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Morning Mound Visit: sabermetrics news - 10/30/18

The 2018 Red Sox news edition, as to be expected.

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FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: The Red Sox were the best team, and the best team won. But what’s funny is that their best players were not the ones who led them in October, as the likes of Joe Kelly, Eduardo Núñez, and Steve Pearce (the series MVP) were may more consequential. It could be considered luck, but it was also a sign of their depth.

Baseball Prospectus | Jarrett Seidler: Think about where the Red Sox were five years ago when they won their last title; only Xander Bogaerts was on that roster who is still on the team today. Brock Holt was also acquired in that era, swapped in a Joel Hanrahan deal, and the culmination in their rise since then was getting Dave Dombrowski, who acquired JD Martinez, Chris Sale, and a surrounding cast to bring another title to Boston.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: After years of narrative dogging David Price, he silenced those demons forever. After a poor cWPA in his previous postseason appearances (about even, which is bad for him), he put 0.105 in his latest World Series, cementing that is, obviously, nothing more than a false narrative.