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  • Posted 03/05/2015 12:48:01 EST

    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment: There are about 3, maybe 4, pitchers in the AL that I would feel like Rick Porcello would be at a disadvantage against.  and that is assuming Buchholz is a no-s more »

  • Posted 03/05/2015 12:07:12 EST

    Mookie Betts, Allen Craig, Jackie Bradley Jr., Will Middlebrooks and Justin Masterson receive mentions in this Grantland comparison of 2014 and 2015 projections: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/mlb- more »

  • Posted 03/05/2015 10:11:07 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Hamels has never posted an FWar over 4.6 and its declined every year for the past 4 more »

  • Posted 03/05/2015 12:29:35 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Hamels has never posted an FWar over 4.6 and its declined every year for the past 4 years.  That decline is bound to continue now that hes in his 30's. Hamels more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 11:40:44 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Has a 30 year old pitcher who averages appx 4 War per year EVER been traded for a guy who was  a top 5 prospect in all baseball the year before??? is there an more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 10:47:47 EST

    In response to Teakus' comment: Of course Xander is a lesser talent than the proven stud Hamels, as I know you know Hill55. Listening to inane babble suggesting the Red Sox "or any other smart GM" wou more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 10:34:02 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: Is it any less reasonable to contend that Xander Bogaerts' floor is last year's performance than it would be to contend that Bogaerts' ceiling is "one of the best more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 07:08:59 EST

    In response to slomag's comment: One thing about the Ramirez and Sandoval signings that I think goes overlooked is that the Sox locked up the only two real impact bats very early in the winter.  That more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 05:39:43 EST

    Ceiling/Floor – A common scouting term used to describe a player’s upside at his peak and the bottom level of expected performance. Theoretically, the ceiling of any player is “one of the best i more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 05:28:59 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: The years are a big component, and even the Lackey signing was just 4 years. Who is the youngest free-agent-to-be ace available next year?  Price turns 30 in Augus more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 05:02:33 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Ramirez has also put up more WAR than Hamels while spending much more time on the D.L. If the move to LF preserves his body at all that should account for the more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 04:54:41 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to Soph's comment: I already have Ortiz and his salary accounted for in 2016 budget. Dumping Victorino and Mu more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 04:42:58 EST

    In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: The concern with Xander Bogaerts is his floor, which may be no higher than his 2014 performance of 0.4 fWAR. It happens to top-ran more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 04:30:29 EST

    What I find interesting are the similarities between the contract obligations to Cole Hamels and Hanley Ramirez, who were born four days apart in 1983. Hamels is owed $90 million over the next four se more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 03:05:26 EST

    The concern with Xander Bogaerts is his floor, which may be no higher than his 2014 performance of 0.4 fWAR. It happens to top-ranked prospects. Bogaerts may never approach the 4.0 fWAR Cole Hamels ha more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 01:59:19 EST

    In response to slomag's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to Teakus' comment: I had expected the obviously necessary moves to be made by n more »

  • Posted 03/04/2015 11:19:00 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to Teakus' comment: I had expected the obviously necessary moves to be made by now. I'm guessing Shane is being shopped, and will be closely inspe more »

  • Posted 03/03/2015 08:32:29 EST

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: In response to hill55's comment: New York Post columnist Joel Sherman offers his Red Sox trade proposals: http://nypost.com/2015/03/02/the-most-explosive-mlb- more »

  • Posted 03/03/2015 06:02:10 EST

    New York Post columnist Joel Sherman offers his Red Sox trade proposals:

    http://nypost.com/2015/03/02/the-most-explosive-mlb-trade-scenarios-to-watch-this-spring/

    more »

  • Posted 03/03/2015 04:33:04 EST

  • Posted 03/03/2015 12:53:13 EST

    In response to Kingface12's comment: In response to jcri's comment: King, I take you at your word above about trying to lighten things up, however every time I read your posts, and I just went back an more »

  • Posted 03/03/2015 12:51:15 EST

    That package would amount to a salary dump for the Phillies because Jackie Bradley Jr., Deven Marrero and Garin Cecchini have questionable MLB futures as they approach their 25th (Bradley and Marrero) more »

  • Posted 03/03/2015 12:34:10 EST

    As the father of teenage daughters, I understand that Curt Schilling would be upset. However, I'm not sure I would have sought redress through the social media. Schilling's responses may have thrust h more »

  • Forum Post: Braves want JBJ

    Posted 03/02/2015 06:43:43 EST

    In response to emp9's comment: Xander is also 2 1/2 years younger than JBJ and had a great post season vs. JBJ's great spring training. I like both players, but there are actual reasons why Xander is more »

  • Posted 03/02/2015 05:21:10 EST

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Hamels is underpaid.  I'd gladly trade for him and eat all the money, my only concerns (and has since the beginning) have more »

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