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    A Realistic Offseason

    A realistic offseason: One large free agent contract ($80 mil or more). Could be to a pitcher -- Wheeler or Bumgarner most likely -- or a hitter -- Grandal or Castellanos most likely. Multiple short term contracts to plug holes. If the big contract is to a pitcher, we're likely looking at Encarnacion and Calhoun. If the big contract is to a hitter, we're likely looking at Hamels and Wood. One noteworthy trade to plug a hole.
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    Rendon Thread

    Personally, I take that comment of his with a big grain of salt. If someone was willing to offer him $20 million to play his age 36 season, I think he'd gladly take it. I'd be shocked if he signs a deal for anything less than 7 years.
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    Rendon Thread

    If the Sox were to sign Rendon, I agree that the most likely scenario would be to move Moncada to RF. I have no idea how his defense would be out there, but his speed, athleticism, and arm strength give reason to think he could be at least average. Also, interestingly, despite having a very solid season defensively at 3B in 2019, I noticed that the rating services are mostly projecting a defensive regression for him next year, so moving him off the position might not hurt his value. I tend to think his offensive improvements this last year were not connected at all with his position switch (being more comfortable at 3B) and rather just with a change in offensive philosophy, so I don't think another position switch would have a negative effect on his offense.
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    Edwin Encarnacion - DH

    Nothing will give a better indication of the competency (or lack thereof) of the Sox front office than if they decide that McCann/Collins is the catching duo they're ready to move forward with into the contending years, because McCann is about to turn back into an offensive pumpkin (already did in the 2nd half last year) and Collins is no more a catcher than Schwarber was.
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    Castellanos

    Yes, but I'd rather see a short term option (Calhoun or Gordon) and see if any of the outfield prospects break out next year, or a trade for a RF. I want all the big free agency dollars going to Grandal and a good starter.
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    Castellanos

    Those two and then quite a few pitchers. I only see the Sox giving out two big contracts this offseason (at most), so if they sign Castellanos, then i think the Grandal + good starting pitcher hope is dead. To me, Castellanos should be a backup plan if they don't land Grandal.
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    Castellanos

    Don't like this if true. Not because I wouldn't like Castellanos on the team, but because he should be far down the priority list of players they should be pursuing right now.
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    Edwin Encarnacion - DH

    Collins just hit .282/.403/.548 in AAA. He's shown he can hit at that level. Sure they can send him back there, but then they're right back in the same position with him next offseason. We know the Sox are going to roll with Robert and Madrigal getting significant playing time this year. I'd prefer they do the same with Collins. If they sign Grandal and him/McCann/Collins share the C/DH positions, that's fine with me. If they sign EE and McCann/Collins share C, that's also fine with me. But I would prefer they don't sign both Grandal and EE, and instead take that money and put it towards something else (and give Collins his shot).
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    Edwin Encarnacion - DH

    I don't think the Sox are ready to give up on or trade Zack Collins. Signing both Grandal and EE would leave him with no role on the team.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    Ok, let's go get Grandal
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    JDM staying in Boston

    Probably because he's done ethically questionable things countless times in his career on behalf of countless clients, and he doesn't see this as risking his agency. Frankly, I'm a bit surprised you think everyone involved is squeaky clean and doing everything by the book when there are millions of dollars on the line.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    So your theory is teams and agents always play by the rules... Rules are broken by team personnel, players, and agents all the time in all sports. Sometimes they're caught and punished, sometimes they get away with it. But it's naive to think that Boras wouldn't be trying to get information in ethically-questionable ways, or that a team interested in giving JDM a bigger deal than his current one wouldn't be trying to communicate that in some fashion to Boras.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    It does seem likely that this is happening to some extent. To me, the most plausible explanation for JDM to wait until the last second to make his opt out decision is that these type of communications between Boras and teams are occurring, so that Boras could be fully confident that he can beat JDM's current deal. There's no other analysis that Boras would be doing now that he couldn't have otherwise done over the last month regarding JDM's likely market, so why wait until Monday afternoon to announce his decision unless he's trying to confirm likely offers.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    Question for anyone who knows: In this type of situation, would Boras be permitted to talk to the Sox front office (and vice versa) about potential contract terms without violating the CBA or other league rules. Until he formally opts out, he's technically under contract with the Red Sox, so I would assume no.
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    Grandal

    Didn't Grandal turn down that Mets offer expecting to beat it, only to have to settle for the Brewers offer when the Mets went in a different direction. Heyman's tweet implies that Grandal chose the 1 year deal over the 4 year deal, which I think is incorrect. In any event, will be interesting to see if Grandal's experience last offseason affects his choices this offseason, namely, he will sign early if given a reasonable 3-4 year offer rather than playing the long game and risk the market drying up.
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