Paul Maholm

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    I was thinking he might get $8-9M/2 years
     
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    Interestingly Paul Maholm IS Tim Wakefield.  Their career numbers are very similar.  The benefit with Maholm is he turns 30 this year so he is literally 16 years younger.  Wake's career WHIP is a fraction higher but they are very similar pitchers aside from the knuckleball. We could do worse for a number 5 and considering John Lackey's train wreck of a season this past year even a number 4.

    I'm with you Moon: present a guaranteed base  salary of 4.5 mill. for 2 years(9 mill total) and an option for a 3rd year at 5.5 mill with a similar buyout clause as Pittsburgh had this past season.
     
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    In Response to Re: Paul Maholm:
    [QUOTE]Interestingly Paul Maholm IS Tim Wakefield.  Their career numbers are very similar.  The benefit with Maholm is he turns 30 this year so he is literally 16 years younger.  Wake's career WHIP is a fraction higher but they are very similar pitchers aside from the knuckleball. We could do worse for a number 5 and considering John Lackey's train wreck of a season this past year even a number 4. I'm with you Moon: present a guaranteed base  salary of 4.5 mill. for 2 years(9 mill total) and an option for a 3rd year at 5.5 mill with a similar buyout clause as Pittsburgh had this past season.
    Posted by william93063[/QUOTE]

    Maybe add an innings pitched incentive to reward steady play and health good health, possible even switching 3rd year to player option if 350 innings are achieved over the 2 years...play off the players invincibility complex.
     
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    no one is going to pay maholm another 6 M contract with him being on the DL to end last season.  too risky for anyone, and that is why he has not been signed yet.

    if malholm is looking to rebuild his career and is willing to take a 2 M contract for one year he is a good player for the sox to look at.  another or the low cost, high potential type guys who may or may not work out.
     
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    If the Sox like his current med reports then a one year offer for reasonable salary seems like a good deal for the player and the Sox. A lefty who can eat innings at the back of the rotation is a nice add and will push Doubront to perform. Player gets a national stage to show his stuff and a chance to experience some team success which he has yet to do. Then re-enter free agency as a 30 yr old lefty starter coming off a healthy and productive season. If Boras was his agent he would instantly be worth 5yrs @ $75M with a 53 page binder to prove it. Classic low risk high reward. Plus he can't be worse than Lackey...
     
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    [QUOTE]ya no kidding, might as well just start doubront. Maholm makes no sense for the sox. They need someone good. Adding mediocre pitchers is not going to help this team finish higher than 3rd place. As of right now we are marginally better than we were last year. I believe bailey is better than paps and melancon is an upgrade. But those two moves are not enough to right the ship. we have one of the most unreliable pitching staffs in the league. beckett you never know what kind of year you will get from him, buchholz is 27 has yet to pitch 200 innings in a season, and beyond that we have nothing at this point. Bard? who knows. he was aweful as a starter in the minors and taking him out of the pen hurts us more than it helps us, aceves? he was hit or miss all year in his starts. We need some good, someone who can count on. Get matt garza. He is the guy we need.

    Posted by redsoxpride34[/QUOTE]
    You are right on target!! Why others on this forum as well as the FO don't get it.
    Beckett and Buchholtz are not reliable!!! Didn't Beckett along with Lester stink in September? So the solution according to the FO is cheap reclamation projects like PP rejects. That's the way to go to miss the playoffs for 3 years in succession. A great way to celebrate 100th fenway reunion. Hope fans rebel and decline subscription to NESN. Luchino needs to stop making false promises when he said we will go over luxury task if we feel it can help the team.
     
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    In Response to Re: Paul Maholm:
    [QUOTE]If the Sox like his current med reports then a one year offer for reasonable salary seems like a good deal for the player and the Sox. A lefty who can eat innings at the back of the rotation is a nice add and will push Doubront to perform. Player gets a national stage to show his stuff and a chance to experience some team success which he has yet to do. Then re-enter free agency as a 30 yr old lefty starter coming off a healthy and productive season. If Boras was his agent he would instantly be worth 5yrs @ $75M with a 53 page binder to prove it. Classic low risk high reward. Plus he can't be worse than Lackey...
    Posted by LB34[/QUOTE]

    Maybe something like this could get him here...

    2012: $4.5M (incentives: 150 IP> $200K, 180IP> $150K, 200IP>$150K)
    2013: Club option: $5.5M (same incentives) Buyout $1.5M

    (Tax Limit cost: $3M/year)

     
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     I've been pushing for Maholm for a while. Really think he would make perfect no.5 guy for RS rotation. Former no.1 draft pick of Buc's who reportedly are one of the teams trying to resign [Cubs/Orioles/ Mariners]. He's a ground ball pitcher who will give you innings. Unfortunately he's played on some of the worst baseball teams of the last decade in Pittsburgh. He's still only 29 yrs old and was having a pretty decent year last year until straining his shoulder and missing last 6 weeks of season last year. If healthy he could be difference maker for RS.
    last year stats
                           era     ip        whip     so/bb
    Jon Lester      3.47  191.2   1.257    2.43
    Paul Maholm  3.66  162.1   1.294    1.94

    Having 2 lefties in rotation couldn't hurt when playing Yanks at the Stadium either. He just finished 3 yr/13.75mil contract coming off the injury might be able to get on 1 yr deal w/ lots of incentives so he can prove he's healthy and go back to FA market and get big payday.
     
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    [QUOTE] I've been pushing for Maholm for a while. Really think he would make perfect no.5 guy for RS rotation. Former no.1 draft pick of Buc's who reportedly are one of the teams trying to resign [Cubs/Orioles/ Mariners]. He's a ground ball pitcher who will give you innings. Unfortunately he's played on some of the worst baseball teams of the last decade in Pittsburgh. He's still only 29 yrs old and was having a pretty decent year last year until straining his shoulder and missing last 6 weeks of season last year. If healthy he could be difference maker for RS. last year stats                        era     ip        whip     so/bb Jon Lester      3.47  191.2   1.257    2.43 Paul Maholm  3.66  162.1   1.294    1.94 Having 2 lefties in rotation couldn't hurt when playing Yanks at the Stadium either. He just finished 3 yr/13.75mil contract coming off the injury might be able to get on 1 yr deal w/ lots of incentives so he can prove he's healthy and go back to FA market and get big payday.
    Posted by garyhow[/QUOTE]

    He'd have pass a rigorous physical to sign here, IMO. We'd have to hope our doctors get it right this time.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Paul Maholm : I might pass on both because I would not want to exceed the luxury tax threshold. The Red Sox might want to set their sights lower and hope for the good fortune the Yankees scored last offseason with Freddy Garcia and Bartolo Colon.
    Posted by hill55[/QUOTE]

    With a plan like that, the obvious target should be Aaron Cook...
     
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    Trade Scutaro to the Mets for a low to mid-range prospect.
    Trade that prospect along with Middlebrooks, A. Wilson, Anderson, and Bowden to the White Sox for Gavin Floyd: (~$4M AVV) 12:$7M, 13:$9.5M club option.

    1) Our defense improves immensly with Iggy & Aviles at SS.
    2) Our payroll budget remains about the same.
    3) Our staff improves greatly:
     SP1 Beckett
     SP2 Lester
     SP3 Buch
     SP4 Floyd
     SP5 Bard (until Dice-K returns)
     SP6 Miller/Silva/Doubront (Aceves)
     RP1 Bailey
     RP2 Melancon (Bard after Dice-K returns)
     RP3 Aceves
     RP4 Morales
     RP5 Albers
     RP6 Doubront/Tazawa/Atchison/Miller/Silva/Jenks 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Paul Maholm : With a plan like that, the obvious target should be Aaron Cook...
    Posted by notin[/QUOTE]

    Done
     
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    In Response to Re: Paul Maholm : With a plan like that, the obvious target should be Aaron Cook...
    Posted by notin


    Done

    notin knows his stuff!
     
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    [QUOTE]Trade Scutaro to the Mets for a low to mid-range prospect. Trade that prospect along with Middlebrooks, A. Wilson, Anderson, and Bowden to the White Sox for Gavin Floyd: (~$4M AVV)  12 :$7M,  13 :$9.5M club option. 1) Our defense improves immensly with Iggy & Aviles at SS. 2) Our payroll budget remains about the same. 3) Our staff improves greatly:  SP1 Beckett  SP2 Lester  SP3 Buch  SP4 Floyd  SP5 Bard (until Dice-K returns)  SP6 Miller/Silva/Doubront (Aceves)  RP1 Bailey  RP2 Melancon (Bard after Dice-K returns)  RP3 Aceves  RP4 Morales  RP5 Albers  RP6 Doubront/Tazawa/Atchison/Miller/Silva/Jenks 
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    Why would the Mets want Scutaro? A 36yo vet on a one-year deal for a rebuilding team?  Better targets are the Braves or Tigers.

    I like Gavin Floyd, and I think Middlebrooks is an overrated Kevin Kouzmanoff clone.  So a deal built around Middlebrooks for Floyd makes a ton of sense to me.  I'm not sure what value Wilson, Anderson and Bowden all carry beyond a "quantity over quality" offering.  But I'm sure the teams could work something out without destroying the Red Sox farm system...
     
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    I just thought the Mets, because they lost Reyes, but you are right, the only teams that would trade for Scutaro are ones in contention.

    Maybe a Scutaro and prospects package could land Jurrjens. (If we could get O'Flaherty also... yipee!)
     
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    Paul Maholm is close to a deal with the Cubs, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

    https://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal/status/156426042083524609
     
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    So, if Theo wants him, then several posters here must now not want Maholm.
     

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