Re: A Realistic Look At 2013: Part I
posted at 10/16/2012 2:49 PM EDT
I'd like to see Mike Maddux get an interview. I think I like the idea of Ausmus.
I'd offer Big Papi 22/2 and if he doesn't take it fine. I don't think he would. It would be great to see Papi retire as a RS, but he has been well compensated and it's time to think with the head and not the heart. I think he has the potential to make a huge stink if he isn't happy. He was great when he played this year, but I'm afraid he's reached an age where injury is a serious threat to playing time. (See Yankee vets.) Any other views as to his max offer?
Yours is about right. One thing that bothers me about Papi is that he has gone 3-4 years with almost no walk-off HRs and barely any clutch hits.
Moon, I think you suggested a trade with the Giants for Bumgarner and Sanchez.
I doubt we can make an offer large enough to get Bumgarner, but I have mentioned Ellsbury for Romo & Sanchez, then deal Lava with others to Oakland for Brett Anderson.
What do they need?
Maybe a young SS for the future? I've heard on the radio out here that some NL teams think the RS don't know what they have in Iggy--and maybe they don't. I go along with what I've seen here--if the RS who usually want some offense from that spot aren't going to play him, then lets trade him.
As everyone knows here, I have been for starting Iggy at SS for 2 years now, but last winter I suggested that if we were never going to give him a chance, we should trade him. I still feel the same way.
I think the Giants also need a 1B but we need one of those ourselves. On a different site, I saw someone propose trying to get Rizzo back. What do you think?
I think we find a 1 year bridge at 1B and hope T Shaw advances or we get a better 1b FA pool next winter.
As for Ells, I see both sides. Maybe it comes down to what we can get back. If we can get back some good young players either playing now or on the cusp, then go for it.
The draft choice alone should get us a good player, so I do think we can get a decent enough return to make it worthwhile. Have you seen what some team give up for lesser players than Ellsbury?
I would trade Salty and Bard.
I think Bard's stock is too low to sell.