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Thread: Sox close to deal with Lucroy

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    Sox close to deal with Lucroy

    Bounce back season?

    Depth signing?
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    Chris Cotillo:

    Sources: Red Sox close to deal with catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

    Depth option behind Vazquez, Plawecki. Likely a minor league deal.
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    Lucroy isnít what he once was, but for a team like to have some young pitching at the end of their rotation or in their pen, it might be beneficial to have a very experienced catcher on the roster. Lucroy, IMO, is a better bet from a development perspective than Plawecki is

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    Unless Lucroy has converted to pitcher, not sure why here?

    I could see maybe a 2b, but beyond that - pitching, pitching and relief pitching...

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    A veteran catcher can help pitching develop

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    Unless Lucroy has converted to pitcher, not sure why here?

    I could see maybe a 2b, but beyond that - pitching, pitching and relief pitching...
    I'm a little confused as well. We should be set at catcher and even have picked up a prospect at that position. We have needs at other positions unless they see Lucroy in some other role.

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    I like the Bloom is finding cheap options and upgrading everywhere he can, even if it's just at backup catcher.

    I wonder if Bloom just doesn't like the pitchers that are left sitting around in FA.
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    A veteran catcher can help pitching develop
    Sometimes. Javy Lopez and AJ Piersynski were one-time All-Stars with rings who were just brutal in Boston.

    But going back half a century, Elston Howard -- another negative WAR veteran backstop in Beantown -- was never viewed that way. I was too young then, but do remember watching Lopez and thinking him the worst Red Sox catcher I ever saw (and uncharacteristic of Epstein, a GM who placed great emphasis on defense, getting backups like Pokey Reese and Mientkiewicz). But Lopez caught three Hall of Famers and won many titles in Atlanta; catchers just break down over the years, up and down, foul tips, guarding the plate, wearing the gear etc.

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    Here's a minor league signing we've been waiting for...

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    pitching please.
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    People keep saying "pitching" but there isn't really anything of value left. Maybe Bloom has made a few MiLB offers to pitchers but they are holding out for something better? Maybe Bloom just doesn't like the pitchers left?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    People keep saying "pitching" but there isn't really anything of value left. Maybe Bloom has made a few MiLB offers to pitchers but they are holding out for something better? Maybe Bloom just doesn't like the pitchers left?
    At some point, he might have to get beyond the “don’t like that one. Or that one” phase and realize it’s last call...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Here's a minor league signing we've been waiting for...

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    It is a minor league deal. Just not exactly the position the Sox need...

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    Quote Originally Posted by notin View Post
    At some point, he might have to get beyond the “don’t like that one. Or that one” phase and realize it’s last call...
    Maybe he likes his current options better?

    If you guys have faith that Bloom knows what he's doing, you'll have to just agree that he's doing the right thing now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Maybe he likes his current options better?

    If you guys have faith that Bloom knows what he's doing, you'll have to just agree that he's doing the right thing now.
    I’m sure he does like the guys he acquired. But then a volume-based approach on MiLB arms never hurt anyone.

    But more important, at one point he clearly wanted a pitcher in the Betts trade, going so far as to get Minnesota involved. Downs and Wong were, at best, Plan B. So the question is, will Bloom do something to replace Graterol?

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