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01-17-2013, 08:44 AM
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Napoli has agreed to a deal again apparently. ONE YEAR. Love it.
Ben Cherrington good move

can't wait to read Francona book but believe he will hold WAY to much back

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01-17-2013, 08:47 AM
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He must not have been handsome enough for a 3yr deal..
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01-17-2013, 08:48 AM
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Napoli has agreed to a deal again apparently. ONE YEAR. Love it.
Meh.

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01-17-2013, 08:50 AM
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Meh.
Better than a 3 year deal. If he's healthy, no reason to think he won't hit .250 with 25-30 HR. On a one year deal, I'll take it.

Doesn't solve the 1B issue for next year.

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01-17-2013, 08:53 AM
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Better than a 3 year deal. If he's healthy, no reason to think he won't hit .250 with 25-30 HR. On a one year deal, I'll take it.

Doesn't solve the 1B issue for next year.
Agreed that it's better than locking him up long term. Of course the irony is that he's going to have a monster year, right?

They want to slot him over at first, and I just don't feel all that confident in him making that transition easily.

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01-17-2013, 08:57 AM
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Agreed that it's better than locking him up long term. Of course the irony is that he's going to have a monster year, right?

They want to slot him over at first, and I just don't feel all that confident in him making that transition easily.
Yeah playing 1B fulltime will definitely be te test for him, health aside of course. And hey if h has a monster year and walks, the Sox will get a draft pick more than likely.

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01-17-2013, 09:00 AM
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Yeah playing 1B fulltime will definitely be te test for him, health aside of course. And hey if h has a monster year and walks, the Sox will get a draft pick more than likely.
People just assuming he's going to slide right over are insane. It may not be the most demanding position defensively, but he's still played far fewer games at the spot than Ortiz has...

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01-17-2013, 09:18 AM
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People just assuming he's going to slide right over are insane. It may not be the most demanding position defensively, but he's still played far fewer games at the spot than Ortiz has...
Are you suggesting we should play Ortiz full-time at 1b, or just pointing that out? Sure Napoli isn't going to be a Gold Glover, but even if he's poor over there it's not exactly our top concern.

Getting a 1 year deal here is a huge win. They have no better options on themarket, he's a way better option than any in-house option, and like you said, if it turns out he's a liability and/or his offense isn't enough to justify his money or his slot, you lose next to nothing as this team isn't a WS contender anyway.

This is a huge win for the Sox. Now if they can just reduce Victorino's deal to 1 week we're back in business.

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01-17-2013, 09:24 AM
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This post makes me very happy...
Maybe they can have a ceremony with the all-time best looking team for the 101st anniversary this year. The pink hats will be in a frenzy.

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01-17-2013, 09:28 AM
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Are you suggesting we should play Ortiz full-time at 1b, or just pointing that out? Sure Napoli isn't going to be a Gold Glover, but even if he's poor over there it's not exactly our top concern.

Getting a 1 year deal here is a huge win. They have no better options on themarket, he's a way better option than any in-house option, and like you said, if it turns out he's a liability and/or his offense isn't enough to justify his money or his slot, you lose next to nothing as this team isn't a WS contender anyway.

This is a huge win for the Sox. Now if they can just reduce Victorino's deal to 1 week we're back in business.
Just pointing it out. Agreed about SV though. That deal was terrible.

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01-17-2013, 09:32 AM
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Napoli one year 5 mill, what a paycut.

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01-17-2013, 09:46 AM
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Is he down to one hip or zero?

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01-17-2013, 09:48 AM
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Is he down to one hip or zero?
He's going to show up with a walker.

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Happy to see the deal get done with Napoli; and even happier that it's a one year deal for less money. Would like to see them do a little more for depth, but overall I don't dislike the team. A few other names that still intrigue me (for depth purposes) are Casey Kotchman and Scott Podsednik. Kotchman could platoon with Napoli at first, with Napoli getting some starts behind the plate as needed as well. Podsednik pushes Nava & Kalish down the depth chart for the inevitable Ellsbury DL stint; would have preferred they re-upped Ross and had Gomes as the 4th outfielder.

Also, still wish they would get another pitcher so they don't have to count on Lackey for anything. Colby Lewis is intriguing for the right price.

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They definitely need a backup for Napoli. I like that they signed him for 1 year at 5 million but his hip must be really in bad shape.

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The issue with Napoli's hip is that it is apparently a ticking time bomb. It could go out at anytime, be that this year or 5 years down the road. Signing him for a year was a great move.

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Mike morse is a FA after this season. They had interest in trading for him, so you never know.

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01-17-2013, 05:07 PM
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Doesn't solve the 1B issue for next year.
Scott Hatteberg?

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Mike morse is a FA after this season. They had interest in trading for him, so you never know.
Morse isn't an option, now, after the 3 team deal w/ OAK/SEA, remember DIDN'T we target LaRoche before he was extended, had we signed LaRoche, Morse would've been the Nats 1B....

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Morse isn't an option, now, after the 3 team deal w/ OAK/SEA, remember DIDN'T we target LaRoche before he was extended, had we signed LaRoche, Morse would've been the Nats 1B....
Yeah, that's why i said after this season...

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01-17-2013, 06:58 PM
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Pretty impressive Morales and Doubront have already reported to Fort Meyers.


Shows dedication and commitment.

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fort myers.

sorry, i live right next to it and that spelling drives me up the wall.

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I hadn't read that yet. That seems really early. I hope they ease their way into it. It'd be an even longer season without one of them.

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I hadn't read that yet. That seems really early. I hope they ease their way into it. It'd be an even longer season without one of them.
Farrell has been visiting our players hometown. He's visiting Bard in Mississippi tomorrow.


Seems like Doubront & Morales want to get the conditioning in early.

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Scott Hatteberg?
Moneyball lol

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