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    FS Podcast: Keith Law

    He didn't have them in January as a top 10, so I wouldn't think he would now.
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    Colome drawing "ample" trade interest

    Well are the ample teams making ample offers? If so, trade him.
  3. I'm mildly surprised, and frankly pleased, that we haven't heard about Alonso's great clubhouse presence and his righteous service as a role-model to young players.
  4. My guess is that part of Hahn's case to JR for the "friends and family" approach is that they were still getting good players even if Machado didn't sign. To that end, the hope was that Alonso would have a good year and that they would play him enough so that his option would vest. He could be used next year as a bridge between Abreu (whom I don't think they wanted to extend; otherwise, he would be extended) and Collins or whomever. That way they wouldn't have to worry about trading for or signing a 1B next year. But plans change, and no way do they let that option vest off of this performance. By playing Alonso every day, he couldn't be traded even if he had a good year because the acquiring team would be on the hook for the option. The Sox may be willing to overpay him because their payroll is small anyway - but it would be a problem for a contender. If the plans were to flip him, they would have played him sparingly so that an acquiring team would be able to use him during the last 2 months.
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    The $$$$ will be spent!

    Hahn won’t sign any quality real free agents. But what he will do is trade for veterans, primarily those with one-two years left until free agency who had fluke years. That’s what he did the last time, he has no sense that it failed so miserably ( after all he was rewarded for that failure) so will likely do it again. In fact, he did a taste of that last offseason. He’ll only trade second-tier prospects but they will suddenly blossom into first tier once they get on another team
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    Best Organizational Young Talent Since???

    I hope it does paralyze them and they stop making trades for veterans. They got virtually nothing from those vets and overpaid for each. They are exceptionally bad at it. They weren't getting a Sale no matter what had happened or happens, unless they got exceptionally lucky. But with an infield of Anderson, Tatis, Moncada, Semien, and Escobar, they could have traded for another OF or 2 and they could have still had Avi. Montas and Bassit are viable ML starters. BTW, the Eaton and Peavy trades were fantastic. Samardzija and Frazier trades were not. But they followed the age old mantra: when something works, stop doing it. When something fails, keep doing it.
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    Jon Jay finally assigned for rehab in AA

    So now we get to see Jon Jay, the product of a Rick Hahn contrivance....easier to put on a clown show than to do serious GM work. And, indeed, Hahn payed a high price for Colome. Narvaez has a 1.2 WAR (and multiple years of control) v. .3 for Colome. Narvaez is also #7 in pitch framing (McCann is far down on the list). In fact, a couple of other Rick Hahn cast-offs are well ahead of McCann in framing.
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    Best Organizational Young Talent Since???

    You could add Semien, Tatis, Escobar, Montas, Bassit, Devenski had they not traded for veterans from 2011- Spring 2016. . In fact, I'd say they could be WC contenders right now.
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    ***Day 3 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 11-40***

    Day 3 is my favorite day to follow. Just turn it on in the background while I'm doing work and hear a bunch of "Pittsburgh Pirates select number 574921, redraft ..." Occasionally a name pops up that I'm familiar with and I listen closely to the Sox pick.
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    OUTFIELD A MAJOR ISSUE.

    Leury/Tilson/Cordell won't cut it on a contender. They won't cause harm necessarily so you may be able to live with them. Bad starting pitching does cause harm and you can't contend without 5 good starters. The Sox have 1, with another 1 or 2 passable half the time. The also lack real impact bullpen arms...most of these guys can pitch a clean inning against the Royals, but dousing a rally against the Astros or Twins is another question.
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    My only objection is that the guy they picked in the 2nd round is not of such value that you should pay overslot. Pay overslot for guys you pick after where their talent warranted.
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    I guess they are taking absolutely no chances that they can't get these guys for 10K. But they should be able to do better than this.
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    Can't they at least find a senior who is decent?
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    I understand paying over-slot to Dalquist and Beard, but Thompson was picked ahead of most projections.
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    Not with Thompson.
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    Like this pick.
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    ***Day 2 MLB Draft Thread Rounds 3-10***

    The problem is prying a player from a Baton Rouge suburb away from LSU. People down here act like that place is a mecca.
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    Best Organizational Young Talent Since???

    Ordonez, Konerko, Durham, Crede, Foulke, Rowand, Buehrle, Baldwin, Marte... a lot of all star level talent. Plus they had players who people thought would be good but didn't turn out (that will happen with many on the current list) as well as filler similar to Tilson, etc.
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    Best Organizational Young Talent Since???

    It should be the best period of young talent, considering they turned almost every decent player they had into prospects. And but for a two spells of FO delusion, you could add Tatis, Semien, Phegley, Semien and Bassitt, all of whom would be on the major league roster. Then you would also have to subtract Burdi.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    The pitchers I liked went bye bye in the comp round.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Sox should be able to get a good college pitcher in round 3 like Campbell or Marsh.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    The guy they picked in the 3rd last season had a deterioration in his velocity as well.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    I had a feeling the Sox would take a prep pitcher in round 2. they really could use the upside.
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    92 per Law; 69 per MLB
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    ***Day 1 MLB Draft Thread***

    Sign me up, but are there signability issues? Thanks for the list. These competitive balance picks piss me off.
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