Post by xanderbogaerts2 on Dec 11, 2018 17:23:08 GMT -5
From whats been pieced together is Porcello for reliever with control, Charlie Morton(?) for 2 years. Then JBJ and/or X moved for Prospects/cost controlled assets to "retool" the system (if its worth enough).The key word that keeps being thrown around is control. X and JBJ being Boras clients says a lot about there chances to resign them before and during F/A. Obviously we have half a dozen key players up for F/A within the next 2 years and that we wont be able to keep them all so moving one of these guys is smart but how bad would it hurt the overall chemistry of the team?
And Mike Trout is #1 on the Red Sox CF wish list. Wishing is nice, but....reality.
You trade JBJ and a backup catcher, maybe there's your room to sign a reliever. I don't know. Hazen better be trading serious talent for JBJ. JBJ has more value than Porcello at least if you're looking for the best return.
Trading Porcello seem like a great move. If they can keep payroll under $240 for the year. According to Ian Cundall the Sox would only get 4th round picks for players with Q.O., instead of 1st round picks if they are over the $240 mark. It would be nice to get back 3 first rounders (plus Porcello's return) for Sale, Martinez and Bogaerts, should they all walk.
Watch, they trade Bogaerts - whom I would rather extend - for some high level prospect then sign Iglesias.
I think you may be on to something, we'll call it the Boras factor. They will be giving up what we saw last year, I think that is who he actually is as a hitter. About the only negative on his season was he didnt have a great WS, but he had some company there.
Post by philsbosoxfan on Dec 11, 2018 23:17:25 GMT -5
Sale is open to extension talks, sources told NBC Sports Boston, with indications that he is more open to those talks than most players of his caliber would be when sitting just a year away from free agency. It’s unclear if there’s any movement on that front yet, with one team source noting that extensions generally brew later in the offseason.
Post by Oregon Norm on Dec 11, 2018 23:19:04 GMT -5
That's a sure thing if he does that over an entire season, instead of a crummy half and a good half. He's a streaky hitter, for sure, but events conspired against him to produce that split. Guidas mentions babip, and the shift was a big part of that. As it is, B Ref had him with over 2 wins despite what was probably a negative first half. I'm certain he's got some good baseball left in him.