Sox and the Trading Deadline

Discussion in 'Take my Konerko, please?' started by spiffie, May 29, 2012.

  1. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    I think I'd rather have Dempster, all things considered.
  2. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    I think the market for ace starters is going to yield some underwhelming returns, with the new CBA rules. There's no point in losing two top prospects for a 3 month rental and no compensation at the end.
  3. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    plz get grenks
  4. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    :lenny:
  5. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Isn't Milwaukee about to offer him a hundred million for five years?
  6. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

  7. October
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    October Local Pessimist

    What would it take to get him? A starting pitcher (Axelrod)?
  8. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Are you a secret Score caller?

    Greinke for Axelrod? Are you serious?
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

  10. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    I think the Sox should follow that up with getting Cole Hamels for Nestor Molina
  11. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    They might. They said they'd "go that high". I don't know who Greinke's agent is (or if he still represents himself) but Milwaukee might just be making that public in anticipation of Greinke turning it down.
  12. October
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    October Local Pessimist

    No I mean. Axelrod + _____ + _____ = Greinke.
  13. October
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    October Local Pessimist

    I really don't know what we have for position players in the minors. JoDanks? Escobar? Hudson(lol)?
  14. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    Axelrod+
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  15. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Dude you keep listing non prospects. Axelrod isn't a prospect anymore he's a 26 year old tweener AAAA player. Escobar is a career utility guy and while Jordan Danks is still young I don't think anyone in MLB views him anything but a 4th OF right now. Reed was probably the most valuable chip the Sox had coming into the year and he's not going anywhere. Molina has some value. I think the best offer the Sox can pull together is Mitchell, Molina and either Thompson or Walker. But I don't know if that can get it done considering some of the other suitors have much better farm systems.
  16. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    october = the new bckthr
  17. October
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    October Local Pessimist

  18. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    I wonder if Floyd checks out ok if maybe Milwaukee would consider taking him as part of a deal. My thinking is they may think they can compete next season in that crap division and if they have Floyd (I think he has an option) at $9M or so, it gives them a third starter in the NL with the ability to fill other holes because they wouldn't pay Greinke $20M. I don't know that they would do that, but I really don't know if the Sox have enough otherwise to get him. I think the Brewers would be better off with the picks than the prospects the Sox could trade.

    I think the same thing about Hamels. The Phillies aren't looking to rebuild, but they can't give another pitcher $20M+. So maybe Floyd kind of fits in for them as well as a fourth starter.
  19. October
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    October Local Pessimist

    Lillibridge has been DFA'd. Sign him and trade him for profit again.
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  20. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    That'd be hilarious if the Sox sign him. He may not pass waivers though.
  21. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    If you're talking about them getting picks if he walks at the end of the seas I don't think they do it like that anymore. It's only if they offer the guy like the average of the top 25 players in the majors and he declines it do they get picks. I think they said that would apply to like two players this season. I could be wrong but there's no such thing as a Type A or Type B free agenst anymore.
  22. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Also they can only get picks if they offer him arb. Who knows, Greinke might just be like fuck it I'll take it.
  23. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    I think it's the top 125, which would be around $12.4M. I'd be shocked if they could retain Greinke for less than that.
  24. CaptainBallz
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    Somebody better inform that blubbering kid who was publicly humiliated by his Dad
  25. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    Where is Brent's Saviour now?
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  27. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

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  29. CaptainBallz
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    God, Cherington... same dif to ol' Brant Lillingsmith
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  30. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    I can't believe that Lillibridge retweeted me without credit :SteamingMad:
  31. Quaye
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    Quaye I basically hate Jeans

    Damn you 140 character limit. "_to_dream!" is only like 11 more characters
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    i cnt w8t 2 drm!
  33. SoxFan76
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    SoxFan76 Classic Lofton

    the 2 people I've ever had to unfollow on Twitter were bible thumpers. Painful.
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    1951Campbell Free Legal Advice/Beatles Hater

  35. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Bleacher report makes me dumber after I go there.

    "Five obvious reasons why the Sox could or should get Greinke" and 4 of these 5 reasons could apply to any team!

    Brewers need to get something for him, Sox starting pitching is depleted, Sox are contenders, Greinke would help in postseason run, Greinke prefers to be out of the spotlight... great fucking list
  36. FedEx
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    A list just to have a list. Love it.
  37. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    In this case I don't place all the blame on the writer, BR encourages bullshit like this. They don't give a shit if the content is good, as long as it generates traffic. And stupid lists are an easy way to get people to go to a site because it usually provides an agree/disagree situation.
  38. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    Why do they have to do it in a slideshow?
  39. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

    For some reason the slideshows get like 60% more views. People love pictures and not having to read or scroll.
  40. BeviBall
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    You've just described what it must be like to be Will Smith.
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  41. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    List is odd. The Brewers are going to want something back, well, yeah. But that isn't a reason as to why he would end up with the Sox. He might want to play for the Sox, but has a social anxiety disorder and probably doesn't want to go to a bigger market.

    Awesome analysis.
  42. Prope
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    Prope RIP soxwon

    They are going to want prospects. I'm not going to tell you which prospects they might want, I'll just let that little nugget sink.
  43. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Hey did you know teams out of contention usually trade good players that are in the last year of their contract?
  44. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    Giancarlo Stanton, please.

    I'll be happy with just acquiring Greinke by Tuesday, though..
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    Apparently the read on Greinke is that he doesn't like pitching in the Cell. Fucking headcase that guy is.
  46. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Yeah, apparently the Sell is the one stadium he hates pitching in. That's great.
  47. samram
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    samram Bon Vivant

    Meh, he's not a 10-5 guy, so as long as they paid a rental price for him, who cares? No way JR's giving any pitcher what he'll want and I don't blame him.
  48. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    I don't know. If he's that big of a headcase, I wouldn't want to aggravate his buttfuckery.
  49. Fuller
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    Fuller Trump had no ideas, he just went too far

    Seriously, we need to steer WAY the flock clear of Greinke. We had him once before, when he pitched under the pseudonym "Javier Vazquez"
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