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and it's better than ever!
|The good...............................and the ugly!|
Well, that turned out to be the least of their worries. Within about a 6 week period, we lost Eduardo Rodriguez and Craig Kimbrel for the season, as well as some other arms. And this after I had traded away Brian Johnson because we had too much pitching* (anyone remember Bronson Arroyo?)
|Playing the game you quickly learn that no news is good news|
* Actually, I traded him because I needed a spot when EdRo initially came off the DL. He couldn’t be optioned to Pawtucket without clearing waivers. I figured it was better to get something for him, then lose him for nothing. The real Red Sox are going to be facing similar issues this year. When EdRo, Pomeranz, Wright, Pedroia and Marco Hernandez are ready to play, they will need to make some tough decisions because most of the guys they will replace can’t be stashed in the minors for depth. This is part of what makes this game so great. It gives full control over roster moves, and they mimic the real-life MLB limitations. You can’t send Pablo Sandoval to the minors to open up a roster spot for a Rafael Devers, and then just keep him there just in case.
A lone bright spot in the rotation was Drew Pomeranz throwing a no-hitter in the middle of June:
Shortly after that, our pitching could no longer keep up and by the trade deadline we were in third place, and barely fighting for the last playoff spot. I got desperate, and since I had the luxury of only planning on playing one season, I traded some top prospects to the Twins to get Ervin Santana and Addison Reed to bolster our starting pitching and bullpen.
Now that the real season is about to start, and I'll replay this at a more leisurely pace, and try to get the Red Sox in the playoffs.
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