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Rosenthal: Nathan Eovaldi in agreement with Red Sox

Discussion in 'Red Sox Forum' started by TimScribble, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. TimScribble

    TimScribble Member SoSH Member

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    Free-agent RHP Nathan Eovaldi in agreement with #RedSox, pending physical, sources tell The Athletic.
     
  2. IHateDaveKerpen

    IHateDaveKerpen Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Whoa. I'm reeeeeeeally interested in the numbers.
     
  3. drbretto

    drbretto guidence counselor SoSH Member

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    Wow! I had an irrational feeling this would happen but I could not reconcile how it could. Very very interested in the numbers.
     
  4. 24JoshuaPoint

    24JoshuaPoint Grand Theft Duvet SoSH Member

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    Wanted it but didn't expect it. Yankees free agent list has grown smaller now too.
     
  5. bohous

    bohous Member SoSH Member

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    Seeing 4 year deal.



    @jtomase
    The Red Sox and right-hander Nathan Eovaldi are reportedly close to agreeing on a four-year deal to keep the free agent postseason hero in Boston.
     
  6. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    :banana::banana::banana::banana:

    Guy's a stud, he's now healthy, and it's wonderful to have him back.
     
  7. Red(s)HawksFan

    Red(s)HawksFan Member SoSH Member

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    Like it. Really hope the numbers make sense though. Deals in early December rarely seem to come in under expectations, though.
     
  8. bohous

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  9. BoSox Rule

    BoSox Rule Member SoSH Member

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    29-32 years for a four year deal, not 33.
     
  10. JCizzle

    JCizzle Member SoSH Member

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    He deserves $68M for the playoffs alone. Very happy to see him back.
     
  11. brienc

    brienc Member SoSH Member

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    This thread is all I really wanted for Christmas.
     
  12. chawson

    chawson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    Think this is the right move. Injury risk is real, but it’s extremely rare to get a free agent starter with his toolkit (plus plus velocity, youth, death on RHH).

    It’s also a nice bonus for David Price that a close friend will remain in the clubhouse.
     
  13. Oil Can Dan

    Oil Can Dan Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I was at some event last night where Cora and Pearce spoke and took questions, and someone asked about bouncing back from Game 3. Both Cora and Pearce went on and on and on about Eovaldi and how what he did meant so much to every single person in that locker room. You could really feel the love.
     
  14. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    YESYESYESYESYES

    4/68 makes a lot of sense for both sides. I love it. Truck day can't come soon enough.
     
  15. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Oh F yes. Totally less than I thought. I'll take those for the prime years.

    I'm assuming this is for the #3 starter job, not the closer.

    And I concur with JSizzle
     
  16. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    4/68 was the rumor yesterday. we'll see what the final number is
     
  17. Average Reds

    Average Reds Dope Staff Member Dope V&N Mod SoSH Member

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    Honestly didn't see this coming. Very, very pleased.
     
  18. PaulinMyrBch

    PaulinMyrBch Don't touch his dog food Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I’m all in on the deal. I’m not going to change when I see the numbers b/c DD gets it right, expecting it to make sense for everyone. Dude did something that had his teammates in awe, so glad he’s back.
     
  19. bsj

    bsj Renegade Crazed Genius SoSH Member

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    4/68 is not crazy in this market. I was thinking someone may get up closer to 20 in a bidding war.
     
  20. IHateDaveKerpen

    IHateDaveKerpen Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    If it's actually 4/68, I am very pleased.

    Screw it. Let's go back-to-back.
     
  21. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    So happy. Almost forgive them for their WH visit. How many days till pitchers & catchers?
     
  22. drbretto

    drbretto guidence counselor SoSH Member

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    He is such a key piece. The excitement is so justified. Let's do it.
     
  23. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I have a feeling Porcello may be on the move. They are getting really close to the 246 level and still have a thin pen.
     
  24. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

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    I love this so much. May have to call a Dr.
     
  25. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Very nice. Dude has a lifetime grace period for me, but I'm excited to see what he can do.
     
  26. TheoShmeo

    TheoShmeo Skrub's sympathy case Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This is fantastic. And sue me, I want Joe Kelly back too. I tend to doubt that I will get my wish, but a man can dream.

    I wonder whether this signals that the Sox will not be super aggressive on keeping Sale after his current deal expires.
     
  27. Wingack

    Wingack Yankee Mod Dope SoSH Member

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    Seems like compared to last year, free agents are not waiting around to sign contracts. Guys like Donaldson didn't want to get left out in the cold and the Corbin's and Eovaldi's are snapping up best offers when they hit the table. Possible teams are moving quicker to make real offers too. It's interesting.
     
  28. Clears Cleaver

    Clears Cleaver Lil' Bill SoSH Member

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    Excellent news. And I think the right call.

    How great was that deadline trade for him and his family?!? And the Sox.
     
  29. Harry Hooper

    Harry Hooper Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Cool. Re-signing Sale or Eovaldi was the topic on the radio last night. I was definitely in the Eovaldi camp.
     
  30. DeadlySplitter

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    how much money could they really unload on that?
     
  31. geoduck no quahog

    geoduck no quahog Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Fantastic news. I guess that pretty much solves the SP handedness issues. What a win to not have to rely on Wright or one of the AAA's.
     
  32. Reggie's Racquet

    Reggie's Racquet Member SoSH Member

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    4/68 is just fine. Personally, I would accept it.
     
  33. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    I figured he'd get 3/$50MM ($16.7MM AAV), but it looks like he earned himself an extra year and a few bucks with the remainder of his postseason. I really don't mind the extra year if it means not missing out on the three.

    A lot of risk here, but I love his upside (and his actual results in 2018 with the Sox).
     
  34. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    There's a market for him at 1/20. Maybe just prospects, maybe less expensive reliever(s). But they don;t need to pay part of the freight to move him.
     
  35. Red(s)HawksFan

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    As long as they're not asking for a premium prospect in return, I think they could find a taker for the whole deal. 1/21M (but only a 20M hit on the luxury tax count) is in no way an unmovable deal, especially for a guy who consistently throws 180+ innings each year.

    That said, I don't think trading Porcello to save $20M does them a whole lot of good. Sure that money could be redistributed into the pen, but it weakens the rotation and they're not filling his spot with a free agent for cheap. I think it would be, at best, a two steps back, one and a half steps forward thing if they did it.
     
  36. Mooch

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    4 years, $67.5M per Feinsand. Good stuff.
     
  37. HangingW/ScottCooper

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    I expected 4/$80, I'm pleased.
     
  38. Skiponzo

    Skiponzo Member SoSH Member

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    I've been cautiously optimistic about signing him but wasn't really sure we should. I am surprised how excited I am about this though. Bring on the season....let's go B2B!!
     
  39. joe dokes

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    The risky devil you know is better than the one you don't.

    I will dream of 30 starts each from Sale, Price, Porcello, Eovaldi and EdRod. I will wake up knowing how unlikely that is, but there are worse dreams.
     
  40. JimD

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    Dave Dombrowski does not screw around. Very happy with this deal.
     
  41. Average Reds

    Average Reds Dope Staff Member Dope V&N Mod SoSH Member

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    Kelly is the only other name on my wish list. If they got him, I'd take a nap until spring.
     
  42. beautokyo

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    Xmas came early. Very pleased with this development
     
  43. bsj

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    I figured he could have gotten something close to this in bidding war. This seems like a fair deal on both sides.
     
  44. BaseballJones

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    Four prime years at just a tick under $17m per year? So happy. Definitely not without concerns, and the reality is, during the regular season he may only end up being a 4.00-ish era kind of pitcher. But we know he's frigging NAILS in the big spots. So glad to have him back.
     
  45. ifmanis5

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    Agreed with the above, was afraid of escalating bidding war. Great job wrapping him up and he obviously wants to be here. Great news.
     
  46. chawson

    chawson Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter

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    I could see a few select teams interested. He's a good fit for San Francisco, where his home run tendencies would be kept in check and he'd stabilize a rotation destroyed by injuries to Cueto and Samardzija, but I can't tell if they're trying this year. The Angels have already put their chips in and could use him for the year Ohtani is on the shelf. Oakland has a big park and needs innings. And who knows what Brodie wants to do.
     
  47. BornToRun

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    I’ll do 4/68 all day and twice on Sunday. Welcome back, Nasty Nate.
     
  48. Maximus

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    This. DD is an execution machine. He knows what he wants and gets things done. Very happy to have the Yankee slayer back for his 29-32 years, he has brass b***s.
     
  49. normstalls

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    I did NOT want to see him in Houston or NY and was afraid he would end up in one of those spots in a reactionary overpay kind of move.
    This really fires me up. Love it.
     
  50. Soxfan in Fla

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    Wow. Fantastic news.
     

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