Re: Here's What's Next...
posted at 8/26/2012 5:03 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Here's What's Next...
In Response to Re: Here's What's Next... : RSDD, no offense taken, but I'm willing to concede the argument if anybody on this board can come up with a feasible path to improvement. Right now Mauro Gomez is playing first base instead of a future HOFer, and if you look at the FA possibilities in 2013, I think I stick with Gomez. Here's $22M - replace Gonzalez. Crawford, in 31 games this year had a .785 OPS and was 5 for 5 in SB attempts. He was never going to live up to his contract, but he was not holding us back. Here's 20M and the FA list - please replace him and tell me how we do it. Even Beckett was not nearly as bad as he was made out to be - 1.327 WHIP under the worst pitching conditions in baseball, coming off the best year of his career. Yeah, he lost some velocity, but had given up 4 runs or fewer in 15 of his 21 starts. Greinke's only done that in five of his seven starts in the month since the trade! Here's $15M - replace Beckett. Just find me the path to improvement - anybody. I don't care how much the team spends - it's not going back into my pocket either way. Moon's the only one who has even tried, and you notice how careful he is to state that he does not recommend his own scenarios. Why? Because spending money on elite players means huge contracts or parting with key prospects. So we can either take on more terrible contracts, because 80% of big FA signings (Pujols, A-Rod, Wells, Santana, Teixeira, Fielder, Lee, Howard, Soriano) are terrible contracts, or we can part with top prospects.
Posted by slomag
No doubt! It's going to be tough next year too..... I hope RS fans plan on being patient!!! I can live with filling many spots from within. FOR NOW!
Middy at 3rd
Ciriaco at SS (I love this kid!)
Pedey at 2nd (First base???? Yikes!)
1st base???? Hmmmmm???? Tough one! A good 2nd teir guy will do for now!
* How 'bout Youk? :)
Salty stays at catcher & SOMEBODY WORKS ON HIS PLATE DISCIPLINE!)
* You bring in Tek to show him how to prepare for a game. RESEARCH! etc.
Ells in CF
Ross in RF
I don't care in LF (anybody will be an upgrade! ( On this we part ways :)
Papi at DH if he take s $16 mil for 2 years
SR??? oh boy!
#1 (Probably not gonna happen for next year???)
* SR is where it really gets tricky! We will go with a #2 as our #1. Who? IDK
We pray Lester gets it back & pitches like a #2 again!!!
Dubby has the stuff! Needs to build stamina! could be a good #3!
Thank God Dice-K is gone!
I wish Lackey was gone too! Bucket of balls will do!