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  1. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    Many are probably tier two — or Type B free agents per the era — but I stuck to the classification of multi-year deals, or in the case of Randy Wolf, one-year deals twice. What we don’t and probably can’t know is the difference between, as you say, a front office who’s “more willing to build a...
  2. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    Unless some enterprising reporter were to dig around all the contract offers free agent starters turned down, us fans will never know. But it seems like common sense to a degree. Yes there have been starters that signed, but they’re more like exceptions that prove the rule. Price was an...
  3. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    Cole to Boston seems slim to me. We’d have too much money tied up in the rotation, as noted above, and I think as a SoCal guy he’ll sign with the the Dodgers, who have Hill and Ryu coming off the books. Plus, I still doggedly cling to my theory that the Sox have an uphill battle luring...
  4. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    Should be really interesting how Dombrowski plays it this winter. Sale, Eovaldi, and to some extent Price could all go down for long stretches at any point. ERod’s never had a fully healthy season before this one. Johnson, Velazquez and Wright all seem like less viable 4/5 starters than they did...
  5. chawson

    Super Benintendi

    Benintendi has a .351 wOBA over his age 24-25 seasons. His closest LHH outfielder comps since 2000 include: Denard Span, .361 Jesse Winker, .357 Christian Yelich, .357 Carl Crawford, .355 Austin Meadows, .355 Jody Gerut, .355 Ben Grieve, .353 Lucas Duda, .353 Chris Coghlan, .353 Jay Bruce, .351...
  6. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    If Sale’s out for 2020, nvalvo’s plan is a good one. Two things I’d add/change: 1. If you’re trading Betts, better to trade Workman this offseason rather than the 2020 deadline. His value will never be higher than now. 2. If trading Betts, I’d bid high on as many one-year deals as makes sense...
  7. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    Great, go look at the 2020 free agent list and tell us who next year’s Victorino is, who the Dempster is, who the Napoli is, and which modern day Koji is ready to sign with us at 1/$4.5m.
  8. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    You’re sidestepping the question. There’s a relatively small set of options and a finite universe of players available. What exactly does “let the chips fall where they may” mean? Just re-sign Wade Miley?
  9. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    The Cardinals themselves are a decent fit for a Mookie or Beni trade. They’re losing Ozuna this winter and may still be trying to get out from under Fowler’s contract, which the Sox could absorb if it gets them a better return. Flaherty’s obviously the prize there, but maybe Carlos Martinez is a...
  10. chawson

    Chris Sale to IL with elbow inflammation

    This is a bad outcome, though the extension still makes sense. It’s nearly impossible to lure a quality starting pitcher to Boston via free agency, let alone one who we know can handle the market. Add that to the scarcity of available players due to the growing trend of team’s extending young...
  11. chawson

    Price to the DL

    If he’s somehow not now, he certainly was when he was Price’s age.
  12. chawson

    Is Dave Dombrowski back with the Sox in 2020?

    It’s If only the Red Sox could do these kinds of trades more than once per decade.
  13. chawson

    Is Dave Dombrowski back with the Sox in 2020?

    What’s the return gonna be on a JBJ trade? The Giants gave up next to nothing for two cheaper years of a pretty similar, maybe slightly worse player in Kevin Pillar. Adam Jones isn’t a great comp — he’s got the same bat but he’s five years older and a terrible defensive player. Maybe it’s...
  14. chawson

    Is Dave Dombrowski back with the Sox in 2020?

    The record for first-year arbitration is $10.85 million, set by Kris Bryant in 2018 after two consecutive seasons at 146-148 wRC+. Devers, currently at 137+, could probably fall in the 8-10 million range, but I don’t know that a figure that approached an MLB record is the “minimum” we should...
  15. chawson

    Rosenthal: Sale extension 5 years, $145 million

    Who would you want in the 2020 rotation if not Sale, then? There were definitely flags, but considering the alternatives and the fact the Sox needed to replace 400 innings in 2020, Sale was, and probably is, as good a bet as anyone for that kind of contract. Gerrit Cole is the only pitcher...
  16. chawson

    Building a Bullpen, 2019 edition

    I don’t think ERA and WHIP suffice here. Gausman has a superior FIP, K rate, and swinging strike rate, and he’s added a splitter that’s one of the better ones in baseball. Most importantly, he’s nearly five years younger than Cashner. There may be something up with Gausman, as he’s phased out...
  17. chawson

    2019 from this point on

    How many of them throw 96?
  18. chawson

    2019 from this point on

    Any discussion of a 5th starter should be indexed against what we already have in Velazquez, who put up a 5.44 FIP as a starter this year and 5.27 FIP last year. Cashner’s a fine pseudo-deadline deal given the circumstances, but he’s put up a 5.62 FIP in his four starts. Sox may also be using...
  19. chawson

    2019 Trade Deadline

    Updated final (?) Wild Card race acquisitions. TB - Aguilar, Richards, Anderson, Sogard OAK - Roark, Diekman, Bailey CLE - Puig, Reyes, Nova, Cardenas MIN - Romo BOS - Cashner Tampa and Cleveland got a whole lot better, I think. Nick Anderson could honestly be as good as Diaz if things break...
  20. chawson

    Countdown to the 2019 M.L.B. trade deadline.

    Right, I meant they’d move him.