Wright's profile fits the bill, productive player n any lineup/ballpark, premium defender, talented enough to stay productive thru mid 30s, but he just doesn't seem worth it to make the effort it'll take, he doesn't carry a lineup like Hamilton or upton is capable of. I prefer those guys. Just my opinion.
I think he has carried a lineup much more than Upton has.
Ackley would move to left, Seager to 2nd. Not my favorite option, but our options are pretty limited. Butler, Upton, Choo seem like the most likely candidates, and none are perfect either. Butler is a DH, Upton's road splits, and Choo vs LHP.
I don't want to see Ackley moved to LF if we can avoid it. He's already gone through one position change. I understand he played CF in college, but he hasn't done it for four years.
I don't want to either, he is great at 2nd. But if we could get Wright at a reasonable price and that's our only decent option id do it.
I mean who else is there besides Upton and Choo for the outfield that is worth it/may be available?
Trades in the divisions are rare, but I like Trumbo little. One year if Kubel, not so much.
By available I mean reasonably priced, not have to overpay like crazy to get them.
I don't think ur going to find the quality u expect in 2 a player combo of Vargas, paxton and franklin...All these questions will be answered tho throughout the offseason, we know for certain gmz is diligent in trying to acquire offense.
And reasonably price is very subjective, value is n the eye of the beholder.
Last edited by Rain City; 11-27-2012 at 09:26 PM.
Yeah but you said everyone is available at the right price. That implies overpaying just to get someone that isn't readily available.
Rarely guys r ready available, if so there is a catch, usually has to do with contract...I bet phils would make Howard readily available if someone would take that ridiculous contract... The execs get pd the big bucks to figure this stuff out.
That's obviously not what I mean. You are avoiding the fact that you said you have to overpay, and that's what I don't want I do.
I have said 3 times I meant reasonably priced. Felix is available by that standard, but we would have to be given someone's whole team to do it. Do we want to do that for someone else? No.
So looking at the new criteria that I have said 3 times already, who else is there that makes sense. No one year contracts without extension. No people that we would obviously have to overpay for.
Yes, I would absolutely give up Walker for Upton. Y-E-S.
Screw it, lets get Butler. Walker and Vargas for him. He is what we need.
More proven, cheaper, and a better hitter than Upton, and only a year older.
Last edited by jej; 11-27-2012 at 11:00 PM.