Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

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    Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Sox tender everyone but Hill and sign Albers.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    It's not necessarily good bye Hill. He still could be re-signed.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    The Hill non-tender isn't a surprise, since he's recovering from TJ.  Look for him to be brought back on a minor league deal.  Good to see Albers back on the short money deal.  He was lights out until August last year (aside from his 1 legit save opportunity).
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Hill could be the guy in June that helps solidify the pen. Eventually I could see a specialty spot guy who can put away a tough lefty bat with the bases juiced.
    They could have a nice pen with Albers, Hill, Morales, Aceves, Jenks, Bailey.
    Rotation: Lester, Buch, Beckett, Bard, Doubrount and (Wilson, Juni, Weiland).

    A lot of teams would like to have that pitching and feel it's not good enough.

    Actually with two moves--obtaining Bailey and re-signing Hill they could be ready for the season.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Are u kidding me, that's batting pratice for the other teams!
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Clay Hensely, Pete Moylan and Joe Saunders will probably all interest the Sox.  Moylan is also coming back from injury and might not be of much use.

    And for those who still think the Sox need hitting - Luke Scott!
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    notin, any thoughts on Sonnanstine?
     
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    Notin pretty good hitter but another lefty bat...


    In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers:
    [QUOTE]Clay Hensely, Pete Moylan and Joe Saunders will probably all interest the Sox.  Moylan is also coming back from injury and might not be of much use. And for those who still think the Sox need hitting - Luke Scott!
    Posted by notin[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Name some pitchers you feel the Sox will realistically trade for and pay for or pick up off the non-tendered wire that they will offer to sign that might be better than those listed. We need at least two starters and two more relievers.
    Sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know.




    In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers:
    [QUOTE]Are u kidding me, that's batting pratice for the other teams!
    Posted by SculEsqare[/QUOTE]
     
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    [QUOTE]Notin pretty good hitter but another lefty bat... In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers :
    Posted by MadMc44[/QUOTE]

    Not only left-handed, but also sarcasm. 

    The team doesn't need offense.  And the Sox crushed left-handed pitching last year.  Only the Yankees hit it better.  (And they never faced Sabathia.)

    And for all the crying over a RF upgrade, Reddick will be hitting what? Eighth?  

    When your biggest offensive worry is your #8 hitter, you do not have offensive worries...
     
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    In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers:
    [QUOTE]notin, any thoughts on Sonnanstine?
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    See the Hensley thread
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Fat Albers again!
    It's going to be a looooooooooong season!
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Saunders is too expensive and not that good on value.

    Sonny is a minor league contract dumpster smelling old unsold produce.

    Albers retakes one of the pen dumpster profiles.
     
    Hensley is a good pen reject profile. Offer 1 year and 1.5 plus total innings incentive.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    ...And for all the crying over a RF upgrade, Reddick will be hitting what? Eighth?  

    When your biggest offensive worry is your #8 hitter, you do not have offensive worries...

    Career OPS splits (in limited action for some)
          vs RHPs  vs LHPs
    Redd    .694   .785
    Kalish   .748  .599
    DMac    .612  .799

    Last year our RF'ers combined for a .652 OPS. Using the above players wisely should be able to produce a .725 to .775 OPS without any additions. I'd like better, but .750 from the 8 slot is not bad at all. We had a .629 OPS from the 8 slot in 2011.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers:
    [QUOTE]...And for all the crying over a RF upgrade, Reddick will be hitting what? Eighth?   When your biggest offensive worry is your #8 hitter, you do not have offensive worries... Career OPS splits (in limited action for some)        vs RHPs  vs LHPs Redd    .694   .785 Kalish   .748  .599 DMac    .612   .799 Last year our RF'ers combined for a .652 OPS. Using the above players wisely should be able to produce a .725 to .775 OPS without any additions. I'd like better, but .750 from the 8 slot is not bad at all. We had a .629 OPS from the 8 slot in 2011.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    I think of it in terms of production per $.  Nobody will jump up and down at a .750, but the money saved over a Beltran/Cuddyer type can go a long way towards acquiring another SP.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    Alibi Ike really should be named Gripe Ike. What a total wet blanket on everyrhing. I would rather read comments from Jeter, Pinstripe, or Rizzuto. Can he really be this much of a negative person or is he putting us on? If so, then his act is wearing very thin. Worse than Andrewmitch.
     
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    Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers

    In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Good bye Hill... Hello Albers : I think of it in terms of production per $.  Nobody will jump up and down at a .750, but the money saved over a Beltran/Cuddyer type can go a long way towards acquiring another SP.
    Posted by Joebreidey[/QUOTE]

    I agree, but a possible .100 point OPS improvement over 2011's RF is nothing to write off either. If we  can get +.150 from LF and stay about even everywhere else, we can (in theory) afford to trade an offensive piece to improve our staff and possibly save money at the same time.

     
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