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Thread: Sox Underrated Minor Leaguers

  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    So start with a list of the big spenders who will clearly have an opening at closer next year. That would be a little more scientific than just talking about 'fools errands'.

    I'm pretty sure DD loves Kimbrel and is giving this a lot of attention anyway.
    Dombrowski will do his best to retain Kimbrel, I have no doubt.

    At the same time, he is looking for closer type relievers who are signed past this season, as a possible replacement for Kimbrel. I think that Dombrowski also has the sense that Kimbrel will be too expensive.

  2. #62
    Let Kimbrell walk via free agency and sign K.Herrera. The Red Sox save money (Herrera will come cheaper than Kimbrell), obtain a younger player (Herrera is 19 months younger than Kimbrel), and obtain a draft pick for Kimbrel. Herrera will not require draft compensation.

    Herrera keeps the closer seat warm for a few years until Feltman is ready to take over.

  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by Fan_since_Boggs View Post
    Let Kimbrell walk via free agency and sign K.Herrera. The Red Sox save money (Herrera will come cheaper than Kimbrell), obtain a younger player (Herrera is 19 months younger than Kimbrel), and obtain a draft pick for Kimbrel. Herrera will not require draft compensation.

    Herrera keeps the closer seat warm for a few years until Feltman is ready to take over.
    It's a reasonable idea, but Herrera's numbers have actually been quite erratic the last 2 seasons. He has pitched like crap since the trade to Washington. It's only 10.2 innings, but it's something to keep an eye on.

  4. #64
    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    It's a reasonable idea, but Herrera's numbers have actually been quite erratic the last 2 seasons. He has pitched like crap since the trade to Washington. It's only 10.2 innings, but it's something to keep an eye on.
    The Sox might also consider oft-troubled but typically effective Jeurys Famailia...

  5. #65
    Herrera is a shaky case. Herrera is down over 1.5mph from his peak, but his slider speed is WAY down, from his peak at 88mph down to 80.8mph. This has caused his K rate to plummet and his FIP to rise near 4 for the past 2 seasons. Now he is coming off a serious injury to his foot.
    The rebuild is complete.

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