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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    I think this is right and where they got in trouble was with the Price deal. Curious if anyone disagrees with that.
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Just because the prospects DD traded didn’t amount to much doesn’t mean they didn’t have potentially more value than they were used for, though. Cherington was kind of the opposite - he held on to a lot of guys too long to the point where they had no value. Ultimately, DD seems like a guy who...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Ideally you’d want a RH bat who would take some at bats against tough lefties from Verdugo. It’s why Bradley is an odd fit as a backup (in addition to being a terrible PH, historically). It’s hard to see when and where he’s get at bats. Of course, that all depends who the third OF is. If it’s a...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    I think they are fair questions and don’t need to be met with snark. But perhaps they could be framed as… -Bloom has yet to hand out a deal for more than 2 years or for more than $10M. He has yet to guarantee a pitcher more than two years. Is this because of circumstances he’s faced so far or a...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Career wise, 28 year old Schwarber is 237/343/493 while Pederson is at 232/333/462. Pederson is a better and more versatile defensive player, too. Sure, Schwarber has been slightly better, but they are pretty similar players. The most similar batters thru age 28 to Schwarber are Miguel Sano...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    That’s fair, he does seem like a pretty good guy and it’s fun to root for players you like, and not a revolving door of players who are only gonna be here for a year or two. Pederson and Jose Martinez look to me like two guys Bloom should target to if they don’t bring Schwarber back. If it’s...
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    Red Sox Offseason discussion

    Yeah, the Schwarber obsession is weird. Joc Pederson looks more Bloom’s style; he profiles very similarly to Schwarber and should be much cheaper, coming off a down year. His 18-19 were excellent, he’s still only 29. Seems like the type they might be able to get for a year and an option.
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    Poll: How long will the MLB lockout last?

    This is all so ridiculous. MLB had a great year, with a lot of exciting young stars emerging and seemed to have some momentum and the owners seem intent on screwing it up. Shameful. If games, or god forbid, a season is lost…..in the aftermath of CoViD, I think it will take a long long time for...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    I think the point is that the team should be a playoff contender but also has the flexibility to take advantage, if not, since they have a significant amount of expiring contracts and almost no long term commitments. It’s not any kind of indictment if Bloom, it’s a positive that they have...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    FWIW, Renfroe hit 156/252/393 the year before Bloom acquired him. He was a starter. Gonzalez, Ottavino, Hernandez…..he’s acquired lots of players coming off poor seasons. In fact, he’s almost exclusively acquired players coming off of bad seasons! Frankly, acquiring established players who have...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Well, if the plan is for him to be a backup I would probably trade or release him. He’s been awful as a pinch hitter and in games he doesn’t start, and seems to be the kind of guy who needs stability to thrive. His value as a defensive replacement is minimized by a team that has solid enough...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    So the Sox didn’t want 31 year old Bradley as their starter at $12M AAV, but they are fine with having him as a backup at age of 32, at a similar price? Huh? I don’t understand the logic in your argument. Re: Duran, he has no real role on a team that already has two LH OF that don’t hit...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Why can’t Verdugo be moved to RF? He played more innings in RF than LF in 2020. He played 170 innings there this year. He was fine. And why are we still talking about trading JD, isn’t LF now potentially open for Schwarber or someone else?
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    I just keep seeing a lot of suggestions that he’ll be the fourth OF which seems like a lot of guessing, considering that there’s really only three OF in the roster. Given his salary, past history in Boston, and abysmal performance as a part timer in the past, I think it’s safer to assume he’s...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Would you pay $17M+ for two prospects like that? I have to think he’s banking on a return to from for JBJ, which seems reasonable enough of a gamble.
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Bradley in CF, Verdugo in RF, Schwarber, Bryant, Castellanos, Joc Pederson or whomever in LF seems optimal to me. Hernandez at 2B, Arroyo is the utility IF, Duran stays in Worcester. Just need a RH bat off the bench who can ideally backup 1b/of. If he’s healthy, Jose Martinez looks like a...
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    Red Sox sign Rich Hill to a one year deal

    Yeah this seems like one of the best contracts of the off-season, so far. Last two off-seasons, Hill has gotten a lot less than comparable pitchers, surely because of his age.
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    Is there any suggestion or evidence that JBJ was acquired to be a backup? I think he’s going to start. He’s the kind of guy that needs regular playing time to be effective, as we’ve seen over the course of his career. If he’s a backup, what’s the role there? Mostly defensive replacement? Pinch...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    I think the option / buyout of JBJ probably make a deadline deal difficult- if he’s playing well, they will probably want to keep him the next year, too. Sox now have the following players on one year deals, could make for a Cubs type fire sale if things don’t go well. Eovaldi Sale* (opt-out)...
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    Hunter Renfroe traded to Brewers for JBJ and 2 prospects

    I have to think the plan is for JBJ to start. How helpful a backup OF would he be? They need a RH bat to take some tough at bats against lefties from Verdugo. He’s career 1 for 29 as a PH and 4 for 66 as a sub. I think he’s a guy that needs regular playing time to be impactful, he seems...