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  1. Yermin has trade value. There are non-contenders out there (Miami, Baltimore, etc.) who I bet would love to acquire him and give him another shot. Who wants to bet that Hahn got on the phone with Yermin today and told him they will make every effort to trade him over the next 8 days but he's got to publicly apologize and confirm his commitment to the game.
  2. This is much ado about nothing. Yermin had his moment in the sun, probably let it get to his head a little bit (having a burger named after him didn't help), and when his flaws were exposed -- which was a near certainty to happen -- and he was sent back to AAA, he couldn't handle the let down. This story has played out thousands of times before for players like Yermin (was Palka's story really that different), but those guys usually keep playing in the minors or overseas for a few years afterward.
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    ELOY back Monday against KC

    I don't agree with this. All moving Eloy to left does is shift Vaughn to DH. And at this point, there isn't a sane person who wouldn't prefer Vaughn in left and Eloy at DH, given the choice. Are we really going to put Eloy back out in the field, where he always gets hurt, just so that Sheets and Burger can have some DH starts????
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    ELOY back Monday against KC

    Yes. If they're in the World Series in an NL park, then they have my blessing to play him in LF. All other times, nope.
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    Eaton to IL, Burdi up

    I would like to see Engel play every day (once 100% healthy with no restrictions). He struggled with RHP earlier in his career, but his splits in 2020 and so far in 2021 don't scream platoon player to me. If/when Robert is back, I would be in favor of Engel being the every day RF.
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    Madrigal Done for 2021

    Any non-rental player good enough to block Madrigal is light years more expensive in prospect capital than the Sox could afford.
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    Levine: Soon Sox will browse trade market

    Honestly, I don't think there's a single player in the Sox minor league system who I would have a problem with being traded away. Probably the first time I've felt that in 5 years. The closest would probably be Jake Burger, just because I think it would be great to see him get to the big leagues with the Sox, although he's about as blocked as a prospect can be.
  8. I will say this: If it's only a hamstring injury, then Madrigal should be back by or before Labor Day, which should give him enough time to shake the rust off before the playoffs, and with the dominant starting pitching the Sox have and the general weakness of the division, the Sox should still be considered the odds on favorites to win the AL Central this year. There is still a good chance that the Sox will be in the divisional series come October and that Eloy, Robert, and Madrigal will all be in the lineup for game 1.
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    One Trade Chip for every team

    My guess is the Sox trade Gavin Sheets for a solid but unspectacular relief pitcher at the deadline, and that is their only move. I don't see a trade for an outfielder with Engel now back from his injury and Robert due back in late August/early September.
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    If we're assuming he stays healthy all year and has a Cy Young-caliber season, I think he would decline a QO. With his injury history, would there be a team out there willing to make him a 5+ year offer based on his 2021? That seems doubtful to me. But I think he would get 3-4 year offers with an AAV in the range of the QO.
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    I've seen enough clips of Madrigal driving the ball with authority to left in college and the minors that I'd be surprised if he doesn't end the year with 3-4 hrs. But the actual impact these few homers will have on his slugging and value as a player is minimal so who cares. It does seem like there are a lot of people who would be far more satisfied with Madrigal if he hit 5 hrs/year compared to 0, all else being the same, which to me is strange.
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    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    Moving Eloy to DH seems like a no-brainer to me. It sounds like he's worked hard on his defense and wants to play the field, but there's no denying that he is a below average defender and plays the position with a recklessness that makes him vulnerable to injury. It's one thing to have a great defender who plays somewhat recklessly and is therefore injury prone (i.e. Aaron Rowand), who you put back out there when healthy and hope for the best. It's something else entirely when the player is a poor defender to begin with and is also reckless. Mercedes has been a boost to the team but he should be dealt this offseason.
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    Albert Pujols

    IIRC, part of the condition for Tony becoming manager is he would get some say in personnel decisions and the Sox would be willing to add payroll. Mercedes is in the dog house and due for regression. Pujols is about to be the Sox full time DH.
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    The TLR Manager Thread

    This can be interpreted in a bunch of different ways. Did none of the other coaches know the rule? Did they know the rule but fear speaking up to correct Tony? Did they know the rule, but based on Tony's answer, assume that Tony knew it as well and preferred Hendriks running to a position player?
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    The Andrew Vaughn LF Thread

    Why shouldn't it be part of the thought process. Eloy has shown that he plays the position in a way that makes him vulnerable to injury. Putting him out there isn't best for the team. The PR nightmare wouldn't come from the injury, but that the Sox brass should have known better at this point.