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    Sticky: Discussion: Isn't the $200M/8yr offer old news? I mean that...

    Isn't the $200M/8yr offer old news? I mean that they offered it a couple of years ago or so. Betts is definitely taking the same business like approach that the FO takes and I don't blame him for...
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    weei.com
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    Sticky: Discussion: Seriously, no thoughts at all? Scenario 1:...

    Seriously, no thoughts at all?

    Scenario 1: Trade Mookie
    Not the most palatable option but Betts is pretty steadfast about going to the FA market after next year. The risk is pretty large that...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Eh, I guess. Sometimes cheap things are cheap...

    Eh, I guess. Sometimes cheap things are cheap because they're not very valuable. I usually associated "buy low" with a bounce-back candidate which is why I questioned it. I think that Smoak had a...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Starting from the premise that you can do that...

    Starting from the premise that you can do that deal, there's nothing here that I really dislike. The possibility of Syndergaard for two years at a reasonable rate makes a lot of things work.

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    Sticky: Discussion: This is pretty much what I expected. For all the...

    This is pretty much what I expected. For all the local talk that JDM was likely to stay in BOS, Boras has already cranked up the hype machine. Seems very unlikely Martinez doesn't opt-out.
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    Sticky: Discussion: How do you save $30M?

    - Boston Herald

    So there's the situation. The Red Sox have a goal of getting under the CBT for 2020 and about $30M to shave from payroll. Despite some hefty dead-weight contracts coming off the...
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    Well, FWIW, I pretty much always take the...

    Well, FWIW, I pretty much always take the position of trying to find a way to build a roster that respects the CBT. It ticks off plenty of people in this forum but I tend to disagree with any "not...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Short version: Dombrowski prioritized keeping the...

    Short version: Dombrowski prioritized keeping the WS team together with the assumption that they would just keep rolling and he was very, very wrong. The rotation that did not miss many planned...
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    Sticky: Discussion: I agree, though the luxury tax position makes...

    I agree, though the luxury tax position makes revitalizing this team pretty difficult. They may need to make a hard decision on one of the younger guys.


    I certainly hope that he rebounds but...
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    Discussion: Who cares? We're talking about Red Sox prospects.

    Who cares? We're talking about Red Sox prospects.
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    Popular does not mean correct. Even if I wrote...

    Popular does not mean correct. Even if I wrote the contract myself, that would not negate what I said: DD committed $46M/yr to two pitchers with health questions when their deals were signed and...
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    GDT: Echoing SF85, it is more common than you'd think....

    Echoing SF85, it is more common than you'd think. Even the very-young Cubs WS winner dropped off by 11 games. Granted, that's a lot better than the current Red Sox.



    I think that DD shares a...
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    weei.com
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    Discussion: Same. I only like him because he could move...

    Same. I only like him because he could move Devers to 1B and prolong his career. He's a legit 3B defensively so that's a help.
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    Just to add to what Bags said here... DD also...

    Just to add to what Bags said here... DD also exceeded had the highest payroll for a second straight year but left little financial wiggle room for the future by signing Sale at a time when there...
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    GDT: In 2019, Rowdy Tellez vs MLB: .223/.283/.437,...

    In 2019, Rowdy Tellez
    vs MLB: .223/.283/.437, 18HR/323AB
    vs BOS: .429/.512/1.029, 6HR/35AB
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