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  • Posted 10/31/2014 12:41:24 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: We have a 40 man roster crunch coming up, so I do hope we can make a 3 for 1 type deal, but most teams are facing the same issues on the roster crunch front.  To i more »

  • Posted 10/31/2014 12:05:20 EDT

    On its 2014 preseason prospect list, Baseball America ranked Taijuan Walker No. 11 and Mookie Betts No. 75. BA reportedly would have ranked Betts No. 9 on its midseason prospect list if Betts had not more »

  • Posted 10/30/2014 07:01:36 EDT

    A year ago, the Mariners would not do that deal.

    Today the Red Sox probably would not do that deal.

    A year from now, who knows?

    It should be interesting to watch the development of these 22-year-olds.

    more »

  • Posted 10/30/2014 05:47:07 EDT

    I've got to wonder whether the Red Sox have trades lined up to shed payroll. Given their multiple needs, I'm somewhat surprised that the Sox made this commitment to a closer on the first day of free a more »

  • Posted 10/30/2014 05:17:28 EDT

    In response to redsoxpride34's comment: I dont understand why so many people want chase headley over sandoval. It makes no sense whatsoever. Sandoval is by far the better player and is the guy we shou more »

  • Posted 10/30/2014 04:53:29 EDT

    In response to Flapjack07's comment: In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment: No, Betts is more valuable to the Sox. Lead-off hitters dont grow on trees. I really don't want to go into 2015 more »

  • Posted 10/30/2014 02:56:37 EDT

  • Posted 10/30/2014 02:02:05 EDT

    Folks who know far more about baseball than I do think the Red Sox can contend in 2015. I must be missing something (as I apparently was following the 2012 season when I offered a discouraging forecas more »

  • Posted 10/30/2014 01:43:04 EDT

    Last spring on this forum I wrote that Xander Bogaerts and Taijuan Walker had comparable trade values because of their similar ages and prospect rankings. This season Bogaerts posted WAR of 0.5 in 146 more »

  • Posted 10/29/2014 01:09:46 EDT

    From today's FanGraphs chat with columnist Dave Cameron: 1:00 [Comment From ML ML ]  If the Red Sox and Cubs drive the offseason, does that imply the Red Sox will go away from their 2012/13 model of u more »

  • Forum Post: 3B Thoughts

    Posted 10/29/2014 12:38:44 EDT

    From today's FanGraphs chat with columnist Dave Cameron: 12:11 [Comment From Andrew Andrew ]  What is your prediction for Pablo in FA? How much and from whom? 12:11 Dave Cameron:  6/110 from Boston ht more »

  • Posted 10/29/2014 11:50:55 EDT

    FanGraphs has released its crowdsourcing results on contracts for this year's free agents: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/fangraphs-crowd-the-top-55-free-agents/ I suspect the projections are low on t more »

  • Posted 10/29/2014 12:13:35 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: MLB Trade Rumors projects a two-year, $28 million contract for pending free agent righthander Jake Peavy: http://www.mlbtraderumor more »

  • Posted 10/28/2014 08:07:01 EDT

    MLB Trade Rumors projects a two-year, $28 million contract for pending free agent righthander Jake Peavy:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/10/free-agent-profile-jake-peavy.html

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  • Posted 10/28/2014 06:22:51 EDT

  • Posted 10/28/2014 02:23:20 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: If the Marlins are serious about competing in 2015 and are prepared to add salary by extending Stanton, why not hold off on Stanaton one year and trade Yelich and more »

  • Posted 10/28/2014 12:43:42 EDT

    In response to Flapjack07's comment: Something doesn't smell quite right about this. I know the "Red Sox bash all players on the way out" is a popular trope, but I find it humorous that anyone thinks more »

  • Posted 10/28/2014 12:01:14 EDT

  • Posted 10/27/2014 11:52:04 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: The problem is that most players worth $15-17M a year are looking for 4+ year deals or are too old or injury prone to command 4+ year deals. Sox4ever In most cases more »

  • Posted 10/27/2014 05:24:57 EDT

    MLB Trade Rumors profiles free agent reliever Koji Uehara:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/10/free-agent-profile-koji-uehara.html

     

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  • Posted 10/27/2014 04:15:43 EDT

    I apologize if this piece has been cited already, but this analysis by Hardball Times columnist Neil Weinberg is relevant on the strikeout issue (or the Three True Outcomes): http://www.hardballtimes. more »

  • Posted 10/25/2014 11:51:01 EDT

    Bryce Harper is the youngest of the four players in the original trade proposal,  but he comes with only four years of team control. Harper is younger than Blake Swihart, Henry Owens and Yoenis Cesped more »

  • Posted 10/24/2014 06:40:50 EDT

    The Red Sox probably need to sign Jon Lester, Max Scherzer or James Shields, but what are the creative alternatives if the Sox fail to do so? Can the Sox land a Shields-level starter via trade without more »

  • Forum Post: Notin Goes Mining

    Posted 10/24/2014 05:49:39 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: By the way, I agree on your choice of our bottom 10. My point is not that we can trade 3-6 of these guys for Heyward, but maybe a team like the Astros might take M more »

  • Forum Post: Notin Goes Mining

    Posted 10/24/2014 01:31:04 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Good stuff here, notin. I'm trying to think of slight upgrades we may be able to make with teams that have the weakest bottom of their 40 man roster players. Here' more »

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