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    Jake didn't even pitch 200 innings last year until after the playoffs started and Lester has had a huge work load his entire career... Only way either one falls off is if they have command issues and that's directed more towards Arrieta than Lester.
     
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    More bunting. God I fucken hate this guy.


    “One of the things that we've really seen is that even with guys coming in the first part of their career, guys are really starting to get shifted against when we're on offense,” Farrell said. “We've got some things that we'll look to do to hopefully take back some of those lanes that are otherwise shifted away from. That's just becoming more prevalent around the game. The bat-handlers that can work the ball the other way, or who are the guys that can more readily drop a bunt down to take advantage of that shift, that's one thing that we'll look to do more of."

    “I do, because if the alternative is, the opposition may say, ‘Well, we’re fortunate we got a bunt so it’s working and we’re taking him out of his power swing,’” Farrell said. “But we’re seeing teams shift on guys that aren’t your prototypical power hitters. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit 25 (homers), but that’s kind of a breakthrough year for him. He’s a guy that, to me, we can look to take advantage of and work against the shift to hopefully open things back up for him.

    "So I think you’re seeing the shift on the bottom third of the order type hitters as well. So when it makes most sense, leading off an inning, late in a game when we’ve got to get something started, that’s the opportune time.”


    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/...red_sox_to_use_more_bunting_against_the_shift

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    *and the family's attorneys. This will be interesting to see how it plays out.
     
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    Mookie Betts bowling against fat ass DJ Khaled on ESPN is >>>> All Star Weekend activities
     
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    Money for nothing: Baseball's worst contracts in 2017

     
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    Don't love that Swihart came in getting his Rube Baker on...



    Apparently his move to the outfield threw him off. Should be able to fix it in Pawtucket I hope.
     
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    I'm not worried about Lester... Arrieta is the one to be concerned with. It showed last year.

    This is why I'm glad they haven't offered him and extension and at this point I wouldn't be heartbroken if he walks after this season.
     
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    The intentional walk rule will save zero time of game. They need to not let managers pause the game after every close play. Also limit catchers going out to the pitcher if time is really issue.
     
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    Pitch clock is where its at. Average time of pitch last season was 22.5 seconds, cut it down to 19.5 by implementing a 20 second clock and you cut 15 mins off the game (on average 300 pitches are thrown a game).
     
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    Start with banning Pedor Baez from pitching with man on...he was up to around 34 seconds per pitch.
     
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    So, intentional walks are gone because they want to "speed up the game", but endless batter/pitcher timeouts, and pointless mound visits are still in?

    What a joke.
     
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    Multiple, multiple sport athletes on the squad this year.
     
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    Candoval out here trying to bunt for base hits. Dunno if thats a good sign or a bad one. Honestly looks pretty quick though.
     
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