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    Sticky: Discussion: It's definitely not time for a full teardown. ...

    It's definitely not time for a full teardown. The team suffers primarily from being too heavy on top-end salaries but there's still quite a bit of talent there... and some that's around on the...
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    Sticky: Discussion: weei.com

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  3. Sticky: Prospects: Following up ^^ Chatham (.243/.289/.314,...

    Following up ^^

    Chatham (.243/.289/.314, 70AB/16K) had a fair AFL. You would hope to get a bit more at the plate in a league generally known for inflated offense. He was, however, making a...
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    Sticky: Discussion: What's the motivation for "a desperate team like...

    What's the motivation for "a desperate team like the Reds" to trade for one guaranteed year with Betts and give up top talent like that? I don't think that they have any at all. Betts' arb value is...
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    Sticky: Discussion: Sorry, the way that I wrote that was misleading. ...

    Sorry, the way that I wrote that was misleading. I should have said "players with options." The Sox have an option for 2020 that would have become guaranteed at 340IP over 2018-19 and become a...
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    Sticky: Discussion: weei.com Oh, well. JDM wanting to stay with a...

    weei.com

    Oh, well. JDM wanting to stay with a team that will be competitive has virtually guaranteed that the Sox will move Betts. While some "not my money" types may object, baseball is still a...
  7. News: I like what I'm hearing about the new FO. Bloom...

    I like what I'm hearing about the new FO. Bloom seems to have the backbone to do what's right rather than what's popular. If DD had had that resolve then we might be looking at Cole or Strasburg...
  8. News: Chaim Bloom Hired to Replace Dombrowski

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    Sticky: Discussion: What about JH's stated goal of getting under the...

    What about JH's stated goal of getting under the CBT? If you like Betts then don't be short-sighted; getting under this year means that they reset their luxury tax penalties and CAN go over when he...
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    The (apparent) difficulty of finding a successor...

    The (apparent) difficulty of finding a successor is likely related to how much the PBO/GM is handcuffed by the financial decisions of DD. This is more evidence of why DD needed to go -- the industry...
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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...
  12. Sticky: Prospects: 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...
  24. Sticky: Prospects: 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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