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    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    I respect that point of view but I think exactly the opposite. When you have those players you don’t need another big fish, you need smart signings which help compliment the “team”. Any idiot can identify what free agents are the best or trade Chris Sale and identify which prospects to ask for…it’s much tougher to make the signings which are less obvious and that’s what separates championship teams (and front offices) from the rest!
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    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    See, sometimes spreading the same amount of $ across a few players is better than breaking the bank on someone like Semien. Not a guarantee either way, but different ways to attack things.
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    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    There’s decent quality people such as Chris Taylor, Alex Wood, Schwarber, Alex Cobb, Jose Iglesias, Pineda, Bundy, Tepera, Villar, Chafin…
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    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    $10mil a year FAs are now “C & D” players that we have no chance of being successful with? Even if we landed a Semien or Seager it would’ve been bigger holes elsewhere.
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    Now that Sox have totally wet the bed

    Everyone needs to chill. We have a great team as is. I truly believe there will be great deals to be have in the $5-10mil a year range. They might not be the headline deals but can end up yielding better results.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    It’s fine if you believe he puts us over the top. I don’t. Not only is he not what this club needs (down the priority list), I’m not convinced he produces like you think he will. That’s my 2c, you have yours, we’ll see how it shakes out.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    You can try to walk back your smart a comment that didn’t address my point, but the reality is chasing the top free agents each off season isn’t typically a good strategy. There’s ways of more prudently spending the same amount of dollars and getting a better bang for your buck. A high payroll doesn’t tell you the composition of the contracts (you of course know this but were intentionally being disingenuous). The Semien deal and many others leave the signing team with little/no upside optionality. Even if they perform they’re merely justifying the contract. Winning teams have some players outperforming their contracts. So no I’m not upset at all about Semien, and I’d prefer signings with upside optionality.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    Nice try with the straw man. Nobody said anything about spending $. There’s different ways to allocate money besides these type of deals. Thanks for asking.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    I agree but there’s a whole lot in between paying Semien top $ and singing Adam Eaton types. Tampa does it every year.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    Are championships won making these sort of deals? Signing players who are at/past peak production for top $ isn’t a recipe for success. If it were the last 15y would’ve been a lot more successful for the Yankees.
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    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    We don’t want this deal.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    I would’ve done that Kluber deal that Tampa did. Pretty good risk reward imo
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    Robbie Ray to the Mariners, 5 years $115 million

    I like that they’re being aggressive but they seem to lack creativity. Always going after recent performance (paying top $ for recent success ) isn’t always the formula to win.
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    Justin Verlander re-signs in Houston

    JV is a royal prick - I’m glad he’s not on our team.
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    Sox give no qualifying offers

    I love Rodon. I’m a NC State grad and live a few miles from where he does in the off-season. As far as the QO, man I don’t know. It feels like a complete crap shoot with his health and durability. It’s never been a question of wanting him at his best.
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