Pedroia - trade or keep?

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    Pedroia - trade or keep?

    Pedroia - getting older & has lost all pop in his bat.  Yes - he's a "leader" and fan favorite.


    But a cold-hearted GM who is focused 100% on building another championship team should at least shop the guy around at the deadline.  You may get a lot more in return.


    Mookie to 2B


    Defense.  It is still important.

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    Keep him. Best defensive 2b in baseball...takes away more hits and turns more DPs to help his pitchers. His offense is good enough to keep at 2b for another 5 to 6 years easily.

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

     


    In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:


    Pedroia - getting older & has lost all pop in his bat.  Yes - he's a "leader" and fan favorite.


     


    But a cold-hearted GM who is focused 100% on building another championship team should at least shop the guy around at the deadline.  You may get a lot more in return.


     


    Mookie to 2B


     


    Defense.  It is still important.



    I can't even imagine the negativity from fans, as well as teammates, if the front office were to trade the 'heart and soul' of the present Sox team regardless of what they were to get in return. Losing Pedroia would approach the devastation of selling Babe to the Yankees.  And only the Lord knows how long it would take for the Sox to recover from such a betrayal by the front office.  And heaven help Betts or whoever was to take over at 2B if they don't perform like an All-Star right out of the gate.


    And just to lengthen this post, many of the older members of the forum will certainly remember April 17, 1960, when Frank "Trader" Lane, the Indians GM, traded Rocky Colavito to the Detroit Tigers for Harvey Kuenn.  Colavito was Cleveland's most popular player, and perhaps the most popular player in their history.  Some Cleveland fans to this day have not forgiven the Indians.

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    Bingo...I remember when Glenn Hoffman became the Sox SS after Rick Burleson. It was sad. He was a weak hitter and only an adequate defensive player and he muffed 2 balls in the sun on opening day and Jimmy Piersall calling him out as a mistake...Burleson is no Pedroia.

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    keep

     
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    They won't sell low...not him, now anyway.

     
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    Keep. Hopefully playing hurt this year. Untradeable with contract.

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    he is leading the team in most categories...however like Ellsbury it is not his best year and his team stinks...trade him for what? it better be an ace

    As always - 100% correct!

     
     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    well, there is the "brain trust" (I use that term beyond loosely) on this board who will argue until they are blue in the face that Pedey has not lost his pop.  what can you do with those people i have absolutely no idea.


    but to answer your question - in the words of "the old man" not just "NO!" but "HELL NO!!!"

     
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    In response to VoiceofReason2014's comment:
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    In response to andrewmitch's comment:
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    well, there is the "brain trust" (I use that term beyond loosely) on this board who will argue until they are blue in the face that Pedey has not lost his pop.  what can you do with those people i have absolutely no idea.

     

    but to answer your question - in the words of "the old man" not just "NO!" but "HELL NO!!!"

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    When a Sox fan gives up on Pedroia, he might as well go fishing for the rest of the summer. Why bother coming to a Sox forum and annoy others?

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    Not sure if you are saying so or not but I am not giving up on Pedey.  He has no more power, those days are over.  But I am not trading him ever........

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    This makes no sense to me.  Don't you root for the players?  Don't you have favorite players?

     

     
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    In response to VoiceofReason2014's comment:
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    Pedroia - getting older & has lost all pop in his bat.  Yes - he's a "leader" and fan favorite.

     

    But a cold-hearted GM who is focused 100% on building another championship team should at least shop the guy around at the deadline.  You may get a lot more in return.

     

    Mookie to 2B

     

    Defense.  It is still important.

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    Mod2 has stated that he will not tolerate those who come here with the sole purpose of stirring the pot.

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    I don't think this is stirring the pot Pike. I think its a reasonable suggestion. Its all a matter of who you get in return. I do not view Pedroia as untouchable. If we can get a greater player in return, why not consider the trade? Hypothetically, if we could get Stanton for Pedey straight up, would you do it? I would. And I would put Betts back at his natural position at 2B.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

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    Well then one can surmise that Pedey has no power due to the injured wrist. Is that reason to give up on him? I don't get the need to bash.

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    Nobody in his or her right mind is bashing Pedroia. He is a great player and if he gets traded we need to get a greater player in return. All I am saying is that its not totally out of the question, especially since we have Betts, a natural 2B, in the wings.

    WE ARE ALL JUST POPPYSEEDS IN THE BAKERY OF LIFE

     

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    yeah, and the next day the Marlins will trade Stanton, the Halos will trade Trout, and the Reds will trade Votto 

     
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    Re: Pedroia - trade or keep?

    The chances of the Sox trading Pedey are as likely as me becoming President of the United States!

     

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