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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    Kepler has really dropped off in production the past two seasons and has had a bit of difficulty staying on the field which may well be the cause of that decline. He's had a wrist sprain, bad hammy, fractured pinkie toe and missed time due to a couple of illnesses. None of that is devastating...
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    Red Sox Rumors

    I'm not 100% sure that this is how this works. I'm guessing that if the Padres decide to sign Bogaerts his position on the field will have already been discussed/decided.
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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    IMO, he's got to learn how to use fully utilize that tool. He can hoof it down to first base, but IIRC once on the bases he hasn't shown to be a smart base runner and until he learns to take better routes to fly balls he's not going to realize the full benefits of that speed on defense. If he...
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    Offseason 2022-23 MLB Thread

    Yeah, the Astros are better positioned for multiple, deep playoff runs and I would not be a bit surprised if an aging Cuban player may have had his fill of early and late season cold weather games. Playing his home games in a retractable dome and being in the AL West is going to mitigate much of...
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    2023 Offseason Moves

    It looks as though his DHing has mostly served as a way to give him partial days of as he routinely plays at least 75% of his games at 1B. In fact he played 1st in 128 games vs 29 at DH last season and 135 vs 18 the previous season.
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    2023 Offseason Moves

    I'd really like to shy away from the full time DH type unless he can absolutely mash. IF Abreau were to come here I would hope it would have been as part time DH/RH 1B option. That said it's a moot point
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    Red Sox Rumors

    You may well be right. Of course depending on the market/need this can work out in the player's favor if there are still multiple chairs available.
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    Gitter done, Theo: let's put all our dumb I mean brilliant trade suggestions in this thread

    Perhaps this sheds a little light on the rumored trade talks on JDM and/or Vazquez.
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    Offseason 2022-23 MLB Thread

    Seems it might not be the team's CC version, but I agree that it would be the best to date. Love the old timey feel of it and the home whites have a bit of an Expos mash up vibe with the script from one era and the number font for the other.
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    Following Former Red Sox 2022 Edition

    Austin Davis to Houston on a minor league deal. https://www.si.com/mlb/astros/news/houston-astros-sign-lefty-austin-davis-minor-league-contract
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    Red Sox Rumors

    Shouldn't be their cornerstone move going into the season but back end of the rotation insurance who was healthy last season and should come at a decent price considering where he is in his career. If he's willing to mentor a couple of the young guys, better still.
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    Red Sox Rumors

    I personally think there are a lot of moving parts to this. I've always seen Cora as a good, but not great manager, the big leagues are filled with these types. Back in 2018 we marveled at how AC "pushed all of the right buttons", but in reality this doesn't happen unless you have the right...
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    Red Sox Rumors

    He's still young, but IMO Duran is not very good in the OF and is a speed guy who hasn't yet shown the he's a good base runner. A shade over 300 ABs is still a fairly SSS, but right now it's hard for me to see much more than we were getting out of JBJ other than contractually.
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    Red Sox Rumors

    IIRC, Franchy wasn't the "prize" in that deal. I do hope that his being cut loose is an indicator that the team is looking for a clear, full time corner OF solution with run producing capabilities and above average defensive skills.
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    What does 2023 look like?

    At this point, moving Verdugo creates another hole. That doesn't mean that Verdugo can't be moved, but if including him enhances any deal for a proven, needed piece I'd much rather move Duran.