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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    Well, there is a difference between Machado’s image being bad and not being as good as Harper’s. In fact, I re-looked at the marketability...
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  • Bellhorn04's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    So you would agree that non-baseball reasons are a factor. Machado's image is pretty bad right now.
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  • cp176's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    cp176 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    Using an expression like the third string catcher seems to indicate a lack of ability and a great distance between the two guys that are ahead of...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Possibly because his ability to play OF seems to be more durable than Machado’s ability to play SS? Also, Harper certainly was more marketable...
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  • Bellhorn04's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    But the question is, why does Harper seem to be looking at a significantly bigger chunk of money than Machado?
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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    Think it was his on-field antics and not just teams being reluctant to sign him through age 36 for a $30mill AAV? His career has been somewhat...
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  • Larry Cook's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 AM
    Larry Cook replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    We could get swihart more playing time by trading Vazquez, hernandez dalbec and chavis to Texas for Lequerc. Positives: Solves our closer hole...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    notin replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    Well if you’re talking about 2016 when Dombrowski started to evince his live for Swihart 1) The tax hit for Castillo was not a problem in 2016. ...
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  • Bellhorn04's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    Machado's on-field antics appear to have cost him some money, as well they should have.
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  • Bellhorn04's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    Bellhorn04 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    It would seem more accurate to say that the more Leon plays the more tired his bat gets.
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 AM
    The Red Sox plan to use Steven Wright as a full-time reliever this season, MLB.com’s Ian Browne writes, with manager Alex Cora casting Wright as a...
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 AM
    moonslav59 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    Castillo was not part of the choices. The tax hit disqualifies him. Brentz has shown he's not ML talent. Swihart's ability to be the 3rd string...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    notin replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    But the Sox still had Bryce Brentz, Rusney Castillo, and even former MLB outfielders Brennan Boesch and Justin Maxwell that could have been called up...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    notin replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    If the Sox wait until late in spring training to DFA Swihart and he does get claimed, it’s actually likely the claiming team will DFA him and try to...
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    moonslav59 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    I disagree. When Swihart played LF for us, it was only because a deal for Beltran fell apart at the last minute. I think he has only kept him...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Today, 07:08 AM
    notin replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    Oh Dombrowski definitely likes something abou Swihart. He’s been trying to force Blake into the lineup for a few years now...
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  • cp176's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    cp176 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    I do not place as much significance in the numbers you have posted as you do. i suppose that in Swihart's case they likely mean something but with...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    notin replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    I think both are factors...
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  • notin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    notin replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    Doesn't that seem odd to say about the one catcher the Soxhave who hasn't missed any significant time with injury? Leon was the team leader is games...
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    moonslav59 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    Exactly.
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  • harmony's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    harmony replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    The Red Sox should mercifully designate Blake Swihart for assignment in hopes of finding a trade partner. If Swihart clears waivers he can get...
    67 replies | 647 view(s)
  • dgalehouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    dgalehouse replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    It probably comes down to who you want to keep . Vasquez has only a small trade value . You would not get very much in return. Swihart probably has...
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  • dgalehouse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    To me , it would be somewhat surprising if Harper got a better deal than Machado . Anyway , I think that once Harper and Machado are signed, Keuchel...
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    MLBTR... Harper’s market is still “evolving,” as Heyman puts it in his latest tweet. The Phillies are still seen as the likeliest team to land...
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    Expand the 25 man to 27. Expand the 40 man to 44. Double minimum wage at the nest CBA. Start arbs two years earlier and begin free agency...
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  • moonslav59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    moonslav59 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    It might take Swihart or Vaz a long time to build up to what Leon has established with them. Maybe it can happen much quicker than I think, then...
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  • cp176's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    cp176 replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    i'm not disagreeing with you here but saying that Leon's or Vazquez's trade value for that matter is at a high, I'm thinking isn't really saying very...
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  • FredLynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    FredLynn replied to a poll Blake Swihart in Talk Sox Forum
    IMHO Leon has a body type that is subject to breaking down. While any player can get injured its less likely to happen to a younger player who is in...
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  • cp176's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    I don't favor roster expansion at all. You dance with the ones you brung so to speak. I hate the fact that the playoffs in general have become a...
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  • Bellhorn04's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    10CC was one of the quintessential 'art rock' bands. There was a lot of offbeat/outrageous humor in their lyrics, very English (a la Monty Python). ...
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