Funny to see how similar opinions are starting to form on separate sites. Of course, some sites form the opinions more in the posts, rather than the comments. Could be a function of how the sites are set up though. Anyways, here's two quick, random links:
Buch and Lavarnway are the best. Anyone have issues with these awards?
Interesting - Beltre is projected almost equal with Figgins. Oh, and Holliday is far ahead of Bay (yes, UZR issues, but still).
Now I can show you how other sites are coming to the same conclusion as we have.
Wow, that's a lot of writing. Pretty much consolidates all the stuff we've been saying.
So it appears everyone agrees: this isn't an easy decision - especially when there's this option:
We discussed this shortly in the Mauer MVP thread, but here's the official story.
The Tigers are owned by pizza magnate Mike Ilitch and have a pile of money. If Cabrera is being shopped, it's not for budgetary reasons. It's because they decided they would be better off without him. That should give teams plenty of pause.
Okay... and your point is?
Some sites don't really come up with new stuff, and then some sites find random ideas that actually might work:
Hmm... interesting. Not sure where'd he fit, but it's definitely worth looking into if we somehow manage to need MORE players.
After the jump, some coaching staff items, a bit of alarming news, and trying to get everyone caught up.
I've actually never heard of this. Sounds like it'd be a fun read for traveling, which is what I'll be doing today.
NOOOOOO!!! The last two, sure, but NOT Scoots.
At this point, it’s the general consensus that the Red Sox need a left-fielder, a shortstop and another power-hitting corner infielder. The hope is that the Red Sox will find a away to bring back Jason Bay and then move on to finding a legitimate bat at either first or third base. As for shortstop? Most fans I talk with are content with bringing back Alex Gonzalez, although I read a lot of other posts online that are against it, due to his low OBP.
Hahaha - good to see the opinion has presence.
Odd. I wonder why.
Falling to the Bottom of the Filter
People are catching on!
He has been a crowd-pleaser and one of the best players on the Red Sox. His salary for 2009 was reported as $7.8 million, according to ESPN.com. It would be hard to support a claim that he be paid twice what he made when he batted .267 with 36 homers and 119 RBI, being among the league leaders in the latter two categories.
I don't support resigning Bay, but that's some faulty logic right there.
If that stops Eckstein [sic] from pulling the trigger, Red Sox Nation should initiate a coup d’etat.
Buchholz is a very talented pitcher, yes, and I would love to see him dominating opposing hitters in a Boston uniform. But why would the Red Sox choose an unproven prospect over an established slugger?
Oh, please, don't...
Comments, links, etc. Also, special request: If you want to say something about a specific link, rather than a general idea, don't be afraid to go to the source to voice your opinion. If you do, it'd be awesome if you could drop OTM's name, especially if you are expressing a view that you may have picked up by participating in OTM; it would keep the offseason fresh if we had a stream of new ideas coming in from other sites.