Hot Stove League Discussion Thread

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    Hot Stove League Discussion Thread

    The Hot Stove League has officially begun. I want more of this:

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    Go Ben!

     
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    Jon Lester @JLester31                       

    To all the fans that never quit on us, thank you! This is as much your championship as it is ours. Hope to see y'all Saturday!

    Sign him to a multi-year contract.

     
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    For me its a win, win situation for the Sox to give a QO to all our Free Agents.

     
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    In response to crazyworldoftroybrown's comment:
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    For me its a win, win situation for the Sox to give a QO to all our Free Agents.

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    Yep....I can actually see that happening.  There is no bad situation should they do that.

     
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    Who leads off next season?  

     
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    Who leads off next season?  

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    Ellsbury, hopefully!!

     
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    This is a terrific group of players. Ideally , you would want to keep the team intact as much as possible. The Sox certainly have the means to do it. Will be interesting to see what happens. Right now, it is hard to think ahead. Still enjoying the moment.

     
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    Nick Cafardo                    

     

     

    Scott Boras told me he's already received 11 phone calls on Jacoby Ellsbury from GM's around baseball/
     
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    Nick Cafardo                    

     

     

    Also from Boras, Stephen Drew went to the eye doctor before Game 6, got some new contact lenses and homered and hit the ball hard 3 times.
     
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    Nick Cafardo                    

     

     

    Scott Boras told me he's already received 11 phone calls on Jacoby Ellsbury from GM's around baseball/



    Can teams do that? Exclussive rights for 5 days.

     
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    In response to 2004Idiot's comment:
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    Nick Cafardo                    

     

     

    Scott Boras told me he's already received 11 phone calls on Jacoby Ellsbury from GM's around baseball/[/QUOTE]

    Can teams do that?

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    From MLBTradeRumors:
    "Players with at least six years of Major League service and no contract for 2014 are eligible to become free agents as of 8am central time today, October 31st.  That marks the opening of the Quiet Period....The five-day Quiet Period ends at 10:59pm central time on Monday, November 4th.  During the Quiet Period, free agents may talk to any team about either side's interest, the player's potential role, the advantages and disadvantages of playing for that team and city, and length of a potential contract, guarantee provisions, and no-trade provisions.  A free agent may not, however, negotiate terms or contract with a new team during this period.  He may negotiate terms and enter into a contract with his former team."

     
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    In response to 2004Idiot's comment:
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    The Hot Stove League has officially begun. I want more of this:

    soxgroup.jpg

    Go Ben!

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    Ben Cherington John farrell world series

     

     
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    2014 Red Sox Player Payroll Budget (Luxury Tax Dollars)

    $ 16.5M Lackey (then 1 year at league min)

    $14.5M Peavy (then FA)

    $13.75M Pedroia

    $13.25M Dempster (then FA)

    $ 13M Ortiz (then FA)

    $13M Victorino (to ’15)

    $13M Lester (then FA)

    $7.5M Buchholz (to ’15, then club options at $13M & $13.5M)

    $6M Thornton (Club option or $1M buyout- count as $1M or +$5M)

    $5M Gomes (then FA)

    $4.25M Uehara (option is vested)

    $3.125M Breslow ($4M club option in ’15 w. $0.1M buyout)

    $3.1M Ross (then FA)

    Sub TOTAL: $121M +$5M option= $126M

     

    Estimated Arbitration (2013 salary):

    $4.5M  Bailey 3 of 3 ($4.1M)

    $2.3M  Morales 3 of 3 ($1.49M)

    $2.2M  Miller 3 of 3 ($1.48M)

    $1.5M  Tazawa 1 of 3 ($0.82M)

    $1.5M  Carp 1 of 3 ($0.51M)

    Estimated Arb Total: $12M

    Estimated Pre-Arb Total: $12M

    Doubront, Nava, Villarreal, Middlebrooks, Lavarnway, Snyder, Webster, Kalish, Bradley, Beato, Berry, Bogaerts, Britton, Butler, de la Rosa, de la Torre, Hassan, Holt, Vazquez, Wilson, Workman, Wright

     

    Total Estimated 2014 Red Sox Payroll Budget:

    $145M no Thornton

    Or

    $150M with Thornton

     

    2014 FAs

    $13M Napoli (including $5M in bonuses)

    $9.5M Drew

    $9M Ellsbury

    $7.04M Hanrahan

    $4.5M Saltalamacchia

     

    $1.5M McDonald

     

     
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    In response to 2004Idiot's comment:
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    The Hot Stove League has officially begun. I want more of this:

    soxgroup.jpg

    Go Ben!

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    Where is Ortiz? Maybe taken picture. Or left for FLORIDA to get ready for next year.

     
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    Thanks Moon!

     

     
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    Nick Cafardo - Boston Globe, National Baseball Writer 147 players became free-agents today. For Red Sox; Hanrahan, McDonald, Napoli, Salty, Ellsbury, Drew.
     
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    Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson              

    Congrats to the Boston Red Sox owners, players and fans on winning the World Series!

     

     
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    Jacoby Ellsbury free agency: Red Sox OF asked for $130 million

    By Marc Normandin @Marc_Normandin on Oct 31 2013, 10:58a +


    The World Series is over, so, for the Red Sox' front office, it's time to start thinking about next year. One of the first items on the list for this off-season is the free agency of Jacoby Ellsbury: if the past is any indication, according to Buster Olney, Ellsbury is going to be in line for a huge payday that the Red Sox won't be willing to pay themselves.


    Olney reports that Ellsbury's agent, Scott Boras, countered Boston's roughly $100 million extension offer with a $130 million deal following his MVP-caliber 2011 season, and the Red Sox declined. Following Ellsbury's down 2012, in which he was injured and ineffective, Boston came back to the negotiating table and submitted an offer similar to what would B.J. Upton would sign with the Braves that winter, around five years and $75 million. Now he has rebounded, and while the power isn't there like it was two years ago, he's one of the game's most significant baserunning threats, is still a productive, top-of-the-order threat, and is a plus defender at an up-the-middle position: Ellsbury is going to get paid, and likely not by Boston.

    The Red Sox will submit a qualifying offer to Jacoby Ellsbury before the deadline, as it's the only way to recoup some value for losing him to another team -- Olney cites the Mariners and Rangers as the favorites, and that's no surprise, as both clubs have been chasing him for well over a year now in the trade market. The good news, though, is that Ellsbury won two rings with the Red Sox, and was an integral piece of both clubs. It's hard to ask for a player drafted and developed by an organization to do more for a team than Ellsbury has, and with that draft pick incoming, assuming he does bolt, he's not done giving quite yet

     
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    Scott Lauber/BostonHerald  

    David Ortiz will appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" next Monday

     
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    In response to Kingface12's comment:
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    In response to crazyworldoftroybrown's comment:
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    For me its a win, win situation for the Sox to give a QO to all our Free Agents.

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    Yep....I can actually see that happening.  There is no bad situation should they do that.

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    I disagree--Drew is not worth $14 M for one season. He will be looking for an increase and 2 plus years @ most likely $25M. He made $9.5 M on a 1 year deal to show he could stay healthy. Salty is in the same boat---If you make him a QO be ready for him to accept and be your catcher for a minimum of 3 years @ probably $36 M.
    Nap and Ells I would make a QO and take the picks.

     
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    I would like to see Sox going after Naps, Tanaka, Choo or Lee Dae Ho if he decides to jump in the market.  Most of you probably never heard of this guy.  He's born in South Korea, 31, and was the best hitter before he signed with one of the Japanese league team two yrs ago.  He again led many offensive categories for 2 yrs in NPB as a 1B clean up hitter.  He's low cost (2 yr $10-12M) with 20+ HR and .280 AVG with good glove.  

     
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