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  1. wrathofhahn

    How much $/years would you offer Eovaldi?

    I don't like it at all. I don't want the Sox to pay for middle rotation talent. That is how you get screwed. Look at that Cobb deal. Chatwood. We aren't in a position to contend anyways I agree the position needs to be filled but would much rather take a chance on a bounce back guy then commit ourselves with term to someone who is far from a sure thing themselves and has the downside of term. Most of these middle rotation guys that hit FA are fools gold or turds that another team has shined. I'd rather be the team paying these guys on shortterm deals then the sucker who signs them longterm after they have rebuilt their value.
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    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    I totally forgot Richards got injured. Of course he needs to be added to the list as well. Thats an idea and his agent isn't Boras so I could see him going for 3/30. Most agents look out for their clients and try to get them a little security Boras is only interested in the big deals so he lets his clients on bet on themselves and if they struggle coming back from TJS surgery well it aint him that's screwed he's still got 5 big names already lined up for free agency. That option seems sort of unreasonable for the player.
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    How much $/years would you offer Eovaldi?

    I swear I didn't write this per mlbtr on the 20th: Like Corbin, Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi is slated to be one of the most sought-after starters available in free agency. While Eovaldi, 28, likely won’t do as well as Corbin on his next contract, many executives see fellow righty Alex Cobb as a comparable, per Cafardo. Cobb signed a four-year, $57MM contract with Baltimore in free agency last offseason, though Cafardo argues Eovaldi’s in position to rake in an even richer deal. Regarding Eovaldi, one exec tells Cafardo: “He’s shown, first of all, that he’s healthy. He’s shown he can pitch on a big stage. He’s shown that he’s grown as a pitcher where he not only relies on that 97-100-miles-per-hour fastball, but now he has a cutter that’s proven so effective for him and allowed him to pitch deep into games. And, he’s had two Tommy John surgeries, survived them and is flourishing.” Eovaldi underwent the second of those surgeries in 2016 and has indeed held his own this year upon returning. Between Tampa Bay and Boston, he pitched to a 3.81 ERA/3.60 FIP with 8.19 K/9 an 1.62 BB/9 in 111 regular-season innings. Eovaldi has continued his effectiveness in the postseason for the AL-winning Red Sox, with a 1.88 ERA and 10 strikeouts against two walks in 14 1/3 frames. Some of you are dreaming with those numbers you are posting.
  4. wrathofhahn

    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    Like I said earlier we still have 3-4 spots open even if we sign three guys and since they are signed to shortterm deals we can always move them should they be playing well to open up a spot. Who knows maybe you get a couple interesting guys via trade. A bunch of those guys have options. Do you know who on that list is out of options?
  5. wrathofhahn

    How much $/years would you offer Eovaldi?

    The time for taking a chance on Eovaldi is long since past he will get legit money and term this offseason.
  6. wrathofhahn

    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    I think you guys are being way optimistic here. Right now we have one guy who we can pencil in Fry who may or not even be good. Are we really going to be able to find 6-7 guys who can hold it together for the whole season in the minor league because I could easily see us going through at least ten to twelve guys after accounting for injuries and people just not getting the job done. Also one of main draws we have over other clubs is we can offer a player like say Cody Allen the closer job and a chance to rebuild their value. Why not take advantage of that?
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    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    Well like I said these are probably one year deals. As intriguing as they maybe it's still what 6 possibly 7 open spots right now after Fry. I'd prefer to add at least two veterans ideally three to that group. Preferably a guy with closing experience. They can always be moved at the deadline if need be. We are talking shortterm deals even if we add three guys that leaves 3 possibly 4 open spots.
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    How much $/years would you offer Eovaldi?

    Eovaldi has dominant stuff and has put up good numbers I don't think he'll be underpaid he could take another Richard like step forward the question though is if he does that even matter for us? That's sort of the rub we are at least two years away so we'd basically be taking a chance and if he succeeds it doesn't matter we may get one or two meaningful years out of him (3yr/4yr deal) and if he fails due to injury or whatever then he'll still be on the roster even when we are in a position to contend. I'd much rather make those kind of moves in 2020 and start with a clean slate. So if we do take a chance on a similar type player there is more of an upside for the full length of the contract. I also think he probably gets 4 years. Cobb signed for 4/57 and his stuff isn't near as good. I could see him getting 4/63 easy.
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    Guys we should target on shortterm deals

    Well Joe Kelly has pretty dominant stuff never really put it together with the sox. I'd be open to signing him to a 2yr deal and trying move him to the starting rotation
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    Filibuster - Closed

    I wondered why I stopped getting notifications. Anyways personally I like to expose myself (ugh tried to find a better way to say this couldn't) to different ideas whether that be sports or politics. I find it extremely boring to read like minded articles or just talk with friends who agree with me. And for me anyways I'm always open to the possibility my first inclination on a subject is wrong. So I was fine with it. For me the quest on that forum wasn't so much to agree to disagree it's to disagree without being disagreeable.
  11. I like Evolidi but the time to sign him was last offseason. He will get at least 3 maybe 4 years. That is not a move we should be making at this point in our process. What we need to do is find these guys on 1-2 year deals before they go off. Guys I would target: SP Matt Harvey Drew Pomeranz Lance Lynn Joe Kelly RP Andrew Miller Cody Allen A.J Ramos I would personally prefer to stay away from the Jeremy Hellicksons and Gio Gonzalez of the world much like Miguel Gonzalez there is no upside there not only in terms of future performance but also potential trades no contending team is going to give up anything for a guy with questionable stuff. I'd also be looking at a trade similarly to the deal for Soria an expiring guy coming off a down year with a team looking to free up payroll. Guys who could be options are Juan Nicasio (SEA), Tommy Hunter (PHI), Addison Reed (MIN), Jake McGee (2yrs) (COL). Bryan Shaw (2yrs) (COL), Brett Cecil (2yrs) (STL). Mike Dunn (COL). Of course some of these guys would need to have assets coming back as well. For position players I would be looking at: Josh Donaldson (major pillow contract 1/20 is an option) Marwin Gonzalez would shore up DH and give us an option at 1B should we move Abreu Matt Adams same Brett Gardner can play either LF or RF and possibly fill in at CF should the rest of the group fail again Matt Joyce can play LF/DH All these guys are probably looking at 1 year deals
  12. Yep, but I was referring to the next big contract not the worst existing one. Davis though of the group easily takes the cake not just because he's a 1B making over 20+ million which shouldn't have happened even if he continued his 800-850 ish ways. But it's literally because he was healthy. He was so bad he actually hurt his team at historic levels because he was healthy Darvish got injured and never really pitched but there has to be some optimism he'll return to form once he gets healthy. Davis can't play in the ML but is making too much money not to.
  13. No thanks to Manchado if he can't bother to hustle in his walk year how do you think he'll play once he gets his money. That guy has next MLB worst contract written all over him.
  14. wrathofhahn

    2018 Democrats thread

    I get sent to Canada for work on a regular basis and I can tell you that simply isn't true. The media narrative in Canada is that Trump rolled over Trudeau got entry into the milk market and a whole host of other things while at the same time keeping the steel tariffs and also being prevented from doing a deal with China. What exactly did Canada get? They got to keep a couple things they wanted kept but they didn't get anything added. Mexico is even worse they got a whole bunch of standards as it relates to supply chains and wages that will force manufacturing jobs back to the states particularly in the automotive sector.
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    2018 Democrats thread

    Anyways for me much of my support is he is totally unafraid to take on the establishment. Whether that be TPP, NAFTA, NATO, Tariffs, Immigration work visas. A bunch of other politicians talk a good game but does anyone think Hillary would have ended the TPP and renegotiated NAFTA?
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