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(Bleacher Report)   Four players the Boston Red Sox should consider trading before the deadline. Surprisingly, someone narrowed down the list to just four   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 20
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2014-06-13 01:17:07 PM
I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.
 
2014-06-13 03:44:16 PM

Saborlas: I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.


Bit touchy at just the tiniest bit of snark in that headline, aren't you?

/Reds fan
//Yankees have perfected the art of over-paying players in their 30s for the production they had in their 20s
 
2014-06-13 03:45:59 PM

SurfaceTension: Saborlas: I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.

Bit touchy at just the tiniest bit of snark in that headline, aren't you?

/Reds fan
//Yankees have perfected the art of over-paying players in their 30s for the production they had in their 20s


There's a team near in California competing for that title
 
2014-06-13 04:09:20 PM

Peter von Nostrand: SurfaceTension: Saborlas: I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.

Bit touchy at just the tiniest bit of snark in that headline, aren't you?

/Reds fan
//Yankees have perfected the art of over-paying players in their 30s for the production they had in their 20s

There's a team near in California competing for that title


True, but they're still developing some young players that can actually play like Pedersen and Kershaw, so I wouldn't quite say they've perfected the art just yet.
 
2014-06-13 04:44:16 PM

Saborlas: I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.


Say what you will about the Yankees, at least their bloated payroll full of fossils has gotten them a winning record so far this year. I would be embarassed if my team spent $162 million to occupy fourth place in the division.
 
2014-06-13 06:19:52 PM

SurfaceTension: Peter von Nostrand: SurfaceTension: Saborlas: I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.

Bit touchy at just the tiniest bit of snark in that headline, aren't you?

/Reds fan
//Yankees have perfected the art of over-paying players in their 30s for the production they had in their 20s

There's a team near in California competing for that title

True, but they're still developing some young players that can actually play like Pedersen and Kershaw, so I wouldn't quite say they've perfected the art just yet.


No the other team in southern California. Well, the one in the American League
 
2014-06-13 06:52:19 PM
CTRL-F "Will Middlebrooks" 0 for 0
CTRL-F "Stephen Drew" 0 for 0

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\in no small part due to my hatred for That Douche That Got Youk Traded
\\and Xander reacted EXACTLY the way I hoped he would to the threat
 
2014-06-13 07:08:04 PM

Saborlas: I'm guessing subby is a Yankees fan. The team for whom love of money trumps love of the game. The team that would have no talent at all if they couldn't bankroll the largest (by far) salaries in sports. The team that turns ordinary people into frothing piles of hatred and rage that take rivalry to a point just short of murder.


u mad, bro?

Care to list which teams put "love of the game" over money?

This is why no one respects many Red Sox fans. Three titles in the past decade and current defending champs and the moment things start going south or someone criticizes the organization, what is the very first thing they do? Whine about the Yankees.
 
2014-06-13 07:14:40 PM
I don't follow the Red Sox anymore, but from what I can gather by listening to as much sports radio, Peavy is the guy they should keep.

But, like I said, I don't follow them anymore which leads me to turn off the radio and turn on other kinds of podcasts during the summer when the baseball biatching gets unbearable. Mostly because I have no idea what they're talking about.
 
2014-06-13 07:18:41 PM

jaylectricity: I don't follow the Red Sox anymore, but from what I can gather by listening to as much sports radio, Peavy is the guy they should keep.

But, like I said, I don't follow them anymore which leads me to turn off the radio and turn on other kinds of podcasts during the summer when the baseball biatching gets unbearable. Mostly because I have no idea what they're talking about.


And AJ is the guy that I'm completely okay with being on this list.  He's just not that good at calling games.  I mean, we may be spoiled after years with Tek and all, but I'm just not impressed with him.  He was completely a downgrade from Salty IMHO.
 
2014-06-13 10:13:39 PM
AJ could go since they have catchers in the minor league system that they might want to bring up later in the year, so Ross can be a stop-gap and teach the kids.  Peavy or Lackey are candidates too, and Middlebrooks is a possibility even though he's been hurt and strikes out a ton.  Or keep Middlebrooks and get rid of Drew, since the Drew deal looked better before it actually happened.

It's a good opportunity to continue to build up the farm system and either get guys they can either bring up or use in future trades.
 
2014-06-13 11:26:06 PM
I'd say AJ, Middlebrooks and, as sad as it would make me, Gomes. Maybe make some room to try out Betts eventually.

That said, I'm not a manager.
 
2014-06-14 12:27:59 AM

Krustofsky: AJ could go since they have catchers in the minor league system that they might want to bring up later in the year, so Ross can be a stop-gap and teach the kids.  Peavy or Lackey are candidates too, and Middlebrooks is a possibility even though he's been hurt and strikes out a ton.  Or keep Middlebrooks and get rid of Drew, since the Drew deal looked better before it actually happened.

It's a good opportunity to continue to build up the farm system and either get guys they can either bring up or use in future trades.


AJ was brought on for a one year stint. As you mentioned, the Red Sox have talent in the minor leagues, it just needs more grooming. AJ is there to fill the hole for the year, nothing more, nothing less.
 
2014-06-14 12:30:55 AM
No, no, no, no.
 
2014-06-14 01:05:57 AM
If there still out of the picture in a month then maybe they think about it.  To be honest I think Middlebrooks is gone regardless. Below average defensively and injury prone for occasional power. And their system that is stacked with young infielders.  And as sad as it would be the author is right about Koji,  some team desperate for back end help will give a kings ransom for him.
 
2014-06-14 07:03:06 AM
Gomes - yes, definitely
Pierzynski - sure
Peavy - eh, maybe
Uehara - FFFFFUUUUUU!!!!!
 
2014-06-14 07:49:25 AM
Lackey is the most valuable piece of trade bait they have.  List fails without him.
 
2014-06-14 08:01:40 AM
It's June 14 and the Sox still have 13 games left against the Jays. Not to say it will be easy but let's not bury the body yet.
 
2014-06-14 11:04:16 AM
I can't wait for the phillies fire sale. The last Red Sox one made them better, so let's not have one, mmmkay?
 
2014-06-15 01:03:01 AM

Close2TheEdge: Lackey is the most valuable piece of trade bait they have.  List fails without him.


With the discontent that Lester is showing in regards to his deal offers from the Sox, I think he might be the guy they trade if they aren't in contention, and it'll be a mutually welcome parting at that point, I would think.
 
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