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  • Posted 10/20/2014 12:14:55 EDT

    In response to jasko2248's comment: The biggest problem with this obsurd trade proposal is that Xander Bogaerts is a tremendous talent, who hates playing 3rd base with an unbridled passion, and is fir more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 11:04:02 EDT

    In response to Ice-Cream's comment: If you were the Red Sox GM, would you trade Betts, Bogaerts and Cespedes for Samardzija and Donaldson?  I would make the trade.  That would be a trade for a team lo more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 10:59:53 EDT

    Steamer600 projects a 2015 WAR of 3.1 for 29-year-old Jeff Samardzija, who becomes a free agent following the 2015 season, and a 2015 WAR of 3.1 for 29-year-old Yoenis Cespedes, who becomes a free age more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 09:30:19 EDT

    In response to dgalehouse's comment: Kind of hard to understand. If you are looking to trade a guy , why put negative stuff out there ?  Does that help his trade value in any way ? The negative inform more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 09:16:11 EDT

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Next week they will be doing  Monday: Luis Dias, Noe Ramirez Tuesday: Anderson Espinoza, Alex Hassan Wedensday: Simon Mercedes, Carlos Asuaje Thursday: Javier more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 08:39:06 EDT

    From today's Sunday Baseball Notes by Globe columnist Nick Cafardo: "6. Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Red Sox — Word is spreading that the Red Sox could make Cespedes available. He will earn $10.2 million in more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 08:36:52 EDT

    In today's Sunday Baseball Notes, Globe columnist Nick Cafardo wrote of the blame levied on hitting coaches: http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/10/18/hitting-coaches-blamed-for-lack-offense/5I4fqk more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 08:09:28 EDT

    Red Sox righthander Junichi Tazawa would prefer a starting role, according to an unidentified Japanese source in this FanGraphs column: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/sunday-notes-tazawas-role-perkins more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 06:14:22 EDT

    In response to Joebreidey's comment: I hope poor 'ole Pete realizes that it isn't that simple.  A lot of failed starters become failed relievers.  Except for maybe Owens and ERod, if Pete could guaran more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 04:24:55 EDT

    In response to moonslav59's comment: I like our prospects, but I see a lot of pitchers battling for 1 or 2 slots in the rotation and maybe 2-3 open slots in the bullpen. We need to keep some depth in more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 03:31:45 EDT

    In evaluating a trade proposal, a front office will consider many factors, but may concentrate on these four: 1. the needs of each team 2. the expected production of each player 3. years of team contr more »

  • Posted 10/19/2014 10:03:38 EDT

    The Steamer600 WAR projections, which assume each player gets 600 plate appearances in 2015, have Mookie Betts at 4.0, Yoenis Cespedes at 3.1, Shane Victorino 2.2, Daniel Nava 1.8, Allen Craig 1.7 and more »

  • Posted 10/18/2014 04:18:18 EDT

    What if outfielder Rusney Castillo needs some seasoning in the minors?

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  • Posted 10/18/2014 01:20:17 EDT

    There is no harm in analyzing one team's road to success ... no one is suggesting there is only one road to success.

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  • Posted 10/16/2014 07:50:52 EDT

    In response to -BurritoT's comment: In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment: If the Royals do win it all this year, they'll find it incredibly difficult to repeat next year. 101% accurate. Probably a 3rd p more »

  • Forum Post: 3B Thoughts

    Posted 10/16/2014 02:24:05 EDT

    The free agent market has evolved over the past decade to the point that competition for the top free agents is intense. No longer is the bidding on the top free agents limited to the four or five wea more »

  • Posted 10/16/2014 10:31:33 EDT

    The OP neglected to mention Jeremy Guthrie's two-year Mormon mission in Spain.

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  • Posted 10/15/2014 10:13:27 EDT

    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: I want more trades like Erod. Give up talent we can't use for whatever reason, for real premium talent which might well emerge as difference makers for us some more »

  • Posted 10/15/2014 05:40:17 EDT

    Steamer projects 2015 WAR of 2.3 for Mike Napoli and 1.2 for Michael Cuddyer, who is two-and-a-half years older than Napoli. http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=3057&position=C/1B http://www more »

  • Posted 10/15/2014 01:44:17 EDT

    A flurry of future MLB thirdbasemen was born in a five-week period in 1988: Mike Moustakas DOB 9-11-88, Will Middlebrooks DOB 9-9-88, Lonnie Chisenhall DOB 10-4-88, Mike Olt DOB 8-27-88, Jedd Gyorko* more »

  • Posted 10/15/2014 01:14:53 EDT

    When I personally feel disrespected I try to either ignore the post or respond in a manner to lessen the tensions. The worse thing I can do is to add fuel to the fire. In egregious cases involving oth more »

  • Forum Post: 3B Thoughts

    Posted 10/15/2014 12:21:02 EDT

    In response to notin's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to windmilldunk's comment: Do you think Ackley can play 3B?  If so, Daniel Nava would be about right I doubt Dustin Ackley more »

  • Forum Post: 3B Thoughts

    Posted 10/14/2014 07:53:47 EDT

    In response to windmilldunk's comment: Do you think Ackley can play 3B?  If so, Daniel Nava would be about right I doubt Dustin Ackley would be comfortable at third base and I can't see the Mariners d more »

  • Posted 10/14/2014 02:13:29 EDT

    In response to Flapjack07's comment: I'd take Masterson on a one-year Beltre/Drew type deal, if he would accept such an arrangement (though not to be our #1 or #2, where we really need two top arms we more »

  • Forum Post: 3B Thoughts

    Posted 10/14/2014 02:01:51 EDT

    In response to Joebreidey's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to Joebreidey's comment: In response to hill55's comment: Who would trade one year of Yoenis Cespedes at $10.5 million more »

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