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> Sox randomly linked to JD Martinez for some reason, should we talk about this
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 03:50 PM
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Like, 4th and 5th. It's funny how all of our actual moves show a team willing to just grow from within. BUt all of our rumored moves show a team desperately about to claw to 70 wins.

Edit: I don't think we are actually at all interested as seen by signing MiGo to "shore up" our pitching.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 03:53 PM
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I dont know, sometimes I feel like the Sox still have that itch to push the gas because they just cant help themselves. LOL
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 03:54 PM
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Or agents are like "just throw in the White Sox! People will just think Kenny Williams is taking over for a decision!"
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 03:56 PM
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I am thinking as long as the payroll remains as low as it is they will be linked in some way as a possibility with all the high end guys.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 04:00 PM
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I honestly believe Hahn is looking for one big FA signing or trade this off season to ease the heavy lifting for next off season. To do EVERYTHING right as you expect to contend is difficult to do.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 04:10 PM
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QUOTE (shipps @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 05:00 PM) *
I honestly believe Hahn is looking for one big FA signing or trade this off season to ease the heavy lifting for next off season. To do EVERYTHING right as you expect to contend is difficult to do.


I think he's looking to buy assets that are undervalued and is kicking the tires and sniffing around any potential deal that offers that opportunity. Salaries seem highly suppressed this offseason. If the Sox can take advantage of what appears to a near historical lack of FA interest they should do so.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (chitownsportsfan @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 06:10 PM) *
I think he's looking to buy assets that are undervalued and is kicking the tires and sniffing around any potential deal that offers that opportunity. Salaries seem highly suppressed this offseason. If the Sox can take advantage of what appears to a near historical lack of FA interest they should do so.

JD Martinez is a uniquely terrible fit unless Garcia is moved because Garcia and Martinez at the corner OF spots means we have no where to play the mutant at AA when it gets called up later this summer.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 04:58 PM
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QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 03:49 PM) *
JD Martinez is a uniquely terrible fit unless Garcia is moved because Garcia and Martinez at the corner OF spots means we have no where to play the mutant at AA when it gets called up later this summer.

I think moving Avi would be the idea here. and if not you still have the DH.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (yesterday333 @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 06:58 PM) *
I think moving Avi would be the idea here. and if not you still have the DH.

I think spending big money on a DH is a terrible idea even if he's at a serious discount compared to what you thought he'd be at earlier in the offseason.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 05:23 PM
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Doesnít make sense unless they had a deal lined up to trade Avi
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 05:59 PM
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100% depends on the price/years. Martinez has pretty much been David Ortiz lite the last few years. If I can get him at a huge discount (which still seems unlikely IMO), Iím not against signing a guy like him a year early. The DH factor doesnít really matter to me honestly. He was a top three hitter in baseball last year, donít really care if he plays the field or not, heíd be an absolute weapon in the middle of our lineup.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 08:33 PM
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QUOTE (Chicago White Sox @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 03:59 PM) *
100% depends on the price/years. Martinez has pretty much been David Ortiz lite the last few years. If I can get him at a huge discount (which still seems unlikely IMO), Iím not against signing a guy like him a year early. The DH factor doesnít really matter to me honestly. He was a top three hitter in baseball last year, donít really care if he plays the field or not, heíd be an absolute weapon in the middle of our lineup.

He supposedly has 5/150 waiting for him but doesn't want it. The guy hit 45 HR's in just 119 games. That's a ton of HR's. Him at the GRate would be perfect. Too bad it's doubtful the Sox would really be interested unless that 5/150 is BS . For that kind of power the "where would he play" question shouldn't matter even with Eloy on the horizon.
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QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 08:33 PM) *
He supposedly has 5/150 waiting for him but doesn't want it. The guy hit 45 HR's in just 119 games. That's a ton of HR's. Him at the GRate would be perfect. Too bad it's doubtful the Sox would really be interested unless that 5/150 is BS . For that kind of power the "where would he play" question shouldn't matter even with Eloy on the horizon.

I agree. Could you imagine a 3-4-5 of Abreu-Martinez-Jimenez? Thatís 100+ HRs easy at the Cell.
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post Jan 12, 2018 -> 09:26 PM
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QUOTE (Balta1701 @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 05:49 PM) *
JD Martinez is a uniquely terrible fit unless Garcia is moved because Garcia and Martinez at the corner OF spots means we have no where to play the mutant at AA when it gets called up later this summer.

LOL
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post Jan 13, 2018 -> 06:29 AM
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QUOTE (CaliSoxFanViaSWside @ Jan 12, 2018 -> 08:33 PM) *
He supposedly has 5/150 waiting for him but doesn't want it. The guy hit 45 HR's in just 119 games. That's a ton of HR's. Him at the GRate would be perfect. Too bad it's doubtful the Sox would really be interested unless that 5/150 is BS . For that kind of power the "where would he play" question shouldn't matter even with Eloy on the horizon.


He did hit a lot of homers but so did about 100 other guys. It was a juiced ball year

and MLB sometimes de-juices the ball a little after a huge year. As much as I like Yolmer

and Leury, it would really surprise me if either one matches their HR totals from 2017.

This isn't a slam at JDM. He is a good hitter, but that looks like a career year to me.
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