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    Roster Moves

    I am kind of shocked Zavala has kept a roster spot this long.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    I think the Reds are going to compete and would want to keep Iglesias Kind of like when they signed Gordon Beckham at SoxFest after just recently dumping him in the season prior. If the Sox sign Puig it is because nobody in MLB finds value in Puig.
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    Cuban Phenom defecting Oscar Colas

    I don't think you are wrong necessarily but Bmags isn't either. Sox biggest 16-17 year old signing was Adolfo in 2013/2014. Franklin Reyes, Amado Nunez & Guererro had some pretty decent bonuses but these guys were maybe top 30 prospects in their class and not even top 20. Nunez may have been top 20 but obviously publication rankings are guesswork just noting. When they have spent bigger in LatAm they have jumped on the older prospects when they can - as older prospects are far less common. Robert was basically their only "notable" signing for two classes and he was 19 (IIRC). Yolbert Sanchez was their big signing last year and he was 21. When you say the vast majority of their dollars are spent on 16 year old that's not true becuase Robert alone is probably more than half of their money spent down there during this century. Past that, you're probably right but isn't that the vast majority of the free agent pool. You both make valid points I just think bmags argument of the Sox being risk averse with players wrapping up puberty is a very fair argument.
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    Would you extend Nick Madrigal? For how much?

    I think if he doubles his 3% K rate to 6% in the big leagues, keeps using the whole field to hit and plays great D he's going to be a great piece for the Sox for a long time.
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    Offseason 2019-2020 MLB Catch All Thread

    Not sure why the Nats signed Castro on top of Cabrera and Kendrick. I wouldn't have mind the Sox picking up Cabrera. Especially for 2.5M. Probably would prefer the better opportunity and team he's familiar with in Washington if money is the same.
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    Here’s A Laugh

    Don't want to disparage him because he seems like a decent guy but the people in the game that I have talked to over the years seem to agree that Morosi is an idiot. They don't talk the same way about Rosenthal, Heyman, Passan, etc. Morosi has been known to kind of throw stuff at the wall.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Fake in that they don't have inside info? Perhaps. They do seem to have a grip on general baseball intelligence and if they're making shit up at least it is thought provoking. I don't love the burner account that's developed on Twitter but this account in particular doesn't bother me. Or with the Astros and JDM a few years back.
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    Would you extend Nick Madrigal? For how much?

    Who were you hoping for in that draft? I just figured it'd be either Bohm/Madrigal - whoever Phili didn't take at #3. Any thoughts on why Madrigal is such a poor base stealer despite such strong speed and instincts?
  9. To me, Cease and Kopech have the widest range of outcomes. If both guys perform perform better than they are projected the Sox are going to be good.
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    Will Harris to Nats

    And mine doesn't, since I don't have to explain myself. Thanks
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    Will Harris to Nats

    Interesting, thanks. I am not of the belief that this person doesn't have some sort of inside info. )
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    Will Harris to Nats

    George Ofman also tweeted those two guys this afternoon. I was thinking the Sox might be balk at 2 years. Good for Harris sweating it out and getting the money but I want no part of that.
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    ****Next Up. (Jan 2, 2020) RHRF and Relief Pitching

    I'd add Zobrist and Cameron Maybin to the right field possibilities but good, full list. On top of everything you spoke to above, I wonder if the Sox also add a left handed hitting infielder as well I think without a doubt they add a reliever. The infield need & RH side of the RF platoon need are less of a guarantee. A RF addition is probably a good bit more likely than the INF addition. -I've mentioned Brad Miller much more than any fan should but I think he's cheap, has upside and a great fit. -Neil Walker would probably cost $1-1.5M and he hit decent when he wasn't in Miami's park. That's cutable if Madrigal is playing well. -Scooter Gennett was an All Star and has an 850 OPS over a full season with with his home park playing very similar to ours in 2018. -Brock Holt has averaged over 350 PAs a year for the Red Sox the last six years. Carrying a .342 OBP since 2014 coming off of .362 & .369 rates in 2018 and 2019 respectively. All while playing 4-6 positions a year with the majority at 2B where we'd need the most help. -Yolmer left on good terms and is likely going to come cheap. I would go another route but its an option.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Clones maybe? Let me know if anyone gets to the bottom of this.
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    White Sox Sign Robert to Extension

    Really happy for James Fox / Y2Jimmy getting the credit he deserves. I don't have to tell anyone on this site but the man has paid his dues and put the work in. Good on Passan.
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    Steve Stone: more bullpen help is coming

    Worth noting that with regard to his outspokenness, he is still without a job.
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    Lead-off Man

    What I would do against righties in 2020 R - CF - Robert - Other than perhaps Yoan, this is our guy. He's going to be electric. If he's 25-80 from the start I'll settle for a .330 type OBP as we have no natural fit for leadoff. R - LF - Eloy - Was at the tops of the league in % of breaking balls seen (if not the top). With Robert on 1B, pitchers will be kept honest or deal with the speed. S - 3B - Moncada - Renteria wouldn't but I would. He's a natural #2 hitter but given the number of cloggers we have (Eloy/Abreu/EE/Grandal/Mazara) I'd want to break them up. R - DH - Encarnacion - He would get the nod to break up the lefties/switch-hitters and because Abreu is subpar against righties. S - C - Grandal - Put him in the 5 hole and forget about it. R - 1B - Abreu - Renteria wouldn't but he should. R - SS - Anderson - Batting champ in the 7 hole is 100% the right thing to do. L - RF - Mazara - No pressure, break up all the righties. R - 2B - Madrigal - No pressure. Let him show if he's the future lead off hitter which I suspect he will be after leading the MLB in K/BB his rookie season.
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    Lead-off Man

    There are a few things to cover with the lineup that are really in Renteria's hands: 1) Leadoff hitter - Unless the Sox roll with Robert in the #1 hole from his debut, I don't think the Sox have a natural leadoff hitter. 2) Abreu - As SoxAce alluded to, Renteria will likely give Abreu the 3 hole whether he deserves it or not. Personally, I'll give him the #3 spot against lefties and #6 against righties. 3) Moncada - Renteria loved to get cute with him. Let's not do that anymore. Make no mistake, Renteria is going to piss us off this year. That said, we actually have an abundance of talent that makes it pretty hard for him to screw up the lineup. My rules for Renteria: 1 - Tim Anderson does not bat 1st or 2nd unless there is a lefty on the mound. If there is a lefty on the mound go crazy. 2 - Put Yoan Moncada in the #2 hole in permanent marker and just leave him there. This is with the thinking Abreu is handed the #3 spot. Moncada should be #2/#3 in the lineup. 3 - Do not hit Leury Garcia #1 ahead of superior hitters assuming he fills in for Robert/Madrigal and injured players. Put him 9th and feel good about it. I'd rather see Grandal, Moncada, TA, Madrigal or Robert lead off than Garcia.
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    Lead-off Man

    Quoting for accuracy
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    Why has Hahn failed?

    Rough.
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    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    I really had no idea what you were talking about and clarified my post to get a better understanding with you but that's fine. I'll stop posting then. I really don't have the time to post on here anyways just love the Winter Meetings and the active parts of the offseason.
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    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    I am not saying that a deal with Boston can't happen. I am saying the reasons people are freaking out aren't anything to put trust in.
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    Sox considering a trade, per Chuck.

    Disagree here. Regardless of a trade or anything like that. Price is a leader. Get the black dude with a big mouth out of Boston and he'll be fine. If he were traded to the Sox I think he would contribute to the clubhouse in a very positive way. Dude's a winner. He's had problems with Boston because the fans shredded him over his injury ridden season and he went at it with Eckersly for ripping him in the booth. I don't think Steve Stone would ever engage with Price on a confrontational level and our fans are too sparse and concerned with hating the Boogie man Reinsdorf and his front office to attack Price.
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    Sox and Sawks to see if the Price is Right

    Was who alerting Passan? On Monday night, Passan basically said, in a forum with minimal exposure, that there's increasing likelihood to a Price trade coming together at the WM. He was speaking vaguely and did not mention the Sox or any teams.
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