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So how does this line up shake out?

As for previous post: I'd like to see Arrieta signed.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Red Sox Thread
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Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2


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cutuphalfdead wrote:
Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2

That's a lot of faith in Devers, no? I guess you expect the left/right set-up. My thinking was sort of right-heavy, but would put Nunez at the 2 and Benintendi behind JD.


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elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2

That's a lot of faith in Devers, no? I guess you expect the left/right set-up. My thinking was sort of right-heavy, but would put Nunez at the 2 and Benintendi behind JD.

Nunez has no business in the 2 spot.


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cutuphalfdead wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2

That's a lot of faith in Devers, no? I guess you expect the left/right set-up. My thinking was sort of right-heavy, but would put Nunez at the 2 and Benintendi behind JD.

Nunez has no business in the 2 spot.

It was his most frequent and arguably most productive spot last year:

https://www.fangraphs.com/statsplits.as ... eason=2017


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elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2

That's a lot of faith in Devers, no? I guess you expect the left/right set-up. My thinking was sort of right-heavy, but would put Nunez at the 2 and Benintendi behind JD.

Nunez has no business in the 2 spot.

It was his most frequent and arguably most productive spot last year:

https://www.fangraphs.com/statsplits.as ... eason=2017

Yeah people do well in the 2 spot because they have protection. I'd rather let Beni get the extra at bats by being early in the order.


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cutuphalfdead wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2

That's a lot of faith in Devers, no? I guess you expect the left/right set-up. My thinking was sort of right-heavy, but would put Nunez at the 2 and Benintendi behind JD.

Nunez has no business in the 2 spot.

It was his most frequent and arguably most productive spot last year:

https://www.fangraphs.com/statsplits.as ... eason=2017

Yeah people do well in the 2 spot because they have protection. I'd rather let Beni get the extra at bats by being early in the order.

Understandable, but I figure Beni Biceps could be our best protection for JD. It's a good problem to have (now).


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elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
elliseamos wrote:
cutuphalfdead wrote:
Betts 9
Benintendi 7
Martinez DH
Devers 5
Bogaerts 6
Ramirez/Moreland 3
Bradley 8
Nunez 4
Catcher 2

That's a lot of faith in Devers, no? I guess you expect the left/right set-up. My thinking was sort of right-heavy, but would put Nunez at the 2 and Benintendi behind JD.

Nunez has no business in the 2 spot.

It was his most frequent and arguably most productive spot last year:

https://www.fangraphs.com/statsplits.as ... eason=2017

Yeah people do well in the 2 spot because they have protection. I'd rather let Beni get the extra at bats by being early in the order.

Understandable, but I figure Beni Biceps could be our best protection for JD. It's a good problem to have (now).

Devers is gonna rake too.


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Since this has become a thing on Twitter tonight, let's be clear: "Red Sox" is always plural (always!), and should never be made into a singular noun. It is always pronounced "Socks" and never as "Sock." A sentence can always be re-worded to use it correctly. This is the hill I choose to die on.

Wrong: "JD Martinez is officially a Red Sox."
Correct: "JD Martinez is officially a member of the Red Sox"

Wrong: "He's the first Red Sox ever to..."
Correct: "He's the first Red Sox player ever to..."

And so on.

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Simple Torture wrote:
Since this has become a thing on Twitter tonight, let's be clear: "Red Sox" is always plural (always!), and should never be made into a singular noun. It is always pronounced "Socks" and never as "Sock." A sentence can always be re-worded to use it correctly. This is the hill I choose to die on.

Wrong: "JD Martinez is officially a Red Sox."
Correct: "JD Martinez is officially a member of the Red Sox"

Wrong: "He's the first Red Sox ever to..."
Correct: "He's the first Red Sox player ever to..."

And so on.

Why is this so hard for people to grasp?


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Also, you could have at least liked my tweet.


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I mean, I know where it comes from. There are 28 MLB clubs that don't have this issue. Quickly scanning the major sports, I think only the Minnesota Wild have a similar naming convention.

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Simple Torture wrote:
Since this has become a thing on Twitter tonight, let's be clear: "Red Sox" is always plural (always!), and should never be made into a singular noun. It is always pronounced "Socks" and never as "Sock." A sentence can always be re-worded to use it correctly. This is the hill I choose to die on.

Wrong: "JD Martinez is officially a Red Sox."
Correct: "JD Martinez is officially a member of the Red Sox"

Wrong: "He's the first Red Sox ever to..."
Correct: "He's the first Red Sox player ever to..."

And so on.



Wait, so JD Martinez can't be a Red Sock?

He's the first Red Sock to....

He's also a member of the Red Sox no?


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Simple Torture wrote:
I mean, I know where it comes from. There are 28 MLB clubs that don't have this issue. Quickly scanning the major sports, I think only the Minnesota Wild have a similar naming convention.


There are others. Magic, Heat, Thunder, Jazz, Lightning, and Avalanche to name some.


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Simple Torture wrote:
I mean, I know where it comes from. There are 28 MLB clubs that don't have this issue. Quickly scanning the major sports, I think only the Minnesota Wild have a similar naming convention.


There are others. Magic, Heat, Thunder, Jazz, Lightning, and Avalanche to name some.


Yeah I obviously didn't think very hard.

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Simple Torture wrote:
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I mean, I know where it comes from. There are 28 MLB clubs that don't have this issue. Quickly scanning the major sports, I think only the Minnesota Wild have a similar naming convention.


There are others. Magic, Heat, Thunder, Jazz, Lightning, and Avalanche to name some.


Yeah I obviously didn't think very hard.


However: none of those are plural nouns, so there's no drive to singularize them like people do with the Sox teams.

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Electromatic wrote:
Simple Torture wrote:
Since this has become a thing on Twitter tonight, let's be clear: "Red Sox" is always plural (always!), and should never be made into a singular noun. It is always pronounced "Socks" and never as "Sock." A sentence can always be re-worded to use it correctly. This is the hill I choose to die on.

Wrong: "JD Martinez is officially a Red Sox."
Correct: "JD Martinez is officially a member of the Red Sox"

Wrong: "He's the first Red Sox ever to..."
Correct: "He's the first Red Sox player ever to..."

And so on.



Wait, so JD Martinez can't be a Red Sock?

He's the first Red Sock to....

No. No.


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What if he deliberately only wears one stocking?


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then he's a fool


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elliseamos wrote:
What if he deliberately only wears one stocking?


That's a red sock. Not a Red Sock.


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