soxhop411 said:@AndrewMarchand: There was a feeling from some that Moncada wanted to be a Yankee, team viewed it as too risky to spend a total of $60M-$70M for a prospect
Toe Nash said:
Prospects ranked in the 10-15 range by BA average around 10-15 WAR during their cost-controlled years. You can cherrypick the ones who don't but there are also some who generate more than that.
I think the Daily Show term for this experience is a Schaudenfreudegasm.mloyko54 said:The best part about the Moncada situation is the 5 million dollars that separated the Yankees bid from the Red Sox is the same amount of money they're spending on Stephen Drew this year!! HAHAH
chrisfont9 said:Such great news... but you've covered that already. Some potential dominoes?
* Arguably this makes it a little easier to trade Devers. Not that the Sox need to or should want to, and future defensive positions are TBD, but if Cherington believes they need a left-handed ace STAT, such a deal involving Devers just got a little easier. Maybe Cecchini too?
Agree, if he's a starter-level player. He could stay with the Sox as a super-sub, in place of Holt, but that's it.OCD SS said:
Between the Panda signing, the rest of the IF/OF depth, and his own limitations, Cecchini has looked like trade bait for awhile...
LahoudOrBillyC said:Like smastroyin, I am in the "its a lot of money, but not my money" camp. Here's the thing though. For a rich team like the Red Sox, I think it is clear that the payroll would be MUCH higher in a truly free market. They spent $60 million or whatever on this guy because they are swimming in money and there are really no places to spend it. They probably want to adhere to the payroll cap most of the time, they can't overspend on the draft anymore. So spend it on the Cubans.
In terms of aesthetics, I absolutely love that the Red Sox have so many athletes in the system, people who are not stuck at 1B or LF or DH forever. Having players who can play in the middle of the diamond allows them to just say, "screw it, we'll out their positions later."
This goes without saying, but this is by far the most international team the Red Sox have ever had and the system is just going to keep that going.
Rasputin said:I'm just giddy. I'm trying to figure out a way to keep all of Betts, Bogaerts, Bradley, Devers, Margot, Moncada, Swihart, and Castillo.
bosockboy said:He's more or less their Papi replacement. Kudos to the FO by not wasting a rare opportunity to buy an overall top prospect type player.
LahoudOrBillyC said:I think you need to add Rusney Castillo to the above list.
Swihart- CRasputin said:I'm just giddy. I'm trying to figure out a way to keep all of Betts, Bogaerts, Bradley, Devers, Margot, Moncada, Swihart, and Castillo.
Recent prospects that have made the majors (and played significantly, and are still there) the past 2 years:
soxhop411 said:@NYDNHarper: Cashman: "You only have so much money to spend. We have massive financial commitments and when you make those you have to live with them.''
soxhop411 said:@GordonEdes: Luis Tiant, Boston's Cuban legend, had beakfast with Moncada and watched his workout. "Luis Tiant is a great ambassador for Sox,'': Hastings
Dahabenzapple2 said:at least 15 pages of whining on the NYYFANS board
will make for nice afternoon reading if I have time......
It doesn't affect the luxury tax. His affect on the luxury tax will be his pay when he makes it to the majors, and he'll be paid like any other promoted prospect.DennyDoyle'sBoil said:So, does the bonus penalty have any significant effect other than cash out of the team's pocket? In other words, does it have luxury tax implications in future years, beyond the salary/bonus paid to Moncada? I understand it limits their bonus pool spending for the next two years, but what I'm wondering is about luxury tax implications of the second $30 million.
What else should NESN have about this? Nothing's been officially announced yet.