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How about those RED SOX! Part Deux

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On 2/15/2018 at 9:37 PM, pantherphan96 said:

Definitely hoping he starts out strong and gets the fans behind him early. I feel like his playoff performance against Houston was enough for most fans to give him another chance-- hope he can capitalize on it.

Not a splashy move but I'm glad we've brought back Moreland and Nunez-- if there is some positive regression to the mean for guys who underperformed last season (Betts, Bogey, Bradley, Hanley, Porcello) I feel good about our chances to win the division for a third straight year.

I love Nunez.  There was talk of him being a Yankee target, which has me worried.

Betts and Bogaerts definitely need to step it way back up this year.  They have the ability to be the centerpieces, they just need to do it.  Bradley and Porcello will be interesting because we need to find out who they really are.  I hope Porcello is not another Buchholz where he alternates good and terrible years, but if so at least we are in for a good one.  Worst case on Bradley is we have an elite defensive CF.

I am to the point with Hanley that anything we get from him will be a welcomed surprise.  Maybe my opinion is somewhat tarnished since we got him the same winter as Sandoval.  I cannot wait for those contracts to go away over the next two years.

The guy I am most excited for is Devers.

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Well, we finally got JD.  5 yrs, 110.  It is basically a 2 yr/50 million contract where JD has the option to opt into a 3 yr/60 million contract.  As a Boras client I think we can all assume he will opt out.  He also has the incentive not to go all fat and happy like another former FA.

I am often critical of him but it seems like Dombroski did really well here.  By the time he opts out in 2020 Sandoval, Hanley, and Castillo will all be off the books and we will have money to spend on the youngsters we want to be in our core.

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Roenis Road, who I forgot was on the team, has looked good so far this spring.  Hopefully he can be the guy we traded for, need a lefty out of the bullpen

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Things are definitely going about as good as can be expected so far.  Sox previous record was three games to start the season with 1ER or less from the rotation.  They went seven games this year before the streak broke today.  Xander has been amazing so far and it seems Hanley wants to earn that PA bonus.

I actually got to go to the first three games this year.  Sadly saw the Kelly blowup but the way I see it we got that one back on Thursday

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