Red Sox trade deadline rumors

simplicio

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Probably quite a bit, and according to rumors you'd be competing with Dombrowski for him.

Also, whose spot does he take?
 

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O'Neill's, who would also be traded in such a sequence.
I'm not into that. His defense is so bad that even the A's are doing their best to keep him off the field. He's only started 13 games in OF this year.
 

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The Athletic lists the Nationals as sellers: "In addition to entertaining trade offers for two players on expiring contracts, outfielder Jesse Winker and reliever Dylan Floro, Rizzo is open to moving others who have only one additional year of club control remaining — outfielder Lane Thomas and relievers Kyle Finnegan and Hunter Harvey. (Another potential free agent, righty Trevor Williams, is on the injured list with a right flexor muscle strain.)"

I"m not seeing any of those names as being great fits for the Sox. Also interesting that the Rays have NYY, CLE before the All-Star break followed by NYY then TOR. Lots of interesting names in Tampa if they decide to sell.

EDIT to add that Lane Thomas has put up .338/.407/.563 against lefties and appears to be a good baserunner, so there could be some universe where he is a replacement for ONeill if the latter gets traded. Thomas is 28, in his final year of arbitration next year, and is making $5.45 million this year. His stats have dropped off significantly since last year when he hit 28 home runs and had a SLUG% of .468.
Thomas would be fun to add to the KAOS but I can't see a reason to add him, since they don't really need an outfielder with a year of control beyond this one.
 

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Thomas would be fun to add to the KAOS but I can't see a reason to add him, since they don't really need an outfielder with a year of control beyond this one.
Isn’t the reason to add him to improve the 2024 squad and serve as a nice bridge to when Roman Anthony might be ready?
 

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Isn’t the reason to add him to improve the 2024 squad and serve as a nice bridge to when Roman Anthony might be ready?
I'd be assuming that Rafaela would have to play the OF next season with Story returning and that would make a crowded outfield. Refsnyder is fine as a bridge too.
 

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O'Neill's, who would also be traded in such a sequence.
I'm guessing Dominic Smith when Casas returns.... they are trying to add a right handed bat per Breslow ("The chance to maybe look to add some right-handed offense could make sense.”) - taking O'Neil out would not make sense.
 

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I'm guessing Dominic Smith when Casas returns.... they are trying to add a right handed bat per Breslow ("The chance to maybe look to add some right-handed offense could make sense.”) - taking O'Neil out would not make sense.
It's a push for 2024, and then O'Neill hits FA while Rooker has all three arb years remaining. Presumably you move Yoshida in the offseason, and Rooker becomes the RHH DH to slot between Devers and Casas. This leaves you with a Duran–Rafaela–Abreu/Refsnyder outfield.
 

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If we want to spend real capital on a hitter, I think we should go after Isaac Paredes. He's a good RH power bat, he can cover the corners and 2B, he's young and controlled for 3 more years, and he was actually created in a lab to play at Fenway:

while researching O’Neill’s batted ball mix, I decided to figure out which player would be the most Fenway-optimized hitter in baseball. To no one’s surprise, that’d be Isaac Paredes. He makes a living on those lofted pulled fly balls that are decently struck. Per 600-PA season, he hits nearly three times as many balls that Fenway boosts as your average righty. What a hilariously maxed-out archetype of a player. What a delight.
He'd be expensive. I think he might be worth it? The Rays have Junior Caminero to take over at third long term.
 

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If we want to spend real capital on a hitter, I think we should go after Isaac Paredes. He's a good RH power bat, he can cover the corners and 2B, he's young and controlled for 3 more years, and he was actually created in a lab to play at Fenway:



He'd be expensive. I think he might be worth it? The Rays have Junior Caminero to take over at third long term.
Tampa will always prioritize pitching in trades and the Sox lack there.
Maybe Fitts or Wikelman added to some IF depth (I could see the Rays liking Meidroth a lot)
 

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They might be interested in Yorke too. They've got a couple option years left on Lowe at 2B, but those are at 10.5 and 11.5m and I don't think they have anyone banging on the door behind him.
 

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It's a push for 2024, and then O'Neill hits FA while Rooker has all three arb years remaining. Presumably you move Yoshida in the offseason, and Rooker becomes the RHH DH to slot between Devers and Casas. This leaves you with a Duran–Rafaela–Abreu/Refsnyder outfield.
Make Devers/Casas/O'Neill (re-signed)/Rocker/whoever else the DH and just get rid of Yoshida. He's owed $18 Mil per for 3 more years. Let's not pretend that eating a good chunk of that won't effect other financial decisions such as FA signings, extentions or other trades.