Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

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    We'd be losing one year of Napoli.  And we'd have another $16M to replace him.

     

    To replace Naps, how about we sweeten the pot for DJ Peterson?  We could hive up a decent minor league SP, which perhaps Seattle might be interested in flipping for Price.

     

    I doubt the Mariners would include D.J. Peterson in any trade for Mike Napoli. In fact, the Mariners would be reluctant to include Peterson in trade for David Price and Ben Zobrist if that deal included Taijuan Walker. Seattle has plenty of pitching prospects to offer the Rays.





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    DJP is ranked between 65-88.  Are you saying they wouldn't part with DJP for a different prospect ranked 65-88, PLUS Napoli?

     
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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

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    Yeah, we have a real surplus of power hitters.


     


     




    Has he really supplied any protection for Ortiz? And isn't he on track for about 65 RBIs? Those aren't especially good numbers for a supposed "power hitter"


     




    he is not a power hitter.... posters forgot what real power is years ago




    Pitching is dominating the last couple of years and steroid power is gone.


    Napoli is a solid all-around hitter.  His OBP is over .390 now, that's pretty damn good.  He's not a great cleanup hitter, that's all.   


     




    So if he's not going to bat cleanup, are you willing to pay 16 million per year for a #6 hitter who drives in 65 RBIs. Unload the guy to Seattle, which is in the wild card race and needs a right hand bat. Go for a top tier prospect and remake the team. Worrying about who going to play first base next year is a non issue. This team needs to be almost totally rebuilt and is probably 3 or 4 years away from competing for a championship, especially if they lose Lester. Oh, and isn't OBP a stat for top of the order guys? Napoli is being paid big bucks to bash the ball. A more telling stat is that Napoli is hitting around .200 with runners in scoring position. Isn't it his primary job to drive runners in?

     
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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

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    if things don't change much in the next 2 weeks

    not a bad idea

    could be the best bat out there

    then again isn't that what U need most




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    Sorta what I was thinking ... 

      how do we make things better if we give up Naps?

     

      There isn't a sure fire Teddy in the wings to help out.

     
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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

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    Holt...since he plays every position in the infield, outfield....

    Holt will someday hold all 8 fielding positions and DH, he will be huffing and puffing as he hits a single, runs back to the plate, hits into a 4-6-3 DP, runs back to the plate, hits another single, runs back to the plate, lines to LF. Goes to the OF and IF to man his 8 positions. 

     

    LOL 

     

    A tribute to Holt, surely, but I hope others get your point.


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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

    I bet Seattle wished they had signed Cruz.  

     

     
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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

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    We'd be losing one year of Napoli.  And we'd have another $16M to replace him.


    To replace Naps, how about we sweeten the pot for DJ Peterson?  We could hive up a decent minor league SP, which perhaps Seattle might be interested in flipping for Price.


    I doubt the Mariners would include D.J. Peterson in any trade for Mike Napoli. In fact, the Mariners would be reluctant to include Peterson in trade for David Price and Ben Zobrist if that deal included Taijuan Walker. Seattle has plenty of pitching prospects to offer the Rays.


    DJP is ranked between 65-88.  Are you saying they wouldn't part with DJP for a different prospect ranked 65-88, PLUS Napoli?


    In midseason prospect rankings barely a year into his professional career, D.J. Peterson is ranked 40th by John Sickels and 47th by Baseball America:


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    http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/midseason-prospect-update-top-50-prospects/" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/midseason-prospect-update-top-50-prospects/" rel="nofollow">http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/midseason-prospect-update-top-50-prospects/


    Seattle reportedly seeks a righthanded bat, but with $22 million remaining on his contract Mike Napoli might have neutral trade value. Billy Butler, who is four years younger, might be a better trade value as a buy-low candidate.

     
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    Re: Time to Unload Our 16 Million Dollar Man?

    Napoli is a Red Sox in 2014 and 2015, and I like it that way.  Why talk about Napoli when the needs are elsewhere.  And this team has a chance to make it interesting in the 2nd half, and has a team capable of pulling off with a performance like on Friday against KC.

     
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