Re: Moonslav's 2013, 2014 and 2015 plan for 1st Base: Napoli for 33 million
posted at 11/24/2012 12:29 PM EST
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Mark it down, as I'll be repeating it more times than Tim Wakefield and 2 million for 2012.
Actually, I clearly stated that Napoli was not my first choice, and unlike softy's first 2 choices (Napoli @ $20M/2 or trading farm scraps for VMart), mine are realistic.
I suggested we try and trade Aceves and a prospect at 6 or below on the soxprospects list (likely Brentz, Owens or Cecchini) for Mike Morse.
My second choice was trading "farm scraps" for Kendry Morales.
Signing Loney for $1.5M/1 (softy's most realistic to happen option) is not even on my list.
They are not going to trade their #3 hitter, who is capable of .310, 30HR for a failed closer and a non-top tier prospect. They babied Stausberg last year to win it all this year and next. Morse would cost two top 5 prospects.
Morales is below average offensively for a 1B.
Morse has 1 year of team control. I think his cost would be somewhere between what you and I have suggested.
Morales has an OPS over .850 since 2009. Here's the top OPS 1Bmen since 2009:
(1Bmen with 1,000 + PAs since 2009)
1 Miggy 1.003
2 Votto .994
3 Pujols .969
4 Fielder .952
5 AGon .906
6 Koner .896
7 Berkm .885
8 Youk .877
9 Napoli .867
10 Teix .863
11 Morse .857
12 Morales .857
13 Howard .856
14 Butler .854
16 Morneau .835
20 Reynolds .808
22 LaRoche .805
23 I davis .797
27 C Pena .781