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  1. Sarava

    Rebuild= Epic Fail

    No doubt the rebuild has gone backwards a bit this year. But I'm still hopeful. There's a lot to look forward to still. I think the onus is on the Sox to do something this winter that will excite the fanbase. I want to see a big free agent signing. Pair that player up with Eloy next year, and the future will hopefully look a lot brighter a year from now.
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    Hahn confirmed: No Eloy in '18

    Also Vlad is 2 1/2 years younger than Eloy. Despite the slightly better numbers, there's just more of a case to keep him down than there is with Eloy.
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    Hahn confirmed: No Eloy in '18

    They have broken many of those molds in the last year or two. And going just before the turn of the century,. they did break the bank for Albert Belle. I think they'll be willing to spend. But the player has to want to come here too.
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    Hahn confirmed: No Eloy in '18

    I doubt they'd offer him a deal before he's even debuted. What if he is the next Jorge Solar?
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    Hahn confirmed: No Eloy in '18

    I guess we'll benefit from it, but it feels kind of douchy to me. Oh well, cya in April Eloy.
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    8/26 GT - KOPECH DAY (PART 2)!!

    They did the right thing not bringing him back in the 7th. He was getting hit really hard in the 6th. You let him end his day feeling good and go from there. If he had come back out in the 7th and got bombed, people here would of been calling for Ricky's head.
  7. You could see the ball very slightly change directions. It him him, barely.
  8. That was a great read. Thanks!
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    Garfien/Cooper podcast

    Good insights on the pitchers. He whines a lot though.
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    8/7 Games

    I wouldn't be interested in any deal that moves Cease, Dunning or Kopech. Heck not even Hansen given his deflated value right now. Don't want to sell low on anybody.
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    KW on Jimenez/Kopech

    Or they could sign them to extensions at some point and render this whole debate about service time moot.
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    Cracks in trust the process

    I think the culture in baseball has changed since then. For prospects, there's more of an emphasis on hitting than pitching, even when compared to just 4 or 5 years ago.
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    Is this rock bottom

    I was at the game on Sunday and there were tons of Toronto fans that helped fill the park up. Their fans travel well apparently.
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    Carlos Rodon receiving trade interest

    The post I replied to was referring to a month from now. But yeah, I saw where the conversation started. And of course I agree that Gleyber's value right now is a lot higher than Jimenez's was before he was traded. I think Eloy was hitting .271 at the time of the trade. He's been a freak since then. In a good way of course
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    Carlos Rodon receiving trade interest

    Yeah, whatever the perceived values are. I can't imagine any Sox fan being willing to trade Eloy straight up for Gleyber. The superstar potential is just too enormous. As for Rodon. I'd really hate to move him. That would definitely be a step back in the rebuild. But if him and Boras aren't willing to play ball on an extension (and only the Sox know this answer), then you have to listen to potential offers.
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    7/15 Games

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    Jimenez could return Sunday

    I think we all could use Eloy returning and going on a tear for about a month. Restore our great feelings about the rebuild, which has been bruised a bit with all these injuries.
  18. Imagine Arenado and Eloy back to back in the order. Good grief. Yes I'd do it with an extension.
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    KW on the state of the rebuild

    I didn't say flipping is the most important part and I'm not sure why you're implying that I did. I just wish they had made an effort at acquiring flippable assets last winter. I'm not wasting my time going through the guys who were available and what they could of signed for. There's plenty of guys that are flip candidates every winter. Again, I don't know the Sox reasons for not doing that. They might have been purposely keeping the team bad for another high pick. It might of been to save cash. Or it might have been to keep roster spots clear for the young guys. It probably was a bit of all 3 and maybe more.
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    KW on the state of the rebuild

    Theo is probably considered the master in baseball at rebuilds. What is one of his big hallmarks for rebuilds? To acquire flippable assets. He does this over and over. That's what I was talking about that should have been done last winter. I'm not sure why you have trouble understanding this? But you have to spend some money to do that. The guys the Sox acquired last winter were all garbage reclamation projects on the cheap. Yes sometimes those types of signings or acquisitions do work out. But usually they don't. And we're all going to the results of them not doing that this past winter when the trading deadline comes. And the 'rebuild experts' like yourself will be scratching your heads wondering why the Sox can't get anything decent back in trades.
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    KW on the state of the rebuild

    And that's the big thing that kept getting said when the Sox started their rebuild. That no team has ever started a rebuild with the massive amount of assets to sell-off to kick-off their rebuild like the Sox did. And that it should lead to a shorter rebuild than other recent teams. Now, I'm not blaming anyone for injuries which have ravaged most of our top prospects in recent months. That's just bad luck. But I also think it's time to move on some things this coming winter. I think a bigger effort to sign potentially flippable assets could have been made this past winter. I don't know if their motive was to save money, keep roster spots clear for the yutes, or if they were planning on tanking for a top 5 pick again. Only Hahn, Kenny and JR know what their true intentions were. But in any event, IMO it's time for Jerry to get the checkbook out this winter. If they have another winter of leaving gaping holes, going in to the season with an atrocious bullpen...they're going to start losing a lot of the fans that have supported the rebuild.
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    KW on the state of the rebuild

    Sure. And Tim Anderson was in the Sox system before the rebuild started as well.
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    KW on the state of the rebuild

    I agree with everything you're saying. I'm just saying that however one wants to label these rebuilds, the goalposts need to be in the same place for both sides of the arguments. Which they weren't in the post I quoted.