- Jul 15, 2005
I would’ve liked to see us get him at that price. I met him when he was a teenager and he was a big Sox fan. I wonder if we ever kicked the tires.
Seems a bit steep for a short-side of a platoon guy who doesn't even really mash lefties that hard (wRC+ 130 against lefties, 89 against righties last year). Refsnyder seems like a better candidate in house (177 against lefties, 125 against righties last year - even if these #s are almost certainly unsustainable). Refsynder put up 1.3 WAR in 177 PA last year, compared to 1.0 in 286 for Myers.I would’ve liked to see us get him at that price. I met him when he was a teenager and he was a big Sox fan. I wonder if we ever kicked the tires.
Weird fit there with three similar outfielders in Pederson, Yastrzemski and Wade, plus Haniger.
Maybe they can trade us Yaz on the cheap. Red Sox ticket and merchandise offices need all the help they can getWeird fit there with three similar outfielders in Pederson, Yastrzemski and Wade, plus Haniger.
Not sure if you're mixing up Taylor Rogers with Tyler Rogers (who was already on the Giants), but Taylor has been a pretty good reliever for most of his career, and he's never had negative fWAR. Although neither has Tyler, for that matter.LOL wut? For consistent negative WAR? Absolutely amazing. At this rate, I could get signed.
Not sure if you're mixing up Taylor Rogers with Tyler Rogers (who was already on the Giants), but Taylor has been a pretty good reliever for most of his career, and he's never had negative WAR. Although neither has Tyler, for that matter.
Edit made, I was looking at Fangraphs, sometimes I forget there are competing WAR formulas. Also, I tend to be a bit more forgiving to relievers with good stuff who had a bad year, like that really ugly stretch from Hader last season. I think a reasonable philosophy is to accept that all relievers are volatile, but paying a bit for guys who have shown good stuff (and issues are more on command, not a cooked arm) gives you a higher ceiling if stars align.this Taylor Rogers? I'm from MN, so yea I watched him play for the Twins. he WAS good. He played last garbage last year.
Wow. Moreno is a consensus top 5 MLB prospect.Jays finally deal from their catching surplus.
EDIT: I didn't realize Varsho could be a C in a pinch, lol.
BTV has it as an underpay by the Blue Jays:I can’t really can’t over that trade. Seems to indicate an enormous seller market.
It’s going to be very challenging to upgrade the roster via trade.
I think they are incorrectly valuing Varsho as a catcher, which he isn’t.BTV has it as an underpay by the Blue Jays:
I think they will certainly keep Kelly for this year and give Moreno a chance to acclimate to the majors. Next year will be a different question depending on how Moreno plays. They can afford to carry the payroll this year.Wow, quite a trade.
I wonder if the D-Backs are about to deal Carson Kelly. Very good pitch framing, plate discipline and solid power. Two arb years left at pretty substantial money for a backup ($4.1M this year). They’ve got four catchers on the 40-man now.
As would I. But, Toronto is a bit more in GFIN mode, before their key guys start to hit FA. Vlad has three more years, I'd say that's their window.Maybe I am incorrectly assessing the value of Moreno.
But if the Red Sox moved Mayer in a similar deal I’d very much consider it a horrific judgement of resources.
I think it is more like the cost for major league production from players with multiple years of control is what is especially high given the way FA contracts are spiking. Four years of control and not having to worry about a big contract extension is huge right now.The cost for major league production is as high as I can ever remember. A Moreno level prospect was once someone you’d use to net a top 20 player.
Now It gets you a good not great player who has one year of high quality play.
Don't give Bloom any ideas, he will approach Washington for a package of Jeter Downs, Thad Ward, and Erasmo Ramirez.If it's such a seller's market, what could Raffy fetch?
Pirates apparently are asking for Cortes plus prospects for Reynolds.I think it is more like the cost for major league production from players with multiple years of control is what is especially high given the way FA contracts are spiking. Four years of control and not having to worry about a big contract extension is huge right now.
I think the Pirates will do very, very well with Reynolds. I'm curious how it goes for great players in their walk year, especially if Boston trades Devers.
Edit: If Varsho has another great year or maybe the next two, I suspect that Toronto will try to lock him up long term at a more reasonable price when he has two or more years of control left. Braves him.
They’re the pirates, don’t overthink it.Yeah, that's absurd. I mean I hope the Yankees do it, both cause it hurts them and cause it might boost the Devers market, but realistically, that's the Pirates significantly overplaying their hand. Nestor was the more valuable player this year.
Also it's a weird lateral move, as they're both signed through 2025. Are the Pirates planning to compete in that window or not?