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Old 05-18-2017, 01:09 AM
mcm3312 mcm3312 is offline
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Default Avi Garcia

Assuming that Avi continues on this torrid start to the season....

Would you rather
A) Trade him and his 1/2 year remaining of service to a contender

or

B) Work on signing him to a long term deal

I'll admit as a former Avi hater I'm perplexed. I don't know what type of return he could demand on the last year of a deal, but man is he hitting the cover off the ball.

Where does everybody stand?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:25 AM
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Keep.
We don't have anyone else who can hit, he won't cost much, and I'm not at all convinced that he'd be worth anything on the trade market.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:49 AM
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Depends on the offer.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:03 AM
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Assuming that Avi continues on this torrid start to the season....

Would you rather
A) Trade him and his 1/2 year remaining of service to a contender

or

B) Work on signing him to a long term deal

I'll admit as a former Avi hater I'm perplexed. I don't know what type of return he could demand on the last year of a deal, but man is he hitting the cover off the ball.

Where does everybody stand?

He only has 3.1 years of service time total. He won't be a Free agent until 2020? I don't think you sign him to a long term deal for 2 months of good baseball. He has to prove it this whole year and next....if he is still hitting like this, it could be a long term deal to complement the prospects that are coming along. It all depends on how the re-build/ prospects develop and the timeline for them being competitive again.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:20 AM
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Might as well keep him if the price is not too high; this team ain't going anywhere for the next 3-4 years anyway.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:09 AM
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Trade him if you think you can get some younger talent who could help by the time the Sox are relevant again from an on-field sense.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:50 AM
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Keep him.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:23 PM
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First the Sox have to see if he can play LF, he is not a RFer. Even if his hitting continues I doubt the Sox would get much for him at this stage. He is under control for awhile so no rush.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:47 PM
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Barring some crazy trade offer, you absolutely keep him. At 25/26, there's no reason he can't be part of this team when they are in position to contend. The Sox can't afford to lose any of the few, young, players that can actually hit (assuming this isn't a complete aberration). I'd say the same for Abreu provided they can convince him to move to full-time DH.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:01 PM
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Keep him, but don't make a long-term commitment to him. Somebody has to play outfield during the rebuilding period. Might as well be him.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:26 PM
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Keep him, but don't make a long-term commitment to him. Somebody has to play outfield during the rebuilding period. Might as well be him.
Agreed. He has more value to the Sox than to any other team in trade.

However, if on July 31 the Sox are sunk but a team blows us away by offering a top-notch prospect in trade, I'd make the deal.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:28 PM
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One of either Avi or Abreu needs to go, and the other needs to DH. Being able to field your position adequately needs to become a priority for this organization during this rebuild.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:13 PM
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Assuming that Avi continues on this torrid start to the season....

Would you rather
A) Trade him and his 1/2 year remaining of service to a contender

or

B) Work on signing him to a long term deal

I'll admit as a former Avi hater I'm perplexed. I don't know what type of return he could demand on the last year of a deal, but man is he hitting the cover off the ball.

Where does everybody stand?
If there are good offers on the table for him he's moved in a heartbeat.

You do not sign him long term based on a quarter of a season performance.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:32 PM
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If you can get a good offer, move on it. If not, keep him.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:49 PM
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Trade him if you think you can get some younger talent who could help by the time the Sox are relevant again from an on-field sense.

The younger talent coming in return for Garcia likely would go through the same acclimation period to the majors that Garcia has. That isn't going to happen exclusively in the minors, not with someone you would get in trade for midseason would be players an organization is willing to give up, which even happened in the offseason Sale trade.

Before the season, I got the impression (from a very unambiguous thread) that WSI consensus would have non-tendered Garcia in the offseason.

As for defense, fans don't seem to be concerned that Moncada isn't projected to be a Gold Glover.
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