Red Sox/MLB 2019 Regular Season V - Red Sox eliminated

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  1. CDJ

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    If I wanted to be a fan of a Pennypinching team I would root for the rays

    You can’t have your current ticket prices and then say you don’t have enough money to bring back Mookie when a bunch is coming off the books

    Idc if you replace porcello with chacin for 2 mill or a guy on a minor league deal, you do whatever you can to retain Mookie
     
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    Can't re-sign JD Martinez because of "money problems" and refuse to trade him at the deadline for some form of return. Nice.
     
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    Betts led off with first pitch home run

    I know Mazz 3 weeks ago basically said he sucks and Jim Murray agreed but he seems like a good player
     
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    Who wants him

    Think it through - your getting the mega bleeping contract and abysmal defense in the outfield that takes out the National
    league (he’s 32 and no one wanted to pay him what he’s got now at 30)

    Curious

    I thought it thru and came up with ,,,,,

    No match

    Oh and he’s already signed
     
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    This scares the ever living **** out of me

    If they think they can slash payroll, when they have so much money coming off the books, and continue to charge a premium for tickets, they are out to lunch.
     
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    The Yankees have an option to buy out Encarnacion's deal, but JD will want something longer term and they have to plan for either Judge or Stanton to pivot out of the OF and into that DH slot within the next few years
     
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    Signed if he opts in. In my opinion, the Red Sox would have received some decent offers for him from playoff contenders. Even if he opts in, the team that would have traded for him would only have him short term. It is better than nothing.

    With the talk of the Red Sox letting JD and Betts leave, I'm getting Chiarelli flashbacks. Poor asset management and the way they are spending their money.
     
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    I will legitimately wish horrible things upon them
     
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    That David Price contract sure is looking great! :sarcasm:
     
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    No way

    They were in legit playoff hunt at deadline

    They shouldn’t have traded him

    Even if they wanted to no one could take on cost

    He can’t play the field - he’s a liability in the field with a wonky Back
     
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    I will have to disagree with you about the direction they should have taken at the deadline. In my opinion, even if they somewhat showed some signs of life, they should have sold. I didn't have faith in them then, and it seemed like Dombrowski didn't either by staying pat.

    I agree about JD though. His future seems to be at DH.
     
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    I went to Red Sox game July 27

    They beat Yankees 9-5 their third win in a row

    They were 59-47

    They were in a wild card spot

    JD Martinez hit a 440 bomb

    Stop with the trade Martinez talk at the deadline ****

    The only way you blow up the season st the July 31 deadline is you have taken so much LSD as Judy Van Houton said is you know longer think
     
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    Has nothing to do with Price, Sale, or anyone on the team.

    They have plenty of money coming off the books after this season, and it's not a luxury tax issue since they didn't go over it this year.

    If they cheap out, it's totally on management for wanting to pocket some cash, while still charging $100 for two ****ing bleacher seats.
     
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    Sorry, baseball is my 3rd sport. :naughty:
     
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    Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    That’s where I’m at with this organization.

    (Grabs popcorn)
     
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    I’ve posted 50,000 posts on HF

    I would put #1 on the list I am adamant about is they did the right thing at deadline not blowing up

    What I learned last 48 hours is Dombrowski was not allowed to trade any remaining prospects for bandaids
     
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    It’s my first
     
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    So if you’re letting Martinez walk and dealing Betts/legging him walk, do you seek to expedite the retool with a deal similar to the Beckett/Crawford/A Gon package?

    Lots of money tied up in high risk, high ceiling starting pitchers.

    Just how much payroll can you cut?

    Also, there are only so many bad contracts you can swallow as an organization before the bill comes due.

    Only so many Pablo Sandovals you can stomach.
     
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    Apologies to any Judy Van Houton’s out there I associated with excessive acid trips.

    It was Leslie Van Houten.

    I got my Manson members mixed up
     
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    Has there been a more Jeckyl and Hyde organization in sports over the last quarter century?

    Talk about a roller coaster of a franchise.

    @Fenway, how do you see this trending? The franchise has lost some popularity and good will on the part of the fanbase.

    You’ve mentioned the value of NESN several times. Any chance they trim payroll and look to sell?
     
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    Moving Mookie and Sale or Price to an NL contender would be something. Whoever makes the trade becomes immediate title contenders

    Wonder if the Mets would do something like that. Huge market. Get Syndergaard/Diaz and a prospect or two like a Matthew Allan/ Francisco Alvarez coming back. Brody is crazy, he’s not scared of massive deals. It makes them a title contender imo
     
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    I made that point as well. The Dombrowski Henry hired is the exact guy he's firing. He came as advertised. And Henry approved the big signings along the way. He used Dombrowski for a title and is throwing him away like a piece of trash. Pick a direction already. Either you want the Cherington long game approach or the Dombrowski approach. I will allow for a middle ground but enough already. Clarify what you want in a GM and let them do their thing.

    I'm confused by that tweet. What are they saying Dombrowski couldn't pull off?
     
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    If the plan really is to cut payroll so much that it means no JD and Mookie Henry is selling the team.
     
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