Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

232 Top Notch


  • Rank
    Charlotte (AAA)
  • Birthday 12/25/1981

Profile Information

  • Gender

Previous Fields

  • Favorite Sox Minor League Affiliate
    Charlotte Knights (AAA)

Recent Profile Visitors

1,053 profile views

    Cease hired Boras as agent

    Interesting timing with 4 years of control left. I'd at least be interested in hearing what kind of extensions the Sox might be floating over the next 2 or so years.

    Burger working out at 2B

    I'd just like to add that the Sox were one hot Lance McCullers away from their defense being THE reason they failed in 2021. The glaring issue was mainly controlling the run game but I'm very hesitant to fill any of our three obvious openings (2B, RF, Backup C) with anything less than an above average defender.

    The Second Base Options (as it stands)

    How upset will fans be if the plan is to use Leury and company at 2B and explore an upgrade at the deadline? While racking my brain trying to come up with what kind of return the Mets might want for McNeil I realized that the asking price for any real 2B upgrade might be very high this winter. While it is very possible that similar players could be available at the deadline for essentially just the money remaining on their deal. You also have the luxury of picking a hot hand at the deadline. And waiting gives you the flexibility to audible this summer if there is a more important need. While this strategy absolutely did not work out for us last year, I'm not certain it wouldn't be the correct play this year. Caveat #1: We don't get expanded playoffs, high salary floor or some other major rule change that makes trade deadline deals more difficult. Caveat #2: That we have a budget and can't just sign a top remaining free agent 2B RF, C and SP.

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Agreed. In a perfect world. I think the only way the union can make it happen would be increasing the minimum contract required to draft or initially sign a player. Feels much easier than attempting to tight rope walk employment laws and getting kids (players the clubs don't even want to employ) a slightly larger weekly stipend. But even more egregious and actually addressable is Seby Zavala, who has likely worked his entire life towards making the bigs, at 28 years old, only earning 214k dollars last year. The club likely employs dozens of people in the front office, security, advertising etc that all earned more in 2021. Rommy Gonzalez made 64k, Sheets 233k. That is where the union needs to focus, that is, if their agents (who tell them what to do) care about ANYTHING other than how big their total piece of the pie grows.

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Trust me, I know. First hand. And the summer college leagues that are popping up are actually a great thing. But are being propped up by kids that are living and playing at publicly funded JUCOs. I feel there will definitely be a backlash against these state run JUCOs acting as a minor league system (for several sports).

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    If we get our way and those conditions and pay improve, the league will cut MILB dramatically at the first sign of difficult times (probably will regardless). Those affected communities will then put independent clubs in those ballparks and young ballplayers will still line up for the chance to live in a 1bdr apt and eat ramen... on the new unaffiliated team. Nothing will change.

    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    The union better step up and get pre-arb players paid. That is more important than every other issue combined. If those guys start at 2 million it will indirectly force a salary floor, and also cause the mid-tier free agents to look more attractive. Guys making a prorated 500k salary playing in front of millions is an absolute joke. They can't even afford to pay for their families to attend the games. The internet focusing on milb players sharing a 1 bedroom apartment and eating ramen is misguided.

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    There is a difference though. The foodies are purely speculating. Heyman is told by an agent that he is free to share that those teams checked in on his client.

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Love seeing club options on these deals. I've always wondered why they don't push for them on short term deals. If you are going to bet on a guy, and give him opportunity, make sure it pays off if you are correct. What more would it have cost the Sox to have a club option at about 6-8 million on Los for this season? An extra million guaranteed? Rodon got 1/3 last year. It could have looked like this: '21 @ 3 '22 @ 6 ( club option with 1 million dollar buyout) '23 @ 9 (club option with 1 million dollar buyout)
  10. GREEDY

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Has anyone dove into Winker's defense? I foolishly thought he was a decent defender because I remembered him playing some CF. Evidently the metrics say he is a poor left fielder so I have no clue how that could possibly work in RF.
  11. GREEDY

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    I think we all saw you log-on to tell us all to calm down and you hung around long enough to start complaining yourself 😂
  12. GREEDY

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    So which is it? Ok that they haven't done anything, they only need to make a few moves. or A mistake that they haven't done anything?
  13. GREEDY

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    You can see how his brain works in real time if you read his timeline. Semien signs Googles available 2B Checks who could also use a 2B Send tweet
  14. GREEDY

    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    All these Mets Scherzer grumblings feels like he ignored their deadline and they want everyone to know how much he passed on.
  15. GREEDY

    Semien to Rangers, 7 for $175

    Assuming he stays at 2B... he is a hall of famer if he earns this contract.