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  1. FA starts today, the draft happened. I will try not be a downer, but my NBA fandom took a ginormous hit and I'm trying to recover because sports should be fun.
  2. What is this pro talent for pro talent trade you all have in mind? Or are we just weakening depth so we can have Brad Miller instead of burger (yay?!?!)
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    I wouldn’t expect anything pre cba
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    Get over yourself balta
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    this is where I feel like I'm crazy compared to what I'm reading. I'd honestly feel so much better if we had found our Logan Webb or Max Fried and lost, but I probably would be focusing on the offense. But for second year in a row our pitching entered the playoffs and could not throw strikes and implode. Now Giolito was great last year, but now we'll have an entire pitching staff co into next years playoffs thinking "not again". But to watch that pitching where we gave up 5, 9, 6 and 10 runs and think "we need to trade Eloy"..man I don't know. In the playoffs there will be games pitching will shut you down but you really should also have games where you shut their hitters down. And yet pitching is such a pain to develop but hard to exit out of. Two years ago this is why I wanted to swap out some of these guys for more established players. Really hard to cut the cord on Cease when he found such excellent swing and miss stuff, he could very well put it all together this offseason and be the best pitcher on the staff. I don't see a reason to subtract to solve log jams. Just keep adding. If all we did was add Scherzer and trade kimbrel for some good looking 25 year old A ball pitcher would people really be mad? Add Add Add, don't trade players for "balance", you won't be as smart as you think.
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    soxtalk offseason plans: cut off the nose to spite the face
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    Lance Lynn threw 157 innings this year. Kopech could throw 150 with some dodger-like IL time and nobody would say he didn't throw a full season.
  8. well you'd be saying good bye to a few more sox for it to work. I mean Meadows is certainly better than Nomar Mazara.
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    He looked so much better in a recent spot start. I also wonder if he just has an easier time preparing for starting.
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    There are few replacements that have a better chance than him, and would be cheaper.
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    Sox over the last decade have shown they can easily replace a .900 OPS player at DH, yes
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    I really adding stuff like this just in training would help just as much as talent diversification. I know there isn't one cool trick to solve everything, but sox hitters have made adjustments before. But a lot of what they are asked is just approach and selection. I think we have some incredibly athletic hitters that could get much better vs. offspeed pitches https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/how-nasty-sliders-help-mike-yastrzemski-giants-games I'm sure TLR will get right on this.
  13. Yes, he is left handed. And it’s possible he has had horrible BABIP luck but … if the Rays trade him I’d bet against it.
  14. It wouldn’t be straight up from Sox end by any means. Also I am not a big Meadows fan.
  15. It’s gonna be Kimbrel for Meadows isn’t it
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    Carlos Perez is ready.
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    I think the org has its next second catcher, personally.
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    woof. Honestly, somehow, forgot about that. Nobody is going to sign a deal in november/dec unless some miraculous progress is made. What a bummer.
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    is the cba negotiation this offseason?
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    I really wish we could have signed Charlie Morton last offseason. I don't think it was possible due to his preferences. Also getting waino...woulda been nice.
  21. hire ozney and he'll hire ozzie back to be 3b coach.
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    Seriously, I walked away despondent because unlike, say, Atlanta we didn't find our Max Fried. I thought Giolito was it but he shit the bed. Giolito is great. But yeah, the red sox did it somehow but it's extremely difficult to win playoff games with 4 bad starters. I can easily see doing nothing on offense and ending up with a good offense. I can even see sacrificing some of it for some better defensive play. But we either need a known playoff star like Scherzer to join, or at least consider bringing in some MUCH different looks, a guy that can come in and throw a bunch of curves for strikes. I was hoping Rodon would throw 65+ sliders yesterday and just turn "Rodoning" into a verb. I hate sinker slider combos, but maybe we go to alex wood or some left handed pitcher too. Need to break up something pitching wise. Also get me Joe Kelly.
  23. You could, and I wouldn't blame them. But now you at least have the option of sending Kimbrel + $4 million for a better package, or Kimbrel for a weak package, or Kimbrel + $8 million for a much better package. There were a number of aspiring playoff teams in the bottom 10 of bullpen including phillies, reds, mariners, blue jays.
  24. You can either complain about the salary, or you can complain about the return.
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