This sub is my favorite to hang out in every night. GDTs here are incredible. This community is truly something special. I'm sad we don't have any more Red Sox games to watch together until Spring 2020, but there's still baseball. If there's demand, we might do a WS or CS GDT. We'll see how many stick around though.
On behalf of your mod team, I want to say thanks. The only real problems we ever have from a mod perspective are other fans trolling our sub. Hardly ever any issues within the community. That's pretty rare for a sub this size.
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Otherwise, use this thread to talk about your favorite moments of the season, the community in general, hopes for 2020, etc.
I'm sitting here shaking and cold and I just need my fix.
It don't subscribe, so I'm paywalled. Anyone that read the Globe's comments, please reply.
According to MassLive, per General Manager Brian O’Halloran, Sale has suffered no setbacks in his rehab and will meet with Dr Andrews 'soon'.
Veteran Red Sox second bagger Dustin Pedroia has given “every indication” that he intends to play in 2020, newly minted chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom tells reporters including Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. Pedroia, 36, underwent a mid-season knee procedure that left his career in doubt.
The issues in Pedroia’s left knee aren’t new, and they aren’t simple. At the time of his most recent surgery, it was far from clear whether he’d even try to resume playing. But Pedroia reported feeling good after going under the knife and is evidently still on an upward trajectory.
It still isn’t fully clear whether Pedroia will end up making a full push back towards the field. Bloom said he hasn’t been fully briefed on the medical situation and has yet to sit down with Pedroia. The front office intends to meet with the long-time Boston star over the next few days, while in Arizona for the GM meetings.
What is known, per Bloom, does seem promising. “Every indication I’ve gotten is he’s feeling good and intending on playing,” the incoming top baseball ops decisionmaker says of Pedroia. “I know he’s working really hard to make sure he’s in as good of shape as possible,” Bloom added.
Pedroia is owed $13MM for the 2020 season and $12MM for the ensuing campaign under his long-term extension. He has appeared in only nine games over the past two seasons, and will be coming back from the most serious in a string of surgeries, so it’s more or less impossible to know what to expect. But the Red Sox can hope that Pedroia will be more than a budget write-off, even if he can’t be presumed to be available — let alone tasked with regular duties. With the organization hoping to shed salary and remain competitive, Pedroia could be a piece of what figures to be a shifting roster puzzle.
I'm seeing a lot of Yankees fans say that the 2017 ALCS and MVP race should be negated, making them AL Champs and Aaron Judge the MVP.
I have to agree. The numbers are damning. Houston's player's home/road splits are a dead giveaway. Their k/bb ratio is unfathomable. Jose Altuve is a cheater, AJ Hinch is a cheater, they stole from the deserved organizations they beat.
Just makes you think, can you imagine how differently the 2018 Red Sox season would have gone if the Astros played with integrity? What if they had given their opponents at least a fighting chance, instead of making it physically impossible for them to pitch or win in Houston? This is what sucks about flukes like this: the unknown. Maybe the Red Sox could have actually won a road game and got it back to Fenway. Maybe Nathan Eovaldi would have held those cheating rascals to 2 runs over 7 and a third in his hometown. Maybe David Price could have saved his reputation in Boston and led them to their second title of the decade, which would have happened to be two more than the Yankees (0). Hell, Mookie Betts might have even won the 2018 MVP if not for Houston's unfair advantage. I'm just sick thinking about it.
I guess that's all speculative now.