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for D -- Should have gotten more for trading our two best pitchers
Voted on Jul 31 2014, 8:55p
Yeah, Drew's been looking better as of late, but they've got to clear up some space over on the left side
Commented on Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to Orioles on Jul 31 2014, 3:23p - 1 reply
I kind of understand the Lester deal (or have at least talked myself into it)...
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Tigers 'close' to acquiring Andrew Miller on Jul 31 2014, 2:58p
IF they do trade Miller...
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Tigers 'close' to acquiring Andrew Miller on Jul 31 2014, 2:38p
That was my first thought; I think they'd like to unload Napoli's contract, and acquiring Craig might help them do that
Commented on Allen Craig is a gamble the Red Sox should take on Jul 31 2014, 2:35p - 2 replies
They've stuck Nava in right field a lot more than you'd ideally like...
Commented on Allen Craig is a gamble the Red Sox should take on Jul 31 2014, 2:34p - 1 reply
I'd be shocked if we bid aggressively on Lester at this point
Commented on Red Sox trade Jon Lester to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 10:50a - 2 replies
So, can Cespedes play right field?
Commented on Red Sox trade Jon Lester to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 10:34a - 2 replies
I do wonder what they might have gotten for him if they'd sold high on him after last season
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Pirates, Cardinals 'pushing hardest' for Jon Lester on Jul 31 2014, 9:51a
"No major holes outside of the rotation...."
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 2:08p - 2 replies
Would you rather pay Uehara and Miler a combined $21M next year....
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 2:05p - 2 replies
That's too much for an aging closer, I think
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 2:03p - 2 replies
What I don't understand; why do they seem intent on holding onto Uehara?
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 1:58p - 2 replies
Trading away our two best pitchers, I don't see that as part of a good plan either
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 1:34p - 1 reply
Fuck "last year was a fluke"...
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 1:18p - 1 reply
I can't really wrap my head around either trade
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 1:16p - 1 reply
I wish he'd have taken Kelly Olynyk to the barbershop with him...
Commented on James Young is cleared to play on Jul 30 2014, 11:01a
Even $10M/year would be pushing it...
Commented on Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: What have you learned, Rubby De La Rosa? on Jul 30 2014, 7:06a
Well, Napoli and Papi aren't going to be around forever
Commented on Trading Matt Kemp for Jon Lester makes all kinds of sense on Jul 28 2014, 5:00p - 1 reply
I think we're a little bereft of those 15-20 HR guys, though
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Mike Carp requests trade from Red Sox on Jul 28 2014, 1:54p
The only thing I'd say....
Commented on Trading Matt Kemp for Jon Lester makes all kinds of sense on Jul 28 2014, 1:47p
Nothing to stop them from doing so, but figure the odds are stacked more in our favor if he's still on the team when the season's over
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 27 2014, 8:51p - 1 reply
I've defended Doubie a lot this year...
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Matt Kemp a target for Boston? (Just say no) on Jul 27 2014, 8:32p
Yeah, 90% of Vitor is about 25% of what we need from the 5 spot.
Commented on Recovering Vitor Faverani hopes to be at 90% in training camp on Jul 27 2014, 7:00p - 2 replies
Competition is good, but I think there's something to be said for giving these guys (within reason) some room
Commented on Source: Red Sox righty Allen Webster traveling to join team in Tampa Bay on Jul 26 2014, 9:46p
Well, Workman wasn't an option for Sunday, since he just pitched on Thursday
Commented on Source: Red Sox righty Allen Webster traveling to join team in Tampa Bay on Jul 26 2014, 9:42p
for Evan Turner
Voted on Jul 17 2014, 6:47a
Exactly - it's only a hard cap if you let yourself be subject to it!
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 4:31p - 1 reply
And I get the value in looking at each individual draft, who might have been available, etc...
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
Well, then why do you keep referring to the luxury tax limit as a "hard cap"?
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 3:39p - 1 reply
Doesn't sound like he was a finance major.
Commented on Former first-round pick Karsten Whitson focused on proving value after 11th-round selection on Jul 16 2014, 1:05p
I'm trying to look at things in aggregate
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
I've thought about this (too much) recently
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 12:23p - 1 reply
That seems odd...
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 11:18a - 2 replies
Also, the reason that you'll never see "max" contracts be eliminated?
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 11:16a - 1 reply
Is that what happened?
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 11:12a - 1 reply
Well, there's got to be some other mechanism by which revenues can get shared
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 11:09a
That's what I was advocating for during the last work stoppage
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 9:18a - 2 replies
In this case, it's really a matter of semantics
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 16 2014, 9:14a - 1 reply
I love Courtney Lee...
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:32p - 1 reply
There's also the issue of when Wyc has to start CTC'ing
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:29p - 1 reply
... and then Houston immediately sent him packing
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:25p - 2 replies
Yeah, I'm not sure about the timing of when deals become guaranteed
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:21p - 1 reply
The E'Twaun thing was different; you can't re-sign a player that you traded away for a year
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:13p
I'll answer my own question; section 88 of the Coon FAQ
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:11p
I'm just not sure whether we can immediately re-trade Ely, if we acquire him
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:04p - 1 reply
The thing is, though...
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 5:00p - 1 reply
Another non-guaranteed salary, though, combined with the ones we already have
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 4:56p - 2 replies
And we'll probably not ever receive a pick for doing this
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 3:47p - 1 reply
Well, that's what I mean
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
Pretty much
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 3:39p - 1 reply
Nutrition or not, he's trending in the wrong direction
Commented on Offseason Update Series: Top 10 Remaining Free Agent Big Men for the Boston Celtics on Jul 15 2014, 3:39p - 1 reply
It's not really for us to say that it's a crappy deal or not;
Commented on Boston Celtics sign-and-trade free agent Kris Humphries to Washington Wizards on Jul 15 2014, 3:36p
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