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Postby RocketsDWM » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:56 pm

Just to compile what the Sox will/have/need to do this off-season....

Few of my opinions:

Sign

Theo - How can you let a top GM who led the Sox to their first title in 86 yrs go...he obviously did something right

Timlin - Maybe a 1 yr deal, I dont see him having much left. Although he was a solid set up/closer pitcher last yr, he let a lot of inherited runners in.

Damon - Not sure of his asking price but 7-8 mil a season doesnt sound too bad to me.

BJ Ryan/Wagner - Need a set up/closer (if Foulke is out). See if one of those two would be willing to set up for a playoff contender.

Olerud - Still has the defensive skills and wasnt too bad with the bat either. Let Millar go as well - waste of money.

Bullpen help - See Wagner/Ryan. Desperately need to upgrade this part of the team.

Anyone else have anything to add?
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Postby BritSox » Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:23 pm

If we can get Damon for $7-8m a year, that'd be great, but from what he's been saying it seems he expects to get at least 4yrs/$40m from someone. I think i might go as far as to pay exactly that, but that'd be my absolute limit. I could see this turning into a Bernie Williams type contract for someone though.

Definitely keep: Theo, Timlin (done deal).
Definitely let go: Millar, Mueller (i think it's now or never for youks).
Don't be held to ransom over: JD


I'd be happy to keep Olderdude around as a backup if he'd accept that. I quite like the idea of Millwood as an FA starter who's already in the AL, but he probably stays in CLE. I don't think we go after Burnett hard, and he probably ends up in Baltimore.

Perhaps Guardado on a one or two-year deal if we can't get Ryan or Wagner? I don't particularly like the idea of Wagner anyway.

A lot of next year depends on Curt and Foulke. If both are healthy (and we somehow manage to cheer Manny up) we can make a real run at winning it all. If only one, or neither, full rebuild mode might be forced upon us. Of course, we probably won't know this until too late.
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Postby stevethumb » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:09 pm

no way jdamon signs for anything less than $11m per..let him and millar and mueller go and trade manny and turn the page on the 04 success and plan on lester papelbon delcarmen hansen delgado sanchez hanley ellsbury pedroia being the core of new found glory
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Postby BritSox » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:32 pm

Theo's signed, so that's one potential s***storm avoided.

EDIT: F***.
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Postby leal72 » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:31 am

BritSox wrote:Theo's signed, so that's one potential s***storm avoided.

EDIT: F***.


check that, Theo resigned :~(

Nice job Larry :-[
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Postby thedude » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:03 pm

Trade Manny, I'm only ok with this if we get something great in return :-? which could be hard.


Oh and Wells to the Pads. ;-) nice having you around Boomer.
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Postby bigken117 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:45 am

Clement for Overbay. I'd like that ;-D
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