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Old 02-22-2018, 11:36 AM
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Take it for what it may be worth:

https://www.mlb.com/news/yankees-whi...as/c-266762670
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:53 AM
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I saw where an espn article predicted Moose to the sox. I'm not buying it though. Maybe if the deal was no more than 3 years and we trade him for prospects. Moose is too volatile offensively for my taste.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:49 PM
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I'm in for a one year deal between $18-20 mil, then flip him at the deadline. He may want to take that and try free agency next year due to how this year's class has gone. Seems like teams are saving up for next offseason, he could cash in on teams that miss out on the big names.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:29 PM
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JP Morosi on MLB Network this morning said that he believes Moustakas will either end up returning to Kansas City or signing with the Sox.

Morosi added the Yankees were a possible destination but that the trade with Arizona eliminated that.

Personally, I'd love to see the Sox sign Moustakas even to a one-year. If it works, cool. If not, that's fine too. Sox still have Yolmer. I just like Moustakas as a player and think he'd be a solid pickup for the Sox.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:38 PM
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To me, I would rather Claim Corey Dickerson than sign Moustakas, although I would totally be in favor of both.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:45 PM
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To me, I would rather Claim Corey Dickerson than sign Moustakas, although I would totally be in favor of both.
Pirates got him for D. Hudson.
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Pirates got him for D. Hudson.
Wow, that is all it cost?
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:12 PM
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If the Sox were hoping to contend this year, then sure.

But this year is all about player development, and seeing which players are making progress toward living up to their ceilings.

Giving up a second round draft pick, and allowing KC to gain another pick in the Top 50 of the draft, plus more importantly taking away opportunities for players currently in our system to prove whether or not they are part of our long-term future, is not worth winning 2-3 more games this year.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:46 PM
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If the Sox were hoping to contend this year, then sure.

But this year is all about player development, and seeing which players are making progress toward living up to their ceilings.

Giving up a second round draft pick, and allowing KC to gain another pick in the Top 50 of the draft, plus more importantly taking away opportunities for players currently in our system to prove whether or not they are part of our long-term future, is not worth winning 2-3 more games this year.
What the Sox would get in return for flipping Moustakas at the deadline will be far greater value than a second round pick. Also he wouldn't be taking at bats away from players that are going to possibly be starters in the future (Davidson and Sanchez). KC has the worst system in baseball and has a terrible MLB team, who cares about giving them a second round pick.
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:59 PM
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The Sox need to add a 3B at some point. I'm not totally opposed to taking advantage of a depressed market for Moustakas. It all depends on the terms. The Sox have plenty of money. For me, it's more about length of contract. If you can do it on a three-year deal, it's probably worth it. Five or six years? No thanks.
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What the Sox would get in return for flipping Moustakas at the deadline will be far greater value than a second round pick. Also he wouldn't be taking at bats away from players that are going to possibly be starters in the future (Davidson and Sanchez). KC has the worst system in baseball and has a terrible MLB team, who cares about giving them a second round pick.
Pitchers seem to have more value at the deadline than corner IFs who play average defense with poor OBP.
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The Sox need to add a 3B at some point. I'm not totally opposed to taking advantage of a depressed market for Moustakas. It all depends on the terms. The Sox have plenty of money. For me, it's more about length of contract. If you can do it on a three-year deal, it's probably worth it. Five or six years? No thanks.
Agreed. Davidson is putrid, Yolmer doesn't hit nearly enough to be an everyday 3b, Delmonico played a good amount of 3b in the minors but I don't think his D is going to play in the bigs there. Burger is a few years away.
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For me, it's more about length of contract. If you can do it on a three-year deal, it's probably worth it. Five or six years? No thanks.
Yep. Moustakas moves to the wrong side of 30 in September. Three years is probably a good risk. Six years is not.
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If the Sox were hoping to contend this year, then sure.

But this year is all about player development, and seeing which players are making progress toward living up to their ceilings.

Giving up a second round draft pick, and allowing KC to gain another pick in the Top 50 of the draft, plus more importantly taking away opportunities for players currently in our system to prove whether or not they are part of our long-term future, is not worth winning 2-3 more games this year.
I would be willing to risk that signing Moustakas to a one-year deal and flipping him at the deadline would bring back a better return than a pick in the mid-40s.

Abreu, Avi, and Moustakas could give the White Sox a virtual monopoly on impact bats this coming July.
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Old 02-22-2018, 03:54 PM
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I would be willing to risk that signing Moustakas to a one-year deal and flipping him at the deadline would bring back a better return than a pick in the mid-40s.

Abreu, Avi, and Moustakas could give the White Sox a virtual monopoly on impact bats this coming July.
The problem is, its entirely possible Abreu is the only one worth anything July as well. Avi is going to have to prove his Ted Williams BABIP wasn't luck, and Moose isn't a sure thing.
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