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    2017 off season

    All right gang, let's shift to offseason mode-

    As I have told several friends, the '16-'17 team reminds me a great deal of the '88-'90 teams...and I didn't like those teams. They were good enough to taunt but not really compete, and that's what we have here. If you want to take it a step further, this year was really the reincarnation of the '99 team...which was Pedro, Nomar and 7 guys from the playground.

    Here are my suggestions-

    - first and foremost, Farrell needs to be given his walking papers. Don't defend him, don't tell me "but he won a ring in '13"...Tito won TWO and he's in Cleveland
    - the lineup needs to be rebuilt. I mean, seriously, who would scare you if you were an opposing pitcher? Who would you pitch around? I want: Eric Hosmer and Stanton
    - I want to see the following guys moved this offseason- JBJ, Bogaerts (I'm completely done with both of them at this point, but especially Bogaerts), ERod. They're all young and still have tremendous upsides, but I think they all need a change of scenery.
    - I want to see a reliable RH starter. Think about this...the Sox starter for Game 3 was Doug Fister. If that doesn't tell you that there is a deep, underlying flaw in the rotation than I don't know what will. My preference would be Tanner Roark. The guy is a gamer.
    - trade Price to an NL team. His game 3 performance has a positive impact on his value. It will probably require sending cash as well, but he could be the missing piece for an NL team with championship aspirations

    Okay Planateers, you're up-
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    JF has to go. I don't have any hate for him like alot of people seem to, but it's time for a new leader.


    Way too many bats went silent in this series. Not sure I would dump both Xander and JBJ, but I wouldn't cry over either. What they need is a power hitter in the 4 spot.

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    from a friend (for anybody who may have come over from Up On The Monster from the old days...JayHawk Bill)

    2018 Roster

    C Vazquez/Swihart
    1B Hosmer
    2B Kinsler
    SS Bogaerts
    3B Devers
    LF Benintendi
    CF JBJ
    RF Betts
    DH Stanton

    4C Chavis
    UT Marrero
    UT Holt

    SP Sale
    SP Porcello
    SP Pomeranz
    SP Cole
    SP Fister

    CL Kimbrel
    SU Kelly
    RP Smith
    RP Barnes
    RP Maddux
    (Two others, including LOOGY)

    Price, Ramirez, Castillo, Mata, and Flores for Giancarlo Stanton

    E-Rod, Brian Johnson, and Sandy Leon for Gerrit Cole

    Eric Hosmer signed for six years at around $24 million per year

    Ian Kinsler signed for one year at around $12 million

    Luxury threshold exceeded--but penalties were reset in 2017, and this wouldn't be the biggest payroll in MLB.
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    I was going to say Price has to be part of any deal with Marlins.

    You are taking on a lot of cash and need to drop atleast his contract to take on a decade or more of Stanton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostofdouggriffin View Post
    from a friend (for anybody who may have come over from Up On The Monster from the old days...JayHawk Bill)

    2018 Roster

    C Vazquez/Swihart
    1B Hosmer
    2B Kinsler
    SS Bogaerts
    3B Devers
    LF Benintendi
    CF JBJ
    RF Betts
    DH Stanton

    4C Chavis
    UT Marrero
    UT Holt

    SP Sale
    SP Porcello
    SP Pomeranz
    SP Cole
    SP Fister

    CL Kimbrel
    SU Kelly
    RP Smith
    RP Barnes
    RP Maddux
    (Two others, including LOOGY)

    Price, Ramirez, Castillo, Mata, and Flores for Giancarlo Stanton

    E-Rod, Brian Johnson, and Sandy Leon for Gerrit Cole

    Eric Hosmer signed for six years at around $24 million per year

    Ian Kinsler signed for one year at around $12 million

    Luxury threshold exceeded--but penalties were reset in 2017, and this wouldn't be the biggest payroll in MLB.
    I like this. Can't see it happening, but I like it. Maybe toss in a JBJ or X for extra measure. Although, I would miss JBJ in CF more than X at SS.

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    FARRELL FIRED!!!


    Too bad he lost the battle to Price and Pedrioa in the sox locker room.

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    Glad to see they made this move. Time for a new voice. Maybe a tougher one. Not fake Bobby V tough, but real.

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    Who is next? Any guesses?

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    Hoping Cora.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikiemo83 View Post
    I was going to say Price has to be part of any deal with Marlins.

    You are taking on a lot of cash and need to drop atleast his contract to take on a decade or more of Stanton.
    Yeah. It offsets the money plus it gives the Marlins a front line starting pitcher. Price is still at least a 2 if not a 1 in the NL. The Nats will probably beat him like a drum though...
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