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Old 10-07-2013, 12:14 PM
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I'd be all for it. We can see if he's recovered well enough from his injuries and if he does, well, Alejandro better watch his back.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:33 PM
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I bet the peoria cub lover felt the same. Now look at him, how money and opportunity changes things.
While Thome grew up loving the cubs, I doubt he hated the sox or anybody else. I'm not sure Jim is capable of hate.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:02 PM
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As it should for any professional.
We all do what we have to do to thrive and survive. As long as its not immoral I see nothing wrong with it.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:16 PM
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Nice! Granderson and Morneau are the two FA's that IMO can help the Sox back to respectability.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:27 PM
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Nice! Granderson and Morneau are the two FA's that IMO can help the Sox back to respectability.
Is this implied teal?
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:57 PM
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Nice! Granderson and Morneau are the two FA's that IMO can help the Sox back to respectability.
If gotten on the cheap and 1 year deals, then Id bite, otherwise pass.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:17 PM
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I don't want him, I want Choo baby!
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:36 PM
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I don't know. I love Granderson as a person and player, but if we're rebuilding then let's do it right. If we were on the verge of winning something, I'd love to have him. But realistically, if Granderson returns to form, he takes us from a 70 win team to a 72 win team. This would be a KW type pick-up.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:39 PM
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Adding Granderson, Abreu, and a catcher would go a long way toward improving the team.
Yeah, it sure would. And Curtis Granderson can actually play CF while Shin Soo Choo, who is a fine hitter, is really a corner OF. Granderson could help the Sox for the next couple of years and give the Sox the chance to develop some of the OF's at the lower levels of the minors.

What if the Sox did these moves: (1) sign Granderson, (2) trade Alexei Ramirez to St. Louis for Matt Adams and (3) sign Brian McCann or Jarrod Saltalamacchia? The lineup would look like this:

Beckham 2B or Semien SS
Granderson CF
A. Garcia RF
M. Adams 1B
Viciedo LF
McCann/Saltalamacchia C
Dunn DH
Beckham 2B or Semien SS
Gillaspie 3B/Keppinger 3b (platoon)

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DeAza OF
L. Garcia IF/OF
Phegley C
Jordan Danks OF

That may still need some work but would be a big improvement over the offense this year.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:52 PM
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(2) trade Alexei Ramirez to St. Louis for Matt Adams
I just find it really hard to believe they would move him for Ramirez.

That lineup still kinda stinks, too.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:17 PM
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I just find it really hard to believe they would move him for Ramirez.

That lineup still kinda stinks, too.
If the Pirates knock St. Louis out of the playoffs, then the Cardinals would have to look awfully hard at upgrading at shortstop. And, BTW, Pedro Alvarez just broke up Michael Wacha's no-hit bid with a solo homer in the bottom of the 8th of Game #4 to make the score 2-1 St. Louis.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:19 PM
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If the Pirates knock St. Louis out of the playoffs, then the Cardinals would have to look awfully hard at upgrading at shortstop. And, BTW, Pedro Alvarez just broke up Michael Wacha's no-hit bid with a solo homer in the bottom of the 8th of Game #4 to make the score 2-1 St. Louis.
Wacha, Wacha, Wacha!
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:42 PM
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Wacha, Wacha, Wacha!
I know it is off topic but what a terrific pitcher Michael Wacha is! And it is still 2-1 Cardinals in the bottom of the 9th of Game #4, two outs and Neil Walker at 1st and Andrew McCutchan at the plate. Trevor Rosenthal pitching.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:52 PM
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If this is a clubhouse move for a quality guy to help the young players along in the first 2-3 years of a rebuilding process, I'm all for it.

If this is the delusional throw money at a terrible roster route to compete now, please no. No Grandersons, no Choos. They won't be relevant when we are again. You wanna spend money, go get Abreu.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:49 PM
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If this is the delusional throw money at a terrible roster route to compete now, please no. No Grandersons, no Choos. They won't be relevant when we are again. You wanna spend money, go get Abreu.
But the Sox *love* the "being competitive" line of bull****.
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