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    Machado: Update - Manny, do you officially like us?

    my favorite part of the rebuild the last two years was that we could all see the plan and the fanbase had an air of positivity. the ' I'm done with Hahn' vibe if he doesn't get Harper or Machado despite trying is nauseating sox fan negativity. we'll never truly know if we're outbid, players simply wanted to play elsewhere, etc. to date, nothing suggests the plan is off path within hahn's control. Alonso is a 9 mil gamble but it's not a dead weight player either. playing matchups between abreu, Alonso, palka at 1b/dh is an improvement in defense and likely offense. you do your best to reel the big fish in and if you cant, take on some bad contracts, add more prospects and go hard at arenado, etc in a year. 'but I've waited too long as a sox fan!' um, its year three of a rebuild that involved almost a full sell off. it stinks moncada and giolito in particular cause hesitation as to if this will work, but there's really no choice but to be a fan or not, with a healthy reminder there are 29 other teams and free agency simply will never work out for all.
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    Diaz traded, where is hahn?

    this is simply a ridiculous thread. next thing you know an average middle reliever might sign with one of the other 29 teams in baseball!
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    Trade Deadline

    If the Yankees really do get Machado, maybe there is a larger deal where Yanks also get Abreu and we can get Andujar. Include Fry, Soria, whoever to add a top young guy at 3b
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    Brewers nearing trade

    Latest rumor had them going after Darvish. I wonder if it is moving Braun and that salary to Sox. I hope not unless we are talking Brinson, Hader, etc.
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    Brewers Acquire Christian Yelich & sign Lorenzo Cain

    I'm not super interested in having a good lineup while James shields is our ace in 2018. I'm super interested in locking in key pieces for the next 5-7 years. Hence, I'd still be down with moving Abreu and Avi, while adding Yelich. It's all about 2020 and beyond there. With 2019 looking like a major step forward.
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    McCutchen to the Giants

    Well, I'd like to leverage an $81M payroll to take on money and think pence is perfect and there should be motivation to dump him. Moving Avi to clear RF for Eloy makes sense. I'm fine keeping Avi and seeing if he forces us to want to keep him long term too. Soo... I'm interested in getting as much talent as Avi + a bad contract yields to get legit top 50 talent. If that means Ramos +, and that is universally more than we would get for Avi alone, sure. More assets that either play alongside eloy and robert in the future or help fill holes down the road.
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    McCutchen to the Giants

    if they want to maximize this all in 1-2 year period it would be quite helpful to turn dead money pence at 18 mil into Avi and something like Holland to close. Maybe even have money under the soft cap left for Dyson in center. That's a team with a slight chance and if it all implodes in 18 months, that's the risk anyway. Having one prospect won't stop the half decade tear down that would be necessary if it doesn't work for them
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    McCutchen to the Giants

    I bet they'd love to move that pence contract. Avi and shedding the pence contract, which has one year left for heliot Ramos. sounds like he's a legit top 50 guy in the next rankings... and a top 50 guy is fairly great for 2 years of Avi
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    White Sox have asked about Cole

    I wonder if Hahn is sniffing around the situations the Yankees care about in an attempt to get Torres. We could take back part of the ellsbury contract, include prospects or abreu depending on the situation. for instance, the Yankees won't include Torres for Cole, but maybe they do for Cole and abreu if it also sheds Ellsbury. Abreu would be a heck of a dh on that team. pirates - Frazier, Chance and Spencer Adams sox - Torres, Ellsbury Yankees- Cole, Abreu it's a lot for one prospect and moves Anderson to center, but interesting
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    Brewers Acquire Christian Yelich & sign Lorenzo Cain

    I just think yelich goes this off-season and the desire to shed money in Miami works in our favor. If it means minimal prospect cost take back prado and Chen. his excess value isn't nearly as large then and maybe Chen eats innings for awhile.
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    Brewers Acquire Christian Yelich & sign Lorenzo Cain

    What if there is an elaborate 3 way on hahn's mind? Abreu and Avi to the same team, maybe Rockies or blue jays. Prospects from that deal plus maybe one guy like Rutherford to Marlins. Take money back too like prado. Pull every lever you can that doesn't involve our top prospects. That's be cool. My hypothesis is that 4 years of abreu, avi is worth about 60% of 5 years of yelich
  12. I would take all the money and include a prospect going out for walker buehler
  13. let's get back to steps that help a rebuild that makes sense. it sounds like la is looking to attach decent prospects to move kemp now. deal avi for prospects, take kemp with prospects. keep adding prospects.
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    Abreu trade "unlikely"

    that's pretty in line with what I was thinking. Dexter Fowler got 5/82. Feels like OBJ Abreu is encarnacion, he got 3/60 but more years, like 5/100
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    Abreu trade "unlikely"

    3 way? Boston seems to want to sign JDM. Move benintendi to CF Send JBJ off to Arizona for example, Abreu to Boston we try to net Pavin Smith along with Chavis, maybe Groome If you can get 3 top 100s for Abreu, that is a lot. More than we should expect