OT: 2017 Red Sox/MLB V - Sox win AL East - play Astros in ALDS

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  1. Fenway

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    .....at least Devers went bridge again


    I think Lin is just a better version of holt at this point. Brock is stil clearly hampered by his vertigo/concussion issues. He hasn't been good at anything. I'd honestly let him take the rest of the year off and fully recover, I think trying to be an impact player at the major league level in the same season as having these issues is tough to do if you're a utility guy

    Lin is better with the glove and can square up velocity (which was one of Holts strong points in the past). Marrero has even been hitting in Pawtucket lately. I think both guys would have a more positive impact than holt right now
     
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    I concur. Brock still looks off. That vertigo from the concussion is nothing to mess around with. Even if he says he's fine, I'd shut him down and bring up Lin also. Heck, I'd even bring up Brentz. That dude is raking.
     
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    Totally agree
     
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    Brentz will be up 9/1 and I think he ends up in Young's spot next year


    He's apparently reworked his entire swing and looks like a different ballplayer. That's at least what the scouting reports and observations of multiple people who have seen him say


    He's always had plenty of raw power that's for sure. A lot of hitters take until their late 20's to figure everything out so I'm excited to see him
     
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    ....and holt is batting leadoff



    Wtf
     
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    I don't follow baseball much but is that like clode pulling the goalie to put soupy in?
     
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    Mike Trout is having another absurd season. Amazing that he should be a MVP front runner despite missing over a month. So fun to watch.
     
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    Yep. It makes no sense to have Holt in there when you have those guys available.
     
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    Brock Holt batting leadoff is the kind of thing you should fire a manger dor during the game,
     
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    My friend Dave McKay offers another viewpoint on the Yawkey name

    https://www.facebook.com/yblprez/posts/10214415827449921

     
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    You mean giving your worst hitter the most at bats isn't a sound strategy?
     
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    As someone who teaches history, there's a big debate going on right now about how we should portray certain people in American History.

    For example, the founding fathers were not angels. They were. It demi gods. They were human beings with flaws who did some great things and some not so great things.

    We live in a time when things are very cut and dry. Someone is a hero or a villain. We fail to think critically about people and events and to have open mindedness and empathy for viewpoints other than our own.

    And so when we evaluate a guy like Yawkey, do we do so through the lens of 1967 or 2017? Can we do both? Can we truly do so without bias and injecting our own world view?
     
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    It is too bad he is spending the prime of his career with the Angels. He definitely deserves a WS ring. IMO he is the best player in MLB AINEC.
     
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    I'm having this very argument on another board I post on. IMO you have to be very careful about passing judgement on historical figures and events because with very very few exceptions it isn't cut and dried. As the saying goes "the road to hell is paved with good intentions"- many good people have ended up doing bad things in the name of a good cause or what they thought was a good cause. And bad people have inadvertently ended up doing good things that aren't recognized as good at the time. Nobody or no ideal is perfectly pure.

    A lot of people talk a great game about being open minded but they don't walk the walk these days. :(
     
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    Benintendi third and Devers fifth rest of year

    If Hanley playing he should be 4th

    Bottom three (7-9) should be

    Bogearts
    Catcher
    JBJ

    Ideally

    Betts
    Pedroia/Nunez
    Benintendi
    Ramirez
    Devers
    Moreland
     
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    Missed opportunity there to get an add on run.

    But nice inning from Reed....Judge with another k
     
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    Looks good...but I might flip Moreland and Bogaerts so you don't have two LHH (Devers/Moreland) back to back.
     
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    Workman and Reed have been great. Especially Workman. I'd pitch those guys more than Barnes and Hembree
     
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    An author who is writing a book about Yawkey makes some valid points

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/r...rapher-says/Ye3sHA09Vo762kcLlty2TL/story.html

    The last observation is huge because post World War II Boston the city was very racist. The Red Sox mirrored their fanbase.

    Some will point out that Boston was the home of the Kennedy's but that isn't true either. Jack, Bobby and Teddy all grew up in New York and only went to school here and summered on Cape Cod. Jack only had a token apartment on Beacon Hill that he seldom stayed at.

    You can not erase history but you can learn from it.
     
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    Got two big runs, but should've been able to blow it open there with 2-3-4 up.
     
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    Why use Kimbrel up 4? Seemed a little unnecessary to me, but I guess I'm not sure who else I trust in the pen right now outside of Workman and Reed.

    Nice win though, Porcello has had three straight solid starts now. Good to see.

    5 games up on the Yankees with 39 games to go. Not too bad at all.
     
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    Yeah, stupid unlikable team!
     
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    Hopefully no more Yankees games. From what I understand, they can't beat them.
     
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    When I read this this morning I immediately thought he's going to have a great game and I'm sure I'm not the only one here

    Hey Fenway

    What up with John Henry

    Maybe I just missed him but was he out on field for Remy and seeing lots of Linda lately

    Is there something going on
     
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