Napoli expendable?

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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    In response to RigatoniT's comment:
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    BTW we are a LAST place team... who wants to hold onto our big POWER hitter who lis over thirty years ols and has a year left on his contract? Brainiac forum members that is who.

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    I think he is important to the team nucleus,  but you can make the case everyone is expendable.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    If you said that about Pedroia, everyone would bring out the pitchforks, tar and feathers.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    According to Peter Gammons, the Red Sox have fielded more trade inquiries on Andrew Miller than anyone else on their team.
    The 29-year-old southpaw has blossomed as a left-handed specialist since moving to the bullpen, and owns a terrific 2.19 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 60/12 K/BB ratio over 37 innings on the season. He is the type of bullpen addition that could put a contending team over the top, meaning the Red Sox should be able to net a decent return package should they decide to deal him.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

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    I like Napoli but for any of you to refuse to move him (hfxsoxnut) is insane....

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    Who replaces him as our first baseman - that'd be nice to know...

     

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    Mike Carp!!!...the bomb...and Dan Nava!!! Wicked good 1bs. :-)

     
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    Sometimes the ideas here have 'Let's suck even more' written all over them...

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from dannycater. Show dannycater's posts

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    Huffinstuff, I agree. That's kind of what happened with CF....no offense to Bradley's defense. But you lose a guy (free agency, trade) and it hurts. and it can hurt badly and sometimes hurt for a very long time. 

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

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    who cares? Is he in the future plans beyond 2015? No he is not.... everyone here wants to trade Carp, or Peavey, or Nava or some other twit... really change, real TRANSFORMATION means Napoli, Lester, Uerhara, and maybe Clay.

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    Yes, TRANSFORMATION can certainly mean getting worse...personally, I find it hard to get excited about that kind of change.

     

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

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    who cares? Is he in the future plans beyond 2015? No he is not.... everyone here wants to trade Carp, or Peavey, or Nava or some other twit... really change, real TRANSFORMATION means Napoli, Lester, Uerhara, and maybe Clay.

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    Yes, TRANSFORMATION can certainly mean getting worse...personally, I find it hard to get excited about that kind of change.

     

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    Of course there is always a risk to changing the makeup of a team, but what do you suggest when the Sox are presently competing for the worst record in the AL. Maybe we should keep the team pretty much the same and expect a different result? How does that make sense?

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

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    Yes!

     

    What is all this "he is one of our only power hitters" garbage? The dude is exactly as advertised.... 25 homers, 80 ribbies..... hardly a power hitter.

     

    Actually his numbers are 10000% as I predicted except I thought he would average 135 games... instead he is healthy and actually still putting up weak numbers for a "masher".

     

     

     

    moonslobber, drewski5, and so many other projected 30/100+ two years back...... based off nothing that a chart of what could be rather than a chart of what was...

     

    I like Napoli but for any of you to refuse to move him (hfxsoxnut) is insane....

     

    Most teams would love a leader, a winner, and a solid #7 hitter for the play-offs.

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    It might help to know who we would get in return.

     
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    I like Napoli but for any of you to refuse to move him (hfxsoxnut) is insane....

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    Who replaces him as our first baseman - that'd be nice to know...

     

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    who cares? Is he in the future plans beyond 2015? No he is not.... everyone here wants to trade Carp, or Peavey, or Nava or some other twit... really change, real TRANSFORMATION means Napoli, Lester, Uerhara, and maybe Clay.

    [/QUOTE]YES, YES, LETS DO IT....... WOW, DAD & BILL-806 AGREEING WITH MR. RIGAMORIS  !!! CAN YOU IMAGINE  !!


     
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    According to Peter Gammons, the Red Sox have fielded more trade inquiries on Andrew Miller than anyone else on their team.
    The 29-year-old southpaw has blossomed as a left-handed specialist since moving to the bullpen, and owns a terrific 2.19 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 60/12 K/BB ratio over 37 innings on the season. He is the type of bullpen addition that could put a contending team over the top, meaning the Red Sox should be able to net a decent return package should they decide to deal him.

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    With all the overpaid, underachievers, shouldn't the SOX try to keep someone who is actually good?

     
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    Yes!

     

    What is all this "he is one of our only power hitters" garbage? The dude is exactly as advertised.... 25 homers, 80 ribbies..... hardly a power hitter.

     

    Actually his numbers are 10000% as I predicted except I thought he would average 135 games... instead he is healthy and actually still putting up weak numbers for a "masher".

     

     

     

    moonslobber, drewski5, and so many other projected 30/100+ two years back...... based off nothing that a chart of what could be rather than a chart of what was...

     

    I like Napoli but for any of you to refuse to move him (hfxsoxnut) is insane....

     

    Most teams would love a leader, a winner, and a solid #7 hitter for the play-offs.

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    It might help to know who we would get in return.

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    Well, most importantly, whoever the SOX get would have to have a darn good beard.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    Nope.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    I don't think we should trade Miller.  The guy is young and just coming into his own and he's cheap..  And, a left-handed power pitcher.


    Breslow is, obviously, burning out.  Who would take Miller's place.


    He's too valuable to get rid of.


    Oops..sorry..It's Napoli thread.

     
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    Napoli may not be the power hitter we would like to have, but he's better than the realistic alternatives. Trading him would be a mistake unless the haul coming back in return would justify it. Don't just move him for the sake of making a move.

     
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    I expect this thread to be quiet till next game at least.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    The Red Sox need to open a roster spot for Travis Shaw anyway.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

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    In response to RigatoniT's comment:
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    I like Napoli but for any of you to refuse to move him (hfxsoxnut) is insane....

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    Who replaces him as our first baseman - that'd be nice to know...

     

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    I wouldn't worry about replacing him...I don't think his skill set is terribly hard to find.

    However, Rigatoni is undervaluing what 25 hrs/season is these days. 60 HR seasons are GONE, 50 will be 1 or 2 guys a year, 40 another handful...so the bulk of your "power hitters" across baseball will be in the 25-35 HR range. Many people are still resistant to that change.

    All that being said...I don't trade Napoli. I don't trade a guy who's shown so much loyalty and appreciation for the short time he was here. I felt the same once about Marco Scutaro, and that was part of my liking of Salty.

    Napoli was thrilled to come here on a 3/39. Then the Sox did their shady medical/revocation of the contract thing like they've done to a few others. He gets 39 ripped away, and agrees to 1/5 because of the hip. He then goes out and has a VERY good season, and wins a ring as he heads BACK to FA. And what's he do? Doesn't shop around, he takes a fair deal to stay with the Sox because he just really likes it here. He not only SAID he wanted to be here, he proved it with his actions 2 times in the 2 seasons he's been here. He and Pedroia are cut from the same cloth, those are the guys I keep around even after their production stops warranting it. Wakefield is the ultimate example.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

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    I wouldn't worry about replacing him...I don't think his skill set is terribly hard to find.

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    Well, you're wrong.  .850 OPS guys are not easy to find at all.

    Find me a career .850 OPS first baseman who's available. 

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    Gee, the OP is so persuasive. The brilliant use of insults: "moonslobber, braniacs, is insane if they disagree." Yup, that's a strong argument. And he has the nerve to criticize Bill-806? 

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    Napoli isn't just important because he is a power hitter, his hitting approach is perfectly inline with the Sox game plan, make the pitchers throw as many pitches as possible. He either sees more pitches then anyone per at bat or is close to the top in the mlb.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    I have great respect for Napoli  - after he was signed and failed his medical exam, he alllowed the Sox to restructure his contract - a true stand up guy...the fact that he rakes makes no sense in trading a player who is a legit power guy - 16 mil is a lot but everything $$$ in mlb is insane....plus the SIESTA is the baddest beard on the planet...

    case closed - he stays!

    As always - 100% correct!

     
     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    In response to davidap's comment:
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    The Red Sox need to open a roster spot for Travis Shaw anyway.

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    Im not sold on Shaw. Below average bat speed might play up in the minors but he will be seriously tested at the next level.  Strikes out WAY too much for a minor leaguer.

     
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    Re: Napoli expendable?

    If you discount Ortiz being on fire in April, there are things I like about Naps in comparison. He gives excellent D at first. He's never whined about anything to my knowledge. For the past week Papi has been a huge offensive drag, hitting .081??? Oh ... about that whining  ...

    It's all about what you get in return. If you send Naps plus cache, what do you get in return? I really like seeing Betts, Bogaerts, Bradley, Holt and Vasquez in the lineup, and don't want to trade our promising young players unless it's for a low cost / long control situation.

     

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