Re: What would your 2014 bacup plan be?
posted at 1/11/2014 6:24 PM EST
In response to craze4sox's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
2-No chance we dump Carp for Hassan. We need a backup 1B. Hassan has 12 games at1B. I think Nava is a better 1B than Carp Joe don't you? Maybe even Papi :)
Nava has almost a fulltime position in the OF. He should play LF against righties, and the occasional game in RF against tough lefties when JBJ sits and Vic plays CF. If Naps goes down for 2 weeks, you lose your flexibility in the OF.
8 games is not enough to judge Nava at 1B, but FG is not kind to him. Papi could play 1st, but then you would need Carp to DH.
Kind of interesting that some think that Carp would make a good starter for other teams, but not even a backup for us.
I think Carp would be starting on several teams, and listed them above. To me, the most obvious fit is Pittsburgh, who is slated to use a Chris McGuiness / Gaby Sanchez platoon at first as it stands today. Yes, those two should combine for Jimmie Foxx level production. But only because Foxx has been dead for 45 years.
I know Carp won't be an All Star, but he certainly can out-hit Chris McGuiness...
I all fairness notin, Chris McGuiness is basically a rookie and only 25 years old with a .994 fielding percentage at 1B. I just can't see Carp playing every day at 1B or his platoon offense overshadowing the poor defense over a long season.
McGuiness might be 25 (26 next April), but he is less than 2 years younger than Carp and had an OPS+ of FOUR last year in limited action. He also was not a stellar minorleague hitter, and struggled last year in the PCL (by PCL standards).
He will lose his job by June. Book it.
And Carp is infintely better than McGuiness.
Oh, and Pitt would save almost $10mill over the next 3 years if they dealt Tabata for Carp...