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    Yoan Moncada
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    2005, Beckham nut shot on a foul ball, Buehrle's perfect game
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  1. almagest

    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    In a vacuum moving a 5 WAR 3B to 2B or the outfield to add another 5+ WAR third baseman is a no-brainer. I really don't want to spend the assets it would require to get him, though, because I think it will still be a lot and we're not deep beyond our top 5ish prospects. I also don't want to move a guy who just had a fantastic year and his first taste of sustained success to another position.
  2. almagest

    2019 Video Game Thread

    Both SoT and FBW are great games. I hope they do another.
  3. almagest

    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    Who else needs a third baseman and would give Donaldson 4/110 million?
  4. almagest

    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    That makes sense, since Donaldson's agent is Dan Lozano.
  5. almagest

    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Brandon Workman just put up a 2 fWAR season as a reliever, made $1 mil last year, and is under team control for 2 seasons. There's no realistic way the Sox are getting Workman and Bradley without giving up too much, especially if they're bringing Bradley off the bench.
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    White Sox Sign Robert to Extension

    Even if he did nothing else that homer to beat the Cubs is in my all-time best White Sox moments.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    JBJ is a starter on the Red Sox. He's not going to come here and want to take a backup role, and even if he did I'm not taking on a large chunk of David Price's salary to get a backup who isn't really better than Engel on defense and hasn't been much better at hitting since 2016.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    It makes sense to trade him, then, unless they're trying to keep him around one more year and persuade him. If they trade him though it won't be packaging him with Price and losing a ton of value. They'll trade him alone and get back a solid set of prospects.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    I really don't think Boston is looking to add Betts to sweeten the pot to trade Price. It doesn't make a lot of sense. I think they're trying to clear salary so they can resign Betts, and trading him to then resign him in the offseason is just odd.
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    White Sox Sign Robert to Extension

    That's why I said I'm not optimistic. I think they'll still try, though.
  11. almagest

    White Sox Sign Robert to Extension

    I think the Sox view Mazara as a stop gap (unless he explodes and turns into a 3+ WAR player) and are planning to make a push to sign Betts when he's a free agent. There's no reason they can't, especially now that there's a bit more clarity around key piece salaries for the future. They have not converted on this tier yet, though, so I'm not optimistic.
  12. almagest

    White Sox sign Gio Gonzalez

    It’s a little strange that we still don’t have terms or a confirmation from the team.
  13. almagest

    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    Depends how much cash. He's probably not going to get you more than a 4-5 starter would, so they would need to chip in a lot. I don't know if its worth it for them.
  14. almagest

    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    If they can guarantee Betts signs an extension for 3 or 4 years... maybe? I'd think about it for sure. Adding Price would likely mean I'd deal one of Vaughn or Madrigal, leaning towards Vaughn. Would also add Mazara. I assume the Red Sox would be tossing in a lot of money too, or the return would be Mazara and someone not Vaughn/Madrigal.
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