Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part II
posted at 6/8/2014 1:16 AM EDT
Maybe I should save this for the 2015 thread, but I can't help looking towards next year and beyond. I guess with some of the positional moves I am suggesting, we should look to start them this year, so it could be viewed as a 2014 issue.
I think the main core foundation to our long term outlook should be this:
C: Vazquez and/or Swihart
Additional strength could come from:
SP: de la Rosa, Webster (RP?), Barnes, Ranaudo, B Johnson
RP: Tazawa, Workman, Britton
Still hope (???) for Middy, Carp, Nava, Buch and Doubront
Put it all together...
SP: Lackey, Buch, Doubront, de la Rosa, Owens (Ranaudo/Barnes/Johnson)
RP: Tazawa, Workman, Webster, Britton, Wilson, N Ramirea
C: Vazquez, Swihart
1B: Middy, T.Shaw
2B: Pedey, Rijo
SS: Marrero, Holt (Bogey)
3B: Bogaerts, Devers (Rijo/Cecchini)
LF: Cecchin, Hassan
CF: Betts, JBJ
RF: Ramos (JBJ),
DH: Coyle, Lava, Nava (Cecchini/Rijo)
Of course some FAs will fill in some gaps, but there's a lot to hope for here.