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  1. AJ'S Cousin

    Chris Taylor Resigns with the Dodgers

    Looked at Lux’s numbers. Luery’s are better. Yes, he’s only 24. Maybe more upside but I wouldn’t sell the farm to get him unless Bellinger is part of the deal. Yes, we need a 2nd baseman, yes we need a right fielder, and another starter if Katz privately says Kuechel is done as a starter. Marte would have been a double solution, speed, which we desperately need. And right field. If you look at the numbers people got, Marte was a bargain. Now Marte would not of solved our 2nd base problem, but with Marte, I could of lived with a Garcia/Gonzalez and whoever at 2nd. Marte would of cost us nothing but money. BUT we’re also looking to do things cheaper. The way we’ve handled this year so far, somebody must of put a gun to Hahn’s head and forced him to sign Hendriks. Thank God someone did. I still believe in Christmas Miracles and Hahn will do something
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    Hahn: No Further Roster annoucements today

    It ain't gonna be Chris Taylor, LOL
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    Chris Taylor Resigns with the Dodgers

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    Chris Taylor Resigns with the Dodgers

    Dodgers To Re-Sign Chris Taylor By Anthony Franco | December 1, 2021 at 3:44pm CDT 3:44 pm: The Dodgers and Taylor are in agreement, pending a physical, reports Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (Twitter link). 3:35 pm: The Dodgers are making progress on a deal to bring Chris Taylor back to Los Angeles, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (on Twitter). Entering the offseason, MLBTR named Taylor the league’s #16 free agent, forecasting a four-year, $64MM guarantee.
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    Chris Taylor Resigns with the Dodgers

    alternatives are getting Burger coverted to 2nd or when his ready ask YOYO to move to second. Don't think YOYO will do it. Robbie is another alternative but he hasn't showed me he can hit in the majors yet
  6. Another one bites the Dust!!! Can you say Garcia/Mendick at 2nd???
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    Corey Seager to the Rangers: 10Y, 325M

    We did not need a shortstop, we need : 1. 2nd Baseman--Chris Taylor or Story (if he's willing to move to 2nd) works for me. 2. 1 starting pitcher, Rodon still out there, or a trade for a starter, at the rate pitchers are being signed, there may be no free ageents left to sign. 3. a right fielder if you're not platooning Vaughn and Sheets. Conforto/Castellanos would be nice at this point.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    We lost out on Marte, Semien, Buxton and Frasier (trades would have been needed for these players). No 2nd Basemen yet, No Right Fielder yet, no rplacement for Rodon, and i don't want to totslly count on Kopech yet, he needs to show me he can pitch back to starts of 5 or 6 innings. Kuechle is older and i've lost confindence in him completely. Lopez is a HUGE question mark as a starter. Yes we have Lucas, Lance, and Dylan. Crochet i don't think is ready yet. Keep him in the bullpen to start the season. Castellano or Conforto for Right Field?? Or do we platoon Vaughn and Sheets and put more money into pitching. Chris Taylor or Trevor Story for 2nd Base?? Trades?? Who knows what is happening, although i never thought we'd get Hendriks. we just will have to wait again and take the crumbs that will be left. I think by December 1st we'll know.
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    Sox to talk about Semien with Boras

    PS as an addendum to my comment above, Bruce Levine is full of shit if he thinks he knows that Hahn is talking to Boras about Simien or any of his clients.
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    Sox to talk about Semien with Boras

    The Sox blew there wad last year. Hendriks, extending Lynne ( great move ! ). They will not spend $200 million on any player let alone $300 million. That’s what Simien will get. They have to extend Giolitto, Anderson is very cheap and they better extend and take care of him like they did Abreu and Lynne. These cheap and well thought bargains on Jimenez, Robert and Moncada were GREAT MOVES. These guys will get disgruntled in a year or 2 when they what the market is like. JR made a ballsy move significantly keeping the payroll low with these future superstars. Anderson is going to want to get paid. JR doesn’t have the balls to sign anyone to an 8 or 10 year contract these days. They did try with Machado, they were close, but no cigar. The New CBA contract will dictate how the Sox respond. Universal DH, no shift, and an actual 20 pitch clock coming soon. I don’t believe Kimbrel’s 16 million will be on the books for 2022. He will be traded for a Prospect or veteran with Good Value contract for 2 years or so. Sox also need SPEED!!!!! They are slow and a defensive catcher wouldn’t hurt. A balls move would be sign Marte and move Robert to Right Field. Solves 2 problems with 1 signing Speed and right field.If Vaughn and Sheets can play right, Robert sure can.
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    ALDS Game 4 - HOU @ CWS - 1:07 pm CDT

    Yes hankchifan. Yes we have a Huge defensive problem with catcher, agree. BUT and it’s a big but, if you acquire a Maldonado type catcher, where and hypothetically make Grandahl a full time DH, what do you do with Sheets and Vaughn? Trade 1 or both for young arms or a real second baseman or reAl right fielder? Let’s not forget the potential left fielder who has improved and has a tendency to hit the Disabled List. We have too many 1st Basemen and too many DH’s. Somethings got to give. Collins or Sevy is not the answer. Who is??? We’ll see.
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    ALDS Game 4 - HOU @ CWS - 1:07 pm CDT

    Yes we have a Huge defensive problem with catcher, agree. BUT and it’s a big but, if you acquire a Maldonado type catcher, where and hypothetically make Grandahl a full time DH, what do you do with Sheets and Vaughn? Trade 1 or both for young arms or a real second baseman or reAl right fielder? Let’s not forget the potential left fielder who has improved and has a tendency to hit the Disabled List. We have too many 1st Basemen and too many DH’s. Somethings got to give. Collins or Sevy is not the answer. Who is??? We’ll see.
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    Offseason Thread

    Rodon should be made a qualifying offer. 18.4 million for 1 year? He’s only 28 and change, if he signs GREAT, if not we get draft pick or picks and maybe some international signing dollars, or all of the above. He worth the risk for 1 year. With this year under his belt, a winter of rest, he may back even better. Show me a 28 year old we can get that can throw between 95 and 99 other than Rodon, that’s available?? Don’t think so. PS, LOL, to ShoelessRob, and all in fun, you just topped all the moves that the Hawk made when he was GM. Like I said, all in fun, we all want to have fun and have the Sox Win Next Year
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    ALDS Game 4 - HOU @ CWS - 1:07 pm CDT

    I believe that the bullpen can be even better next year. Crotchet pitches the 6th, and even the 5th if necessary, need to get him stretched out ASAP, Tepera, if resigned and we really need him resigned pitches the 7th. Bummer looked like the old Bummer of 2 years ago, if so he’s the guy in the 8th and of course the Aussie closes. Ruiz would be long relief along with Marshall if we can get the 2020 Marshall back. Marshall, Ruiz, Crochet, Tepera, Bummer and Hendriks, we need 1 or 2 more, that’ll be decided in camp who can emerge Remember, this is all predicated on Bummer in spring training being the Bummer we saw in his 6 or 7 appearances down the stretch this year.
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    ALDS Game 4 - HOU @ CWS - 1:07 pm CDT

    Things we need to do for 2022, some serious some sarcastic: Serious- get a second basemen who can hit!!! Sarcastic-Teach Engel or Vaughn to play second if you can’t get one Serious- go after Semien or Story if they are willing to play second Sarcastic- pick up Kimbrel’s option and trade him back to the Cubs for Madrigal and Huer Serious- Do not pickup Kimbrels option or even take a home town discount if HE wants to stay, doubt that he would stay Sarcastic-Bring Ozzie back as manager LOL Serious- Bring TLR BACK if nobody else decent is available Sarcastic- If TLR leaves make either Abreu or Anderson, player managers. LOL Serious- Force Abreu during Spring Training, whether he wants to or not wear the elbow guard, if he gets 20 games in with it he’ll get used to it. Eventually somebody is going to shatter his elbow Sarcastic-Bring Burger up and shift Moncada back to second. NOT Serious- Have Burger play every game in the minors at second base or bring him to camp and he only plays second until he learns the position Serious- 2022 Rotation should be #1 Gio #2 Lynne #3 Cease #4 Rodon with a home town discount or #4 Kopech #5, if no trade or signing is done Lopez, I don’t think Crochet is going to ready next year, he needs to take the Kopech route and MAYBE with pitching 2 and 3 inning stints in relief, he’ll be ready either in September or 2023 Serious- resign Garcia, he’s earned it Serious-Resign Tepera, he’s the new 7th inning guy Serious-get a right fielder, a real right fielder!!! Don’t know if Sheets or Vaughn would an answer Serious-rotate Sheets,Vaughn,Jimenez, and Abreu at DH, KEEP THE ALL HEALTHY and at the plate as much as possible Serious-try to trade Kuechel for anything we can get to get rid of the dollars to spend on another starter because Rodon will leave and I still don’t think Lopez is the answer as a number 5 Serious-DO NOT pick up Kimbrels option, LET HIM GO!! Serious-ONLY GO AFTER Simien or Story if they are willing to move to second base. Sarcastic- Teach Vaughn how to Second if you can’t get a real one. Sarcastic-Teach Engel how to play second base
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