i know, with speculation about ownership's future goals no way they go after hamilton.... what makes us think ownership is serious about competing.
The thing that does contradict is GMZ is very ambitious and i think he'd jump ship, and with felix extension talks.... that is going to be telling..... hope im just being anxious, but i can see them lowballing Felix, not getting a deal done, and than all of us stewing about paying him the $ or trade him while his value is at a peak...... The thing is, felix is going to be fair, we can extend him in the cole hamels range i believe no problem. :cry:
I think ownership, as well as Z are just waiting for the team to be at the right stage of the rebuild to spend money on big FA's. As much as Hamilton sounds nice, I think we are still a year away. I would like to see us get Felix extended, possibly trade Vargas, and unload Figgins. Get some more specs for those two. Let Smoak and Carp battle for the 1B job. Unload Olivo, and retain Jaso. With the fences coming in some of these guys should get another shot. We give up on them too soon we spend money to replace them that might not need to be spent, and these guys end up like Choo, or Ibanez when we let him got the 1st time. Saunders is our LF or CF. Of Guti cant stay healthy does he go? Saunders to CF and Carp back in LF if he hits in the spring? If Tacoma's hitting coach is brought up, I think we should keep these younger guys around. Hell I don't mind Thames either. This FA class looks kinda ******. Wait til next year, or trade for upgrades. At least get something for these guys in trade if you are going to give up. Hopefully we get more then we got for Choo.