the 9 spot at this point.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 19 June 2024 17:55 (three weeks ago) link

Tempting to make him the No. 2 but why mess with success

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 19 June 2024 18:04 (three weeks ago) link

I like him in the 9 spot though. The lineup (when healthy) is ideally something like:

Duran (L)
Hamilton (L)
Devers (L)
Casas (L)
O’Neill (R)
Wong (R)
Yoshida (L)
Abreu (L)
Rafaela (R)

And the bottom of the lineup is really good when they’re going.

You’re starting off with the leadoff being a quick guy who gets on and hasn’t much pop, which has been the case all season. Dham has confounded everyone by raking and getting his glove together (he started out in triple A and we could not have predicted this!). He makes a lot of contact and is possibly the fastest guy on the team.

Ceddanne is the second youngest player on the roster and he’s hitting ninth to have the least pressure on him (he’s a free swinger), but also the emerging theme of recent series has been that the 9-1-2 string of speedsters on base is a real potent threat in this lineup and they’ve kept rolling with that.

Grissom is supposed to be the 2B but he can’t play short and Hamilton somewhat can, so this middle infield logjam needs to be resolved soon. I really like Dham as a bench utility infield guy, but at the moment that speed kills feedback loop is too sexy for Cora not to resist and I don’t blame him. They set a franchise record for base stealing on Sunday!

Please enjoy all 9 (yes, NINE) stolen bases from tonight. pic.twitter.com/IH5ek7R4Os

— Red Sox (@RedSox) June 17, 2024



Wong, O’Neill and Abreu are all good runners too.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 19 June 2024 18:10 (three weeks ago) link

So this team currently on a bit of a tear

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Monday, 24 June 2024 07:27 (two weeks ago) link

Don’t jinx it!

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Monday, 24 June 2024 07:29 (two weeks ago) link

already feels like "fuck 'em" is going to be this year's "do damage" or "band of idiots"

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 25 June 2024 09:26 (two weeks ago) link

That was Jarren Duran’s 100th hit and 10th HR of the season.

He is the first American League player ever to record all of the following before the All-Star break:

- 100 hits
- 10 triples
- 10 HR
- 20 stolen bases

The only NL player to do that is José Reyes (2008).

— J.P. Long (@SoxNotes) July 3, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Wednesday, 3 July 2024 00:57 (one week ago) link

Connor extends his hitting streak to 17 games, MLB’s longest active streak. pic.twitter.com/8Xn9MUCY8b

— Red Sox (@RedSox) July 3, 2024



I love my catcher who rakes

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Thursday, 4 July 2024 08:22 (one week ago) link

Roman Anthony gets on his horse!

Inside the Park Home Run for Roman Anthony pic.twitter.com/IOaeRjpxfa

— Portland Sea Dogs (@PortlandSeaDogs) July 5, 2024

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 5 July 2024 11:24 (one week ago) link

Meanwhile, in big boy corner
https://i.postimg.cc/bNxT16x9/IMG-2925.jpg

It’s really funny that their lockers are adjacent. You just know they spend the whole time doing curls or talking about how much protein to consume for maintenance, bro.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 10:15 (five days ago) link


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