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    New Rumor from Hector

    Has he not reported on non-Latin news before? I don’t follow him outside of what’s posted here.
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    New Rumor from Hector

    Am I the only one who thinks the good news Hector is hinting is extension for either Gio or Lynn. Frankly, I give a La Stella signing a better chance over Cruz.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Couldn’t the same question be asked of any Sox players who played better in 2020? And Yankees don’t have to convince us Sox fans Frazier is a budding star, they just have to get Reds to buy it. But to answer your question, Frazier has been a large chunk of quarantine focusing on his defense because that’s the only way he was going to get on the field on that team. Defensive metrics show he’s above average to good in many defensive categories, and FWIW he had a GG nomination as well.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Not Frazier. He has genuinely improved as a fielder in 2020 (especially at RF). Put up 1.7 bWAR in 39 games overall. Andujar on the hand may just be a buy low candidate whose future is likely DH.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    The curious case of the Reds is I don’t know if they’re rebuilding or retooling. They targeted for another RP in dealing Rasiel. Traded for Jeff Hoffman, and still have a bunch of older guys on the team. I am still baffled why they’re trading Castillo who has 3 years of control to begin with. The Yankees guys they rumored to be interested in - Frazier, Andujar both have 4 years of control left, as does German. The Sox don’t have guys they could trade that are proven and cost controlled if that’s what the Reds are after.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Looks like Yankees are making a serious push for Castillo with Frazier and Andujar being the primary pieces. They definitely have a much of MLB ready pieces to get it done (Deivi, Schmidt, Domingo German) that would make it tough for Sox to match.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Another guy is Rich Hill. Still very much alive at 41. He will miss some starts, but when he pitches he’s still highly effective. Looks like Twins were ramping up his arm after an offseason UCL surgery and he threw 90+ pitches each of his last 3 starts. Him going 5 innings and Lopez coming in as his tandem LR isn’t the worst thing in the world. Don’t think he would come too cheap since he made $3M in base salary last year and had a incentives for another $9.5M. But I think he could fit under Sox’s $8M cap this time around.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    I hate having to comprise on #4, but I looked at Steven Brault again, and he genuinely looked like he improved his stuff across the board in 2020, slightly better spin rates and active spin on his pitches, leading to better x and y movements and better K%. Could he be much more than #4? Probably not, but he looks like a viable #4 with 3 years of control left. If his price is much lower than Musgrove, I wouldn’t hate that deal.
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    Trevor Bauer Thread

    Time for JR to get creative again. 1/$38M deal, $8M paid in 2021, and $30M paid over the next 30 years.
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    I am skeptical of the rumored $15M remaining budget and $8M hard cap on a starter, I just think it may be a ploy by the Sox to get Q or Richards to come down on the price. It’s a little strange that we’re carving out $7M for La Stella as if he’s a done deal. What if he wants more? And if he wanted $7M and Sox are willing to meet the price why isn’t it a done deal yet? If he signs elsewhere, who is even left that you would spend $7M at DH for?
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    Any of much I wanted Bauer that’s not happening. So everything is your pushing for is just a pipe dream with JR being the owner. So what do you do then? Build a team that’s good enough to make the playoffs the next 5-6 year but not good enough to compete with the Yankees, Dodgers of the world, or strengthen your core for the next 3 years and put the team in the best position to win?
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    Garrett Richards Thread

    Yes, that’s the scary part of a Richards signing. History tells us he’s bound to end up on the IR at some point. If Q would take a 1+1 deal with a $1M buyout in year 2, I would absolutely do it.
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    Garrett Richards Thread

    Quintana could be had for $1-2M more and is a reliable inning eating #4. We need someone to eat some serious innings and Richards isn’t that.
  14. Oh Ron, I wasn't insinuating that you win many ban bets.
  15. I think we’re the only fanbase that has a 90 page thread on Hendriks. I hopped over to the Blue Jays forum and don’t even see a thread on him.
  16. If you’re a new poster here, don’t bet your house against Greg or have a ban bet against Ron.
  17. He must have not read the hundreds of Soxtalk posts where people trashed Grandal’s defense.
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    Backup Catcher

    He’s actually been better than against lefties than I thought the last 2 years. Early in his career it was the opposite, his career slash favors hitting righties slightly more.
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    Sox & ReyLo settle at $2.1M

    Somebody did not get joke.
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    Backup Catcher

    Was hoping for Suzuki since he mashes against lefty, but then again, defense.
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    Sox & ReyLo settle at $2.1M

    You guys are underselling Reylo, if you take away his 2020 season and his bad starts from 2019, he’s actually been pretty good.
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    Katz on our Pitcher Progress Summary

    I will go as far as to say that Katz is the most important person in this franchise for the foreseeable future. The offense is set for the next 3-5 years, the bullpen is one of the best on paper (yes, the volatility still remains), if Katz could get the most out of Kopech, Cease, Crochet, and help Gio continue his progression, look out, this team is going places.
  23. First thing he did wrong was trying to play insider and not pick a restaurant name.
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