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  • Posted 08/26/2014 08:32:23 EDT

    In response to DougIrwin's comment: [QUOTE] In response to carawaydj's comment: [QUOTE] I'd guess a 3rd round pick at best.  Might even be conditional.  He's getting up there in age.  Mankins is a har more »

  • Posted 08/26/2014 02:44:06 EDT

    In response to mbeaulieu07's comment: TE Tim Wright went for 54-571-5 last year in his first season in the NFL... not bad.  He's also a Rutgers kid, ha.                His measurables are very close t more »

  • Posted 08/25/2014 08:13:48 EDT

    Winning the WS, the LT financial flexibility and losing the negative energy created by Beckett and Crawford was well worth whatever loss the Sox had. Wasn't the obviously artificially created crowd no more »

  • Posted 08/25/2014 06:47:44 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: [QUOTE] Here's what fangraphs had to say... Here’s what Ben Badler reports that scouts have told him about Castillo’s potential: Some scouts who had followed C more »

  • Posted 08/25/2014 01:58:32 EDT

    He was compared to Rajai Davis at a certain age.  Others were, a younger Victorino, Gardner, Puig and Alexei Ramirez.  That's quite a range.  We will see soon enough because after getting his legs bac more »

  • Posted 08/25/2014 01:42:53 EDT

    Ya I can get in the back door too.  It seems dumb to eliminate the best discussion. 

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  • Posted 08/24/2014 11:54:52 EDT

    In response to AL34's comment: [QUOTE] He cannot flat out hit and unless they work on his swing, he is what he is. His swing is way to long and he cannot hit a fastball and that sums up Jackie Bradley more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 11:24:08 EDT

    In response to miscricket's comment: [QUOTE] I am certainly not ready to give up on him as a player. At this point, for his own good, I hope the Sox trade him away to a team that can develop him prope more »

  • Posted 08/24/2014 10:10:08 EDT

    In response to soups' comment: [QUOTE] Born in Cuba, defected to Haiti.  He's now the highest paid Haitian since Papa Doc.   Why are they wasting their money again? [/QUOTE] http://www.fangraphs.com/b more »

  • Posted 08/22/2014 03:53:28 EDT

    Dice-k's  first two years were pretty decent. 

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  • Posted 08/22/2014 03:44:50 EDT

    The biggest thing I've learned about Castillo is he's a mystery who's somehow major league ready.  ESPN has a comp with McCutcheon and Puig.  Others compare him to Gardner....as above he has less plat more »

  • Forum Post: Cherington / Amaro

    Posted 08/21/2014 05:28:41 EDT

    The Sox won't offer a 6 deal to a 30 y/o pitcher because they are concerned with his possible degradation over the last few years of the contract.  But they should consider offering a shorter term dea more »

  • Posted 08/20/2014 04:03:18 EDT

    If any team would go that little extra, I think it's the Sox.  They have the need (both on and off field) similar to when they signed Dice-K and plenty of $.  It's not like Castillo or his agent would more »

  • Forum Post: Cherington / Amaro

    Posted 08/19/2014 05:03:46 EDT

    In response to jasko2248's comment:   In response to croc's comment: To heck with this, per ESPN Darvish passed waivers.  Let's talk to Texas   Texas passes everyone through waivers as a way to gauge more »

  • Forum Post: Cherington / Amaro

    Posted 08/19/2014 04:05:31 EDT

    To heck with this, per ESPN Darvish passed waivers.  Let's talk to Texas

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  • Posted 08/18/2014 06:40:51 EDT

    Sure is room for Mookie and Castillo. Why can't they stop messing with the young player, and play them in their positions?  Why screw with Betts and 'Xander? Maybe they are lulled into the 'success' t more »

  • Posted 08/18/2014 05:02:30 EDT

    Looks like they are all-in.  

    Bradley may very well  end up as part of a deal to land a pitcher.

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  • Posted 08/18/2014 04:58:13 EDT

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: [QUOTE] In response to Bill-806's comment: [QUOTE] OK, for once & for all, lets put him on WAIVERS and see who comes CALLING !!! [/QUOTE] Bill, there are a lot of i more »

  • Forum Post: Cherington / Amaro

    Posted 08/18/2014 04:53:55 EDT

    In response to seannybboi's comment: [QUOTE] Reports are saying Amaro wants 3 top prospects AND not willing to eat any of Hamels salary.  I'm sure he will eventually cut down his asking price but that more »

  • Forum Post: Cherington / Amaro

    Posted 08/18/2014 04:02:42 EDT

    Comparable isn't the same.   His post season stats aren't as good, neither is his record vs AL teams. If they trade for Hamels I'm sure he'll be good, but don't expect he's the same guy that Lester ha more »

  • Forum Post: Cherington / Amaro

    Posted 08/18/2014 05:29:13 EDT

    If they sign Lester and Shields....they'd have signed 2 pitchers over the age of 30 in l-t deals.  Lester makes way more sense than Shields on any level.  He's younger, has pitched better, pitched bet more »

  • Forum Post: 2015 Lineup

    Posted 08/17/2014 11:08:03 EDT

    In response to BogieAt12oclock's comment: [QUOTE]  Well, that array of talent should help keep the SOX in the dank cellar in 2015. [/QUOTE] Why? That's a very productive lineup.  If coupled with solid more »

  • Forum Post: 2015 Lineup

    Posted 08/17/2014 09:22:49 EDT

    Nava is probably gone soon, but I trust him getting in the lineup ahead of the Achy Breaky twins.   I think that lineup has plenty of pop.  Some v good OB guys in front.  Cespedes won't be a high OBP more »

  • Posted 08/14/2014 05:14:03 EDT

    Masterson is one thing and it depends on terms, but Shields? Does it make any more sense to sign a 33 y/o for 3 years than a 30 y/o for 6?

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  • Posted 08/13/2014 05:29:33 EDT

    In response to wozzy's comment:   In response to vertigho's comment: Perhaps we should wait more than 2 hours before passing judgment...?   Who says?     His combine measurables tell me all I need to more »

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