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  1. beck72

    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Iglesias is the Reds closer not the IFer
  2. beck72

    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Collins is more likely to be moved and has more value than McCann for a bullpen arm. Iglesias could be a useful arm in return. The Reds might see him being expendable for a long term C like Collins.
  3. Having vets like Keuchel and Gonzalez to help the young staff learn to pitch and harness their talent is another source of optimism. The mentoring and sharing of knowledge from the veteran pitchers and now Grandal can only help
  4. I do like the Sox starting pitching depth when Rodon, Dunning etc get healthy. It’s going to force guys to focus and step up. Lopez is a guy who may benefit from the pressure-he either steps up in the rotation or goes to the pen. It was like he coasted too much last year, knowing he had a long leash. Adding two vets or solid arms in the pen before spring should be a focus.
  5. beck72

    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Edwin Diaz would be a great bounce back addition for the Sox, having only one off year after 3 stellar ones in Seattle. New York has to get solid value in return that helps their big league club. I could see a 3 team with the Pirates where the mets get Marte. But the cost would be more than most around here would want to give up.
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    Remaining Wish List

    I could see a free agent signing and a trade to add 2 bullpen arms.
  7. beck72

    Remaining Wish List

    A versatile OFer who can play above average defense in all 3 spots, and hit between .250-.275
  8. beck72

    So What Happens to Zack Collins?

    Collins probably starts in AAA to get regular PT and AB's. Hopefully he continues to hit like he did in the 2nd half so the sox will have some debate on keeping him for 2021 or as a solid prospect with increased trade value to fill any holes the sox have. There isn't a rush to trade him now, when his value isn't at its highest.
  9. I think this is a great signing. Another professional hitter who can hit pitcher's pitches as well as mistakes. He also seems like a guy like Abreu who can mentor the young guys.
  10. beck72

    Castellanos to Reds , rumored 4/64M

    I can see the interest if Castellanos’ price and years have come down and the Sox can get him at reasonable terms. Right now, the Sox have to depend on Moncada, and Anderson to repeat their career years. Realistically, those two and Abreu are likely to regress. Grandal is a big bat and reliable. While the talent is there, in Eloy, Robert, Madrigal, getting another reliable bat in Castellanos lessens the pressure on the young guys to perform. I did like his positive attitude on the Cubs-he was like a little kid enjoying himself and giving it his all. Not a bad role model for the young guys.
  11. beck72

    Edwin Encarnacion

    I agree. Seeing how the Sox have McCann as the back up C for 2020, and Grandal for 4 years, Collins really doesn't have a spot for this year or next. I can see McCann's numbers reverting back to career norms and being the Sox backup in 2021
  12. beck72

    Edwin Encarnacion

    The Sox could use EE's professional at bats, and power, getting into 100+ games. If the sox sign him, I could see Collins being dealt for pitching help. That the talk/ interest is there, means they aren't sold on Collins being able to handle DH duties. Which in all fairness, Collins could hook on as a C in another organization and has a little value now. He will have little if the Sox have him rotate at DH with Grandal, McCann and Abreu.
  13. beck72

    Time to rebuild the rebuild?

    The rebuild has been fast tracked by Giolito’s, Moncada’s, Anderson’s and Eloys big jumps. The Sox still need a ton to go right to win the division. They aren’t one or two guys away just yet. Maybe at the deadline, after we see how well everyone is doing. Rebuilding, retooling isn’t and shouldn’t be happening now. As frustrating as it is, getting that elite starting pitcher right now probably won’t happen.
  14. beck72

    Sox considering a trade, per Chuck.

    The Sox haven't had a prospect like Madrigal in like forever and shouldn't be going anywhere.
  15. beck72

    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    I said Boston would want Vaughn included. I wouldn't want that. It's hard to say what Boston would want if they included Benintendi.