He’s making $6M this year, and he’s only gotten older. If they plan on acquiring him just for the rest of the regular season, than it’s incredibly puzzling.No way Pham exercises his part of the option. He can get more than $4.5 on the market.
If he's not flipped again then I gotta think Verdugo is on the move. The Sox now have three outfielders who can only play left field.
unless they are moving another OF. They do need to play someone and there aren't a ton of options.He’s making $6M this year, and he’s only gotten older. If they plan on acquiring him just for the rest of the regular season, than it’s incredibly puzzling.
Essentially $7.5M with the buyout.He’s making $6M this year, and he’s only gotten older. If they plan on acquiring him just for the rest of the regular season, than it’s incredibly puzzling.
It highly suggests to me that we are subtracting an outfielder. Whether that's trading Verdugo or Duran or simply releasing JBJ is the question.Puzzled. Maybe they have a deal in the works where they are going to be getting an OF and they need a guy like Pham to send to the other team?
That actually makes no sense. I don't get it.
It's like a babyKinda sounds like it
They have 3 outfielders, if you count Franchy as an outfielder, with OPS of under .500 vs lefties this yearAlso perplexed by this. Will wait until the deadline passes before really passing judgment, but boy this is a weird one. It's not like this team needs another bat to hit lefties. The Sox as a team are already very good against lefties and struggle against righties.
Ironic, given Pham’s objection to setting rosters late.View: https://twitter.com/feinsand/status/1554249735753682951?s=21&t=-LUT868TZdw41SfDE0E5_w
Sox sending a PTBNL for Pham.
Spotrac shows Pham's 2022 cap hit at $2.1 million. After trading Vaz and Diekman, Sox are a little over $4 mil over the 2022 luxury tax limit of $230 million. Depending on what's coming back, trading JD might get us there ($22 mil luxury tax hit for full-year 2022, so I think we would be shedding $7 mil pro-rated).By acquiring Pham, will they even be able to get under the cap?