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MLB Rumors September 01 2014

01 Sep 2014 12:53:26
Offseason trade or free agent ideas for the Tigers if they lose V-Mart:

Tigers get: Ryan Howard
Phillies get: Jonathan Crawford, Hernan Perez, Patrick McCoy, Jose Iglesias, Cash


Tigers get: Mark Teixeira
Yankees get: Hernan Perez, Jonathan Crawford, Stephen Moya, Chad Smith, Patrick McCoy, Justin Miller, 2 PTBNL


Sign 1B/DH Kendrys Morales

Sign OF/DH Nelson Cruz

Tigers get: Chris Carter
Astros get: Hernan Perez, Ian Krol, Joe Nathan, Stephen Moya, Tyler Collins

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Why would you give up all of those quality young players for a scrub like Ryan Howard.

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Well you are giving up way to much for Ryan Howard. He's not worth top or mid level prospects. Teixera is still a really good defender, I don't see why he needs to be a DH right now. And last I checked the Tigers don't have a great farm system to be pulling of these trades. I know they could get creative like they did in the David Price trade.

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Neither Howard or Texieria are worth that much, the most they are worth is a Quad A player and a prospect with high potential and high risk

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01 Sep 2014 00:22:03
White Sox trade jose Quintana to the Phillies for Ryan Howard and part of his salary. Howard would replace Dunn as DH.

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Lmao no. they can sign anyone in the offseason to DH, better yet, trade for daniel murphy if they really wanna DH. no one wants howard keep dreamin philly boy

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To much for Howard. If the Phillies are to trade him, they will have eat his entire salary.

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If the ChiSox trade Sale or Quintana, it will be for young, cost-controlled players who fill other needs. Not an aging overpaid underperformed in Howard.

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01 Sep 2014 00:17:43
ive come up with 4 august trades the tigers can do that can help them make a world series run

the reason for 4 trades is that each trade would involve a player or two who would be free agents this offseason or next offseason

(TRADE 1)

- TIGERS GETS:
RP KOJI UEHARA

- REDSOX GETS:
RP KYLE LOBSTEIN
RP ANGEL NESBITT (#18)

tigers add a proven playoff closer who has a good era in the postseason for his career (3. 38) and if it don't work out, he's a free agent this offseason

redsox get 2 young pitchers with nesbitt being a power throwing pitcher who could reach 100 mph and get something for a pitcher who would be 40 on opening day next year

(TRADE 2)

- TIGERS GETS:
C GERALD LIARD
IF EMILIO BONIFACIO

- BRAVES GETS:
SP BUCK FARMER (#8)
OF TYLER GIBSON

tigers get a former catcher back who can provide off the bench numbers better to the tigers needs then holaday and a mutipositional player in bonifacio who takes over for kelly as the multipositional player and both are expiring contracts

braves get 2 guys that's from georgia (at least went to high school/college or born there) and a pitcher who can provide end of the rotation stuff for the braves and gibson could be a reliable 4th OF

(TRADE 3)

- TIGERS GETS:
OF ALEX RIOS

- RANGERS GETS:
RP PTBNL (would be drew verhagen when he's off the DL or COLE GREEN or ZACH REININGER)
C BRYAN HOLADAY
OF TYLER COLLINS (#15) or AUSTIN SCHOTTS

tigers get an OF who would be the CF for the tigers for the rest of the year and provide speed, defense and some power along with batting average and if it don't work out, they would simpily use the buyout and let him walk in free agency

rangers get rid of him and won't pay a cent since the tigers would pay the rest of his contract and they would getr 3 texas natives, whomever they choose from the RP, a proven backup catcher (which they don't have much at catcher) and a choice of a young and speedy OF in collins or schotts

(TRADE 4)

- TIGERS GETS:
SP TIM LINCECUM
1B MIKE MORSE

- GIANTS GETS:
SP JONATHAN CRAWFORD (#3)
RP WILL LAMARCHE or CHAD SMITH
1B AARON WESTLAKE
IF HERNAN PEREZ (#10)
OF PTBNL (not DEREK HILL or STEVEN MOYA or DANIEL FIELDS)

tigers get the end of the rotation starter they could use since sanchez is most likely done for the year and would be good out of the bullpen and they get a power bat that can play in the OF or even 1B to give miggy a break in the field and morse is a free agent after this year

giants get a top prospect from the tigers that can fill in the end of the rotation soon, a RP that is from california with lamarche being drafted last year and most likely the choice of the 2 they would get, westlake that can provide decent power, an infielder that can help ease 2B next year (compete with whomever they choose to) and an OF to be named later that's not hill or moya or fields
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C: AVILA
1B: CABRERA
2B: KINSLER
SS: SUAREZ
3B: CASTELLANOS
LF: MARTINEZ / MORSE
CF: RIOS
RF: HUNTER
DH: MARTINEZ

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The Giants are in the midst of a playoff hunt and will not trade their starting left fielder and long man

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Detroit not only say no but hell no. Linecum has past it that's why he is their bullpen, Morse is average at best. Not way we trade all of that for bums. Rios is not going anywhere maybeinthe off season, but not to Detroit who doesn't want him, Koji has been a bust in the second half of the season and might have arm troubles.

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31 Aug 2014 18:20:28
SEA acquires: Evan Gattis C/OF/DH
ATL acquires: Taijuan Walker SP

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The Ms need a righty power bat, but I don't think Gattis is the best fit, seeing how they already have far too many 1B/DH types (Gattis is really not defensively well suited for catcher)

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Would make sense, Mariners already have a good rotation, and would get a RH power bat, and the Braves would get a great young arm, but I don't see it happening.

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Nah. Walker has five years of control. Gattis has one more I think. Walker is a top tier prospect. Gattis is 29 next year. It's not a bad proposal, but a good younger piece has to be added going to Seattle.

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31 Aug 2014 05:19:10
The Orioles and Red Sox have just completed a trade in which INF Kelly Johnson and INF Michael Almanzar were sent to the Os for INF Jemile Weeks and INF Ivan DeJesus.

This may be one of the least impactful four player trades in baseball history, but it means that Johnson will now have played for all five AL East teams in 3 years, seething he deserves a round of applause for.

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30 Aug 2014 23:05:18
Tigers offseason:

Sign RHP Ervin Santana

Sign RHP Brandon McCarthy

Tigers get: Andre Ethier, JP Howell
Dodgers get: Bryan Holaday, Justin Miller, Robbie Ray, Devon Travis, Joakim Soria, Cash

Sign C Gerald Laird

Resign RHP Joba Chamberlain

Sign OF/DH Nelson Cruz

Sign SS JJ Hardy

Tigers get: TJ House
Indians get: Jose Iglesias

Tigers get: Low A prospects
White Sox get: Alex Avila

Sign C Russell Martin

Release RHP Joe Nathan

Sign RHP Sergio Romo

2015 Lineup:
1. Rajai Davis, LF
2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Nelson Cruz, DH
5. Andre Ethier, CF
6. Russell Martin, C
7. JD Martinez, RF
8. JJ Hardy, SS
9. Nick Castellanos, 3B

2015 Bench:
C Gerald Laird
IF Andrew Romine
UT Don Kelly
OF Andy Dirks

2015 Rotation:
1. David Price, LHP
2. Justin Verlander, RHP
3. Anibal Sanchez, RHP
4. Ervin Santana, RHP
5. Rick Porcello, RHP

2015 Bullpen:
RHP Brandon McCarthy
LHP JP Howell
RHP Al Alburquerque
LHP Blaine Hardy
RHP Joba Chamberlain
RHP Bruce Rondon

2015 Closer:
RHP Sergio Romo

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Either really isn't worth trading anything of value for.

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This has to be the worst post ever by someone who has no clue about talent and baseball. The tigers will not sign Santana, nor are they going to trade for Either who has done nothing in three years and has a huge contract. Iglasias is not going anywhere and for sure not to the indians. We are not trading within the division. enoughs top posting bs.

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No to the ethier trade, for that package we can get kemp instead

the avila one is too low

no to the Iglesias one

trades are stupid

the free agent signings are good but romo is not a good closer anymore

funny how you have romine instead of suarez and still have Kelly there and McCarthy is doing well enough to earn a rotation spot with someone

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If T. J House is coming to Detroit why isn't he on the roster

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^Minor leagues

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30 Aug 2014 19:40:53
Tigers offseason:

Sign RHP Ervin Santana

Sign RHP Brandon McCarthy

Tigers get: Andre Ethier, JP Howell
Dodgers get: Bryan Holaday, Justin Miller, Robbie Ray, Devon Travis, PTBNL

Sign C Gerald Laird

Resign RHP Joba Chamberlain

Sign OF/DH Nelson Cruz

Sign SS JJ Hardy

Tigers get: TJ House
Indians get: Jose Iglesias

Tigers get: Low A prospects
White Sox get: Alex Avila

Sign C Russell Martin

Release RHP Joe Nathan

Sign RHP Sergio Romo

2015 Lineup:
1. Rajai Davis, LF
2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. Nelson Cruz, DH
5. Andre Ethier, CF
6. Russell Martin, C
7. JD Martinez, RF
8. JJ Hardy, SS
9. Nick Castellanos, 3B

2015 Bench:
C Gerald Laird
IF Andrew Romine
UT Don Kelly
OF Andy Dirks

2015 Rotation:
1. David Price, LHP
2. Justin Verlander, RHP
3. Anibal Sanchez, RHP
4. Ervin Santana, RHP
5. Rick Porcello, RHP

2015 Bullpen:
RHP Brandon McCarthy
LHP JP Howell
RHP Al Alburquerque
LHP Blaine Hardy
RHP Joba Chamberlain
RHP Bruce Rondon

2015 Closer:
RHP Sergio Romo

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29 Aug 2014 22:30:27
Mets Offseason

Red Sox get David Wright & Granderson-
Marlins get Bogaerts Bradley Jr Syndergaard D. Smith
Mets GianCarla Stanton

David Wright will league the league in double 70-80.
Granderson with that short right field will is good for 30 HR.
Marlins need defensive CFin Bradley move Ozuna in place Stanton. Future at 1st Smith and borderline future Ace Noah and McGee replacement Bogaerts or switch him SS move Hechavarria their.
Mets get their 1st young superstar since Piazza

build around stanton with money to spend
Sandoval 5yr 85mil
Hanley Ramirez 3yr 40 mil
Nelson Cruz 3yr 45 mil

trade D'Arnuad Montero for Jason Castro -need lefty bat
trade Lagares Nimmo for Ben Revere - lead off hitter and lefty at bat

Mets need to spend money on hitters, in a pitchers ball park and payroll still would be under 100 mil

Revere-CF 1.5mil
Sandoval-3RD 17mil
Murphy-2ND 8mil
Stanton-LF 15mil
Duda-1st 5mil
Cruz-RF 15mil
Castro-C 1mil
Ramirez-SS 13 mil

Harvey DeGrom Wheeler Niese Gee

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Why would the Sox want Wright? Yeah, they need some help at third, but Wright is old and severely overpaid. And why would they want yet another outfielder? They already have like 9 outfielders fighting for 5 spots. If Xander is traded this offseason, it will be as part of a package for a true ace with years of control, like Sale or Darvish.

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Why would you trade D'Arnaud for Castro? He's way better, unless you think Castro can produce more years like 2013

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Doesnt seem terrible but would not do the lagares trade he's a lock. all good imo but none of em will happen sadly

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You take the best hitters in the league and put them in Citifield and all stat will below career avg and that is just the apposite at Fenway Park. Granderson no less 30 HR. 250 battings with just 82 games in Fenway. David Wright will lead the league in double off the monster will also be 30 HR. The power are Routine out in at citifield despite even recently bringing in the fence. Mets need big beast to hit 30 + homerun in Citifield Wright will be Pedriora of 3rd. Stop overvalueing Baegert, He is prospect still with little accomplished. nobody is trading you 10 ten pitchers for potential. if Bogaerts bat can catch up to his defense, than you have an arguement. for now you have no arguement. David Wright is proven corner stone star in his prime 31. 5 good years left ahead in DH replacement Ortiz 3 years. Sox are willing to pay money for good quality stars with characters.

D'Arnuad better Castro? matter of opinion. can't a catcher with to many concussions. need more lefty bats. Revere is speed as leadoff hitter base stealer, maybe not slightly not as good defensively Lagares. but a much better bat and another lefty bat, to give a balance 4lefty and 4 righty

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^The Red Sox don't want Wright due to his contract and declining performance, especially, if they have to give up their most promising young players for him. He won't lead the league in doubles because he's not good anymore. And Granderson would die terribly at Fenway Park, which has been historically brutal on lefty sluggers due to the very deep right field power alley.

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^^Umm. people will trade pitchers or potential. That's kinda how trades work. And O wasn't saying that I expect 10 pitchers for Bogaerts. I was just saying that if Bogaerts gets trade this offseason, it will be in a package with more top prospects for a front-of-the rotation pitcher. Calm down.

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Middlebrook Cecchini Owen switch Bogaerts

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^No. The Red Sox just don't want Wright, who has the kind of monster contract they hate, and Granderson, who would fit in their outfield logjam.

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29 Aug 2014 20:50:39
ANGELS OFFSEASON

Trade Howie Kendrick to the Orioles for RHP Mike Wright and OF Josh Hart (Just to cut some payroll)

Sign LHP Jon Lester

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If Howie's moved, it'll be for more than just salary relief. He's one of the better offensive second basemen in the league, and could net some better pieces than that.

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You want mike wright and josh hart in return we want howie kendrick and kole calhoun and cash. I think its a fair trade for both teams

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^Kole Calhoun would cost a lot more than that. He's a scrappy table-setter who is being paid basically nothing. He's not going without an unreasonable return,

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29 Aug 2014 20:22:00
3 trades and a few free agent signings for the tigers

(TRADE 1)

- tigers gets:
sp j. turner + 1b d. volgebach (chc)
rp j. lindgrin (nyy)

- yankees gets:
sp k. lobstein + if a. romine + of a. dirks (det)
ss s. castro (chc)

- cubs gets:
c f. cervelli (nyy)
sp r. porcello + rp a. nesbitt (det)

tigers get one of their former top prospects back who hasn't pitched well but would be better in DET and a above average power hitting 1B who may not get a chance with the cubs with rizzo at 1B and lindgrin who is a decent RP

yankees get a productive SP in lobstein, a relative to one of their top young catchers and a good hitting OF who may be without a spot in DET soon (he can play in RF in NYY) and they get the JETER REPLACEMENT at SS who can produce well

cubs get a good hitting catcher who can compete with castillo at catcher (since they don't have much at the catcher anyways) and they get a good SP in porcello who would be higher up in the rotation at CHC
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(TRADE 2)

- tigers get:
rp a. bass + of d. deshields (hou)
rp j. papelbon (phi)

- astros gets:
of d. brown (phi)
rp j. nathan + $6,000,000 (det)

- phillies gets:
sp b. farmer + rp m. mercedes + c b. holaday + of r. davis (det)
rp l. mccullers (hou)

tigers get a michigan native (bass) who isn't in the majors this year but could be with DET, a speedy OF who can help on the bases and a much better closer in papelbon

astros get a power hitting OF who soon would warm out his stay in PHI since he hasn't lived up to his potential yet but a change of scenery may help and they get nathan who is a houston native and would be the closer (qualls would move to SU) and only pay $5,000,000 ($4,000,000 plus $1,000,000 buyout if he don't work out next year)

phillies get a young pitcher who could be the end of the rotation pitcher the phillies could use if they trade hamels or lee this offseason, a power throwing RP, a catcher who can back up ruiz and compete against joseph for that title, they also get a speedy OF in davis who can help in the OF with the departure of brown in this trade and another RP who can help next season in mccullers
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(TRADE 3)

tigers gets:
sp t. lincecum
of j. hamilton + $49,000,000 (laa)

giants gets:
2b h. kendrick (laa)
3b n. castellanos + of t. collins (det)

angels gets:
rp h. hembree + of g. brown (sf)
sp j. crawford + if h. perez (det)

tigers get a replacement for porcello as the 4th starter (with the assuming departure of scherzer in the offseason) and he's losing his welcome in the starting rotation for the giants and also a power hitting LH outfielder who can take over in LF (moving martinez to RF) and they would be paying $40,000,000 for the remaining 3 years of his deal which is a decent value for a need for the tigers (a LH power OF) and a change of scenery would help him out alot

gaints get a true 2B which they need badly since 2B has been their weakness for some time, they also get a younger and cheaper controlled 3B since sandoval is a free agent, theyd save money by getting castellanos and they also get a speedy and above average fielding OF in collins who can help in LF since morse is a free agent and could platoon with anyone else for playing time at LF next season

the angels get rid of kendrick since they are stacked at 2B prospects (yabrough, green, lindsey) and even beckham as the veteran next season so trading him would be best right now and they get 2 good prospects in return from the giants and also a top SP prospect from the tigers and a young IF prospect in perez who can help as backup 2B/SS with some spot starts here and there and not to mention, save $40,000,000 for trading hamilton and paying $49,000,000 of his remaining $89,000,000 for the next 3 years
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(FREE AGENCY)

- SP K. MAEDA (international)
5 YEARS $30,000,000
- RP A. MILLER
4 YEARS $30,000,000
- RP M. SIVERIO (international)
5 YEARS $20,000,000 ($5,000,000 PLAYER OPTION)
- RP B. BADENHOP or J. JOHNSON or J. MOTTE
1 YEAR $4,000,000 ($1,000,000 BUYOUT OR $6,000,000 CLUB OPTION)
- 1B J. CUESTO (international)
5 YEARS $25,000,000
- SS H. RAMIREZ
5 YEARS $120,000,000
- OF Y. TOMAS (international)
6 YEARS $75,000,000
- U K. JOHNSON
1 YEAR $3, 250,000 ($750,000 BUYOUT OR $4, 250,000 MUTUAL OPTION)
- DH M. CUDDYER
1 YEAR $12, 500,000 ($2, 500,000 BUYOUT OR $12, 500,000 MUTUAL OPTION)

maeda and siverio can help out of the bullpen or be in competion for the 5TH SP

miller was about to be in detroit again but this offseason he would

badenhop could return or they could resign johnson or go get a michigan native in motte

cuesto can be the future 1B with cabrera moving to DH and would compete with volgebach for 1B when cabrera moves to DH full time

ramirez helps solidify SS

tomas could help in CF since they trade jackson and lost out on castillo

johnson would be a much better option at UTILITY then don kelly

cuddyer would be cheaper option then martinez and with a 1 year deal, he could leave for a better deal and then cuesto could replace him
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(ROSTER)
* = FREE AGENT
** = AQUIRED BY TRADE

(players in lowercase letters is another spot they can start at)
C: A. AVILA
1B: M. CABRERA / m. cuddyer*
2B: I. KINSLER
SS: H. RAMIREZ*
3B: J. IGLESIAS
LF: J. HAMILTON** / j. martinez
CF: Y. TOMAS*
RF: J. MARTINEZ / m. cuddyer*
DH: M. CUDDYER* / m. cabrera / j. hamilton**

C: J. MCCANN (C)
IF: E. SUAREZ (SS)
OF: D. DESHIELDS** (2B/OF)
U: K. JOHNSON* (1B/2B/3B/OF)

SP1: D. PRICE
SP2: J. VERLANDER
SP3: A. SANCHEZ
SP4: T. LINCECUM**
SP5: J. TURNER** / R. RAY / K. MAEDA* / M. SIVERIO* (only 2 would make it with the other 2 being in the minors)

LR1: J. TURNER** / R. RAY / K. MAEDA* / M. SIVERIO* (only 2 would make it with the other 2 being in the minors)
LR2: A. MILLER*
MR1: A. ALBURQUERQUE
MR2: B. BADENHOP* / J. JOHNSON* / J. MOTTE* (only signing 1)
SU1: B. RONDON
SU2: J. SORIA
CL: J. PAPELBON

(LINEUP)

1) 2B I. KINSLER
2) SS H. RAMIREZ
3) 1B/DH M. CABRERA
4) LF J. HAMILTON
5) DH/1B M. CUDDYER
6) RF J. MARTINEZ
7) CF Y. TOMAS
8) C A. AVILA
9) 3B J. IGLESIAS

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Yeah. if it ain't, broke, don't fix it Tigers fan. All I can really see them doing this offseason is acquiring a couple of bullpen arms, resigning V-Mart, and maybe picking up a mid-to back rotation arm. You really don't need all these crazy trades.

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Miller was just assigned so he won't be back. This has to be one of the owrst posts ever. Detroit doesn't need anything you have traded them. None of these pitchers will make the team and the first basemen you want is not very good that's why he isn't up with the team. If Bass was any good which he is not, then he would have come up to the Astros who have been looking for starting pitching and Deshields is garbage. Hamelton is going nowhere and Lincecum is back in the bullpen with his huge contract. Do you even watch baseball? From this post I would say not.

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AWFUL for Angels.

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28 Aug 2014 04:29:28
Red Sox Offseason:

Make a competitive offer for Lester. He's a long shot to sign, but that would at least force the Yankees to pay more, and it's worth it to at least try.

Assuming Lester isn't resigned, sign Shields to a 5 year $85M deal

Sign 3B Pablo Sandoval to a 5 year $85MM deal

Trade LHP Henry Owens, SS Deven Marrero, OFManuel Margot, 2B Sean Coyle, and OF/1B Allen Craig with half his remaining contract paid for RHP Johnny Cueto and RHP Jonathan Broxton

Let Koji walk and sign LHP Andrew Miller to a 3 year $24MM deal to be the closer.

2015 Lineup:
RF Mookie Betts
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Pablo Sandoval
DH David Ortiz
LF Yoenis Cespedes
1B Mike Napoli
CF Rusney Castillo
SS Xander Bogaerts
C Christian Vazquez

Rotation:
RHP Johnny Cueto
RHP James Shields/LHP Jon Lester
RHP Joe Kelly
RHP Rubby De La Rosa
RHP Clay Buchholz

Bullpen:
CL Andrew Miller
SU Junichi Tazawa
SU Jonathan Broxton
MR Edward Mujica
MR Heath Hembree
MR Tommy Layne
LR Brandon Workman

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

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But you have Garin Ceccini, who is younger and cheaper than Sandoval.

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^He hasn't inspire much confidence in AAA.

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^ at least he is not fat like Pablo Sandoval

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^ what? A. 340 obp isn't good enough for you?

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28 Aug 2014 00:40:07
Angels Offseason

Sign LHP Neal Cotts

Sign LHP Jon Lester

Sign 3B Chase Headley

Sign C Russell Martin

Trade 3B David Freese, LHP Hector Santiago and C Hank Conger to the Dodgers for RHP Zach Lee and RHP Carlos Frias

LINEUP
Calhoun
Trout
Pujols
Hamilton
Headley
Aybar
Kendrick
Cron
Martin

ROTATION
Lester
Richards
Weaver
Shoemaker
Wilson

BULLPEN
Kotts
Rasmus
Salas
Morin
Jepsen
Smith
Street-Closer

BENCH
Navarro
Green
Iannetta
Beckham

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Not bad, but there might be luxury tax problems.

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27 Aug 2014 21:09:49
Sum offseason movez 4 the metz. Sign JJ hardy to a 2 year 20 million deal.
Sign melky to a 4 year 55 mill deal. theze moves r assuming colon getz moved this week.

2015 line up
1 Melky Cabrera
2 Curtis Granderson
3 Daniel Murphy
4 Lucas Duda
5 David Wright
6 JJ hardy
7 Travis darnoud
8 Juan Lagares

rotation
Matt harvey
Zack wheeler
Jake degrom
Jon niese
Dillon gee

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Enough with just clicking "unbelivable give a damn reason to back up your opinion. otherwise I take it as a stupid troll. not my post but somethings got to be done about this

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I don't think it will be that easy to move Colon.

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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?

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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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Phils are already rumored to be considering outright cutting Howard in the offseason. If so that's a lot of dead money. Rizzo is very resonable at this point and the Phils would consider that trade if they are not on the hook for any of Hamels contract. Why do they want a $20 million pitcher who will be done when they are ready to contend again. The Cubs could clearly take on a 20 Million dollar pitcher because 90% of their roster would be cost controlled players.

Cubs2017

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WHY? Two pieces of their young future for trades that wouldn't happen! Rizzo and Castro are their young cornerstones, no way they send them off.

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^No one will give them that much.

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Mets won't part with syndergaard for castro. would want baez or russell.

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^^I agree with you on Rizzo, but Castro is really overrated, and would probably fetch more on the trade market than he's actually worth. Might as well sell high on him.

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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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Need to get Sean Coyle from the Redsox for Cole

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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.

DetroitTigersFan2001

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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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