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I think we need to discuss the biggest contract in the history of sports that was just signed. Giancarlo Stanton stays with Miami for 13 years at $325 million.

 

And he gets a 5 month paid vacation every year. Not too shabby.

 

I thought we'd make a run at him, but no dice. The Marlins can keep enjoying last place, because they're only going to sign rookies and journeymen for the next 13 years.

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Pablo Sandoval was in Boston yesterday apparently. If we sign him, there better be a weight clause in there, cuz that dude is round.

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Stanton will be gone at some point. There's no way Miami keep him with a huge contract like that. Just look at their FA posturing the other year. It's just who's willing to take it on.

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13 years is insane, especially for a guy who just had his face cave in on him. Nobody is gonna touch him now for at least the next 8 years, and by then, a 5 year deal for what could then seem agreeable terms might work for a club who plays a power game (like Boston).

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Reports this morning saying Boston have signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on 5 year deals. They say they expect Ramirez to be converted to a LF so Bogaerts can remain at SS. This would mean Cespedes will be traded for a pitcher. 

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And I guess they'll package Will Middlebrooks in a deal too.

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Big Hanley fan, that's a good signing for you guys.

It's a return home, we developed him in our farm system. Just hope he stays healthy.

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Peter Gammons is saying it's likely Lester returns to Boston too. If we trade Cespedes for another front line SP, we'll be good to go.

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good to see john coming back home,always thought he would.were doing some good business.

Yeah, I thought it could vey well happen. But his agent might tell him to wait and see what the other offers look like, and there will be plenty. I would not be surprised if the Cubs swoop in with a ridiculous offer.

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Is anyone going to give up a top SP for Cespedes, especially with him expiring? 

A team with strong pitching but a need for power and a good glove in the OF will trade for him.

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didn't he say though that we don't have to make the highest offer.i think it's more the years on the deal(could be wrong though).

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Is anyone going to give up a top SP for Cespedes, especially with him expiring? 

A team with strong pitching but a need for power and a good glove in the OF will trade for him.

 

would straight out like this post but reached my limit for the day

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Is anyone going to give up a top SP for Cespedes, especially with him expiring? 

A team with strong pitching but a need for power and a good glove in the OF will trade for him.

 

would straight out like this post but reached my limit for the day

 

I'll remind you tomorrow.

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Lester 6/$130m is something I saw, if it turns out to be that, that's a bad move. In fact, that's such a Yankee move!

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The difference is, Lester is fit, whereas Sabathia was always going to break down, it was only a matter of when. He was too much of a fat slob who didn't take care of himself, and the Yankees let it slide. They all have to shave and have short haircuts, but it's all good if you weigh 300 pounds...

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Seattle want Cespedes, apparently, so I would think if it happens, Iwakuma would be Boston bound, with us sending Seattle a prospect and maybe a cash sweetener. If Lester comes back, it will basically go down as getting Iwakuma for a prospect, a feather in Cherington's cap if it happens.

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It's just sad the Wilpons are being so cheap. We don't even need to make many moves to become a legit team. 

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