Why don't we go after Youkilis?
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What about the possibility of Tori Hunter filling the LF position? ( don't jump on me its just a thought lol )
Trade JPA for Ogando. Throw in one of the surplus RP if need be.
Sign Shane Victorino for 1 yr 5 million and Johnny Gomes for 2 yrs 4 million
The difference between bad Victorino and good swisher isn't as much as appears and good Victorino is better. Let him bat second and Gomes platoons with Lind. That's a solid DH with their splits. Also Davis compliments Victorinos splits if that's an issue. Buck starts at catcher. Bobby Wilson is the backup for a month as Halladay suggested. TDA up in May. You spend 7 million smart instead of overspending on one position.
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Just a thought, with all the twittering amount MLB players, are we going to have a surprise signing (ala Winfield)? Where someone like a Hunter or Youk take a discount to try and win?
Still can't believe we pulled this off. I remember the Alomar/Carter trade vividly and i wasnt as excited as I am now. I remember signing Morris and out of no where...Winfield.
I'm still holding on to getting a big LH bat to go between Joey and EE. Whether its a LF or a DH/1st.
I wanted JJ now I wouldn't mind getting Davis. They need catching and an OF power bat, plus a pitching prospect. I just think now that he's healthy I see another Dunn possible who back when he was in mid 20's was a beast. Plus he would add nothing to the payroll as his Arb expected around 3m, we'd send at least that back.
Part of my wish list....
just go after morneau. the risk is low, wont be too expensive, get minnesota to throw in some cash and we;ll give them a decent prospect or two. if he has a good year i think there's a good chance he resigns because of the canadian roots, if not, then oh well. i really believe morneau is going to bounce back for some reason.
I'd be happy with Youkillis as the DH. he still gets on base a ton, which is what our weakness was last year.
Here's an interesting option:
Get Upton for Rasmus/specs. Put him in RF. Get Shane Victorino and put him in LF. Put Gose in CF. Move Jose to 1st base and DH Edwin.
We upgrade at two of our outfield positions (Victorino and Upton) and then upgrade at Dh with Edwin moving in and Jose moving to 1st.
So then the lineup is:
Reyes: 30-40 steals
Victorino: 30-40 steals
Jose: 40 home runs
Edwin: 30-40 home runs
Upton: 15-20 home runs, 15-20 SB's.
Lawrie: 20 hrs, 20 SB potential
Izturis: 15 SBs
Gose: 50 sb potential.
We become a super fast dangerous team!!! 5 guys with 20+ SB potential as starters (then Emilio and Davis off the bench who could swipe 20 bases as well as pinch runners)!! Guys with good OBP as well. This team would be a headache for any team with the speed on the bases and power in the middle of the lineup
What do you guys think? I think this is a strong strong lineup!!!