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Sox Get Yoshida But Lose Bogaerts

December 7, 2022

Updated December 8, 2022





"5:37pm: Yoshida receives a $90MM guarantee, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post (Twitter link).

5:33pm: It’s a five-year deal worth upwards of $85MM, Passan reports (on Twitter).

5:32pm: The Red Sox are in agreement with outfielder Masataka Yoshida, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). The Japanese star was made available via the posting system just last week."

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
08 dic 2022

So the Padres bogarted Bogaerts?

That had to be one of the Red Sox's greatest fears. Indeed, if they lived in a Harry Potter universe, they would have been haunted by a bogarted Bogaerts boggart, riddikulus as that might seem.

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Andy Singer
Andy Singer
08 dic 2022

I loved Yoshida, but wow did he get more money than I expected. Clearly, the Red Sox blew the rest of the league out of the water, given how quickly Yoshida signed, which means it was an overpay relative to the market. Nothing lined up for him to get more money than Suzuki did last winter.

I think the Red Sox were in full "Damage Control" operation. They got outbid on multiple players (Kahnle, Bogaerts, etc.), so they overpaid for Jansen and Yoshida to salvage something.

For a GM that came from an organization that operated with a plan, Bloom and Red Sox ownership look really, really bad this winter. As much as we complain about Steinbrenner and Cashman, …

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08 dic 2022

Samurai Japan manager wants Shohei Ohtani to hit and pitch during World Baseball Classic

SAN DIEGO – Hideki Kuriyama, Japan's manager for the World Baseball Classic, said Tuesday he is pondering whether Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani should pitch at next March's tournament, hit, or do both.

"Basically, I'm thinking he should be able to do both," Hideki Kuriyama told a press conference at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in San Diego.

If Ohtani does pitch, Kuriyama said he could use him either as a starter or closer.

Japan's first WBC game is scheduled for March 9, forcing players to be ready earlier than usual, and making baseball's already long season even more physically demanding.

The challenges may…

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08 dic 2022

and the funny-ish part of this is that Yoshida is expected to be their best outfielder

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08 dic 2022

On another note, I happened to see the entire Rule 5 draft listings. I don't know much about the Yankees players drafted but several Yankee pitching prospects were taken by other clubs. Unless someone on the board can correct me, I am going to assume these Yankee pitching prospects were not protected because they just were not in our long term plans... I hope.

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Andy Singer
Andy Singer
08 dic 2022
Contestando a

Org guys, nothing more. As Fuster notes below, Greene might get a cup of coffee (though I have a hard time believing it will be this year). That's about it in the Major League portion.

In the minor league Rule 5, the only guys who have any potential future are Nelson Alvarez (picked by the Rays) and Denny Larrondo. Alvarez was old for A+, but took to his new role in the bullpen well and appears to have knack for inducing soft contact. Larrondo has a huge arm, but has been hurt and hasn't pitched above Complex League.

In short, nothing is going to come back to bite us.

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