I just realized I sounded like DBrink - hang on to our prospects... Let them develop. :FACEPALM:
Shields would be the #2 pitcher we need. BTW 31 is still young, especially for a pitcher.
Before his last 2 breakout years, his career era is 4.25, ugh not sure he's worth the house
i believe anibal sanchez is a free agent iirc
he'll be 29 when the season starts what does everyone think of him?
i like him & lohse. i like kuroda too but i'd like someone that can pitch for more than 1 or 2 yrs
obviously i like greinke too but the angels just saved 13 million dealing santana to the royals and are working on getting rid of haren as well.
that will prob let them retain greinke if he wished to remain there. but sanchez & lohse are good backup options
PWEEEG The Gawwd
I'd love Loshe for 2 years, I'd be all over that, anything more than that and I'm out
ugh, Loshe is a Borazz client, expect to overpay there AND give up a draft pick.
I think he's overrated, one real good season.
Give me Sanchez, Haren (if no option picked up)
Or maybe even go for Dempster, always healthy and at his age will take a short 2-3 year deal so we can make sure to develop our young guys.
anyone interested in bringing Russ back?
Shields will probably cost you guys Lee if you really want him.
Rays are not in a position where they have to unload him, especially considering they expect to compete in 2013 in the AL East and he is their 'second ace' as they call him.
They have little reason to actually trade him, and I personally don't think he gets moved (more than likely next off-season if at all). He will cost you someone like Lee if you really want him. Not saying you can't get a pitcher of Shields caliber elsewhere, but you won't be getting him from the Rays without giving up someone like Lee.
I personally think you guys are planning to keep Lee no matter what at this point, and that's probably a good idea.
That list looks decent. I can see us going after Loshe for a 3-4 year deal. I think Kuroda is going to be hard to pry away from the Yankees though. I'll say it again, we should go after Haren now! Trade for him and pick up his option or via free agency, either way. Far better choices than Shields.
Trade cap and Harang... Lilly is still a ?
Trade or sign Shields, Greinke, Kuroda, Haren....Lohse... They are all good pitchers and would help any team.
But let's be serious, at best, we are going to sign 1, O.N.E pitcher. With Kershaw, Beckett, Capuano, harang being healthy and under contract. Billingsey recent news being optimistic. Lilly, a question mark, any addition will give us 7 SPs. But I agree, we need one improvement/insurrance. But 2 ore more is totally stupid
10-4 record at Dodger stadium !
1-0 road record
For felix - Ethier and money/gordon/lee
Bills and Lilly are question marks a we will not know until the season starts ad even then we are unsure of how stable Bills' arm will hold up.
That said, it is NOT stupid to consider going after 2 pitchers of great quality (Grienke, Haren, Loshe, etc)
As of today our staff is :
Maybe - bills and Lilly.
We NEED to plan for the worst case scenario. Not stupid - very smart !!!