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It’s an existential question, and perhaps an appropriate one as the organization ramps up in the most pivotal offseason in recent memory. First, Chris and Ian recap the Sox representatives’ time at the Premier12 tournament, including a quick diversion into the latest news on Noah Song and his military commitment. It’s also everyone’s favorite time - the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft! Chris and Ian agree on the likely players - 4 of ‘em - added to the 40-man roster. Finally, after a quick examination of the list of 42 teams that would lose their affiliation under MLB’s radical realignment proposal, the guys got into a topic they’ve been teasing all offseason: the potential trade of Mookie Betts. What teams are potential landing spots? What is a realistic return? All that and more on this episode of the podcast!

6:45 - Premier12 wrap-up

10:50 - A quick tangent on Noah Song and the military

16:15 - Rule 5 protection projections

27:12 - A quick look at minor league free agents, and a 2013 draft post-mortem

31:44 - Follow-up on the radical restructuring proposal

40:35 - A complete analysis of the potential trade of Mookie Betts

 

Players mentioned on the show:

Bobby Dalbec

Tanner Houck

Noah Song

CJ Chatham

Eduard Bazardo

Marcus Wilson

Yoan Aybar

Pedro Castellanos

Jhonathan Diaz

Rusney Castillo

Daniel McGrath

Jhon Nunez

Jantzen Witte

Trey Ball

Teddy Stankiewicz

Kyle Martin

Carlos Asuaje

Gabe Speier

Mauricio Dubon

Jeff Driskel

Mookie Betts

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J.D. Martinez is coming back. And so are Chris and Ian to detail the latest off-season developments. First on tap, the aforementioned non-opt-out of the Red Sox designated hitter. But Chris and Ian caution, that doesn’t mean he’ll be suiting up for the Sox. Nor does it mean that Mookie Betts is getting dealt. But that’s another show. Continuing on this show, the guys share updates from the Team USA Premier 12 tournament, which features four top ten Sox Prospects. After a quick email from one of our Canadian listeners, Chris and Ian get to the main event. They explain and go in-depth on MLB’s proposal to alter minor league baseball. Make no mistake change is coming to the minors.

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0:00 – Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
3:30 – JD Martinez decided not to opt-out
14:45 – Team USA Premier 12
23:30 – The lost email
26:30 – MLB’s proposal to alter minor league baseball

Players mentioned in the show

Bobby Dalbec
CJ Chatham
Tanner Houck
Noah Song
Esteban Quiroz
Che-Hsuan Lin
Bubba Bell
Zach Daeges
Tony Granadillo
Justin Masterson
Chris Marrero

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The hot stove fires have been stoked. Ian and Chris discuss the looming offseason. Topping it off, meet Chaim Bloom. The Red Sox took their time and did their due diligence. Bloom brings a creative mind and a collaborative spirit to the ball club. And his first move highlights a course correction. Along with Bloom, the Sox added new coaches to the big league bench. Chris and Ian pivot to rankings. They focus on the challenge of number three. Including a digression on the physics of baseball travel and manufacture. Working through the new rankings, Ian comments on how Instructs differed from prior years. The lack of games made it a challenge to assess the talented DSL guys in the system. We wrap up with the mailbag, both international and domestic editions.

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0:00 - Intros, housekeeping, email us and remember to check us out on Patreon.
7:30 - Welcome to Boston, Chaim Bloom
25:00 - Coaching hires
28:30 - International signing
34:00 - New offseason rankings
1:02:00 - Instructs looks at DSL guys
1:07:50 - Mailbag: International Edition
1:13:00 - Explaining the new Instructs
1:14:30 - Rest of the mailbag

Players mentioned in the show

Chih-Jung Liu
Yoan Aybar
Brock Bell
Chase Shugart
Kutter Crawford
Bryan Mata
Triston Casas
Jay Groome
Gilberto Jimenez
Bobby Dalbec
Jarren Duran
Tanner Houck
Noah Song
CJ Chatham
Thaddeus Ward
Ryan Zeferjahn
Aldo Ramirez
Matthew Lugo
Chris Murphy
Nick Decker
Cameron Cannon
Brayan Bello
Antoni Flores
Cedanne Rafaela
Marcus Wilson
Jorge Rodriguez
Pedro Castellanos
Brandon Howlett
Darel Belen
Brainer Bonaci
Bryan Gonzalez
Eduardo Lopez
Eduard Bazardo

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