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    Mets could shop McNeil, Sox could have interest

    McNeil fills a need. I'm unconcerned by reports of what might have occured between him and Lindor. The problem is the Sox don't have obvious assets that appear to be workable in trade scenarios without dealing from core pieces and/or broadening the scope of the trade to include other players. We can all contemplate interesting win/win packages. For me, I'd love to nab McNeil and McCann, but we need to be willing to part with a popular asset or two.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    BTVs valuations are just an east, 2-click source for comparison purposes but you can't ignore them for some players and use them for others. As for Jimenez, he is no longer a prospect and his value has declined each of the last 2 plus years. His best year was 2019 when he posted a 1.8 fWAR...followed by '20/1.6 and '21/0.2. I get that he has power when he gets to it (55 career HRs in >1000 ABs) but, for me (just one man's opinion), he is DH only if/when he can stay on the field. If $12.8M AAV is chump change these days, I'd rather pay McCann and McNeil (Grandal can DH and catch once in awhile) and then sign Comforto or trade for Gallo. I'd take that group any day than rely on Jimenez reaching his potential and playing an adaquate LF...both of which require he doesn't injure himself.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Sure but fair warning...my Tesla in in the shop most of the time and barely on the road. On the rare occasions its drivable, it garners a lot of attention because its blinged out in lots of gold trim.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    I see in BTV where McCann has negative value. I like him for the Sox anyway. They also value McNeil more highly than Jimenez even though Jimenez is quite a bit younger. I just don't get the Jimenez love. His power potential gave him strong value despite his clown act on defense when he was under arbitration wage scale. Let's see if he can play a few games and produce better than 1.5 WAR in 2022 now that he is being paid. My hope is that it isn't in left field.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Jimenez, Kimbrel and Collins for McNeil and McCann?
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    All I Want For Christmas

    I agree. I figured this board would be up in arms about mere mention of trading Gio. My guess is D-Backs would prefer shedding salary to acquiring Gio, so swap out Gallen for MadBum from D-Backs and we send Vaughn, Crochet and Burger (not Gio). BTV likes it.
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    All I Want For Christmas

    Thought I'd posit a few names I'd like to see us pursue in trade. These are less obvious than some and assume no major FA acquisitions such as Comforto. 1) Daulton Varsho, D-Backs - very unconventional defensive profile fills several holes for us. In 2021 he started 37 games as catcher and 36 games in OF (CF in 19). LH hitter with power and 5 years of control. D-Backs unlikely to move him unless they are overwhelmed but am guessing they'd love to get out from MadBums remaining 3/yr $55M. 2) Joey Gallo, Yankees - disappointed after coming over from Rangers. Can play either corner at GG level and, while strikeout prone, has LH power few, if any, can match. Under contract at @$10.5M in '22 would probably benefit from change of scenery. If he clicks, can extend him and if not, he buys us another year of development for the youngsters. 3) Ian Happ, Cubs - has been erratic at the plate but turned things around nicely after horrible start in '21. Hit 25 bombs (would have been 2nd highest on Sox). Career 800+ OPS as a switch-hitter. Capable of playing multiple positions including 2B/3B and all 3 OF positions. Similar profile to L. Garcia but with more power and a bit better range. Of course 'it takes two to tango' and Sox are thin on trade capital. My sense is short of taking on the salaries trade partners might be seeking to move, names that might be required to turn deals for the above include, Jimenez, Vaughn (Varsho would be the only name above I would consider moving Vaughn for), Crochet, Bummer, etc. And...just to add some controversy, it might be fun to contemplate what a potential return package might look like if we dangled Giolito (plus ?) to the D-Backs for let's say Varsho, K. Marte and Zac Gallen?. Oh well...such is life with no baseball to look forward to and time on my hands.
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    BA releases White Sox Top 10 prospects

    Dumb question (based upon your list) but is Colas actually signed? I guess I wasn't paying attention.
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Where did you find the information about 2018/19 profitability? Is this published somewhere?
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Let's do some business with the Reds. Castillo and Winker would solve a lot of issues. Might have to take on Moustakas contract but he might be serviceable at 2B and insurance for Yoan.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Or an Eloy trade 😄
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Couldn't agree more. We tend to forget just how dominant Rodon and Lynn were in the first half of the season. They were arguably 2 of the top 3-4 pitchers in the AL. The hope is Lynn will report in good playing shape and somehow we recapture a healthy Rodon. I would handicap both of those events as 'iffy'. Any regression by Lynn and/or Gio/Cease and all of a sudden we aren't such a sure thing in the AL Central.
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    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    Upon which the Dodgers promptly extended a QO
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    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    I hope Chris Taylor is signed. He provides exactly what Ben Zobrist brought to the Cubs...positional versatility and 'grindiness'. It will be interesting to see what Dodgers do now that Seeger has bailed but if I only had one FA from this crop, Taylor would be the guy.
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    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    Best I can tell, the teams with special considerations (Mets...new, wealthy owner, Rangers...new stadium, Mariners...general malaise) are making aggressive moves. The 'smart money' (Rays, Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers, Red Sox and even the Padres) have been watching from the sidelines. Frankly, I haven't seen one signing where I felt WS should have exceeded the winning bid/contract. My sense is this team will be improved going into '22. At this time, I'm fine watching things unfold, especially when the signed players aren't key targets.
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