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Old 06-24-2019, 09:48 AM
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Palka had never played an inning of 1B in his career until this season. And as you said, he too is a very flawed player. It just turns out that Alonso is just as flawed (if not more so) for much more money.
But the good news is he's appeared in 11 games and all of them fairly recently. During that time he's played 90+ innings and had 6 assists and 0 errors. His range is going to be an issue on foul popups hit down the RF line, IMO, but it's a small price to pay if he can continue his increased walk rate and bring back the power. It might solve a problem for next year internally and give more options for trading Abreu this summer which I'm increasingly in favor of.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:16 AM
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There was no urgent need to ditch Alonso because he was not blocking anyone. I suppose if he's really stealing DH at-bats from Collins, he'll probably be gone soon.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:22 AM
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There was no urgent need to ditch Alonso because he was not blocking anyone. I suppose if he's really stealing DH at-bats from Collins, he'll probably be gone soon.
Actually he's stealing 1B AB from Collins. Can't play both of them and McCann unless you take Abreu out of the lineup. I realize Abreu has been cold recently but He's still one of the guys you want playing regularly.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:15 PM
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According to Scott Merkin, Despaigne has been DFA'd. Thank you.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:18 PM
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According to Scott Merkin, Despaigne has been DFA'd. Thank you.
And Jon Jay has been called up. At least Jay has somewhat of a track record. What did Despaigne have?
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:30 PM
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Wonder if he has a spot waiting for him with the Padres
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Old 06-24-2019, 02:04 PM
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Yet another player who seems to have forgotten everything he knew about hitting once he joined the Sox.
He never knew much about hitting to begin with. Lots of single-digit home run seasons for a 1B and a bad .750-ish OPS.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:19 PM
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But the good news is he's appeared in 11 games and all of them fairly recently. During that time he's played 90+ innings and had 6 assists and 0 errors. His range is going to be an issue on foul popups hit down the RF line, IMO, but it's a small price to pay if he can continue his increased walk rate and bring back the power. It might solve a problem for next year internally and give more options for trading Abreu this summer which I'm increasingly in favor of.
Why trade Abreu when he's one of the few consistent players on this team? When is this rebuild going to start building up a core instead of just trading players just for the sake of trading them?
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:43 PM
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Why trade Abreu when he's one of the few consistent players on this team? When is this rebuild going to start building up a core instead of just trading players just for the sake of trading them?
Because he will become a free agent the morning after the end of the 2019 World Series.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:02 PM
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Why trade Abreu when he's one of the few consistent players on this team? When is this rebuild going to start building up a core instead of just trading players just for the sake of trading them?
Because that's how expiring contracts work, and Abreu is a consistent, but replaceable, part.
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:15 AM
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Evidently Alonso is conducting a charity event in June 30, so there is some speculation on Twitter that the Sox dont want to cut him before the event takes place.

EDIT: If Alonso and his agent were really smart, they would have scheduled the charity event for Sept. 30, to ensure hed spend the entire season with the team and make it mote likely hed reach 550 PAs to trigger the beating option for 2020.
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Old 06-25-2019, 07:41 AM
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Why trade Abreu when he's one of the few consistent players on this team? When is this rebuild going to start building up a core instead of just trading players just for the sake of trading them?
Is this a serious question? What the hell do you call Moncada, Anderson, Jimenez, and Giolito? And which players have been traded just to be traded?
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:30 AM
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Is this a serious question? What the hell do you call Moncada, Anderson, Jimenez, and Giolito? And which players have been traded just to be traded?
Some people are frustrated and tired of waiting, so they vent, but they're missing the bigger picture. Luckily, the front office isn't.
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