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Old 12-05-2012, 12:25 PM
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Default Sox sign Keppinger

3 year deal

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...keppinger.html
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:27 PM
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Perfect fit for what we need!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM
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Perfect fit for what we need!
There was talk of 3 years and $13 million for this guy. Shades of Mark Teahen contract.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:29 PM
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Good move.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:30 PM
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I understand Keppinger is quite the contact hitter. Is this right?
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:31 PM
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I understand Keppinger is quite the contact hitter. Is this right?
Yes. Not a lot of power though.

Also, it should be stated that Keppinger will be 33 this season.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:31 PM
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I wonder if he's the new utility guy or the new third basemen.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:31 PM
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I think I like this move.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:31 PM
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I think I like this move.



That says it all..!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:48 PM
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It's a good move. Let's see if he can keep it up.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:51 PM
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0% chance that he is worse than Brent Morel.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:06 PM
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I'm not a big fan of signing a 33 year old mediocre player to a 3 year deal. At least Teahen had upside.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:11 PM
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Not a bad deal.

Look what Angel Pagan just got from the Giants.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:14 PM
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Not a bad deal.

Look what Angel Pagan just got from the Giants.
I'm not a fan of that deal either

Both of these guys were extremely late bloomers. While it doesn't always follow, most late bloomers tend to fall off a cliff really early.

I like Keppinger. I don't like the deal. Even if it was our best option.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:12 PM
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I think they had no choice.

One, Keppinger should be a solid #2 hitter. I think that will really help this team.

Two, it looks obvious that Youkilis will get either a year for $10-12 million, or two-years for $20+ million. No way is that a good signing for us.

Three, the chances of acquiring anyone either at or between Keppinger and Youkilis skill set without spending a lot or giving up a ton was remote.

Four, he will have maybe a third of the K's Morel, Hudson, and Youkilis totaled, meaning a more versatile batter in that spot.

And lastly, defensively he is better than Youkilis by far.

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Not a bad deal.

Look what Angel Pagan just got from the Giants.
Yes, just a year after he was nearly non-tendered.
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