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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on January 16, 2021, 05:14:57 PM »
Martin Perez agreed today to 1 yr @$4.5m with club options.

A strange deal if you're looking for growth, but it seems like mgt.is not willing to risk money on other pitchers out of rehab, like Kluber, and they made a safe bet for stability, depth, on somebody they know from the '20 Sox.  Probably no more than an innings eater, will not get you out of last place in ALE as the other clubs have gotten better, and you're still waiting on Sale and ERod to be in pitching shape.
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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on January 16, 2021, 01:50:19 PM »
I'm not at all sure where the Bloom ship is sailing right now.  Maybe he doesnt know, or he's just bored.  As far as the big  pitching hole, the awful BP now on the roster, and three starters who have a long history of being on the IL, all he has done is get Andriese, who finished last year with a 4.50 era and  0.6 WAR.  That with about a month until pitchers report to ST.  The Workman/ Pivetta deal last summer does give him a spot starter.

I'm really shortening my own expectations now.  We won't really push Odorizzi. short of him come begging.  LAA or Jay's will sign him along with Springer.

 I think we get maybe a 1 yr deal with Happ and/ or Rich Hill.  I know the fans don't like to be dragged along like this, seeing, Mets, NYY, Jay's bringing home the bacon.  Sorry for the rant, but I didn't think the club would be so lethargic after two bad years.
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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by longgame on January 16, 2021, 12:43:28 PM »
They're really great at signing teenage prospects and bat-off-the-bench types.  Actual MLB guys though?  They seem to be afraid of getting someone good who the fans would like and they'd just have to trade in a few years.

John Henry needs to realize that the one competitive advantage he has over every team other than the Yankees is a fan base that will throw money at you if you win and that money is what makes the world turn in MLB.  If you're worried about spending too much, maybe pro sports ownership isn't your thing. 
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Red Sox Off Season News / Re: Yankees and DJ LeMahieu finalizing $90 million deal
« Last post by longgame on January 16, 2021, 12:39:51 PM »
The Yanks also took Kluber off the market today for $10-11m.  In one day they've made the Sox look like a small market organization.  There is still time before Spring training to figure it all out.

This get stranger by the day, doesn't it.  It's like while they were signing Devers to avoid arbitration, the Yankees were signing free agents.  Lemaheiu (glad he's not coming because I can't type that name!) came pretty cheap, even if he's a bit long in the tooth for 6 years.  The Yankees probably figure they'll get 4 good years and either dump him or eat it worst case and they won't bat an eye.

Kluber at $11M for a year seems a no-brainer to me.  I wonder where the Sox were on this if in it at all?  I just thought he'd line up pretty well to fill the gap until Sale returns.  So is Bauer the guy and what will he tie up and for how long?  Odorizzi gets thrown about.  I'll say this though and I've probably said it 100 times over the past 25 years if not more, but the Yankees go out and get players they want.  You simply don't hear about them trading Mickey Mantle, or not getting Derek Jeter's offer to the commissioners office on time, or decide to lowball a player like the Sox did with Lester.  For some reason the Sox front office, with the brief exception of a few years with Theo, has had difficulty in determining who or what they want and going out and getting them - unless of course it's the #14 AA prospect, then they'll go crazy.

Another thing on that - the Yankees have had Cashman forever.  The Sox get a new GM every three years and then they spend the next two years undoing what the last guy did.  That causes this boom or bust cycle.  It's great that Bloom is rebuilding for lack of a better term, but where does that leave us in three years when he's out the door in favor of John Henry's new favorite toy?
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Red Sox Off Season News / Re: Yankees and DJ LeMahieu finalizing $90 million deal
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on January 15, 2021, 08:03:30 PM »
The Yanks also took Kluber off the market today for $10-11m.  In one day they've made the Sox look like a small market organization.  There is still time before Spring training to figure it all out.
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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on January 15, 2021, 01:47:14 PM »
It's time for Sox to make a big splash,  or NOT.  Some thinking a deal could come by next Monday.

John Morosi:  Corey Kluber talks are intensifying and there is an increasing likelihood that he will sign with an @MLB team by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Kluberís throwing session this week was well-attended by team execs and scouts.

Maybe there's a Brantley deal for LF (platoon with Renfroe ?) ?  Rosario seems to be the other plan.  Why are they talking to ss Simian?

Chris Cotillo on the rest of the Sox shopping list,

* Expected to attend P Julio Teheran's showcase next week
* Relievers on the radar include Hand, Giles, Soria and Doolittle
* In market for a first baseman/someone to provide Dalbec insurance. LHH likely.
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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on January 15, 2021, 11:20:58 AM »
One of the supposed stars in today's ignings,

The Red Sox have reportedly reached an agreement with one of the most athletic prospects in this year's international class.

According to MLB.com and Baseball America, the Red Sox have reached a $1.5 million agreement with right-handed outfielder Miguel Bleis. The 16-year-old native of the Dominican Republic is considered a consensus top-20 prospect in this year's class. He's 6-foot-3 and 175 pounds, with a projectable frame that suggests plus tools across the board.

Baseball America describes him as one of the top athletes in the class, "(with) a sleek, athletic frame with high physical upside." MLB.com, meanwhile, raves that he's one of the biggest and strongest players on the market, but also blessed with an advanced approach at the plate.

"Bleis has a plan once he steps into the batter's box with a feel for the strike zone and it shows," MLB.com wrote.

From Instagram video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/By-wjjiAnr3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by SeaBeachFred on January 15, 2021, 11:20:26 AM »
I'm hopeful the LeMahieu lowball signing will bring players into the range the apparently very poor Red Sox live in.

The Red Sox being a poor team is an indictment of owner John Henry who seems determined to lowball his way into another disastrous season like 2012, 2014 and 2015.....and that is what could happen if he doesn't realize those TV ratings and  ticket sales will continue to plummet unless he gets of his lazy ass and starts understanding that being cheap in a big market and baseball crazy city is just not going to cut it.  I wonder if he has lost his shirt in this pandemic because he is acting more and more every day like the cheap bastard he was back in those dark days earlier in the last decade.
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Red Sox 2020 News / Re: Sox sign Renfroe
« Last post by SeaBeachFred on January 15, 2021, 11:15:36 AM »
The Kluber sweepstakes is underway.  Yes, he and his wife haveMass. area roots, but the early sentiment sees him cashing in his chips for his first big money contract.  So Bloom could be another bridesmaid.

Meanwhile Dombrowski has been in Philly about three weeks and already dealt for three pitchers this week, including reliever Archie Bradley.  However the Phils' needs are finite, whereas Bloom has to address several holes in his lineup.

Whatever they do for the big club this weekend, the Sox today are busy signing from the international market.  The identified players,

Miguel Bleis, of, Dominican Republic
Enderso Lira, c, Venezuela
Luis Ravelo, ss, Dominican Republic
Alvaro Mejias, rhp, Venezuela
Peyton Nunez, lhp, Dominican Republic
Abrahan Liendo, ss, Venezuela
Armando Sierra, of, Dominican Republic
Josue Castillo, ss, Dominican Republic
Karim Ayubi, of, Curacao
Yevganni Reinita, ss, Curacao
Yeziel Burnet, rhp, Curacao

I think we're going to become the poster team for being bridesmaids.  Until the media and press in Boston take to Prune Face with a hammer, sword and hatchet he will try  to win on   the cheap....and it will not work as it did in 2013.  Instead we will hope that group of Latin American ballplayers will have two or three players who emerge as potential contributers, though most of them will be back home within a year or two.
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Red Sox Off Season News / Re: Yankees and DJ LeMahieu finalizing $90 million deal
« Last post by Sea Dog 23 on January 15, 2021, 10:19:04 AM »
From all the blogs and articles about the Sox recently, I would surmise that infielders are down the list of Bloom priorities.  How to completely revamp an outfield that was premier in 2018, seems to be job 1A or 1B.  Filling numerous holes in the oft-injured pitching staff and woeful BP I think is the other 1A or 1B.

As Fred said, DJL would have been a centerpiece for the Sox going forward.  But Bloom I think is pulling from a different deck of cards.  Wish him the best.
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