Groome, Mata, Wong, & Seagold are the likely adds. But if you want to get technical there's about 50 guys eligible to be taken if not added.which Red Sox prospects are Rule 5 eligible, and required to be placed on 40 man roster, or exposed to MLB draft?
Talking about it in the roster thread:which Red Sox prospects are Rule 5 eligible, and required to be placed on 40 man roster, or exposed to MLB draft?
I can't imagine he clears waivers, but I also don't really expect to see the Sox put in a claim. 1/$10M for a reliever, even one with Hand's track record, doesn't seem like a Bloom move to me. At least not unless it's a "one piece to put the team over the top" type addition. This team is not one Brad Hand away from being a World Series contender.That's pretty surprising. Normally 1/10 for a pretty solid reliever is a good deal yet no team was willing to trade for him for practically nothing? This means he goes unclaimed and becomes a FA and signs a cheaper deal, right? Not going to be great market for FAs if that's the case.
Red Sox are 4th in line behind the Pirates, Tigers, and Rangers if they were to claim him.
That’s what I’m thinking. It’s a Billy Beane kind of move, and Chaim’s not GM’ing a small market Rays team. And heck, if we’re playing well, we don’t trade him. $10M for a top late innings guy seems like a good deal even in the COVID era. (Unless every team is planning to slash payroll....)Pick him up and trade him before the 2021 deadline, essentially paying for prospects. Not like they’ll be big spenders this offseason (or rather, shouldn’t be).
People not dying is the new Moneyball.Maybe some enterprising GM will be able to convince ownership that there in fact WILL be a vaccine by summer (and people will take it) and they'll sign tons of good cheap talent for several years because of the depressed market and have a great run...
Hand is potentially missing out on a $10M deal. Morton's declined option was $15M. Lester's declined option is $25M (though he's getting $10M of it anyway). How steep a discount are we expecting them to get from those salary levels to sign here? Is it possible to get the three of them for $25M combined (a 50% drop in expected salary)?Hmmm. Morton’s option declined. Sox could take advantage of COVID concerns, bring in Hand, Morton, and Lester on one year deals, and try to replay 2013.
All good questions. Don’t know, do we? I was thinking we’d get all three for under $30M. And yeah, we’d need to resign/replace JBJ at least...Hand is potentially missing out on a $10M deal. Morton's declined option was $15M. Lester's declined option is $25M (though he's getting $10M of it anyway). How steep a discount are we expecting them to get from those salary levels to sign here? Is it possible to get the three of them for $25M combined (a 50% drop in expected salary)?
I can understand and even get behind a 2013 style veteran stockpile. However, does ownership have the appetite for that sort of thing if it takes them over the luxury tax? In 2013, they came in just under the cap at the end of the year, which included their mid-season pickups like Peavy after it was clear they were contenders. I think signing just these guys would put them perilously close and they'd still have to address CF and maybe 2B too.
He's 36, was mediocre in 2019 and terrible in 2020, if he wants to come back for peanuts to compete for a spot in the rotation with the young guys in spring training sure why not, any more than that no thanksTake a flyer out on Jon Lester for a year? What's there to lose? https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/10/30/sports/jon-lesters-option-declined-by-cubs-former-red-sox-lefthander-becomes-free-agent/
It's going to be a tough offseason for free agents. Teams are going to cite the short season and 2021 uncertainty for not overpaying. Wong could be a cheap pickup that might be able to be flipped at the trade deadline if Arroyo or Downs is readyMaybe if he comes dirt cheap. He's a great defender with a middling bat, but the Sox do have Arroyo with a similar profile (and 4 years younger) plus Downs waiting in the wings. Not sure 2B is where they need to be spending much money this winter.
-Pete AbeI’m told that both the Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia are prepared to talk soon about a mutual understanding that would end his playing career.
Pedroia, 37, has played only nine games over the last three seasons because of numerous issues with his left knee. He is signed through 2021 for $12 million.
The ultimate result will be for the Sox to release Pedroia and pay off his remaining salary all at once or over time. The value in the move will be to reclaim his spot on the 40-man roster.
He can still come back, there's just no chance they get a comp pick now if he doesn't. In this current market he'd have taken 1-18.9 within seconds of them giving him a qoNO JBJ huh? Red Sox don't make a qualifying offer. I think I will miss him as much as Mookie. Please don't sign Springer, please no.
No he's not, we saw replacement level pretty much 3/5 times through the order this year. Which isn't to say he is or isn't worth 6.9m in a post-covid market, but he's definitely a legitimate starter on an MLB team in 2020.The people who are wringing their hands over declining the Martin Perez option are ridiculous. He is the definition of replacement level. The Red Sox should be aiming higher, as should all 29 MLB teams.
He'll still be there towards the end of free agency and possibly at a lower cost.
I'm not sure his "always on" attitude would translate to coaching. And he certainly doesn't need the money. NESN would also have to hire additional folks to man the Censor button if Pedroia was on the airI think Pedey would be great as the next Remy,if Remy doesn't want to retireany time soon Pedey could be the bench coach if Corais going to come back as manager
I think you're confusing the below replacement level dreck that the Sox threw out there on the mound with a replacement level player like Perez.No he's not, we saw replacement level pretty much 3/5 times through the order this year. Which isn't to say he is or isn't worth 6.9m in a post-covid market, but he's definitely a legitimate starter on an MLB team in 2020.