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  2. ChiliIrishHammock24

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    I used to take it off to follow all the MLB transactions, not just the Sox. Wall to wall coverage. Inject it in to my veins.
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  4. caulfield12

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    You're going to get a Greg775 Optimistic Sox Fan Certificate (copyright pending) for that level of dedication. (Bearer entitled to one large soft drink, one Jumbo hot dog and a souvenir Sox mini-pennant.)
  5. ChiliIrishHammock24

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    I used to actually take Monday through Wednesday off work for the winter meetings every year. Last year was the first year that I didn't do it because they had become stale over the last couple years prior.
  6. smellysox

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    I hope so too! I love this time of year. Everytime I get a yahoo sports update or bleacher report updates across my phone I start thinking that the Sox have made a move!
  7. ChiliIrishHammock24

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    I don't read Barstool, but assuming that's what you're referring to, they don't have a paywall as far as I know. Obviously traffic matters though. So if he doesn't want to be vague on a "free forum", he can be vague on post on Barstool and then post the link here to generate 100+ or whatever clicks. It's really not that serious. But either way, I just hope this Winter Meetings is excited and we see a bit of chaos. Fun to think about all the action we aren't hearing about.
  8. caulfield12

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    In retrospect, getting Bummer for 2 years of Pederson wasn't going to be such a great deal for the Dodgers. Bummer might have ended up recording 5-6 fWAR with the Dodgers, but they would have had to replace that outfield production...and it usually cheaper to find a couple of veteran from the LH side rather than giving up core pieces on the position side via trade. UNLESS they had a magical way to unearth Fulmer's "potential," but that train has long left the station.
  9. Chicago White Sox

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Not necessarily, in this case I think they realized they weren’t getting full value for Joc and decided to hold off.
  10. Moan4Yoan

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Wouldn’t that scenario only make sense had Joc then been traded to another team that topped the Sox offer? The Dodgers ended up keeping him.
  11. Chicago White Sox

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    You play fantasy football? Think about that trade each year in your league where you go “Holy fuck had I known I would have topped that”. Basically word got out, the Dodgers heard from some other teams, and they quickly had second thoughts about the Sox’s offer.
  12. maloney.adam

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    After reading all the tweets and reports something isn’t adding up. It may be that Ozuna’s side doesn’t want to leak anything until it becomes official hence why the media and all these insiders don’t know anything about it yet. Nobody from Ozuna’s side is telling them anything so they have no choice to say nothing is imminent or the reports from DR are false. Who knows.
  13. Balta1701

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    It was RH covering his tail with a BS statement that made no sense but was still enough to leave some people satisfied. Which makes one wonder how many other tail-covering-statements might have been similarly BS. (Some of their statements about money to Machado? The supposed higher offer to Wheeler maybe?)
  14. caulfield12

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    In the end, this "teasing" of fee-based sites is always going to be piss people off, no way around it. Just like charging a fee for SoxTalk, for example, to provide a higher quality product, more paid/compensated writers, etc. You'd find half would appreciate it and support the idea...and you'd also lose the other 50% who would be turned off. It's likely a game of driving traffic to his site, at least partially (assuming it's his SECOND job or hobby and not primary source of income). If he gives those "nuggets of wisdom" away for free, then why would someone pay a subscription to such content? Granted, there's always going to be posters across all sports message boards who want to take that paywall content...bring it to other sites, or maybe they even want to claim it as their own...making them "board experts" dispensing wisdom to the masses.
  15. GenericUserName

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    IIRC, he basically pulls the ball on the ground and sprays it in the air which is basically the exact opposite of what you want. The ground ball pull tendency makes infield shifts easy and effective while hitters usually have their best power to pull side so he isn't getting that as often. In that regard, it seems like he might be a swing change candidate, so I can see him being good in the right organization, I just don't know if that's us.
  16. Balta1701

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Because, like most people with sources, whether real or not, flaunting it gets them attention.
  17. YouCanPutItOnTheBoardYES!

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    That’s not the point but ok. Of course he has more sources than the average Joe. But why flaunt that if he doesn’t want to be bombarded with questions?
  18. Balta1701

    Trade Market for Starting Pitchers...

    The Chairman literally outlined their thinking on TV during a recorded meeting with Selig, they wanted to be able to move people in and out of the DH position to keep them fresher since the drugs were less prevalent. The problem was that they insisted on one player being a key part of that rotation who wasn't a big league starter (Kotsay).
  19. CWSpalehoseCWS

    Trade Market for Starting Pitchers...

    I didn't say it wasn't. Go back and read my post, it was a total screw-up. I'm not sure what their line of thinking was. They didn't even bother to replace Thome's production. At least when they originally got Thome he was replacing Everett and what was thought of at the time a broken-down Thomas.
  20. BackDoorBreach

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Because he doesn't want to burn his actual professional sources? It's really not hard to understand. He absolutely has more sources than someone like me, who has none.
  21. Moan4Yoan

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    I still don’t see the problem. It’s a part of the game. And did they not damage their relationship with Joc anyways? He now knows that the Dodgers were willing to trade him and apparently tried to...
  22. YouCanPutItOnTheBoardYES!

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    He tooted his own horn so to speak by saying that he knows more than everyone else here. That in itself is going to create a sense of curiosity and open up the floodgate for questions, so why even bother revealing that he has more info than everyone else here if he isn’t willing to elaborate on it?
  23. BackDoorBreach

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    It was Bummer, Bush, +. The last piece was unknown but Laz Rivera was thrown out there. For anybody wearing a helmet reading, this was the trade proposal last off season not this year.
  24. caulfield12

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Players/agents involved find out about it...quickly call the front office to ask what's up. Certainly, those players are under control of their organizations, but the Dodgers couldn't leave the deal dangling out there in public for days and then not damage the relationship going forward with Pederson to some extent. For example, if they ever had designs on extending him...which doesn't seem likely, if the whole storyline of the trade (right now) is clearing roughly $8.5 million from payroll to jam Cole or Strasburg or Rendon under the luxury tax.
  25. Moan4Yoan

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    I seem to remember some of the names were Carson Fulmer, Aaron Bummer, and Bryce Bush. I still don’t understand how a leak of the trade rumor could cause the trade to fall through.
  26. bruni

    Sox in on Marcell Ozuna? I mean, maybe. Or not.

    Does anyone have the terms of the potential Pederson to the WSox deal that was leaked back in Feb? I remember seeing Fulmer’s name tossed around, but do not remember seeing what was specifically leaked that possibly helped nix the deal?
  27. SoxAce

    NFL Thread 2019-2020

    Oh believe me I was on the "Bears aren't making the playoffs" wagon for weeks now. But I still wanted to see them give it a thrill with Minnesota who are notorious for choking.
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