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07-30-2013, 08:42 AM
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Oh I agree you shoot for the moon, but lets remember Lee is 34 with a major contract. Yes he's a LH and has been durable, but prospects like Bogaerts usually don't get traded for someone like Lee. In comparison, Hanley was traded for a much younger Beckett who helped them win a WS, but wasnt as old or expensive. And some seem to think they regard Bogaerts even more than Hanley.
Ironically today Rosenthal actually argues for the Sox to make this deal, but he says they won't do it either.
That is very true, but here's the thing Lee's value increases as you get closer to the deadline. The reason being the Orioles, Yankees, and Rangers could all use starting pitching help. The market for ace starting pitchers is always a seller's market.So while it would be a "hell no" from Boston in off season, right now it might be a "damn it, fine."
Al Morganti also brought up an idea today, Lee, Young, and Asche for Bogaerts+. Not a bad idea with both Franco and Bogaerts capable of playing 3rd.
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