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  • Forum Post: PECOTA projections released

    Posted 01/29/2015 04:04:35 EST

    Baseball Prospectus has posted PECOTA projections that have the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays tied atop the American League East:


    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/fantasy/dc/

  • Forum Post: The 2015 Red Sox, Better or Worse?

    Posted 01/28/2015 11:44:21 EST

    Steamer600 has Felix Doubront at 0.0 WAR in 65 innings as a reliever while ZiPS has Doubront at 1.0 zWAR in 128.1 innings.

  • Forum Post: The 2015 Red Sox, Better or Worse?

    Posted 01/28/2015 11:23:22 EST

    Steamer600, which assumes 200 innings for each starting pitcher, projects the following 2015 WAR (the ZiPS zWAR in parentheses): Rick Porcello 2.3 (3.5) Clay Buchholz 1.9 (2.0) Wade Miley 1.8 (3.1) Ju more »

  • Forum Post: Sox trade Ranaudo to Texas

    Posted 01/28/2015 09:18:29 EST

    I remember when on this forum I would compare Anthony Ranaudo and his former SEC rival, Seattle lefthander James Paxton: http://www.lsusports.net/fls/5200/assets/docs/bb/09stats/lsu313.htm http://www. more »

  • Forum Post: Sox trade Ranaudo to Texas

    Posted 01/28/2015 12:40:13 EST

    Robbie Ross had two nice starts against my Seattle Mariners last season: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/TEX/TEX201404150.shtml http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SEA/SEA201404250.shtml . more »

  • Forum Post: Sox trade Ranaudo to Texas

    Posted 01/28/2015 12:02:21 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    2012: A Cook 5.65/1.468, D Bard 6.22/1.736 & Morales 3.77/1.231 (finally a good one)


    Lefthander Franklin Morales remains a free agent.

    more »

  • Forum Post: Sox trade Ranaudo to Texas

    Posted 01/27/2015 08:20:33 EST

    Anthony Ranaudo, who was a 2010 compensation draft pick for the departure of free agent Jason Bay, was taken four picks in front of Seattle righthander Taijuan Walker and five picks in front of Detroi more »

  • Forum Post: Sox trade Ranaudo to Texas

    Posted 01/27/2015 07:51:18 EST

    Anthony Ranaudo was valued at a negative 0.5 WAR in 39.1 MLB innings last season and, despite his stellar performance at Triple A, has a Steamer600 projection of a negative 0.1 WAR in 200 innings this more »

  • Forum Post: Sox trade Ranaudo to Texas

    Posted 01/27/2015 07:07:42 EST

  • Forum Post: Need an ace?

    Posted 01/27/2015 05:14:39 EST

    I would be a little concerned about the depth behind the projected starting five despite the presence of Brandon Workman, Anthony Ranaudo, Matt Barnes, Steven Wright, Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez an more »

  • Forum Post: OK, I'll say it: I like this rotation, as is

    Posted 01/27/2015 05:03:47 EST

    In response to jasko2248's comment: You'd be hard pressed to find "anyone" in baseball who would trade Xander Bogaerts "straight up" for Cole Hamels, let alone include Henry Owens and "others," as you more »

  • Forum Post: The 2015 Red Sox, Better or Worse?

    Posted 01/27/2015 04:53:46 EST

    On the over/under of last year's 71 wins, I'll take the over.

    With confidence.

    I give weight to the Steamer and ZiPS projections so the Red Sox are likely contenders.

    more »

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part II

    Posted 01/27/2015 12:57:16 EST

    More from today's FanGraphs chat with columnist Jeff Sullivan: Comment From STiVo   According to ZiPS, the Red Sox have a very talented team. They also have lots of serviceable depth. Even starting pi more »

  • Forum Post: The 2015 Red Sox, Better or Worse?

    Posted 01/27/2015 12:47:38 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: I like the trade the Red Sox made for the underrated Wade Miley, giving up only two fringe pitchers, but I question whether Miley is an upgrade over Jake Peavy. He more »

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part II

    Posted 01/27/2015 12:41:10 EST

    From today's FanGraphs chat with columnist Jeff Sullivan: Jeff Sullivan    It's been the year of Mookie Betts, but right before that it was at least like the six months of Gregory Polanco via   Jeff S more »

  • Forum Post: The 2015 Red Sox, Better or Worse?

    Posted 01/27/2015 12:13:26 EST

    In response to Soph's comment: Miley will have much better season than Peavy did for the Sox. We probably won't have anyone to match Lester but Porcello should match and exceed Lackey. Clay 05> Clay 0 more »

  • Forum Post: A Realistic View at 2015: Part II

    Posted 01/26/2015 02:51:06 EST

    FanGraphs columnist Carson Cistulli examines the ZiPS projections for the 2015 Red Sox:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-zips-projections-boston-red-sox/

    more »

  • Forum Post: According to major league sources, Red Sox are prepared to make a move for Zimmermann

    Posted 01/26/2015 01:56:01 EST

    In response to southpaw777's comment: Marrero, one of Kelly/ Ranaudo/Barnes, one of Cecchini/JBJ/Margot is that too much? They could use an middle IF with Desmond leaving, a pitcher and an Ofer. I fig more »

  • Forum Post: Kelly predicts he wins Cy Young in 2015

    Posted 01/25/2015 08:26:40 EST

    In response to jasko2248's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: Okay, well I consider 26 "young" for any occupation, except maybe "paperboy" and NFL running b more »

  • Forum Post: Kelly predicts he wins Cy Young in 2015

    Posted 01/25/2015 07:29:58 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Okay, well I consider 26 "young" for any occupation, except maybe "paperboy" and NFL running back. Felix Doubront also has great stuff, but he also has a "5 cent h more »

  • Forum Post: Rob Manfred is open to eliminating defensive shifts in MLB

    Posted 01/25/2015 06:17:24 EST

    Why not require the secondbaseman to play in close proximity to second base (just as the firstbaseman and thirdbaseman do with their positions)? Defensive positioning has always been a part of the gam more »

  • Forum Post: Kelly predicts he wins Cy Young in 2015

    Posted 01/25/2015 06:13:57 EST

    In response to jasko2248's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: Joe K = Joke.  He's definitely the new team funnyman. The guy is young and has terrific stuff.  If he can harness his control a more »

  • Forum Post: Sox sign Humberto Quintero

    Posted 01/24/2015 05:20:34 EST

    Humberto Quintero provides a good veteran presence:

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

    more »

  • Forum Post: OK, I'll say it: I like this rotation, as is

    Posted 01/24/2015 01:10:58 EST

    In response to jasko2248's comment: In response to Teakus' comment: Ok my latest thoughts on this subject are as follows: We've built our starting staff partly around the notion that we have ground ba more »

  • Forum Post: BenC. start thinking like BBeane...

    Posted 01/24/2015 12:58:15 EST

    In response to MadMc's comment: 1/14/2015--I started this thread with the following comment. Southpaw was able to correct the "BB" to BBeane to clarify we weren't talking about Belichick. However our more »

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