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Old 12-19-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Amherst
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Beltran had more power and Ellsbury has more speed. If healthy, (a big if), Ellsbury's HR totals will be padded heavily playing in the Bronx.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I didn't think it was possible with Rivera & Pettitte retiring, but the Yankees maybe older collectively this year then last year.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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If you can get a 100+ RBI power hitter for an aging leadoff hitter, while clearing the way for the #1 baseball prospect in America to claim an everyday spot at second base, forming a tandem between him and Andrus which should be a defensive show stopper seen every night on Sportcenter for their highlight filled performances...

...pull the trigger. Add to that Detroit's help in paying his salary in last five years of the contract. If Davies is fine with the trade and it opens the door for more action in the winter meetings, the fans should be excited compared to last year.
Sin Soo Choo. 7 years 130

Shin-Soo Choo headed to Rangers: 7 years, $130 million
Ellsbury contract isn't looking so bad.
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Beltran had more power and Ellsbury has more speed. If healthy, (a big if), Ellsbury's HR totals will be padded heavily playing in the Bronx.
Beltran was better overall. Ellsbury stole more bases but Beltran's far superior hitting was a much bigger factor. Beltran is a borderline hall of famer Ellsbury isn't on that level.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Default Greek God of Walks Takes Act To Japan

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Kevin Youkilis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan for the 2014 season, his agent confirmed Friday.

Youkilis will have a $4 million base salary and can earn $1 million in bonuses -- including some based on walks, a provision not allowed in major league contracts.
Kevin Youkilis to play for Japan's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles - ESPN

Thanks to "Moneyball" there were probably a lot more people following Youkillis' career than is typical for minor leaguers. If you are unfamiliar with the book, Youkillis is the minor leaguer that Billy Beane would most like to extract from Boston, highly desirable because of his healthy on base average which was fortified by frequently taking base on balls.

We know how things unfolded, Youkillis remained with Boston and became a big part of its first two championship teams. His last two seasons, spread among Boston, the Cubs and the Yankees have been injury plagued and unproductive.

This move to Japan is most likely his last hurrah.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:51 AM
 
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White Sox, not Cubs.

Youkilis, and that book, were also the reason teams started overpaying for players who walked a lot.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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When he is introduced over the stadium pa systems in Japan, it is going to come out sounding like "Eucharist."
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:19 AM
 
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I'm surprised to see that Price hasn't been traded yet. The Rays will get less and less for him as the season approaches.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I'm surprised to see that Price hasn't been traded yet. The Rays will get less and less for him as the season approaches.
Don't think there's another Wil Myers to be had. It's either keep Price or get a larger package headlined by two or three very good prospects, rather than one awesome young talent.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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Poor Yankees trying to buy another pennant.
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