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View Poll Results: Should we trade Abreu?
Yes 13 33.33%
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:00 AM
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Default Do you trade Jose?

Abreu is a great hitter, but he has value in multiple ways for us.

Would you trade him?

Why or why not, and what kind of package do you want if yes?
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:07 AM
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Yes, I would be willing to trade him, but it entirely depends on what the return is.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:32 AM
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I also want to know what the return is.

Also, trading Abreu means the Sox are likely admitting that their “window of contention” isn’t opening until 2021.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:39 AM
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With the exception of career-threatening injuries, failing to execute a Jose Abreu trade would be the worst possible outcome that the 2018 season could produce at the major league level. An Abreu trade is the last chance to provide a quick influx of talent to the organization. It is a rebuild-type trade that a rebuilding team should execute if at all possible.
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:46 AM
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Also, trading Abreu means the Sox are likely admitting that their “window of contention” isn’t opening until 2021.
Many of the team’s reinforcements are still in A-ball. This already should be the mindset.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:00 PM
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The thing is, his value to us is probably a top 25 prospect, but I doubt he nets us anywhere near that. That is why I say no.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:06 PM
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The thing is, his value to us is probably a top 25 prospect, but I doubt he nets us anywhere near that. That is why I say no.
I fail to see how two elite OPS seasons at 1B in 2018 and 2019 are worth a top-25 prospect to this team at this moment. Would you give up Luis Robert for Jose Abreu right now?
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:19 PM
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I fail to see how two elite OPS seasons at 1B in 2018 and 2019 are worth a top-25 prospect to this team at this moment. Would you give up Luis Robert for Jose Abreu right now?
Depends how " win now" my team is, but your point is exactly right. I am saying he is worth that to us because of his connections to the young Cubans and leadership.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:28 PM
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Yes, I would be willing to trade him, but it entirely depends on what the return is.
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I also want to know what the return is.
This is how I feel about it. I'd be okay with trading him for something valuable in return. But wasn't the issue during the off-season that the market is very soft for 1B? Maybe at the trade deadline, we're more likely for a team to overpay for Abreu because they want to "go for it" and there's no denying how much offense he'd add to a lineup.

So, I'm not sure how to answer the poll. It's more of a "Yes, but....."
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:35 PM
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Many of the team’s reinforcements are still in A-ball. This already should be the mindset.
It very probably is.

Then again, even Hahn has publicly said “2020.”

And many fans are - unrealistically, in my opinion - expecting .500 and an outside shot at a wild card in 2019.
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:37 PM
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It very probably is.

Then again, even Hahn has publicly said “2020.”

And many fans are - unrealistically, in my opinion - expecting .500 and an outside shot at a wild card in 2019.
Is that unrealistic?

Our bullpen has been the fifth best in baseball since the first couple of weeks. An infusion of Jimenez, Kopech, and Stephens can make us an interesting squad.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:21 PM
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Is that unrealistic?

Our bullpen has been the fifth best in baseball since the first couple of weeks.
And our bullpen in no way resembles the bullpen we will have next season. Jones, Rondon, Soria, Avilan, Volstad all should be gone.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:34 PM
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I agree with Hitmen77. I dont see why the return would be high enough now when it wasnt in off season or even last year at trade deadline.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:17 PM
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I agree with Hitmen77. I dont see why the return would be high enough now when it wasnt in off season or even last year at trade deadline.
Lower supply, half a season of financial commitment erased, and a greater sense of urgency to make the upgrade...

What if the Astros, Rockies, and Mets all make honest appraisals of their lineups and all come to the correct conclusion that their lack of production from 1B (in the Astros’ case, from DH also) is detrimental to their title aspirations? What if the Mariners decide that they need to replace some of the production they won’t be getting from Robinson Cano? Abreu would be a nice addition to any of those teams.
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:01 PM
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I votes 'yes'. You try to trade him. Don't bungle it.
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