Last edited by GasMan; 11-02-2012 at 10:17 PM.
Yeah, I am ready for Peralta to go as long as they can actually upgrade the position. I don't want him to leave just to leave. I can't remember where I heard it, but somebody said.. Peralta is an excellent defensive SS when the ball is hit right at him. With Cabrera playing third, we need a SS with huge range.
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Escobar in Toronto. Career 350 obp, supreme defender. Not sure about the pieces to do a trade though.
I like signing Ryan Madsen instead of Soriano as it might be less costly and he is solid enough to be our closer. And maybe with Drew Smyly and Andy Oliver we don't really need to sign Sanchez or Floyd.
I don't like signing an extra big time outfielder though. Garcia, Dirks, and Jackson are all solid and Berry is a nice 4th outfielder. Plus if Castellonas is ready this year we need to keep RF open for him. Then a Dirks, Jackson, and Castellonas outfield would be set.
What about this for an off the wall signing (AJ Pierznski)
he could spit the catcher load with Avilia and DH every now and then to give Victor a day off. Plus if Victor doesn't return to form he's a solid backup plan at DH
Also I say sign (Nyjer Morgan)
great base running threat who could platoon RF with Garcia. Plus would be a great pinch runner for late in games.
So Madsen, Pierznski, and Morgan (all relatively cheap but fill major needs)
try to resign Sanchez, if not Edwin Jackson would at least give us depth
Sign Macier Izturis to be the new utility player (upgrade over Santiago)
Sanchez, Jackson, or Smyly
Madsen, Albuerquerqe, Dotel, Coke. Benoit and a lefty
WHAT ABOUT DEALING WITH THE CUBS. We trade Castellonas, Oliver, Smyly, Boesch, Peralta, and Eugenio Suarez to the Cubs for Castro and Garza.
Starlin Castro hitting 2nd for us would give us the best first 5 batters in the bigs and fill our weakest position for years.
I kinda mulled the Pierzynski idea around myself but I don't really see him going for that role and I think our money can be better spent elsewhere, especially because he's a lefty like Avila. If he'd go for 2 yrs at 6M then I'd do it, but he won't. We'll probably have to sign a true backup or rely on in house options. I honestly wouldn't mind having Laird back.
I like the idea of getting Castro and I have no problem including Castellanos in a deal for him, but I don't think the deal you proposed would get us both Castro and Garza. I would do Castellanos, Garcia and Smyly for Castro.
Resign Anibal Sanchez
Sign BJ Upton
Trade Porcello, Boesch, Below, whatever minor leaguers it takes to Arizona for Justin Upton.(Justin Upton was on the trade block for the better part of the year)
Trade Pheralta to San Diego for Huston Street(tried trading him last season)
Trade to the dodgers for Dee Gordon(Now that they have Hanley Ramirez, Gordon should be on the block)
1. CF Austin Jackson
2. LF BJ Upton
3. 3B Miguel Cabrera
4. 1B Prince Fielder
5. DH Victor Martinez
6. RF Justin Upton
7. C Alex Avila
8. 2B Omar Infante
9. SS Dee Gordon
2. Doug Fister
4. Anibal Sanchez
5. Drew Smyly
Does anyone know why the rangers didnt offer Napoli? Did he have a down year? I know he had a killer year last year. Any place on our squad for him. I like him but I don't know where he would fit in unless someones traded.
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I don't know what to make of Napoli. He had a hell of a year 2 years ago and has a lot of power but he hit .227 last year and .238 in 2010. I'm intrigued by his power though and I like the fact that he's a right-handed bat. I think he would fit in nice as a backup catcher or DH to give Victor a day off. We could have him catch when we face lefties. The price would have to make sense for us though, as I think we can better improve our team by upgrading other positions.
The team is built on Miggy and SP, long term we'll have Cabrera and Verlander and one of Scherzer or Fister.
Fielder is a solid hitter, but nothing else...he was a short term fix for VMart. We approached him on a 1-year deal, but the only way he was signing was long term...
This off season is the perfect time to unload him. He needs to be moved while there is still value in his contract, waiting 5-6 years he will be a full time DH by then. The FA market is light on power hitting 1Bman, Texas is looking for someone to replace Hamilton in the lineup. Boston just unloaded a ton of payroll and traded away their "star 1Bman", The Cubs have a ton of payroll being shed with Z being gone and only 2 years left for Soriano.
We missed out on the Dodgers...IMO he would have gone to LA this winter had the Boston trade not worked out, they almost signed him before we did last winter.
Last edited by Jack_Gordon; 11-04-2012 at 09:03 AM.
1. They would have lost draft picks if they had signed him last year but now won't.
2. It's now an 8 year contract instead of 9 year contract
3. Tigers could take Michael Young's expensive final year off their hand and he would likely agree if he was coming to Detroit to be the starting 3B
4. Tigers could add secondary pieces to sweeten the trade
5. Tigers could send $$ offsetting some of the cost.
6. Last year they thought they were gonna be resigning Hamilton for some big $$ but now have a hole where his salary and production once were.
7. Prince proved he can play in the AL and is more than just a power bat.
8. They have what many believe to be a better,younger,cheaper SS knocking on the door and are considering moving Andrus.
9. Their alternatives at 1B/DH haven't turned out how they have hoped so far.
Last edited by GasMan; 11-04-2012 at 10:39 AM.
Not happening.WHAT ABOUT DEALING WITH THE CUBS. We trade Castellonas, Oliver, Smyly, Boesch, Peralta, and Eugenio Suarez to the Cubs for Castro and Garza.