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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    They certainly could in a Hosmer sort of way. Until the last couple of months, I didn't think that the Sox really wanted to sign Abreu long-term at all. Some of the statements (mostly media rumors) have made me second guess that. But I think the Sox absolutely have a limit on their Abreu investment. Hahn basically said today that he either takes the QO or he doesn't not terribly bothered either way, and not a real sense of urgency to get a longer term deal done.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    It's an obvious move (of immaterial financial consequence) if you are too cheap and too lazy to sign international talent.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    3 and 3. And if you use 5 and 4, Rick Hahn is on year 8.
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    Trade Candidates: SP

    Amen. When this org., especially under this GM, trades for vets, it wastes resources.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    The call to accelerate was premature. But Hahn executed the acceleration - and he did it poorly. His drafts have been poor. And what about the June desperation in 2016 - trading for a broken down pitcher, ignoring the advice about Tatis, using a draft pick on a relief pitcher? Yes, he was probably not allowed to offer Machado market value. But whose idea was "friends and family"? That was a clown act. Further, as mentioned by others, part of his job is to make the business case to not accelerate or, in the case of Machado, to offer market value.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    He's been a dreadful GM at building up a team. He failed the first time, and, if we consider last year as the first year of the build up, he's off to another poor start. The problem is that a)he doesn't know talent; b) instead of assembling an ambitious staff of quality baseball minds and one that would balance out his weaknesses, he surrounds himself with yes-men; and c)takes the lazy way out when available.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Based on past performance of this FO, those are probably the guys they have their sights set on.
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    Potential Deals with Boston

    Trading for these RedSox players on 1 year contracts would be lazy and overall ridiculous. Just another clown act instead of real baseball work. OR they could do what winning organizations do, and try to get what they actually need (pitching) on the open market or via trades for YOUNG talent with multiple years.
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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    I would say that 2/QO would be closer to a market deal.
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    Yolmer wins a GG

    Congrats to Yolmer. Man if he could only hit a little....750 OPS isn't asking for that much.
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    Ian Happ?

    He was demoted to AAA for 2/3+ of the season; he had a .750 OPS until the last 5 games of the season. Nope - no top dollar for 5 games. He also has extreme splits; teams can work with that, but I'm not sure that this team is that deft. I suggested Fry for Happ this time last year; maybe Bummer for Happ this time, but I'm not sure I'd do it.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    I've never been a Moustakas guy because of his low OBP for this organization that has long been OBP deficient. Still he does have a good bit of versatility
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Sign players as 1 year placeholders if need be. Trading for them is 2014-16 all over again: sheer madness.
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    Zack Wheeler Thread

    I like the Wheeler idea. It gives us the opportunity to be first to the market and wrap him up, while others are after Cole and Strasburg. And yes they are better but if we couldn't beat the Padres and Phillies, doubtful that we outbid the Cole/Strasburg suitors.
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    2nd Generation Rebuild

    The Astros' other key was the ability to constantly regenerate talent out of the farm system. Sox haven't come close to showing they have those skills.