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  1. TheFutureIsNear

    trading our players

    I think we have a much better chance of winning a world series in the next 3 years than we do building a dynasty...trade whoever needs to be traded to make a serious run at a World Series. To each their own, but I’m not the type of fan that is happy with my team just being competitive and making the playoffs. While that’s obviously nice, I want to see my team win a World Series and I’m more than willing to sacrifice a couple of future years of being competitive for it.
  2. So we have a 76 year old drunk as our manager. Awesome. What could go wrong?
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    Actually Realistic Vaughn Trade Ideas?

    Personally, I’d trade Vaughn and Cease for Woodruff in a heartbeat. Resign mcann and sign Joc. The offense is set with Luery and Engel on the bench. Add another cheap vet stater and a bullpen piece and or resign Colome and I think we're favorites in the division and a team no one wants to see in the playoffs. But I also certainly wouldn’t be upset if we gave Bauer that contract and went in a completely different direction than above. We have a lot of options..
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    Actually Realistic Vaughn Trade Ideas?

    Woodruff is the guy I would have my eyes on...no idea how available he actually is tho. Plus it would likely take at least Vaughn + Cease
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    McCann feels he is a starter

    Of course not. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t surprise me if it does, but let’s hope JR is past 9 mil more in payroll being too much to put the best possible team on the field. Not like we’ll be anywhere near the luxury tax. Hopefully since he hired a 76 year old coach JR is at least in WS now mode and will get the payroll up to at least 150. Not to mention that a good 2nd C is necessary with Grandal. Is Collins ready? Or would we just end up signing someone else cheaper/not as good to save 4/5 mil?
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    McCann feels he is a starter

    The contracts I have seen have been surprisingly low. I would absolutely keep McCann around for something like 2 years 18 mil
  7. TheFutureIsNear

    Offseason Targets

    What does everyone think of a cheap trade for Polanco from the Pirates for RF? Too close to Mazara? Or worth a gamble?
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    Offseason Targets

    What does everyone think it would take to get Woodruff from Milwaukee? Would Vaughn and Cease be too much?
  9. TheFutureIsNear

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Feels very similar to the Mike McCarthy situation in Dallas...he admitted to lying about adopting analytics into his coaching style just to get the job. Now he’s up to his same old tricks from a decade ago and the team is a dumpster fire. Can’t imagine it’s any different with LaRussa- he might be old but he’s not stupid. It would be crazy of him to say that he doesn’t support analytics at this point, so he just lied and told people what they wanted to hear. (Although I will say that I think the Sox are too talented to be a dumpster fire like the crappy cowboys) Not to mention JR making decisions (clearly) by himself and not consulting the actual baseball people around him is starting to get very Jerry Jones like as well.
  10. TheFutureIsNear

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Yea because obviously your opinion means more than EVERYONE else’s.
  11. TheFutureIsNear

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    This is seriously like a gut punch. I get that it’s his team and his $, but I just can’t even imagine being so selfish and self indulged to not care what literally EVERYONE else thinks. This is a terrible hire and will likely set the team back after finally taking steps forward. JR is pretty much the poor man’s MLB version of Jerry Jones and it’s sickening
  12. TheFutureIsNear

    Tony La Russa named Manager

    Am I crazy that I would have rather just stuck with Ricky than hire LaRussa? This is just madness by JR. Sorta kinda took a couple steps forward last off season with player acquisition... and now this off season we’re going to run backwards with an actual living dinosaur as coach
  13. TheFutureIsNear

    Sox Press Conference - 11am 10/12 - RR out as Sox manager

    Thanks Ricky, you did your job. But it’s time for someone else to take us to the next level. Pretty shocked this actually happened and very happy... who’s next should be interesting
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    Are Dunning and/or Cease Slotted into the 2021 Starting Rotation?

    Not even a question in my mind. Both are in the rotation next year. Either via FA or trade we need to add a guy who can can give us minimum 180 innings and 3.5 era. A Compliment to Gio and DK at the top of the rotation. Cease and Dunning for dirt cheap as our 4th and 5th starters is great. Unless 1 of them gets beat out by an internal option it’s a no brainer they are slotted in. Spending assets to replace them would be crazy IMO. Starter and RF should be the focus
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    Sox @ A’s - Wildcard Game 3 - 2:10

    I can take a loss to a better team but that just wasn’t the case in this series. The Sox lost, the A’s didn’t win. And that hurts.
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