Possibly?So are the Sox done?
Imagine the irony of Bloom building up the farm and then another Dombrowski coming in and monetizing it and getting the credit, starting another vicious cycle. If you hire a Bloom approach, you just have to give him 5-7 years to show something. But do we and owners have the appetite? We’ll see.I think if you give Chaim 10 years, he’ll be able to build an organisation like the Dodgers, able to compete year-in year-out.
But, the real danger is in the next few years. If we win 85 games this year and lose a 5-win player in Xander, how do we have any hope of contending next year? Bloom’s rebuilt the farm system and it’s a top 5 system, but it’s one with more quantity than quality. The math says that a couple from the middle tier of prospects will become stars and that’s how we’ll get back in contention again. But, it’s scary because we have no idea who will be good and even if the math says we can expect a star or two, sometimes the math doesn’t work out in the short term.
So, we’re going to lose one of our best players in free agency, and there aren’t a lot of premium free agents in this class where we can sign a replacement. The best players in our farm system are years away. The next few years could suck as a fan because the rest of the AL East are really good. Saying all that, I’ll repeat that if Chaim survives the next few years, we will end up as a contender year-in year-out. But, hearing Kennedy’s interview last week, I don’t think Bloom will survive two years of 80ish wins with a $230m payroll.
FWIW- Sale has 2 years left at $22M per, Homer 3 years at $13M per. According to BTV (I know it has it's flaws), Hosmer's value is -35.2 and Sale is -32.3. They're pretty darn close there and Sale actually has some upside when healthy. If the Sox wanted to move Sale, they'd have to attach a pretty good prospect with him. Same with SD and the Padres probably need to move some money after these moves.I'm pretty sure the Padres aren't going to give away Campusano just to get someone to take Hosmer, whose deal is underwater but nowhere near the level of Sale.
I hear you brother. Stick to the facts, and save the name-calling.How about we occupy a space that criticizes different points of view (ideas) and legitimizes only those which are not either patently childish or off the deep end?
As you can see, there's plenty of content-free emotive posting.
And when you offer facts that try to talk them out of those tightly-clutched positions, they get all indignant because you're being a big meanie with your facts.
Not to mention (ugh) Cordero. But I hope this means they ship Cordero back to Woostah, unless they need him to stand in RF b/c JBJ goes to the Phillies. And Dalbec is so much better as in IF than Cordero. There's no comparison, in my opinion.He's certainly an upgrade over Dalbec.
Yeah - his last three years are .273/.336/.411 with an OPS+ of 111. Good for 3.5 WAR. Not blowing anyone away but given our current production at 1B, seems like a good get. He's by all account a great clubhouse guy too, which seems important given the Vazquez trade.Hosmer has an OPS+ of 112 this year, and is a former gold glover - picking him up at minimal cost sounds like a nice little score
This should spell the end of the Cordero in the infield experiment, yeah.Not to mention (ugh) Cordero. But I hope this means they ship Cordero back to Woostah, unless they need him to stand in RF b/c JBJ goes to the Phillies. And Dalbec is so much better as in IF than Cordero. There's no comparison, in my opinion.
Hosmer has an ~.800ish OPS vs. LHP. If Dalbec is heading out (or even getting optioned), you could imagine a Hosmer/Casas platoon being a good way to work the kid in.Yeah - his last three years are .273/.336/.411 with an OPS+ of 111. Good for 3.5 WAR. Not blowing anyone away but given our current production at 1B, seems like a good get. He's by all account a great clubhouse guy too, which seems important given the Vazquez trade.
General consensus is his defense was always vastly overrated. I’m not expecting much of anything from him but I guess he’s at least better than Dalbec and not super expensive.Hosmer has an OPS+ of 112 this year, and is a former gold glover - picking him up at minimal cost sounds like a nice little score
If San Diego is paying most, if not all, of Hosmer's salary then it's really easy to move him off the roster if/when Casas is ready.Hosmer is a LH 1b. The Sox best prospect is a LH 1b. Does this mean Casas gets moved or doesn’t play much in Boston this year, or what? Hosmer is surely an upgrade over what the Sox have but curious what the future plan is for him.