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  1. johnnywayback

    The Xander Problem

    I don't think this is a new idea, but I don't see a thread focused on it, so here goes. Xander Bogaerts is my favorite player on this Red Sox team. I've followed him since he was a skinny Aruban teenager on nearly nobody's radar. I love the way he plays the game. I think his bat is supremely...
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    Game on. Beni to KC is close per Morosi. View: Total speculation, but Carlos Hernandez seems like someone we might target.
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    Thank you, Hector Velazquez

    It was an unseasonably warm February afternoon – well, unseasonably warm for its era. If a future civilization stumbles upon this website in some assemblage of digital ruins, it might seem entirely unremarkable that I might be spending a February afternoon strolling in the warm sunshine along...
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    I like big bats and I cannot lie: Acquiring a hitter

    It seems like this debate is taking place across a few different threads, none of which are specifically devoted to the question of where we want more power to come from in the 2018 lineup. Here are B-Ref pages for the three guys most often mentioned: JD Martinez, Giancarlo Stanton, Eric...
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    Here comes Sam Travis

    Nick Cafardo‏ @nickcafardo 1m1 minute ago Red Sox bringing up first base prospect Sam Travis
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    Let's Find A New SP7

    The Bautista thread has turned into a thread about our bench depth, but I'm actually thinking we could afford to upgrade our SP depth, seeing as we traded Buchholz without getting a pitcher back as part of the deal like some of us had hoped. The first six slots on the SP depth chart are set...
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    Red Sox acquire Drew Pomeranz for Anderson Espinoza The Padres have agreed to trade left-hander Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox, sources told the Union-Tribune on Thursday. The return is currently unclear, though it is believed to include at least one of...
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    Red Sox get Aaron Hill for Wilkerson and Rijo

    Red Sox acquire Aaron Hill from Brewers for Aaron Wilkerson and Wendell Rijo. EDIT: Per Pete Abraham, the Brewers sent cash, as well.
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    Is 2016 a beginning or an end?

    I thought this was interesting. From the Pitching Targets thread: Now, I doubt that sentimentality about it being Papi's last ride will influence the team's strategy. But is there merit to the idea that, strategically speaking, this team isn't really a team of the future, but rather a team...
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    Who plays 1B next year?

    I talked about this in the Napoli thread, but figured it was worth a new thread and a poll.   Someone has to play first base next year.  And there seem to be a few discrete paths the front office could take.   1. Use what we've got: That means a Shaw/Craig platoon. 2. Use what we've got...
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    Red Sox acquire Alejandro de Aza

    Per Rosenthal:   Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal  3m3 minutes ago Source: #Orioles trade Alejandro De Aza to #RedSox. De Aza was designated for assignment last week.   EDITED TO ADD: Rosenthal speculates that this is the end for Carlos...