Game thread: Sunday

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Whatever's not nailed down?

In all seriousness, it's Porcello, Benintendi, Martinez, and Vazquez who are the most obvious choices. Moreland is almost back, so if he hits at all he'd be an option before the deadline. Maybe dangle Barnes. Try to ship out Hembree. If they're going to sell, get rid of anyone who is not in the long-term plans and, in the case of JD, someone you have a chance to bring back if he opts out. If he insists on playing in the field or he won't re-sign, shake his hand and say see you later. No need for a guy whose back is that bad while insisting on activities that not only make it worse but make your outfield defense worse. Make Chavis the full-time DH since he's not the greatest defender anyway and use the savings from Martinez's contract to go out and get some guys that can give you a chance at winning another title in the next couple of seasons. I might even consider moving Price if Porcello isn't getting any kind of decent return (which he probably won't) and just spend on pitching in the off-season.

But I'm not a baseball executive and am probably talking out of my ass.
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I disagree that JDM has no trade value. He could be a huge get for someone if he hits up down the stretch.
 

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but he only has 10 days to demonstrate he is worth something of value, and then it would primarily be to an AL team. Neither the Indians nor the As are trading for a 20 mil DH that they may have to pay for three more years. You would basically only get salary relief and out of his contract. He isnt gonna opt out and come back to the Red Sox he has only played here for a year and a half. Why would he have such strong loyalty to us?
 

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Couldn't agree more, Palmer is spot on, what an epic performance, he'll always be an Orioles legend...……….Palmer, Cuellar, McNally, Wojceishitshow.

I for one look forward to hearing him speak in Cooperstown in a few years.

Not at the baseball hall of fame induction ceremony, but at the McDonald's drive through asking if you want fries with that.
 

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I disagree that JDM has no trade value. He could be a huge get for someone if he hits up down the stretch.
He's either opting out or still gonna be owed 3/60 to DH. Who's going to give up much for either option? The Yankees got EE for their 27th ranked prospect.
 

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Couldn't agree more, Palmer is spot on, what an epic performance, he'll always be an Orioles legend.
Palmer didn't say one of the greaters pitchers of all time, he said one of the greatest pitching performances.

One hit against an offense that put up 17 the day before? yeah, it was a great pitching performance
 

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Palmer didn't say one of the greaters pitchers of all time, he said one of the greatest pitching performances.

One hit against an offense that put up 17 the day before? yeah, it was a great pitching performance
A lot of great pitching performances against the Sox this year.
 

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Palmer didn't say one of the greaters pitchers of all time, he said one of the greatest pitching performances.

One hit against an offense that put up 17 the day before? yeah, it was a great pitching performance
I'll go with the Red Sox are worn out after taking the LET'SGOO'S!! behind the woodshed last night and laying an epic ass kicking on them.

That and the game today is being played on the surface of the sun.
 

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He's either opting out or still gonna be owed 3/60 to DH. Who's going to give up much for either option? The Yankees got EE for their 27th ranked prospect.
3/60 is hardly a bad deal for Martinez. Meanwhile Encarnacion has a 20m option and a 5m buy out, and he's 5 years older. I'm not advocating for reading Martinez but he should certainly get more than Encarnacion.
 

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So Cashner makes his return. It will be mildly hilarious if the Os hit him. For fans of irony.
I look forward to Remy pronouncing the name of the O's pitcher: Wojciechowski. (thank goodness for copy/paste)
The game is scheduled to begin at 1:05. I, for one, would not mind a Heat Delay.
Geaux Sox, etc.
Not laughing
 

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3/60 is hardly a bad deal for Martinez. Meanwhile Encarnacion has a 20m option and a 5m buy out, and he's 5 years older. I'm not advocating for reading Martinez but he should certainly get more than Encarnacion.
May not be a bad deal but he had no suitors last time he was a free agent because he's limited on defense. And no team is giving up anything of value to pick up a contract like that on him, especially given he can opt out any of the next three seasons.
 

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With the under performing season and unexplainable shitshows over and over again after they look like they're getting their act together, I'd hate this team if I didn't like their personalities so much
 

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If Dombrowski wanted to be 100% honest, he would get up on the podium, be blunt and state that the Sox are simply not good enough to have any serious playoff/WS aspirations, and that the focus of fall moves between now and Trading Deadline and beyond will be focused upon next season and beyond.
In essence all he would be doing is telling the truth to any real Sox fan who is not a dreamer and who lives in the world of reality rather than in one of fantasy!!
 

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TFW you say, “Thank God I took my daughter to The Lion King instead of staying home to watch the Sox.”