Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

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    Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    Could that happen--the Sox may be one of the few teams that could offer Albert an ARod like contract. With Drew, Papi, Tek and Wake coming off the books--you are looking at about $27 M, which it may take. You could then move AGon for a pitcher and positional players.
    Look at the St.Louis lineup--Pujols, Holliday, Berkman and Molina are surrounded by positional role players. Really the recognized names other than a few of their pitchers are those four.
    The Sox have Pedroia, Youk, AGon, CC, and Ellsbury--add Albert as a RH'd bat along with some good role players and you are back in business.
     
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    there is a better chance of bill buckner playin 1b for the red sox next year
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    I'm not thinking this is going to happen...although his bat would be perfect to complete this lineup. I'd do it with him as the DH and keep Gonzo to make them our new papi/Manny...but the money just doesn't work to have a complete team. That plus a Lackey for Dunn swap would make for a powerhouse team in fantasy land though

    CF Jacoby
    2B Pedroia
    1B Gonzo
    DH Pujols
    RF Dunn
    3B Youk
    LF Crawford
    C Salty
    SS Scutaro/Lowrie

    Records would be set...but where do you afford any pitching at all
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    Great player, maybe the best in the game. But @ 32 YO for $25 M + per year I think the Sox could better spend money elsewhere. Offensive production from 1B and DH were not the weaknesses last year.
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    Only if they'd take Adrian Gonzales in a player for player swap.
     
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    It would be entertaining baseball with those boppers in the middle of the lineup.
    I think either CC or AGon would have to be moved for pitching help.
    You could almost keep Wake, Lackey and Miller even with 5 + ERA's with the run production from that lineup---we wouldn't have Dunn but we would have the other 8-- and either Cuddyer or Kalish and Juan Carlos Linares from the PawSox sharing RF.
     
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    Wow there is a name you don't see every day. Juan Carlos Linares as the Sox RF? Don't know much about him, but interesting to hear a different in house name thrown out there.
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    First of all, Dunn is 6-6 and weight 285 Ilbs.  How the heck he can cover the right field of Fenway Park.  So therefore, he isnt coming to Boston to play RF!!

    Second of all, dont forget that Ellsbury will be due to get a big raise via arbitration. Then you will have Dunn, Pujols, Crawford, A-Gonz and Ellsbury along with Beckett and Lackey, (if he is not trade) and maybe Papelbon too all making 10 million dollars a year each!!  

    Third of all, more you beef up the offense line up, then Boston will have no money to beef up the pitching staffs!!

    So meaning, this is a joke topic!!!
     
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    Could that happen--the Sox may be the only team that could offer Albert an ARod like contract. With Drew, Papi, Tek and Wake coming off the books--you are looking at about $27 M, which it may take. You could then move AGon for a pitcher and positional players. Look at the St.Louis lineup--Pujols, Holliday, Berkman and Molina are surrounded by positional role players. Really the recognized names other than a few of their pitchers are those four. The Sox have Pedroia, Youk, AGon, CC, and Ellsbury--add Albert as a RH'd bat along with some good role players and you are back in business.
    Posted by MadMc44


    First off, you are trading AGon for other players, right?...do you realize AGon is starting a new 6 year contract for $150+million?? What teams are going to take on that salary and not pursue Pujols themselves? Plus, how much better is the team adding Pujols to replace Agon??

    There's no way the Sox will carry both players on the roster.

    How about we just forget Mr Pujols, we've been burnt enough with high-priced free agents. That means they stay out of the Sabathia and Wilson discussions as well. Time for this new front office to go back to work and find players that can be successful in Boston via trades and low-risk free agents.





     
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    any time you sign a team icon you end up paying a premium for what he did for the previous team and why would you pay for what he did for the previos team?Pujols is a great player but is only worth $30 mill per season for 1 team....the cardinals.
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

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    if the red sox or yankees get Albert or Prince when they DONT NEED THEM!!!!! I will never watch baseball again. 
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    Dunn in RF may be the worst suggestion in a long time.
    Dunn's range can't cover a postage stamp, let alone RF in Fenway.
    Why do some posters assume anyone can play RF in Fenway?
    Next someone will suggest Papi playing RF, and Tek at SS. 
     
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    I'm not thinking this is going to happen...although his bat would be perfect to complete this lineup. I'd do it with him as the DH and keep Gonzo to make them our new papi/Manny...but the money just doesn't work to have a complete team. That plus a Lackey for Dunn swap would make for a powerhouse team in fantasy land though CF Jacoby 2B Pedroia 1B Gonzo DH Pujols RF Dunn 3B Youk LF Crawford C Salty SS Scutaro/Lowrie Records would be set...but where do you afford any pitching at all
    Posted by jgallag1


    Either Ellsbury will hit 3rd next year, or the new manager is an idiot.
     
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    Wow there is a name you don't see every day. Juan Carlos Linares as the Sox RF? Don't know much about him, but interesting to hear a different in house name thrown out there.
    Posted by TitleTown11
    Wasn't he injured almost all this year? In ST he looked like a guy who could be the first OF call up from Pawtucket.
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    Are the Cardinals on the interleague schedule for next year? Because then it's quite likely Albert Pujols will be playing 1B in Fenway next year...

    FYI, as some have mentioned, Adam Dunn is one of the very worst defensive players in baseball. He's a pretty poor butcher at 1B, and when he played in the OF he was awful, awful, awful. It's not even about Fenway Park...he'd be worse than Manny was if the Sox put Dunn in LF.

    If the Sox somehow went crazy and got Pujols and Dunn, you'd be far better off putting Pujols in RF and Dunn at DH. But that would be insane...
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    Maybe they'll bring JD Drew back for RF.
     JK.
     
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    Could that happen--the Sox may be one of the few teams that could offer Albert an ARod like contract. With Drew, Papi, Tek and Wake coming off the books--you are looking at about $27 M, which it may take. You could then move AGon for a pitcher and positional players. Look at the St.Louis lineup--Pujols, Holliday, Berkman and Molina are surrounded by positional role players. Really the recognized names other than a few of their pitchers are those four. The Sox have Pedroia, Youk, AGon, CC, and Ellsbury--add Albert as a RH'd bat along with some good role players and you are back in business.
    Posted by MadMc44



    Another typical "Red Sox Nation" thread with no glimmer of reality thinking.

    I say we sign all the free agents (Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes, Jimmy Rollins, Jose Bautista, Robinson Cano, Mark Buehrle, Chris Carpenter, Jason Kubel , Ryan Dempster, Edwin Jackson, Roy Oswalt, C.C. Sabathia, Adam Wainwright, Jonny Gomes, Aramis Ramirez, Josh Willingham, Richie Weeks, Brandon Phillips, Aaron Hill. Yadier Molina, Yuniesky Betancourt, Edwin Encarnacion, Nick Swisher, Hideki Matsui, David Ortiz, Aaron Harang, Rafael Furcal, Livan Hernandez, Wandy Rodriguez, Heath Bell, Jonathan Broxton, Francisco Rodriguez, Jose Valverde, Joe Nathan, Brian Fuentes, Javier Vazquez, Vicente Padilla, Joel Piniero, Omar Infante, Freddy Sanchez, C.J. Wilson, Grady Sizemore, Xavier Nady, Jon Garland, Scott Kazmir, Alex Gonzalez, Nate McLouth, Derrek Lee) and call it a day too!
     
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    It would be entertaining baseball with those boppers in the middle of the lineup. I think either CC or AGon would have to be moved for pitching help. You could almost keep Wake, Lackey and Miller even with 5 + ERA's with the run production from that lineup---we wouldn't have Dunn but we would have the other 8-- and either Cuddyer or Kalish and Juan Carlos Linares from the PawSox sharing RF.
    Posted by MadMc44


    Even if one were to assume that Crawford will bounce back next year, (a reasonable assumption), in order for the RS to move him they'd have to eat part of his salary after last season.  I can't see the RS doing that.  

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of logic in proposing trading Gonzalez to make room for Pujols.  Although Pujols is better he's not that much better.  One could expect to see a incremental increase in offensive production and they are about the same defensively.  The down side Pujols is older and will be far more expensive.  Gonzalez is signed to a contract that will take him through his prime at a high but relatively reasonable cost.  Pujols while not past his prime is certainly closer to exiting it than entering it.  And, he will command a giant contract in terms of money and years.  

    Also, I would bet that the RS provided some kind of trade protection.  I would think it's an iron clad no trade clause but I'd think the gave something so I'm not sure trading them is pssible unless they agree.

    It would be nice for any team to have Pujols in their line up but this is not going to be for the RS.  It's the right player at the wrong time and for way too much.  This is the kind of deal the Yankees might well try but not the RS. 
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    any thoughts of moving crawford to rf,to utilize his speed,and look for rh hitting replacement in lf,with a stronger arm?
     
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    Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???

    That's a possibility, but if you were grabbing a stronger arm, why wouldn't they go in right? You could probably hit the plate if you were able to play it right off the monster.

    And as for Dunn/Pujols...obviously that's a fantasy scenario...never gonna happen. And it'd probably be a Dunn in Left CC in right deal. But since it's never gonna happen, who cares hahaha.
     
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    In Response to Re: Albert Pujols playing 1b at Fenway in 2012???:
    any thoughts of moving crawford to rf,to utilize his speed,and look for rh hitting replacement in lf,with a stronger arm?
    Posted by askhowie


    This may not be a bad idea, but not sure that Crawford has ever played RF.   
    I can't see the Red Sox trying to sign Pujols.  If he doesn't resign with St. Louis, he wouldn't be signed by the Red Sox.  Not sure where he would end up. 
     
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