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  1. ChiSox59

    Bad Contract Assumptions for Prospects Deals

    Classic post suggesting Sox acquire Cubs roster. Yawn. There are 28 other clubs.
  2. I’m actually fine with the lineup, but I don’t have the boner for Yoan in the 2 hole that most here have.
  3. ChiSox59

    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    Sox probably have what it takes it acquire one or the other via trade, but they can’t get a TOR SP and a legit RF without moving the young MLB assets or Robert/Madrigal/Vaughn.
  4. ChiSox59

    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    My guess is their top few options for RF are controllable LH bats that they'd need to acquire via trade. I have mentioned Nimmo, Conforto, and Benintendi in recent weeks. Obviously all those guys would require prospect capital in return, unless the BoSox really wanted to get cute for this season (doubtful). I actually don't hate Gordon as a stop gap option if the trade market prices just don't make sense. Prefer him to Puig, honestly. Another stop gappy option would would be David Peralta. He's been rumored to be available, controlled thru 2020. Not sure how his defense is, honestly.
  5. ChiSox59

    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    Or maybe they didn't want to guarantee a guy $300M when they were about 2 years away from being ready for prime time. Having to overpay to land a premier FA may also be a legitimate possibility. But I also fully expect them to be in the Cole sweepstakes, and from the sounds of it, I am one of the few here who believe that.
  6. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    The Yankees legitimately have an all star level player at every position. These things are not the same.
  7. ChiSox59

    Free Agency - How confident are you?

    The bolded is really the bottom line. The Sox currently have $17M committed to 2020 payroll. With arbitration, they'll be around $50M without signing anybody. They could add $75M to next year's payroll and still be below average.
  8. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    How about: Red Sox chose 4 of the following: Bummer, Colome, Abreu, Leury, and Rutherford Sox get Benintendi and Rusney Castillo. Castillo due $11.75M this year and $14.25M next year. Offsets the money the BoSox are picking up in 2019, and gets Castillo off their books. Sox could run Castillo out in RF the rest of this season. Guy sucks, but maybe this is a way for the Sox to get creative to get Benintendi. Again....doubt Dombrowski blows one of his best assets on something like this, but kind of fun to speculate about.
  9. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    Seriously? If you need that explained to you, I may as well stop responding to you.
  10. ChiSox59

    A bunch of promotions (no not Madrigal)

    Schryver will be in the bigs in September. Interesting arm.
  11. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    Thing start to matter next season. These are things the organization will care about when trying to win baseball games. You can't have an everyday lineup that 8/9 dudes are right handed hitters.
  12. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    So you think a lineup with a 1 left handed batter creates good lineup balance? Literally this would be the lineup in June next year: Robert CF (R), Moncada 3B (S), Abreu 1B (R), Eloy LF (R), McCann C (R), Puig RF (R), Anderson SS (R), Madrigal 2B (R), INSERT ? DH If this were the lineup, Leury would probably be in RF and Puig at DH. But this lineup is just so right handed.
  13. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    Puig isn't very good though. He's been a slightly better than average OF since 2015. And not to sound like Lillian, but the Sox get so right handed if they add Puig. Literally the only lefty in the lineup is Moncada at that point. They really need a good defensive OF that bats left handed if they're looking for a long term fit. I guess I wouldn't be shocked to see the Sox flirt with Puig on a short term deal if they can't find a RF on the trade market, but he really isn't a very good fit. I'd honestly rather just roll with Leury in RF next season unless they could get Puig for like 1/$10M or 2/$18M, but that seems unlikely.
  14. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    Lol,...not sure if joking.. If the Sox could get Beinintendi for Abreu, Colome and Bummer, he'd be in CF in Chicago tonight. And we have no minor league OF depth that is ready to play RF next season (with Robert in CF). After Robert, really none of the OF prospects have progressed as hoped, and certainly none are ready for MLB action in 2020. Best case, Rutherford comes up in 2021, or Adolfo has a monster start to next season and is ready by mid-summer, but both of those guys are major question marks at this point. And this is coming from one of, if not the biggest, Adolfo believer on this board. Basabe is not a completely cooked goose at this point, but hard to really expect much from him at this point. He could have been in CF by now if he'd played decently this season - but an injury, and a pretty poor season to date has ruined that opportunity for him.
  15. ChiSox59

    Andrew Benintendi Available?

    Again - as I stated, I am not suggesting the Red Sox would actually trade Benintendi at all, let alone for a package of Bummer, Colome and Abreu. I was simply passing along the report that Boston Globe said he was potentially available, and seeing as though its been well reported the Sox like Beinintendi, and he fits what they need, it may be worth discussing. I also think its reasonable to assume Boston would have some interest in all three of Bummer, Colome and Abreu - but probably not in exchange for one of their best assets. Also, Abreu is the only impending free agent of those three. And yes, Beintendi is a much better all around baseball player than Puig and Castellanos. Castellanos is not an option for the Sox in RF. If they signed up, it'd be as the primary DH, occasional OF. You cannot have an OF with Eloy and Castellanos in it.