Re: Very Lates News on Catillo
posted at 8/30/2014 7:48 PM EDT
In response to chetgnat's comment:
this signing has Dice-K-esque mega-bust written all over it. overcompensation for losing out on the previous two, and then the assumption that the next option is necessarily better, just as good, or at least comparable.
this could very well be Ben's Carl Crawford, except that Crawford was/is a legitimate major leaguer, and it's quite possible that Castillo is not. will be fascinating for sure.
how many years until we make a decision? sure, i'll allow for 2 full years. so as of 2016, we'll know.
I have no issue with the price or signing at this point. I do however have a few questions .......
#1 Where do Castillo, Betts, Craig, Shane, Nava, JBJ and Ces play in our OF?
#1 Does our FO plan on pursuing a Stanton type bat or are they satisfied with our OF depth?
#3 Will we pursue a SS instead and what happens to Bogy, Marrero and Holt in this case?
#4 Will we pursue a 3B instead because it's our weakest position with Middy and Cecchini?
If the FO is satisfied with our current roster then we still have no real "Papi like" legitimate bat or protection for him. So again it makes sense to pursue Adrian Beltre to play 3B for a couple of years then possibly extend him to replace Papi at DH. Hanley? any other proven ptions that can beef up our OBP and supply some power at 3B?