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30 Sep 2016 22:48:51
If Cespedes does not opt out

Blue Jays get Jay Bruce Guillorme (20)

Mets get Reid-Foley (2) McGuire (4) Greene (10) and Smith (27)

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01 Oct 2016 09:37:09
"If Cespedes does not opt out"

I cannot, by any means, fathom a scenario where does not opt out.

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30 Sep 2016 21:35:16
Trade 1 Cards get Gardy + 4 million Yanks get woodford (13) or Jones (14) and Nielson (28)

Trade 2 Pirates get Quintana White sox get Tucker (7) or Diaz (9) and Waddell (19) and Santana (29)

Trade 3 Astros get Mike Trout Angles get Martes (1) Tucker (2) Cameron (6) Davis (12) Chaez (23) and Gustave (26)

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30 Sep 2016 21:48:58
The last two trades are laughable.

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30 Sep 2016 22:15:04
Good god these are terrible.

Quintana is one of the best pitchers in baseball. The White Sox will demand a package somewhere along the lines of Gregory Polanco + 2 of their best prospects.

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30 Sep 2016 19:03:19
3 team trade Yankees Astros Braves

Alanta gets McCann+12 million and HA Paulino (4) and Rodgers (22) Astros get Teheran and NY Cave (23) Yankees get Mccurry HA (21) and AB Newcomb (3) and Sanchez (25)

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30 Sep 2016 21:14:45
No way this ever happens.

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30 Sep 2016 04:02:21
Offseason trades
Trade 1
SEA gets Hanser Alberto
TEX gets Adam Lind
Trade 2
NYM gets Elvis Andrus
TEX gets Jon Niese
Trade 3
BAL gets Jeremy Hellickson
PIL gets David Hess and John Hart.

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30 Sep 2016 05:41:16
Hellickson, Niese, and Lind are all free agents.

I'm telling you this to help you: go find another hobby.

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30 Sep 2016 06:40:41
There is no way you are for real.

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30 Sep 2016 12:24:48

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30 Sep 2016 12:49:41
Even if none of these players were free agents these deals wouldn't be fair.

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30 Sep 2016 13:40:26
You really need to stop wasting everyones time on here. Your lack of knowledge really shows. You really can't trade free agents, and those trades would be horrible ones. FIY, if sull is bashing you, you know its bad.

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30 Sep 2016 16:04:04
^should say FYI.

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30 Sep 2016 22:23:07
Didn't MLB predict this around the trade deadline cause it feels like I have heard it from somewhere just can't remember where.

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29 Sep 2016 14:45:01
Cubs acquire: Edwin Diaz, PTBN
Mariners acquire: Javier Baez, Rob Zastryzny.

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29 Sep 2016 14:47:09
I think Seattle ought to hold out on Diaz. They can probably receive more for him.

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29 Sep 2016 07:20:29
Giants and Mariners trade

San Frandisco acquires
Tony Zych

Seattle gets
Kelby Tomlinson.

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29 Sep 2016 14:36:12
Tomlinson has far more value than that. Besides, the Giants have probably 5-6 guys in their organization who can offer what Zych has to offer.

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29 Sep 2016 04:05:46
Nationals offseason:

Drew 1 year deal
Rzepczynski 3 year deal
Melancon 4 year deal

Jason Castro C 2 year deal

1. Turner CF
2. Rendon 3rd
3. Harper RF
4. Murphy 2nd
5. Zimmerman 1st
6. Werth LF
7. Espanosa SS
8. Castro C
9. Pitcher

1. Libation C
2. Difo INF
3. Robinson 1st/ OF/ DH
4. Revere OF
5. Drew INF

1. Scherzer
2. Strasburg
3. Gonzales
4. Roark
5. Ross

1. Cole
2. Kelley
3. Rzepczynski
4. Perez
5. Treinen
6. Petit
7. Melancon

What do you guys think?

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29 Sep 2016 11:53:52
I think you misspell the names that badly on purpose.

Libation? For Lobaton? Hilarious.

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29 Sep 2016 12:05:37
The lineup is ok. The rotation looks the same. The Nats won't sign Castro. If they want a cather, they will re-sign Ramos now that he has less FA value with the injury. The bullpen will DEFINETLY NOT have Petit as the setup man. Switch his role with Kelley and then were ok.

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29 Sep 2016 13:39:16
First off the Lobaton was auto corrected to that so I am at no fault for that. And second the rotation looks the same since it is the exact same since none of them are FA and no off them are doing poorly . I think they will sign Castro even if they resign Ramos he won't be ready for the start of the year and I doubt they would want to rock with Lobiton and Siverino as your catchers so I still see them bring in a cheap fill in. You could switch Avila in for Castro as well. That's my reasoning.

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29 Sep 2016 14:28:30
You spelled Lobaton wrong again.

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29 Sep 2016 14:45:46
How on earth do you spell Rzepczynski correct, but not Severino, Espinosa or Lobaton?

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29 Sep 2016 22:51:19
Thats a good question. I agree.

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30 Sep 2016 11:53:28
He also spelled Gonzalez wrong.

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30 Sep 2016 19:28:43
Maybe he just hates Latino players?

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30 Sep 2016 21:47:40
Well that would the logical answer, but he spells almost every name wrong.

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29 Sep 2016 02:19:28
Trade 1
CWS get Julio Urias
LAD gets Chris Sale
Trade 2
TB gets Jurickson Profar
TEX gets Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi.

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29 Sep 2016 07:22:22
I'm not even going to bother with these.

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29 Sep 2016 11:40:53
Those two trades are terrible.

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29 Sep 2016 12:10:44
No way, first trade is not balanced. Should be Urias for Sale and Quintana.

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29 Sep 2016 13:10:55
The White Sox would hang up the phone, fly to L. A. and slap the front office in the face if that was the offer for Sale. Tampa would do the same to Texas.

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29 Sep 2016 13:40:40
Urius won't even get Quintana by himself. And Profar wouldn't get Oderizzie by himself, plus Texas will really need him next year and they already have Hammels and Darbish.

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29 Sep 2016 14:46:25
Can we trade EricHosmerFan for a brain to be named later?

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30 Sep 2016 03:53:35
Stop being mean to me.

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30 Sep 2016 13:43:10
If you actually came up with something smart and not idiotic, we would be reasonably nicer. However I wouldn't call it mean, I would call it criticism, harsh criticism.

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27 Sep 2016 21:23:32
Phillies trade pieces this offseason:
Odubel Herrera, Aaron Nola, JP Crawford (in the right deal), Cam Rupp.

Random BS, unlikely ideas bc I'm bored.

Phillies trade: Rupp
Cubbies trade: Baez
Cubs need a catcher with Ross retiring, Phils could use Baez at SS if Crawford is dealt

Phillies trade: Herrera, Nola, Crawford
Angels trade: Trout

Phillies lineup:
CF: Trout
SS: Baez
3B: Franco
1B: Joseph
C: Alfaro
RF: Altherr
LF: Quinn
2B: Hernandez

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27 Sep 2016 21:36:53
You really don't know much do you. The Cubs have catching even with Ross retiring, Montero and Contreras. And there would be no way the Cubs would trade Baez for a backup catcher in Rup. The next trade is atrocious, Its nowhere near enough for Trout.

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27 Sep 2016 21:44:39
You realize the Angels want twice that much for Trout, and he won't be traded.

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27 Sep 2016 22:51:36
Franco Alforo Valasquez and if the Beaz deal happened first then Beaz would also be shipped out to LAA and that still isn't enough.

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28 Sep 2016 00:20:57
I predict Crawford will be ten times the player Baez will be. Better to keep him than move him.

Plus, there's not a snowball's chance in hell that lands Trout.

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27 Sep 2016 13:34:49
Red Sox offseason:

Ziegler 1 year

Encarnasion 3 years

1. Padroia 2nd
2. Bogarts SS
3. E. E DH
4. Betts RF
5. Rameriez 1st
6. Bradley Jr. CF
7. Shaw 3rd
8. Leone/ Swihart C
9. Benittendi LF

1. Holt UTL
2. Young OF
3. Swihart C/ OF/ Leone C
4. Sandaval 1st/ 3rd/ DH
(Sandaval returns and gets work in at 1st base as well as 3rd and DH to help him become a utility type of player to give him a better chance of making the opening day roster next year or possible increase his trade value)

1. Price
2. Porcello
5. Wright/ Bucholtz
(Wright and Bucholtz will battle it out for the last rotation spot in spring training and who ever loses moves to the bullpen)

1. Scott/ Wright/ Bucholtz
2. Hembree/ Barns
3. Ross Jr.
4. Abad
5. Zeigler
6. Kelly
7. Kimbral
(The loser of the Wright, Bucholtz battle for the last rotation spot will then battle Scott for the last remaining bullpen spot)
(When Smith returns he will take either Smith or Hembree/ Barns spot and then move which ever he doesn't replace to the long reliever role)

What do you guys think?

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27 Sep 2016 14:19:28
I think you are just getting lazier with your posts. Also I doubt Buchholz will be on the team next year. I think they will go their separate ways in the offseason. Same for Sandoval.

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27 Sep 2016 15:41:27
I am split on both of those. I think Bucholtz has earned the right to be back next year (as for what role he will play I am unsure) and Sandavol will have to earn his spot on the roster. If he doesn't I see them going out and grabbing a guy like Brett Walace to fill a roster spot (not nessisarily him personally, just someone like him, a low cost power bench bat that can play corner infield spots as well as DH)

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27 Sep 2016 15:41:55
And How am I getting lazier?

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27 Sep 2016 16:21:34
Buchholz SHOULD be long gone, but with the number of chances we've given him who knows.
When I saw Sandoval in ST he looked like he was giving 0%. Even still, if he has lost as much weight as they say he is, they might keep him around to see if turns out like Hanley.

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27 Sep 2016 20:05:29
How many times have you posted this?

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27 Sep 2016 22:52:09
What do you mean.

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26 Sep 2016 23:42:38
MIL gets Yasiel Puig Brandon McCarthy and 2 minor league prospects
LAD gets Ryan Braun.

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27 Sep 2016 13:36:17
This was the alleged deal prior to the two clubs pulling the plug and going forward at the time Puig was placed on waivers and claimed by the Brewers. The reasons for the deal not being consummated was not made entirely clear, however, it is believed the two clubs WILL be re-kindling the deal once the season is over.

FWIW, the Brewers would benefit greatly with the addition of the two prospects and Puig. but would be not as interested in receiving McCarthy, who clearly represents a salary balance for the Dodgers.

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27 Sep 2016 14:57:26
Mccarthy will either act as a stop gap option for the Brewers while their young pitchers develop more or just be DFAd/ released following the trade.

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28 Sep 2016 01:40:21
This is funny, you did a post saying the Sox should sign sign Encarnacion, but then said it should be Trumbo instead.

Then I come out with one having Encarnacion and right after you do a post that shows your opinion has clearly changed.

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28 Sep 2016 15:55:28
I meant for that to come out on CS16's post.

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26 Sep 2016 20:41:20
Red Sox offseason

Sign Edwin Encarnacion for 4 years 88 million
Sign Joe Smith for 2 years 8 million
Re-sign Koji Uehara for 1 year 4 million
Re-sign Aaron Hill for 1 year 4 million

Trade Travis Shaw and Brian Johnson (No. 8 prospect) to Indians for Bryan Shaw

2B Dustin Pedroia
SS Xander Boagerts
1B Edwin Encarnacion
RF Mookie Betts
DH Hanley Ramirez
LF Andrew Benintendi
C Sandy Leon/ Blake Swihart
CF Jackie Bradley Jr.
3B Brock Holt/ Aaron Hill/ Pablo Sandoval (starter is whoever wins job in Spring Training)

C Leon/ Swihart
3B Holt/ Hill/ Sandoval
3B Holt/ Hill/ Sandoval
LF Chris Young

1. David Price
2. Rick Porcello
3. Eduardo Rodriguez
4. Steven Wright
5. Drew Pomeranz

CL Craig Kimbrel
ST Joe Kelly
ST Bryan Shaw
MID Koji Uehara
MID Joe Smith
MID Robbie Ross
LR Robby Scott
*Carson Smith replaces Scott when he returns from Tommy John.

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26 Sep 2016 22:43:10
I'd imagine if Sandoval is healthy, he plays. You don't pay him that much to sit him.

It wouldn't surprise me if they just move him to DH and let Holt play 3B.

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26 Sep 2016 22:53:33
I actually really like Shaw for the BoSox. With Hanley at first, Moncada at third, Shaw is a good cheap option at DH. Along with the other young guns, You guys will be a force for many years to come. Argh!

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26 Sep 2016 23:14:09
Not bad but I don't see them bringing back Hill. I see them giving Shaw one more year to see if he can turn it around and also to let Moncada get one more year of development under his belt. I see them bringing back Ziegelr on a one year deal or just going with Hembree until Smith returns.

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27 Sep 2016 11:56:34
Travis Shaw has had a pretty good year.

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27 Sep 2016 13:36:46
Sandaval won't start (or at least not right away, he has to earn his job back) and I do not see them bringing in Smith since they have Abad (who is missing from this post)

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27 Sep 2016 14:53:34
Shaw has leaked oil since the All Star break where he's been a below replacement level player. Before then, through May, he was playing like an all star. After that. not so much. One thing that can be said. he did take his poor hitting to the field with him. He's continued to play the hot corner with hands of stone. He's not an upgrade anywhere.

This would be a poor deal for the Indians, they'd pass.

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27 Sep 2016 16:16:52
Moncada will start next year in the minors, he needs more time. I'll be very surprised if Abad is with us next year or on the postseason roster at all.

I thought the Shaw trade kind of made sense because
1. Shaw has no place here if we sign Encarnacion and we need some bullpen help
2. The Indians bullpen is stacked, Shaw can play first and left which are now both occupied by upcoming free agents, and Johnson could potentially be the 5th starter and only lefty in the rotation.

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27 Sep 2016 16:24:57
I also feel like Ortiz's clutch aspects and power hitting will never be replaced and the closest thing the Sox can get to replace him is Encarnacion.

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24 Sep 2016 02:21:43
Rangers Offseason:

Re-sign/ Tender:
Desmond 3 years
Morland 2 years

Encarnasion 3 year deal-He will add another big bat to their lineup since they lost Fielder and probably won't bring back Beltran.

Fister 3 years-I doubt that they bring back Lewis just because of his age. Fister has been having a good year and could slide right into to the Rangers Rotation.

1. Odor 2nd
2. Desmond CF
3. E. E DH
4. Beltre 3rd
5. Lucroy C
6. Morland 1st
7. Choo LF
8. Mazara RF
9. Andrus SS

1. Profar UTL
2. Chirinos C
3. DeShields Jr. OF/ Rua OF/ 1st
4. Gallo 1st/ 3rd/ DH

1. Hammels
2. Darvish
3. Perez
4. Fister
5. Holland

1. Martinez
2. Bush
3. Tollison
4. Kela
5. Jeffers
6. Claudio
7. Dyson

What do you guys think?

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24 Sep 2016 13:11:05
E. E wants more than 3 years and how much does he get.
Doesn't matter, he won't sign there.

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24 Sep 2016 13:31:09
EE won't sign in Texas. Too much animosity for that team.
TO, Sox or Houston maybe will be my guess.

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24 Sep 2016 15:28:50
What do you have agains the bullpen. All the teams you do need bullpen help, and not 1 of them makes a move for a reliever.

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26 Sep 2016 23:40:59
In the bullpen where is Jake Diekman? And why Martinez he is terrible he needs to be in a or aa and in the rotation where is A. J. Griffin? Martin Perez is terrible like Martinez Perez and Martinez have to be two of the worst pitchers ever so the pitching I highly disagree with.

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24 Sep 2016 00:45:30
Cardinals Offseason:


Brandon Moss: 3 years, 29 million
Jordan Walden: 2 years, 9 million

Free Agency:

Trade: ARI-STL

Cardinals Get: Robbie Ray

D-Backs Get: Jedd Gyorko, Luke Weaver, Jaime Garcia


Carpenter 3B
Piscotty RF
Holliday LF
Adams 1B
Molina C
Peralta SS
Diaz 2B
Grichuk CF

Pena C
Garcia INF
Wong INF
Hazelbaker OF
Moss LF


Lynn (long man/ spot starter)
Walden (long man/ middle relief)
Duke (middle relief)
Rosenthal (middle relief)
Broxton (middle relief/ set up man)
Siegrist (set up man)
Oh (closer)

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24 Sep 2016 08:29:15
What a bad trade.

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24 Sep 2016 14:53:03
How? STL gets a young arm they need for the rotation. Arizona gets a top prospect, a guy who will hit 20 HRs and play middle INF with Segura, and a veteran arm the could use in the rotation or out of the bullpen.

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24 Sep 2016 16:07:49
Jedd Gyorko isn't good.

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24 Sep 2016 18:18:05
The trade is unnecessary, Sull. The Cards will have Lynn back next year, and a rotation of Martinez-Waino-Leake-Lynn-Reyes, with guys such as Lyons and Garcia also in line.

The lineup needs tweaking. The Cards will likely keep Moss, but let Holliday go.

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24 Sep 2016 18:42:28
Jerk, Gyorko is underrated. He's having a great year.

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24 Sep 2016 18:42:47
RSG, I'm not Sull, i'm WSG.

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24 Sep 2016 19:32:17
In his two best seasons, Gyorko has barely been a starter per WAR standards.

Not to mention, he is worse than anyone Arizona has at 2B, SS, and 3B.

Maybe I overstated my stance on Gyorko, but no one is going to take him as a serious addition in a trade for a young, controllable pitcher.

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23 Sep 2016 21:56:17
Let's try a trade

White Sox acquire: Rafeal Devers (No. 19 prospect in MLB on MLB. com), Blake Swihart, Drew Pomeranz, Brian Johnson (No. 8 prospect on MLB. com), Henry Ramos (No. 15 on MLB. com)
Red Sox acquire: Jose Quintana, Dan Jennings

The Red Sox give up a lot here. Devers is a top 20 prospect and can be the third baseman of the future. Swihart's problems were solved when placed in left and was on a nice streak before getting hurt. He was a top prospect not too long ago and Chicago could place him at catcher, or left and trade Melky Cabrera. Pomeranz thrives in low-pressure environments, Johnson could be a good mid-rotation guy if he pitches his best, and Ramos is a thrown in. The Red Sox trade pieces they don't need for Quintana and get a very nice left reliever in Jennings.

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23 Sep 2016 22:29:45
Not enough. Probably have to be headlined a top player or prospect.

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23 Sep 2016 22:56:25
If Benintendi's name was brought up in a Teheran trade, you can be certain it'll be brought up for Quintana, plus about 2-3 other significant pieces.

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23 Sep 2016 23:10:45
I know but Chicago is going to have a hard time getting offers if they want guys like Benintendi or Moncada. Devers is a top 20 guy, Pomeranz can be an All-Star in low pressure environments, Swihart could be a very good catcher, and Johnson is an okay prospect. Devers is the headliner here, in a couple of years he could maybe be a Top 10 prospect after being Top 20. There's not many more places Chicago can look for something like that.

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24 Sep 2016 00:43:18
I don't think they will have trouble with asking for guys like Moncada or Benintendi. That is what it takes to get top talent now days you homer. Look at what the Yankees got in return for relievers. Yes the difference is offseason vs. season.

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24 Sep 2016 04:26:27
Not adding in Benintendi might actually hurt the Red Sox more, because the cost of not adding him will likely result in a bigger prospect hit. Devers is good, but he's going to need another significant prospect or two to go with him.

I don't think the White Sox would be interested in Pomeranz, at least not viewing him as a major piece to be moved. They'd want to add to their weak farm system.

Swihart isn't an attractive trade piece, no matter how much Red Sox fans think he is. The Red Sox had multiple chances to give him playing time at the MLB level, and they didn't. That likely says something about his ability.

It's either Benitendi plus a couple disposable prospects, or 2-3 guys just like Devers. Benintendi would go for most teams.

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24 Sep 2016 15:29:01
Out of curiosity, what top prospects do you think Chicago could get for Quintana?

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24 Sep 2016 15:36:31
Also, Swihart's timeline was like this
2015: Called up to major league team as Top 30 guy due to injuries, ends up with okay year, wanted for Cole Hamels, but Sox refuse

2016: Wins catcher job out of spring training, sent down solely because of defense. Moved to left field, comes back up and hits very well in starting role for 2 weeks before freak injury ends year.

I don't see the "multiple chances to give him playing time and they didn't".

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24 Sep 2016 19:37:52
If they won't include Benintendi or Moncada, then take their 3–7 guys and pick 3.

Quintana is one of the best pitchers in baseball. The White Sox are going to rake someone over the coals for him, and rightly so.

Also, you completely ignored my point regarding Swihart, no one is going to see him as a major trade piece, especially not for a top 15 pitcher. He MIGHT be a throw in to give them a back-up catcher, but he's not going to be viewed by anyone as a major trade piece.

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25 Sep 2016 02:06:21
Wow, when a prospect gets injured they suddenly have no trade value. It dosen't matter if they did good before it, all anyone remembers is the injury. Swihart is not a backup catcher. He was drawing comparisons to Buster Posey. His only problem is his defense and that can be solved if he is moved to left. Swihart potential and talent didn't go away after he got injured.

If you're main point was to say Swihart is a not a good trade asset then you didn't say why. If the reason why was because of the Red Sox not giving him playing time, that never happened.

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25 Sep 2016 13:23:51
He would not be of interest for Jose Quintana. I promise you.

You ridiculously undersold Quintana, and probably don't realize he'd be Boston's best pitcher. It's going to take a major return to get him. I doubt they ever view Swihart as a target.

View Swihart however you want, I don't think he's anywhere close to what you suggested. Also, no rational scout is going to compare someone to the best player at his position.

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25 Sep 2016 13:35:55
And to be honest, the more I look at the Red Sox farm system and see all that they gave away in trades over the past couple of seasons, yeah, there's almost no possible way I see them landing a top 15 pitcher for anything less than Benintendi or Moncada. Devers would likely be gone as well.

Quintana is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and easily a top 5 guy in the AL. It's going to cripple any team's farm system who tries to make a move for him.

Good news for you, the Red Sox would be able to keep Blake Swihart. It's good news since you actually think he could be the next Buster Posey. Good luck.

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25 Sep 2016 17:58:05
If this trade isn't good, I understand, teams will probably never do deals with Boston unless Moncada and Benintendi are included. My argument here is Swihart is still a valuable trade piece and if his defense at catcher is solid, he will be a very nice player next year for is if Leon struggles.

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27 Sep 2016 16:33:05
It's nice you admit the trade wasn't good.

You're starting to see the light.

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28 Sep 2016 00:27:28
The more I look at Quintana's numbers, the more I realize, Benintendi would be the least valuable piece moved for him.

I guarantee you Chicago demands Betts or Bogaerts for him. Quintana is a top ten pitcher since 2014, and the third best AL pitcher in that same time span. He also holds one of the most ridiculously team-friendly contracts in baseball, considering his performance.

Yeah, Benintendi would actually be too cheap of a buy for Boston. We're talking Betts or Bogaerts category. It would be a crazy move.

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