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    Build your team

    C: Lebron PF: Bird SF Durant SG: Jordan PG: Gervin I'm playing modern style and just crushing people.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    You have to figure in that we also want the team to eat a very large amount of money.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    True, but ownership signed off on those deals, and could just as easily have put out the "get under the tax" mandate during last season as waiting until now. Yes DD probably screwed up, but.... ownership obviously did not give him a long-term plan/goal, and approved the mis-steps all along the...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Which is all the more reason to note that while trading Mookie is the easiest way to get under the CBT, it is also an indication of very poor planning on the part of the Red Sox. They shelled out 47M a year to 2 players last offseason, then they didn't make any moves last year during a...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    If that is the case....they should have traded Mookie by the deadline last year, they would get far more for him and there was no reason to keep him. Not sure they could have gotten under last year, but they could have made the same move and gotten more return.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I think part of it is also likely that even if they do understand, people are frustrated that only a year ago the Red Sox were agreeing to a $17M a year deal with Eovaldi, and signing Sale to an early extension that pays him 30M a year until he's 36 and now need to trade one of the best in the...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    I don't think the Red Sox viewed Graterol as a #1 starter, I don't think anyone does, they probably viewed him as a #3 starter, but generally, yes the Twins seeing him as a reliever only likely made them more willing to trade him.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    They aren't. I mentioned it up-thread, but there is probably only one other Twins prospect in the general range of Graterol, and that is an A-ball pitcher, where Graterol was in the majors last year so a significantly different TYPE of acquisition even if similarly valued. If the Red Sox are...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Closest is probably Balazovic, but that's a pretty different return, getting a guy in high A vs. majors. They really don't have another prospect (particularly pitching) that generally is in the same tier as Graterol, they have guys generally considered not as good, and 2 guys who are much higher...
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Easily? I mean, he put up around what Price does in WAR last year, that's abut 1/3rd of what Mookie gets in a season (about 1/5th of his best seasons). Not sure there's any real reason to think he easily outproduces 3 years of Price and 1 year of Mookie.
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    She didn't. She called her grandmother, who then emailed Kapler. As to the idea that a 17 year old teen runaway is going to go to the police.... I mean, that would not be my first assumption. There is a reason that runaways, homeless and drug addicted (not saying she's the latter 2) people are...
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    NBA trade deadline "official" rumors and news

    Have to see what the guaranteed money is, but 30M for the age 37 and 38 seasons of a guy who just sat out half the year, and hasn't played more than 27MPG in 6 years seems wild.
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    Alex Verdugo, new Red Sox star!

    True, though that was civil. If Kobe case happens today there's a better chance that the case doesn't get dropped, they prosecute him and he does a whole bunch of time in prison.
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    How in the world is a heavily subsidised Price -55.3?
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    Betts/Price to LA for Verdugo/Jeter Downs/TBA

    Would they have? I doubt it. Considering that the 10/300 is the number that leaked, and earlier in this thread was a leak about how some in the organization were uncomfortable with 300M for a player his size..... I really doubt they were going 20% over that number. If they had gone higher they...