Re: About MLB Non-Tenders
posted at 11/26/2012 2:14 AM EST
In response to garyhow's comment:
Actually, if the Reds can find another option, I would not be surprised at all if Stubbs was non-tendered. His only saving grace is that he is very cheap, as Chris Heisey took a lot of action from im down the stretch. His offense just gets worse every year.
While not sure who will be tendered and won't. Some interesting names on that list. Lets face it Drew Stubbs will be tendered, but would be a nice addition to any team. But some players who might be able to be acquired very cheaply like Andino recently by M's because there was a good chance O's would non-tender. On that list some interesting guys hopefull Ben is looking into:
Paul Janish / Brendan Ryan- 2 previously highly rated SS's w/ Reds & Cards who didn't pan out in 1st shot as starters, but might be worth a gamble in case Iggy doesn't pan out, or til one of the other young SS's in minors Boegarts / Marrero / Vincio is ready.
Gabby Sanchez [1b]- a player coming of a miserable 12 season but was highly rated and averaged 20 hr's and 80 rbi's the previous 2 seasons w/ Marlins, still just 29.
Mike Pelfrey / Kyle McClellan / Dallas Braden / Charlie Morton- all starters who at one time or another have pitched very well, but have been slowed by injuries that could be acquired very cheaply and provide some insurance for staff and possibly become a major contributor if things broke right.
All these players could be had for next to nothing and could have great upside and are all players who fill a need for RS roster.
However, there are some attainable players who are borderline non-tender candidates. Pelfrey will be out until May, and really, probably July. So let's forget him.
Morton is already out for part of 2013 as well. And really, he is an older Rick Porcello who is not as good.
Braden is an excellent thought. He was improving every year before the injury derailed him.
The Pirates very likely keep Sanchez as a platoon for Garret Jones, but the A's very likely move on from Daric Barton, who is the far superior player if he is actually healthy. Barton did nothing in 2012 but recover, but his MiLB numbers did return the last half of the year.
I like both Janish and Ryan, but if the Sox want a defensive SS with limited offensive skills, they are already covered. If they want to change the postion it would probably be for offense, so Stephen Drew or Yunel Escobar are much more likely targets.