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  1. beck72

    These are not the Chicago White Sox

    The Sox are playing not to lose rather than going all out to win because they are too afraid of getting hurt. It’s a legit concern for guys like TA, Jose, Robert, Vaughn. But the Baltimore series showed what hustle, athleticism, and playing solid, fundamental baseball can do. The Sox have superior talent. But the Sox are playing far too tentative and are a station to station team. More versatile Talent like Sosa is needed for the system rather than one dimensional guys like Sheets, Burger and need to move on from the key yearly injury concerns of guys like Eloy, Moncada, Grandal. We can’t sell low on Eloy and Moncada. But they can’t stay healthy and are dragging the Sox down.
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    Kimbrel traded for AJ Pollock

    Sheets would be a very good offer for Manaea. Like Dunning was for Lynn.
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    Kimbrel traded for AJ Pollock

    With Pollock on board, the Sox could include Sheets in a deal for Manaea. It’s probably more than what he’s worth. But with so many teams wanting SP, that should be a top offer.
  4. It’s one year. Having a LH option with Engel, Sheets and Vaughn means whoever is playing the best is getting the most playing time. Trading for more SP depth should be on the agenda. Like Montas. Adding McHugh or Tepera via free agency would solidify the bullpen. I’m not totally against signing Conforto. But his market seems to have increased. Signing Conforto for 4, 5 years at $20 + mill also keeps the Sox from extending current guys. Not to mention blocking Colas or Cespedes. If RF is still a problem at the deadline then the Sox can add then (when some minor leaguers value have upped their value).
  5. I’d like the Sox to pick up Kevin Kiermaier. Improve the OF defense and provide CF insurance for Robert injury. A Kimbrel swap with TB?
  6. beck72

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    This is a good article on Lopez' skill set and upside. https://www.royalsreview.com/2021/4/20/22389283/nicky-lopez-is-threading-the-needle Some would say he's not a player to build around because of his lack of power. And he may not be a .300 hitter. But the defense, speed, contact, pitch recognition, sure would compliment the Sox needs now and in the future. If a deal built around Crochet [who may not or may not be able to transiiton to starter], I could see the Sox pulling the trigger. Add a power hitting, lefty hitting RFer and the position players would be set.
  7. beck72

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    Nicky Lopez from KC. Coming into the year he was looked at as a utility player. The Sox would have to buy high. But he’d bring what Madrigal was supposed to. And can play SS.
  8. beck72

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    This was the article I was referring to. Different writer. https://risingapple.com/2021/10/10/ny-mets-michael-conforto-devils-advocate/
  9. beck72

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    I will give Mets fans one thing-they know what terrible baseball looks like. Conforto is either part of the solution or part of the problem for the Mets (offhand Die Hard reference-Christmas movie time has officially started). Their fans think he’s part of the f——-n’ problem
  10. beck72

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Of course we all are.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    They have seen him for years. That’s more than Sox fans.
  12. beck72

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    In that article it gives the stats of how bad he's hit in high leverage situations and how he's hit in Mets losses. You'd still want him at 5 yrs and $100 mill? I haven't heard many Mets fans wanting to build a winning team around Conforto. Not a guy I'd want the Sox to spend that money on.
  13. beck72

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Please no Conforto. The fans who have seen him for his entire career have little good to say about him other than he tries hard and seems like a good guy. Complaints such as: he is prone to long slumps that coincide with Mets losing streaks; he has potential but hasn't reached it; his lack of power; and that he won't be worth the money some sucker team is likely to give him. They say they can't believe they can get a pick for him as well. That doesn't seem like the key posiition player acquisition I'd want the Sox to add. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/11/michael-conforto-to-reject-qualifying-offer.html [ Check out the comments section]. https://risingapple.com/2021/10/10/ny-mets-michael-conforto-devils-advocate/
  14. beck72

    Sox to talk about Semien with Boras

    If Conforto had Schwarbers power… The sox are at the win now stage that they should pay for a players proven consistency and track record-particularly vs AL east and west pitchers-the teams the Sox need to get past. That’s why I particularly liked Semien. For the right guy, a NL player could fit-both bat and glove. But Conforto if he’s not hitting won’t be a plus defensively.