A game: "What's Cherington's Secret Deal"

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    A game: "What's Cherington's Secret Deal"

    Ben Cherington left the Winter Meetings saying that he was close to a deal that hasn't been discussed in the media, but he's not ready to announce it yet.  

    What's your guess?

    I'd say it has to be a starting pitcher.  I'm looking at the Cubs, and guessing it's not Matt Garza.  I'll wing it and guess it's Jeff Samardzija (based on nothing at all).

     

     

     
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    Re: A game:

    Two words:  King.  Felix.

     

    JUST KIDDING!!!!

     
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    Re: A game:

    In response to Softlaw1's comment:
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    My guess is that he's making his best incomeptent effort to pay Lee 24M a year and spend down young talent to get the great pleasure of doing so.

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    Lee trade was discussed in the media.  

     
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    Re: A game:

    I'm going to say Rick Porcello.  Iglesias, Melancon, and OF low level prospect for Porcello and a prospect 

     
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    Re: A game:

    Probably to sign Hamilton once Rangers signed Grienke.  If Rangers lose out the deal, then Hamitlon will sign with the Rangers, and then this announcement will be cancelled.  

    So I think that is why Ben is just waiting to see what is going to happen to Grienke!!

     
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    Re: A game:

    Could it have just been the Koji deal? When did he say this?

     
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    Re: A game:

    Hamilton would be my guess.

     
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    Re: A game:

    Don't think it was the Koji signing.

     

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2012/12/red_sox_gm_ben.html

     
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    Re: A game:

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    Hamilton would be my guess.

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    If your right hope it's only 4yrs.

     
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    Re: A game:

    Dempster or Pavano.

     
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    Re: A game:

    In response to djcbuffum's comment:
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    Ben Cherington left the Winter Meetings saying that he was close to a deal that hasn't been discussed in the media, but he's not ready to announce it yet.  

    What's your guess?

    I'd say it has to be a starting pitcher.  I'm looking at the Cubs, and guessing it's not Matt Garza.  I'll wing it and guess it's Jeff Samardzija (based on nothing at all).

     

     

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    Whatever it is, I think it's a safe bet it will be a head scratcher!

     
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    Re: A game:

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    In response to carnie's comment:
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    Hamilton would be my guess.

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    If your right hope it's only 4yrs.

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    Rangers have already said they won't go more than 4 yrs...why would he come to the last place Sox for 4 yrs and leave a probable 1st place club?

     

     
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    Re: A game:

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    Hamilton would be my guess.

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     Reportedly and admittedly, he met with Hamilton and his wife, on Monday. I would think, and hope, it's pitching.

     
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    Re: A game:

    In response to djcbuffum's comment:
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    Ben Cherington left the Winter Meetings saying that he was close to a deal that hasn't been discussed in the media, but he's not ready to announce it yet.  

    What's your guess?

    I'd say it has to be a starting pitcher.  I'm looking at the Cubs, and guessing it's not Matt Garza.  I'll wing it and guess it's Jeff Samardzija (based on nothing at all).

     

     

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    Maybe Alderson has come way down on his price tag for RA Dickey seen as how the Mets and Dickey are more than 10 mil apart on a 2yr extension? 

     
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    Re: A game:

    Something I also read today indicated the BC has nothing in the works regarding starting pitching. I am operating under the assumption that Uehara was the deal he had in place but could not yet announce.

    That said, the Hamilton agreement if Texas withdraws from their position of wanting to sign him makes sense.

     
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    Re: A game:

    I think it was that Japanese Reliever that story was written this morning then a few hours later he was signed. So I assume it was him. If not I'd guess it's something pretty big. Hamilton, a trade for a pitcher maybe dealing Lester or Ellsbury ...Something!

     
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    Re: A game:

    We need pitchers, pronto.....enough with the thirty something bashers.....

     
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    Re: A game:

    A trade for Gavin Floyd.

     
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    Re: A game:

    Dice K.

    But don't worry they locked him up for only 3 yrs at 39 million so for some reason they think they got a deal.   

     
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    Re: A game:

    In response to djcbuffum's comment:
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    Ben Cherington left the Winter Meetings saying that he was close to a deal that hasn't been discussed in the media, but he's not ready to announce it yet.  

    What's your guess?

    I'd say it has to be a starting pitcher.  I'm looking at the Cubs, and guessing it's not Matt Garza.  I'll wing it and guess it's Jeff Samardzija (based on nothing at all).
     

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    I think the majority of us probably agree our team is far from being a contender with our recent moves.  In my opinion we still need starting pitching and another big bat as we did going into the meetings.  Here are my reasons .....

    #1 We signed Gomes and Victorino to replace Ross and the bunch who played LF last season.  No major improvement thus far, especially if we trade Ells and fail to sign a guy like Hamilton.  Trading Ells for a pitcher and using Victorino in CF ,while signing Cody or Swisher to join Gomes doesn't help much outside of our SP. 

    #2 Some fans are still drooling over an Iggy/Salty combination in the IF.  If this also happens without a "Hamilton type" bat added to the lineup our team may at best make there way back to 3rd or fourth place.  If we trade Salty and go with a Nap/Ross combo until we decide where Lav fits. it may increase our chances a bit. 

    #3 At the moment anyway our SP is mediocre at best.  Clay and Jon having career years would help but a real long shot.  Lackey?  Ok everyone knows I don't believe he will ever have success in our division so lets leave it at that and hope I'm wrong.  Doubront or Tazawa?  Still hopeful possibilities but this remains to be seen.  Guys like De La Rosa ande Barnes make our future look a bit brighter but we need a top starter or two in the meantime.

    #4 I don't believe Napoli will or should be our primary IB with Gomez.  I would rather see us pick up Swisher to add depth at 1B and in the OF. 

    #5 Who else could possibly pick up the slack at IB, or replace Middy if he hits the DL again?  Can anyone say Yoooouk?

    The bottom line is, if we can increase our depth at various positions and vastly improve our pitching stats we have a chance. 

    We still have a long way to go but could still get there.

     

     

     

     

     

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