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MLB Rumors August 28 2014

27 Aug 2014 18:26:05
Cubs trade Starlin Castro to the Mets for Noah Syndergaard.

Cubs trade Anthony Rizzo to the Phillies for Cole Hamels or Oakland for Sonny Gray.

Mets get the SS they desperately need and Cubs get a highly regarded top of the rotation young arm to continue their youth movement.

Phillies get a young offensive force, cost controlled, which allows them to shed payroll and instantly improve an inept offense. Cubs get the ace they are looking for as they make their leap to contention. If the Oakland trade takes place Oakland injects life into their inept offense since Cespedes trade, at a manageable price, and have arms returning from injury to soften the loss of Gray. Chicago gets a top of the rotation arm in his prime to lead.

Chicago starts 2015 with an infield of: 1B: Olt; 2B: Alcantara; SS: Baez/Watkins; 3B: Baez/Valbuena; LF: Coughlan; CF: Szczur; RF: Soler; C: Castillo.

By mid 2015 Kris Bryant is up and move him to 1B to preserve him. By August Addison Russell is up to play SS and Baez is a full time 3B.

August batting order: Szczur, Russell, Bryant, Baez, Soler, Alcantara, Coughlin, Castillo.

Szczur leads off and plays Centerfield. People are concerned with his hit tool but with the guys behind him he will get pitched to and get on base and create havoc with his speed. Defensively he is the best Defensive outfielder on the team. He slides to left in 2016 when Almora comes up if Almora continues progressing as an elite Centerfielder. By then it will be well known if Szczur can play everyday and by 2017 Billy McKinney or Schwarber (hopefully he can catch everyday tho)will be ready if Szczur proves he cannot play everyday.

Cubs 2016 lineup: Almora, Russell, Bryant, Baez, Soler, Alcantara, Szczur, Castillo.

Rotation: Hamels/Gray, Arrieta, Hendricks, Syndergaard, CJ Edwards.

The infield will have ridiculous power potential. An outfield of Soler, Almora and Szczur may be the fastest and best defensive outfield in the league and their rotation looks pretty impressive.

Thoughts?

Cubs2017

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Unfortunately for the Phil's, Rizzo would have no place to play with Howard a and his immovable contract blocking first. Hamels for Soler, Alcantara, and Wada might get him if though.

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Cmon bruh.

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Phils will get 4 or 5 prospects for Hamels. Two of which will be MLB ready.

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27 Aug 2014 01:30:55
Boston gets:
Matt Latos
Carlos Contresas

Reds get:
Xander Bogaerts
Mookie Betts

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Bogaerts will not be traded for anyone not named Chris Sale, Yu Darvish, or Giancarlo Stanton. Yes, he's struggled, but his immense upside is not something you want to mortgage for a year of Mat Latos.

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Put Cueto in and take out Latos and you've got yourself a deal!

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^And Replace Contreras with Sam Broxton. The Sox' two most promising position players won't come cheap.

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^Jonathan Broxton. Sorry.

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Horrible. Just terrible. Just gross.

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26 Aug 2014 22:03:26
Interesting offseason move between Mets and Red Sox

Mets get: OF Yoenis Cespedes, SS Deven Marrero, UT Jonathan Herrera, 2B Sean Coyle

Red Sox get: RHP Zach Wheeler, 2B/3B Daniel Murphy, RHP Bobby Parnell

The Mets get a must-needed OF power bat, a young SS who can pose as a significant upgrade over Tejeda as soon as next year, a high upside 2B, and a decent utility infielder, while clearing up a rotation spot for Syndergaard when he's ready while the Sox get a great No. 2, an upgrade at 3B over Middlerooks who gives Cecchini another year to develop, and bullpen help, all the while clearing up the logjam in the outfield and giving top prospect Mookie Betts a position.

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You're taking some liberties by calling Daniel Murphy a "2B/3B. " He's played less than 30 games at third. And each of those games were in 2011, three years ago, and his fielding percentage at third was 93. 3%. In other words, he'll be 30 and you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Meanwhile you aren't considering that the Red Sox have Garin Cecchini, who should be ready in 2015.

I mean, if you want Wheeler and Parnell as Red Sox, or you want Cespedes a Met, that alone feels like a decent trade for both sides I suppose (maybe NYM throws in a prospect on top of that, but probably not for one year of Cespedes). But Murphy is a wrinkle that I don't feel the Red Sox need to deal with.

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Cespedes for dayz.

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26 Aug 2014 21:58:41
Yankees offseason:
Sign LHP Jon Lester

Resign RHP Brandon McCarthy

Sign SS Jed Lowrie

Yankees get: Low A prospects
Tigers get: Francisco Cervelli

Sign C Russell Martin

Sign 1B/DH Victor Martinez

Sign 2B Rickie Weeks

Resign IF Chase Headley

Resign RHP David Robertson

Sign LHP Andrew Miller

Sign OF Delmon Young

Sign RHP Roberto Hernandez


2015 Lineup:
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Brett Gardner, LF
3. Carlos Beltran, RF
4. Mark Teixeira, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. Brian McCann, C
7. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
8. Jed Lowrie, SS
9. Rickie Weeks, 2B

2015 Bench:
IF Chase Headley
C Russell Martin
OF Delmon Young
IF Martin Prado

2015 Rotation:
1. Jon Lester, LHP
2. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
3. Brandon McCarthy, RHP
4. CC Sabathia, LHP
5. David Phelps, RHP

2015 Bullpen:
RHP Roberto Hernandez
LHP Andrew Miller
LHP David Huff
RHP Shawn Kelley
RHP Adam Warren
RHP Dellin Betances

2015 Closer:
RHP David Robertson

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YOu think you're going to get those guys? Have the Yankees ever heard of a farm system. Anyways sure take Weeks, he sucks anyway

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So is the Yankees' offseason goal to be the first team to have a $300MM payroll? I know the Yankees generally don't care about high spending, but if you sign all of those players and factor in all those luxury tax penalties, the Yanks would be on the hook for about half a billion dollars, which would be a tough pill for even them to swallow.

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Wait. You have Alex Rodriguez (who will be 40 next July, and PED-free on top of that) starting at third over both Chase Headley and Martin Prado?

Enjoy and good luck with that.

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^^^Um there is only one trade on this entire post. The Yankees farm system has nothing to do with this post. These are just signings.
Lester I can see happening. McCarthy coming back possibly. I don't however see Lowrie. Russell Martin is not a backup catcher so that isn't happening. Victor Martinez isn't happening either. There's zero chance of Weeks. Headley is not a bench player and will probably sign else where. Miller could happen. And Hell no to Young and Hernandez.

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There is no way that Russell Martin takes a bench job!

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26 Aug 2014 20:21:09
Tigers get: Chad Qualls
Astros get: Hernan Perez, Drew Verhagen

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Astros would probably ask for a better prospect. Perhaps Ray for Qualls straight up?

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Id consider that but the main thing is both guys are 10 years younger or more then qualls. that's the only issue I have

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Ray is not going to be traded for a 36 year old Qualis with just above average stats. It will be mid level prospects for him just like last year.

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^The Astros will be looking for a lot for Qualls, considering he still has a year left on his deal. And when you look at what 2 months of Andrew Miller went for. Detroit is going to have to part with some considerable young talent if they want Qualls.

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25 Aug 2014 23:24:24
NY Mets
If a team blocks Colon from Aneheim, I would love Aneheim to get desperate.

Angels get: J Neise and C. Grandersen

Mets get: Calhoun and CJ Cron

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I don't think they'll do that, considering Calhoun is a crucial piece in their lineup. Besides, Colon just cleared waivers, so he can be traded to any team.

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Sooooo dumb. Why would the angels trade a guy hitting. 290+ the whole year and a power prospect for two scrubs?

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Niese and Grandy aren't scrubs, but this deal still doesn't make sense for the Angels. I think that if any Mets darter goes to LA this season, it's Colon

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Calhoun is the most underrated player in the game. He is better than both those two combined.

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25 Aug 2014 19:43:27
The Phillies should fire Ruben Amaro Jr. , then complete these trades in the offseason:

Trade LHP Cole Hamels to the Red Sox for 2B/OF Mookie Betts, OF Manuel Margot, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, and 3B Garin Cecchini

Trade Jonathan Papelbon and $10MM salary relief to the Tigers for RHP Robbie Ray and INF Hernan Perez

Try to get Utley to waive his NTC, and trade him to San Francisco for RHP Kyle Crick, 2B Joe Panik, and a PTBNL

Trade away Burnett, Lee, Howard, Revere, Rollins, and Ruiz for anything they can get, as long as a decent portion of their contracts are consumed.

These deals could help begin rebuild the organization to its former glory.

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Well they really should have fired Amaro a long time ago. Probably before they fired Manuel. Amaro has been unreasonable in his trade demands. For Burnett it sounds like he will retire. Absolutely no one wants Howard.

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Its not that easy. Many of those contracts are tough to move. Hamels and Utley trades make some sense, but other than that PHI will be stuck with many of the bad contracts. Could be a tough few years in Philadelphia.

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The Giants won't trade Joe Panik, who is going to be an above average player with a low salary, for a guy who is old with 10+ million owed to him next season.

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The Phils have to try to do something like this. I hope that if they do trade Hamels to the Red Sox they would have Henry Owens included in the package.

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Ruben Amaro should have been canned two years ago. Now, it's too late.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Fm RidgeRunner:
Hey Long TIme Baseball Fan. Where you been? Missed your posts.

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^^^^Utley is, even in is old age, a at better player than Panik, who just screams regression.

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25 Aug 2014 19:08:50
Angels Offseason Plan

Sign James Shields to a 5/85 deal

Sign Andrew Miller to a 3/21 deal

Trade 2B Howie Kendrick to the White Sox for 2B Micah Johnson, RHP Tyler Danish

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So after losing Kendrick, are they actually going to offer a contract to Gordon Beckham?

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^ If Kendrick were traded, I'd imagine Grant Green would play second.

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25 Aug 2014 00:30:26
Marlins Offseason:

Sign LHP Andrew Miller

Sign RHP Burke Badenhop

Trade for OF Cameron Maybin

Sign LHP Dontrelle Willis out of retirement

Trade Badenhop, Willis, Miller, and Maybin to Detroit for Miguel Cabrera.

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Funniest proposal I've ever seen lmao marlins will never get cabrera back!

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Is this supposed to be serious? Because Cabrera is easily more valuable than all of those guys combined. And if I'm not mistaken, the Marlins acquired all those guys (except for Willis) however many years back when they sent Cabrera and Willis to DET.

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Stanton for Cabrera straight up trade.

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I get it haha

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Wouldn't Willis have sign with Detroit and go back to the Marlins considering he went to the Tigers from the Marlins?

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So sign all those guys and trade them right away for Miggy? How good are those drugs you are on?

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22 Aug 2014 20:45:21
Realistic Red Sox offseason:

Trade OF/2B Mookie Betts, C Blake Swihart, RHP Anthony Ranaudo, and 3B Garin Cecchini to the Phillies for LHP Cole Hamels and $15M salary relief.

Sign 3B Pablo Sandoval to a 5 year $85M contract

Extend RHP Koji Uehara one year $8M

Sign RHP Justin Masterson to a 1 year $7M incentive-laden deal

Sign LHP Neal Cotts to a 2 year $9M deal

Resign C David Ross on a league minimum contract

Flip Shane Victorino and half his remaining contract to the Mets for two mid-level prospects

Lineup:
CF Rusney Castillo
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Pablo Sandoval
DH David Ortiz
1B Mike Napoli
RF Yoenis Cespedes
LF Allen Craig
SS Xander Bogaerts
C Christian Vazquez

Rotation:
LHP Cole Hamels
RHP Clay Buchholz
RHP Joe Kelly
RHP Rubby de la Rosa
RHP Justin Masterson

Bullpen:
CL Koji Uehara
SU Neal Cotts
SU Junichi Tazawa
MR Heath Hembree
MR Edward Mujica
MR Tommy Layne
LR Brandon Workman

Bench:
UT Brock Holt
OF Jackie Bradley Jr.
OF/1B Daniel Nava
C David Ross

A major improvement over this year's team, but not as crazy as some other proposals.

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Overpay for Hamels. that's what it may take to get him from PHI, but that is a ton to give up for a NO. 2 starter.

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Take out Ranaudo and Cecchini and add Sean Coyle and Henry Owens

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Mets need a power hitting left fielder what makes u think they'll take on a aging over paid veteran with not much power?

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^Half his contract will be paid, and he gets on base, with them giving up very little. I see no reason why they wouldn't make that trade.

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Then they would win the world series and then have a bad year and trade most of their players again. its a trend with them now

- win a world series
then
- not make playoffs
then
- trade most of your top guys for valuable pieces
then
- win world series
then
- repeat all the above

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Not the push the mets need to be playoff bound. need a power hitter, again victorino doesn't fit that

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^Were would they get said power hitter?

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22 Aug 2014 16:16:56
Boston has just signed Cuban OF Rusney Castillo to a 6-year $72 million contract.

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It's 7 years

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^Actually, he's also paid $500k for the rest of this year as well. He has a limited NTC too.

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I don't know what to think yet about this. I he can put up 2-3 WAR consistently, then this is a steal! If he's no more than a fourth outfielder, than this is terrible.

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^^^Sort of. He's getting paid like 500 k this year, and will probably stay in AAA.

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Ok, so actually, Castillo's contract is a 7 year $72. 5M back-loaded deal. He is only earning $500k this year. His contract contains a limited no-trade clause, presumably due to some personal preference of his. All in all, the jury is still out on this deal. Scouting reports vary from calling him a more powerful Brett Gardner-type player to a Coco Crisp clone to a fourth outfielder. So let's see how he does in his first year next year before either commending Cherington for his genius or calling for his head.

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21 Aug 2014 18:18:25
SF Giants Offseason

Move Brandon Belt to LF
Move Buster Posey to 1B

Trade SS Ehire Adrianza to BOS for 1B/OF Daniel Nava
Trade 1B/3B Adam Duvall to KC for Mid-level prospect

Non-Tender RP Juan Gutierrez

Re-Sign 3B Pablo Sandoval 5 yrs/90 million
Sign IF/OF Kelly Johnson 1 yr/3 million
Sign SP Francisco Liriano 1 yr/6 million (10 million club option)
Sign SP Jason Hammel 1 yr/6 million (9 million club option)
Re-Sign RP Sergio Romo 3 yrs/15 million

2015 Roster

Starting Lineup

1 CF Angel Pagan S
2 2B Joe Panik L
3 1B Buster Posey R
4 3B Pablo Sandoval S
5 RF Hunter Pence R
6 LF Brandon Belt L
7 C Andrew Susac R
8 SS Brandon Crawford L
9 Pitcher

Starting Rotation
1 Madison Bumgarner L
2 Tim Hudson R
3 Matt Cain R
4 Jason Hammel R
5 Francisco Liriano L

Bullpen
CL Santiago Casilla R
SU Jeremy Affeldt L
SU Sergio Romo R
MR Javier Lopez L
MR Jean Machi R
MR Yusmeiro Petit R
LR Tim Lincecum R

Bench
C Hector Sanchez S
IF Joaquin Arias R
IF/OF Kelly Johnson L
OF Daniel Nava S
OF Gregor Blanco L

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This team might be decent enough to finish 2nd in the West again and could even land a Wild Card spot in 2015.

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You're going to non-tender a reliever who gave you 54+ innings with a WHIP of 1. 043, while giving Lincecum a spot in the bullpen, whose WHIP hasn't been that low since 2009? Not to mention Gutierrez only cost SF $800,000 this year. Also, do you really need/want Kelly Johnson if you have Nava as a fourth OF, Blanco as a fifth OF, and Arias as a utility IF? Johnson will be more expensive than Arias and hits. 215 - in August alone, he's 3 for 19 with no walks.

My point is, if you really want a better team, move Posey to 1B, like you've done, but trade Belt for whatever you can get, because when he's healthy, he's a great player. He'll probably fetch you something better than Kelly Johnson and Daniel Nava.

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^Why trade Belt? The outfield market is incredibly thin, so moving Belt out there is actually a good plan, because like you said, he is very good when healthy. And Gutierrez is a good pitcher, but the Giants can't use him since he is out of options, and would get claimed.

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21 Aug 2014 15:50:38
I think the dbacks should trade off hill Perez Zeigler for prospects and have didi and Owings man ss and 2b

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From what I understood, the dbacks were shopping Hill pretty hard at the deadline and didn't get any calls back. But no one wants to pay a second baseman, whose OPS is. 650, $24M for the next two years.

With Ziegler, for some reason, the dbacks like him so much that he was "untouchable" at the trade deadline, despite being one of the few tradeable assets on that team.

Plus, Owings' shoulder has been shot and they aren't updating the public on his progress, so this might be an okay plan for next year.

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21 Aug 2014 05:31:14
If the Red Sox plan to contend next season, they need to get over their paranoia regarding upper-tier free agents, trading prospects, and IFAs borne of the disasters of Crawford, Gonzalez, and Dice-K. Their overly conservative approach paid off in 2013, but that was with a unique market which will most likely never appear again. And while they're not going pickup someone like Stanton or Sale, there are some other interesting names on both the trade and FA markets. Here's what they should do this August and this offseason:

Sign Cuban OF Rusney Castillo to a 5 year $58M deal.
One of the main problems with the Sox offense this year is a general lack of speed, something that was a strength last year. And while Brock Holt has been fantastic this year, he's unlikely to continue to produce from the top of the order. Considering this, Castillo looks to be a perfect fit for the Sox.

Sign 3B Pablo Sandoval to a 5 year $100M contract.
Another problem the Red Sox have had this year is a general lack of production from third base. The Kung Fu Panda would be the best way to remedy that issue for next year. His relative youth, general durability, and above-average defense despite his weight make him a much more Sox-style player than the others in third base FA, Ramirez.

Resign RHP Koji Uehara to a 1 year 8. 5M deal
This really goes without explanation

Sign LHP Neal Cotts to a 2 year $8M deal.
The Sox are in a dire need of a lefty reliever who can help fill the void Andrew Miller left. Cotts fits the bill nicely as a lefty who gets lefties out while still holding his own against righties.

Resign David Ross to a 1 year $1M deal
Ross is a serviceable backup and is popular with the pitching staff. Nor reason not to keep him around for another year.

Trade C Blake Swihart, LHP Edwin Escobar, 3B/LF Garin Cecchini, C/1B Ryan Lavarnway to the Astros for LHP Dallas Keuchel and RHP Chad Qualls
The Sox get a cheap No. 2 Starter and a nice setup man while the Astros get a haul of promising young talent and a warm body to occupy a 40-man roster space if anyone ever gets injured.

Trade LHP Henry Owens, SS Deven Marrero, OF Allen Craig (paying half his remaining contract), and OF Manuel Margot for RHP Jonny Cueto
The Red Sox get an ace to lead their rotation while the Reds acquire 3 great prospects and a now incredibly cheap veteran hitter who is a prime candidate to to return to form soon.

2015 Lineup: Rotation:
CF Rusney Castillo RHP Jonny Cueto
2B Dustin Pedroia LHP Dallas Keuchel
3B Pablo Sandoval RHP Clay Buchholz
DH David Ortiz RHP Joe Kelly
1B Mike Napoli RHP Rubby de la Rosa
LF Yoenis Cespedes
RF Shane Victorino Bullpen:
SS Xander Bogaerts
C Christian Vazquez CL Koji Uehara
SU Chad Qualls
Bench: SU Neal Cotts
MR Junichi Tazawa
OF Jackie Bradley Jr. MR Edward Mujica
UT Brock Holt MR Tommy Layne
OF/1B Daniel Nava MR Allen Webster
C David Ross LR Brandon Workman

Easily a contending team next year, especially if Bogaerts can chip in at the plate.

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Oh, god, I formatted that post terribly. My apologies.

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This isn't a video game - you don't get to window shop for 2/3 of your roster to make an all-star team

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^like the Yankees did in the last offseason?

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^How's that been workin out for ya?

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This year not so good. Maybe next year will be different and they won't lose a mass portion of certain part of the team again. Last year the Lineup and this year the Rotation. I pretty much got the fact they won't be in the playoffs this year.

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Wow you know nothing about baseball the Red Sox would never trade their best catching prospect for nothing the only time the Sox trade Swihart is to the White Sox for Sale or to the Marlins for Stanton. Pablo Sandoval is not worth 5 years 100 million and the Sox don't need another worthless third baseman already have one in Middlebrooks.

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^Pablo is five times the third baseman Middlebrooks is. Good bat, good power, good defense. All Middlebrooks has going for him is his power, which he never can tap into because he's too busy striking out or hitting soft liners directly at the right fielder.

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^ I was saying he is a useless as Middlebrooks he is just a fat third baseman who body is going to break down so he is not worth a 5 year deal especially at 100 million.

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20 Aug 2014 17:42:37
Boston Red Sox offseason:
Sign LHP Jon Lester

Resign RHP Koji Uehara

Sign OF Rusney Castillo

Sign C Russell Martin

Red Sox get: JP Howell
Dodgers get: Edwin Escobar, Jonathan Herrera

Red Sox get: Giancarlo Stanton and pay rest of contract
Marlins get: Daniel Nava, Ryan Lavarnway, Allen Webster, 2 PTBNL, Cash

Red Sox get: Adrian Beltre
Rangers get: Will Middlebrooks, Edward Mujica, Dan Butler, Alex Hassan, PTBNL

Sign RHP Joba Chamberlain

Resign RHP Burke Badenhop

Sign LHP Phil Coke

Sign RHP James Shields

2015 Lineup:
1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Adrian Beltre, 3B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Napoli, 1B
5. Giamcarlo Stanton, RF
6. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
7. Russell Martin, C
8. Rusney Castillo, CF
9. Xander Bogaerts, SS

2015 Bench:
IF/OF Brock Holt
C Christian Vazquez
IF/OF Allen Craig
OF Shane Victorino

2015 Rotation:
1. LHP Jon Lester
2. RHP James Shields
3. RHP Clay Buchholz
4. RHP Joe Kelly
5. RHP Rubby De La Rosa

2015 Bullpen:
RHP Anthony Ranaudo
RHP Tommy Layne
LHP Phil Coke
LHP JP Howell
RHP Burke Badenhop
RHP Joba Chamberlain

2015 Closer:
RHP Koji Uehara

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No way that gets Stanton

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I'm a huge Sox fan, and even I know that that isn't close to what we'd need to get Stanton. And the Doders won't trade Howell, seeing that he's pretty much their only reliable reliever before Jansen.

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Stupidity at its finest, "pay the rest of the contract u do realize he isn't signed to a long term deal with big money right?

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It would definitely have to take Owens, Ranaudo, Webster, Swihart, Cecchini & Bogaerts.

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Your trade proposals are terrible. Also, the Sox will not get Lester back. That ship has sailed.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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A conversation for Stanton begins with the names Bogaerts and Cecchini. And that just keeps Miami on the phone, need more to get it done.

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Dream on Red Sox fan

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What are they going to do with Russell Martin they have 2 young catchers and Ross would be a cheaper backup then Martin.

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20 Aug 2014 17:24:03
Boston Red Sox offseason:

Sign LHP Jon Lester

Resign RHP Koji Uehara

Sign OF Rusney Castillo

Sign C Russell Martin

Red Sox get: JP Howell
Dodgers get: Edwin Escobar, Jonathan Herrera

Red Sox get: Giancarlo Stanton and pay rest of contract
Marlins get: Daniel Nava, Ryan Lavarnway, Allen Webster, 2 PTBNL, Cash

Red Sox get: Adrian Beltre
Rangers get: Will Middlebrooks, Edward Mujica, Dan Butler, Alex Hassan, PTBNL

Sign RHP Joba Chamberlain

Resign RHP Burke Badenhop

Sign LHP Phil Coke

Sign RHP James Shields

2015 Lineup:
1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Adrian Beltre, 3B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Mike Napoli, 1B
5. Giamcarlo Stanton, RF
6. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
7. Russell Martin, C
8. Rusney Castillo, CF
9. Xander Bogaerts, SS

2015 Bench:
IF/OF Brock Holt
C Christian Vazquez
OF Mookie Betts
OF Shane Victorino

2015 Rotation:
1. LHP Jon Lester
2. RHP James Shields
3. RHP Clay Buchholz
4. RHP Joe Kelly
5. RHP Rubby De La Rosa

2015 Bullpen:
RHP Anthony Ranaudo
RHP Tommy Layne
LHP Phil Coke
LHP JP Howell
RHP Burke Badenhop
RHP Joba Chamberlain

2015 Closer:
RHP Koji Uehara

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1. When they traded Lester it was for good. He won't be back. They aren't going to offer him anywhere what he wants. If they really wanted to keep him they would have signed him to an extension.
2. Rusney Castillo won't be signing in the offseason. He will be signing by the end of the week. Its an in season move.
3. Martin isn't happening.
4. Stanton won't be traded. And LOL at pay the rest of the contract. He is arbitration eligible. Plus that is an awful trade for Stanton.
5. Beltre will stay in Texas and again a terrible trade for him.
6. Joba already had tour in the AL East, I would expect the same thing in another tour.
7. Phil Coke sucks.

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As much as I would love for the sox to give up that little for Stanton it would never happen. Owens, Renaudo, and betts would have to be in that trade. And if he did come here there is no way he's hitting behind Ortiz and Napoli.

Soxchamps1804

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Redsoxs already screwed up when lester was willing to sign a team friendly 5 100 deal, lowballed him at 80, now he will go elsewhere and get atleast 120 with another team, probably more.

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20 Aug 2014 01:23:11
ive come up with 3 trades (3 teams in each trade) but mainly it is for the tigers

i also came up with 6 free agent signings to go along with the 3 trades

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TRADE 1

- TIGERS GETS:
SP J. TURNER (CHC)
3B M. PRADO (NYY)

- YANKEES GETS:
RP J. NATHAN (DET)
IF A. ROMINE (DET)
OF A. DIRKS (DET)
RP J. GRIMM (CHC)
IF A. ALCANTARA (CHC)

- CUBS GETS:
OF B. GARDNER (NYY)
SP E. BRICENO (DET)
RP J. VALDEZ or A. NESBITT (DET)

TIGERS add veratility with prado and get back a former prospect from their team who is still young and still has potential

YANKEES get a closer who would be cheaper then robertson would, romine who has his brother as one of the yankees catching prospects, dirks who can help in the OF, a good young RP and a talented SS who also can play 2B but is the odd man out with baez and castro and russell involved

CUBS get a speeding guy who can help in the OF and 2 young pitchers from the tigers

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TRADE 2

- TIGERS GETS:
SP T. LINCECUM (SF)
OF D. NAVA (BOS)

- GIANTS GETS:
SP D. VERHAGEN (DET)
3B N. CASTELLANOS (DET)
RP MID LEVEL PROSPECT (BOS)
2B M. BETTS (BOS)

- REDSOX GETS:
SP B. FARMER (DET)
IF H. PEREZ (DET)
RP S. ROMO (SF)

TIGERS get a pitcher who may be on the downside of his career but is still capable of helping the tigers and they also get a power bat off the bench

GIANTS get a replacement for sandoval who is way cheaper and a young 2B who can take over at 2B and 2 good prospects

REDSOX get a pitcher who can be better with a change of scenery and a young talented SP in farmer and a young IF in perez who can help
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TRADE 3

- TIGERS GETS:
RP J. PAPELBON (PHI)
SP T. CAHILL or R. DELGADO (ARI)
1B M. TRUMBO (ARI)

- DBACKS GETS:
SP R. PORCELLO (DET)
RP J. VALDEZ or A. NESBITT (DET)
C B. HOLADAY (DET)
SS J. ROLLINS (PHI)
OF M. BYRD or D. BROWN (PHI)

- PHILLIES GETS:
RP B. ZIEGLER (ARI)
SP J. CRAWFORD (DET)
IF E. SUAREZ (DET)
OF T. COLLINS or S. MOYA (DET)

TIGERS get a better closer then what they have, a young bullpen arm that can make spot starts and a power bat to put behind cabrera

DBACKS get a young pitcher who has played out of his mind this year in porcello, a young bullpen arm, a young catcher who can do well backing up montero, a veteran SS who can help the young guys they have and a choice of a veteran bat who is a free agent after next season or a young player who is not living up to his potential that the phillies had hoped for

PHILLIES get a bullpen arm that can help, a young starter who essentially can take over in the bottom of the rotation soon, a young and promising SS who could replace rollins and would compete with jp crawford for the starting spot next season and an OF prospect of their choosing (collins or moya)

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FREE AGENT SIGNINGS

CO = CLUB OPTION
PO = PLAYER OPTION
MO = MUTUAL OPTION
BO = BUYOUT

- SP K. MAEDA
5 YRS $20,000,000 ($5,000,000 CO)

- RP J. CHAMBERLIEN
3 YRS $14,000,000 ($1,000,000 BO / $6,000,000 CO)

- RP A. MILLER or F. MORALES
MILLER: 4 YRS $30,000,000
MORALES: 1 YR $3, 500,000 ($4,000,000 CO)

- IF E. BONIFACIO
2 YRS $9,000,000 ($1,000,000 BO / $6,000,000 CO)

- SS H. RAMIREZ
5 YRS $120,000,000 ($15,000,000 CO & PO)

- OF R. CASTILLO
5 YRS $60,000,000 ($15,000,000 CO)
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ROSTER

C: A. AVILA
1B: M. CABRERA
2B: I. KINSLER
SS: H. RAMIREZ
3B: M. PRADO
LF: R. DAVIS / D. NAVA
CF: R. CASTILLO
RF: J. MARTINEZ
DH: M. TRUMBO

C: J. MCCANN
IF: J. IGLESIAS
OF: D. NAVA / R. DAVIS
U: E. BONIFACIO

*note: Iglesias would start also and prado can be moved to the OF to give any of them a day off*

SP1: D. PRICE
SP2: J. VERLANDER
SP3: A. SANCHEZ
SP4: T. LINCECUM
SP5: J. TURNER / K. MAEDA / R. RAY / ARI pitcher

LR1: J. TURNER / K. MAEDA / R. RAY / ARI pitcher
MR1: A. MILLER or F. MORALES
MR2: A. ALBURQUERQUE
MR3: B. RONDON
SU1: J. CHAMBERLIEN
SU2: J. SORIA
CL: J. PAPLEBON

*note: only 2 of the players that are competing for SP5 and LR1 are making the team out of spring training with the other 2 in the minors which most likely would be ray and maeda*

LINEUP

1) CF R. CASTILLO
2) 2B I. KINSLER
3) 1B M. CABRERA
4) DH M. TRUMBO
5) SS H. RAMIREZ
6) RF J. MARTINEZ
7) C A. AVILA
8) LF R. DAVIS / D. NAVA
9) 3B M. PRADO

or

1) 2B I. KINSLER
2) SS H. RAMIREZ
3) 1B M. CABRERA
4) DH M. TRUMBO
5) RF J. MARTINEZ
6) CF R. CASTILLO
7) C A. AVILA
8) LF R. DAVIS / D. NAVA
9) 3B M. PRADO

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No offense, you over think everything.

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Not enough coming back to the Sox for Mookie. Romo is a major question mark and would do nothin for a Sox bullpen that desperately needs consistency outside of Koji (who'll they resign), Farmer probably isn't more of a Chris Capuano type of pitcher, something the Sox have in spades, and Perez would be blocked by Bogaerts, Pedroia, Betts, Coyle, Marrero, Cecchini, Holt, Herrera, and even Middlebrooks on the infield depth chart.

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What a bunch of garbage. No one is going to make any of these trades. Romine is not a talented anything. Lincecum is past it and Nava is not worth it and you have them trading Castellanos a prized right handed power bat your an person plain and simple.

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All of these are great for the Tigers but the teams involved would get screwed over.

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Could that be any longer

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Trade #3 is the only believable trade

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19 Aug 2014 23:32:06
David Price just confirmed that has not had conversations with the Tigers about a long-term contract as of yet

Tigers Fan

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Well I believe he's just one of many players who hate to talk contract extensions with less then 2 years remaining on their current deal cause it would overshadow how that person plays so I believe we would extend him around the same as the 6 year $144 million we offered scherzer and price is better

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So what, they r underachieving and ade ina pennet race, no need for distractions i'm sure hell get locked up. either him or scherzer r going to get a big deal

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If te Tigers didn't want to pay Scherzer, I can't foresee them extending Price, who'll go for an even heftier contract.

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Price is a rental and a waste for Detroit this year when they miss out on getting to the playoffs.

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19 Aug 2014 23:29:47
San Francisco Giants Get: OF/1B Daniel Nava

Boston Red Sox Get: RHP Erik Cordier



Seattle Mariners Get: DH/1B Adam Dunn

Chicago White Sox Get: LHP Lucas Luetge



Detroit Tigers Get: CL Jonathan Papelbon

Philadelphia Phillies Get: 2B Devon Travis

Tigers Fan

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Saw these, like the Nava/Cordier trade.

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The Sox will most likely trade Nava as part of a package for someone like Hamels, Beltre, Latos, Gee, or Miley. Alone, all he nets is a fringe prospect, who probably won't ever have an impact on the team, given the depth of their system.

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The phillies would have to include cash

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19 Aug 2014 19:21:15
Mets - Angels

Mets get - Cron

Angles get - Neise


Mets - Cubs

Mets get - Castro

Cubs get- Montero and Pawleki

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No need for cron, duda has emerged as an everyday first basemen

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19 Aug 2014 15:39:51
Cubs Acquire:
Noah Syndergaard
Bobby Parnell

Mets Acquire:
Addison Russell

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I would say Syndrgaard and Gee could get it done. Keep in mind Russell is still a year away from the majors

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19 Aug 2014 06:37:07
Angels-Giants Trade

Giants Get: 2B Howie Kendrick, RHP Michael Kohn, RHP Cory Rasmus

Angels Get: RHP Clayton Blackburn, LHP Jeremy Affeldt

GIANTS: The Giants get a good 2B with a little pop and upgrade at an awful 2B position along with picking up a few good, young right-handed arms for the pen that could use a little work

ANGELS: The Angels open a spot at second for Grant Green (who's a good, promising second baseman and soon Alex Yarbrough and pick up a needed southpaw for the pen due to the Thatcher injury as the Giants will still have Javier Lopez

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Affledt has been one of the best arms in the Giants bullpen this season, and Joe Panik has emerged as a good second base option for the future, so the Giants don't need to do this trade.

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19 Aug 2014 04:50:41
Red Sox-Rangers-Mets offseason trade

Red Sox Get: 3B Adrian Beltre (Rangers), RP Bobby Parnell (Mets)

Rangers Get: LHP Dillon Gee (Mets), LHP Henry Owens (Red Sox), 3B Will Middlebrooks (Red Sox), PTBNL (Mets), cash

Mets get: OF Shane Victorino (Red Sox), SS Deven Marerro (Red Sox), OF Lewis Brinson (Rangers), 2B Sean Coyle (Red Sox), 3B/OF Garin Cecchini

The Red Sox get a fantastic all-around third baseman who would provide both pop and average to their lineup, as well as some bullpen help.

The Rangers clear up room for Gallo to come up soon, and receive a nice middle-order starter in Gee, one of the better pitching prospects in baseball, and a serviceable placeholder for Gallo.

Finally, the Mets cash in on some of their pitching depth for a much-needed outfield depth and a bevy of interesting prospects.

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This would never happen. The Red Sox would not give up their best pitching prospect and two of their best infield prospects for that. Add Matt harvey to that deal and then well talk!

Soxchamps1804

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^Not Harvey. maybe Niese.

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Red Sox would not trade Owens unless it's for Stanton maybe

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^I'd think he'd be available for an ace type pitcher this offseason, like Hamels, Cueto, or maybe even (ducking) Darvish. But you're right, I think I had the Sox overpay in this trade. Maybe if a non-Darvish/Harvey SP comes back to the Sox?

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19 Aug 2014 04:23:48
Dodgers: Adrian Beltre, Neal Cotts

Rangers: Joc Pederson and Julio Urias

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Dodgers probably say no. Beltre has one year left (guaranteed), whereas those two top tier prospects have a combined 12 years of control between the two of them.

But as a Ranger fan, I'd be happy I guess.

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I'll do uribe for beltre

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^ The Rangers wouldn't.

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18 Aug 2014 17:16:53
Tigers Signs and Trades

Sign Rusney Castillo to Play Center Field

Tigers aquire Jonathan Papelbon and cash from philly for Domingo Leyba

Astros trade Tony Sipp to Tigers for Hernan Perez

Tigers Fan

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Send Rollins & Bastarfo to Detroit & Nesbitt & Valdez to Philly & I'd consider it a great deal!

DetroitTigersFan2001

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They just can't afford no more of
a payroll! they are stuck with the verlander and cabrera contracts, plus they have to try
and keep victor martinez (if he
wants to stay). # 2 (most import-
tantly) "got to get rid of the boy
mgr. too many bad moves or non-
moves. andy v.

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Fm RidgeRunner.

I don't believe the Astros need
Perez. They have a pretty decent
2nd baseman!

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^ I argee with that!

Tigers Fan

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The Astros are going to want starting pitching even if its a mid level prospect. Nesbitt is going nowhere but their are other pitchers we can include that they will like along with a couple of position players not in our top ten.

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18 Aug 2014 02:50:07
Red Sox offseason

Trade Bradley Jr. and AAA pitcher for Michael Bourn

Trade Middlebrooks for Bronson Arroyo + cash

Sign Lester and Josh Johnson

Sign Bonifacio

Why?

-Bourn great leadoff that they lack

-Arroyo is a good vet pitcher

-Lester returns and Johnson is a great 2 pitcher

-Bonifacio can play 3rd which they struggled this year

Lineup (Victorino and Betts can switc in)
Bourn CF
Pedoria 2B
Ortiz DH
Cespedes LF
Craig RF
Napoli 1B
Bogartes SS
Bonifacio 3B
Butler C

Rotation
Lester
Johnson
Bucholtz - however it's spelled
Kelly
Arroyo

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Johnson and arroyo both out with tj why would they depend on that? and since when is johnson a great #2 maybe a few years ago yea but not anymore. proposals make no sense

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Michael Bourn Sucks. He is injury prone

Tigers Fan

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Tribe fans say. DONE DEAL! Ain't going to happen the Sox aren't that stupid. are they? (hopefully)

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Michael Bourn is not a good player. Seriously, Brock Holt would make a better leadoff hitter. And while i'd love to see Arroyo back with the Sox, he really wouldn't make sense here

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Bourn sucks, and is not a good leadoff hitter.

Josh Johnson? Give me a break. Pitch the kids. Johnson is always on the DL.

Arroyo? Nah. Pitch the kids.

Bonifacio? Perhaps, but doubtful. He will want to go somewhere to start. That's not Boston.

Lester? He wants too much. Don't do it unless his demands are more reasonable.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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How about this instead:

Sign Shields

Sign Jorge de la Rosa

Sign Castill

Trade for Beltre

The Sox should be aggressive in the offseason. They need to get over their Crawford's Dosease and Matsuzakitis

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18 Aug 2014 00:53:30
Mets get Troy Tulowitzki
Rockies get Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, and Rafael Montero

Even though he is injury-prone, his production is still worth it for the Mets, considering how badly they need a bat at shortstop. And the Rockies get a strong package with 4 top prospects coming back.

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Wouldnt do it. to many injurys. if u wanna inury prone ss with pop go for hanley, less money and don't lose a prospect.

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17 aug 2014 22:30:08
dbacks - marlins

dbacks gets:
rp mike dunn
of giancarlo stanton

marlins gets:
sp archie bradley (#1)
rp oliver perez
c peter obrien (#7)
ss nick ahmed (#9)
3b jake lamb (#5)
of mark trumbo

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As a Diamondbacks point of view, yeah! But, from Miami's pov, hell no!

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NO. Just NO.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Gross. oliver perez? Lol

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Super gross!!

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Tf is wrong with u dbacks say hell no way to much even for stanton

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Diamondbacks would say no - Stanton is too classy to play for a team like Arizona

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Goldschmidt for Stanton straight up-that's what it would take.

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17 aug 2014 22:24:06
tigers get:
rp jonathan papelbon
ss jimmy rollins
of dominic brown
cash ($17,000,000)

phillies gets:
sp jonathan crawford (#3)
rp melvin mercedes (#16)
c bryan holaday
ss eugenio suarez
of steven moya (#7)
of andy dirks

tigers get bullpen help, veteran shortstop who can help the young ss we have and a power hitting of who can take over in rf when hunter leaves and the tigers would be paying $20,000,000 of the $37,000,000 owed to papelbon and rollins over the next 2 years

phillies for one, save $17,000,000 and they get young pieces who can help with crawford and suarez as the main pieces

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That's an awful lot that Detroit's giving up for those players.

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Take Crawford and Moya out of the equation and then its a deal. can't send them too much with the salaries you are taking on and Brown has been a bust only one good year bad on base percentage and below average defense. U don't send a starting pitcher with talent for a one year SS, and a closer who has a huge salary although very good a huge salary.

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Not huge salary when u getting 17mil from phils. if u divide it up your paying 8mil a year for a top closer, typical cost for a top closer. And 5mil for jimmy rollins that's pretty cheap

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17 Aug 2014 04:18:57
Mets Offseason:

Acquire Carlos Gonzalez for Noah Synderggard, Kevin Plawecki, and Dominic Smith

Sign JJ Hardy 3 yrs/ 45 mil

Lineup:

Lagares
Murphy
Wright
Gonzalez
Duda
Granderson
Hardy
D'Arnaud

Rotation:
Harvey
Wheeler
DeGrom
Niese
Gee
*Colon or Synderggard would be in rotation if Gee and/or Niese is traded to Colorado for Gonzalez instead.

I know giving up Synderggard is a risk for a player like Gonzalez, but the Mets need a big bat and Gonzalez is one of the few who is potentially available. This team has plenty of pitching already and by adding Cargo and Hardy, the lineup is above average as well. This would be a playoff contender.

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Not terrible, but cargo is out for the year now not worth the risk. i'd go for melky cabrera or the thomas guy the cuban.

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I don't think mets would give up syndergaard for cargo who is injured and struggles on the road. I think only targets they trade syndergaard for are tulo or baez.

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