Recent content by walt in maryland

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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    I don't think the Sox expect Duran to stick as a starting OF. But he's under their control and cheap, and with the rule changes, his one elite tool (speed) could make him a valuable reserve or (more likely) trade piece.
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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    No way the Marlins trade a young, cost-controlled Cy Young winner for that package
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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    Hard yes. And I'd be willing to go a little beyond "reasonable."
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    2023 Offseason Moves

    Yuliesky Gurriel begs to differ
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    Red Sox Rumors

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    Red Sox Rumors

    If If he sticks around, it will be as a multi-inning reliever.
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    Xander Bogaerts has opted out of his contract

    He's been SIGNIFICANTLY healthier than both Nomar and Valentin
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    How Many of the Red Sox Managers of Your Lifetime do you have a Visceral Hatred for?

    Hate is a very strong word to apply to a baseball manager. But my "strong dislike" list, after 55+ years of fandom, goes like this: Zimmer, Valentine, Hobson, McNamara, Little
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    McAdam: Red Sox owners have met with Xander Bogaerts more than once in recent weeks to kickstart contract negotiations.

    Minor quibble: I've never heard that the Yankees ever asked Jeter to consider a position change. I'm certain they didn't when A-Rod was acquired.
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    McAdam: Red Sox owners have met with Xander Bogaerts more than once in recent weeks to kickstart contract negotiations.

    If that's the case, they should be thinking about trading Devers by the deadline next summer.
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    Mookie details Boston exit

    So true. My guess (and it's only that) is that, absent COVID, Mookie would have played 2020 without a contract and likely have signed a larger deal than L.A. gave him. But given the circumstances and the uncertainty, he made the right decision.
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    Yankees must win for Red Sox to get passion again!

    Not in any of our lifetimes, at least
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    McAdam: Red Sox owners have met with Xander Bogaerts more than once in recent weeks to kickstart contract negotiations.

    Then maybe it will be someone else. But Swanson's headed for a $30 million-plus AAV, and Atlanta's strategy is clearly not to pay top dollar.
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    McAdam: Red Sox owners have met with Xander Bogaerts more than once in recent weeks to kickstart contract negotiations.

    Yorke's bat will determine his role. He's likely never going to be a plus defender, and could profile best as a good-hitting utility guy. He also could be traded, but I doubt he'd be the centerpiece of a trade for someone like Alcantara or Cease.