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Old 10-05-2012, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by amsteel View Post
He's the only one of the 5 that potentially has some unrealized potential, at this point I think we all know who Olmedo, Beckham, Humber and DeAza are.
OK, I understand your point. I'm not sure I agree with how much unrealized potential affects the arbitration process since arb year contracts are doled out 1-year at a time, but I would agree that if the Sox were looking to extend any of their young players past their arb years, Viciedo probably would have more leverage than any of the other young players with the exception of Chris Sale. I know he's frustraing, but the number of 23-year-olds who will hit 25 HR in their first full season in the Majors is pretty limited.

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