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    Re: The Red Sox Thread

    How on earth did they con the Phillies into playing Clay's full salary?
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    Re: The Red Sox Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    How on earth did they con the Phillies into playing Clay's full salary?
    While somewhat surprising, I can't believe it wasn't for a PTBNL. They actually got a potential AAAA player as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnybaseball72 View Post
    How on earth did they con the Phillies into playing Clay's full salary?
    Because it's one year at short money and Philly has no payroll. It's not surprising at all.
    Hideki Matsui is capable of anything

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    Re: The Red Sox Thread

    You would have to think the Red Sox are favored to win the pennant this season no?

    What do you guys think is more probable, players like Betts and Pedroia falling off at the plate or Porcello and Price falling off on the bump?

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    Re: The Red Sox Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyBombers View Post
    You would have to think the Red Sox are favored to win the pennant this season no?

    What do you guys think is more probable, players like Betts and Pedroia falling off at the plate or Porcello and Price falling off on the bump?
    Pedroia and Porcello falling off
    Hideki Matsui is capable of anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerfBall55 View Post
    Because it's one year at short money and Philly has no payroll. It's not surprising at all.
    Yup. Dude has always had good stuff, and when his body and mind are right he can go out there and pitch like an ace for two thirds of a season. They're not playing for anything next year in all likelihood, so why not take a shot on a guy who has the potential to be lights out for 180 innings? He sure looked good toward the end of last season, and he also worked surprisingly well out of the bullpen toward the middle of the season. I'd judge this a low risk, medium-high reward scenario.

    The real question is why did the Sox pick up his option in the first place if we were just going to dump him for some garbage minor league depth. Unless some Sox scout really liked what they saw in that 2B, I just don't see the point of this.

    Quote Originally Posted by NerfBall55 View Post
    Pedroia and Porcello falling off
    I'd agree. Porcello is due for a meaty correction next year (conversely, I think Price will pitch slightly-to-moderately better), and Pedroia just had his best year since probably 2011. Pedroia will be 33 next season, and undersized, maximum effort players who accumulate a legion of nagging injuries tend to decline both early and sharply. Not that I think he's going to fall of a cliff next year or anything, but he was remarkably healthy last season and I'm not sure we will be so lucky next year.

    Betts looks legit AF. Unless he runs into a Grady Sizemore/Rocco Baldelli type of constantly recurring injury wall, I think he's gonna be the real deal for a little while.

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