If we trade him for an OF, sure we may add a MOTO bat, but we also might lose one. It just doesnt help.
Zunino at C, Montero at DH, and Morales/Smoak at 1st. Use the specs or money to get an OF.
We cant trade him because he might turn into Smoak. Upton might turn into Smoak too, but I dont think anyone plans on it.
How do people expect this team to win if they want to trade everyone away after one season? You need to estabish a consistent winning team, not funnel guys in and out all the time.
Jeremy Reed, Jeff Clement, Adam Moore, Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak...
These are just names I could think of right now. All came up or came over with big expectations. All got more than 1 year to prove themselves.
Even back in 2001, we acquired all the guys that were our offense: Cameron, Boone, Olerud, Guillen. Sure we had Edgar, but my point is that it sure seems like Seattle is not a good place for young hitters to be introduced to the big leagues.
I'm not saying get rid of guys after 1 year. Montero is a unique situation because of the play of Jaso last year and acquisition of Zunino.
By turn into Smoak, I mean be a player that was hyped/scouted/ expected to be good/great hitter and then never fully arrive. Justin Upton has already proven to be able to hit at this level.
i think its foolish to pidgeon hole montero at 23yrs as a DH, Ms sent him to agility camps this offseason so that should be a clue.
i highly doubt montero is a long term catcher, i think he can platoon at C til zunino is ready and develop montero as a 1b... we dont have anyone else in the organization, this keeps him in all IL games.
looking at smoak's career #s and year by year breakdown i dont know why anyone wants him at 1b, a situational player at best and like jack said today he has to play his way into a role now... looking at his track record cant be optimistic.
i think the team has hopes to keep morales long term and i think he is a perfect fit as a DH, PH extrordinaire in IL as he is close to getting in his 30s.
i like morales, always have and am a believer. he will get pitched differently in SEA and id like to see his walks go up while keeping his BA the same, and i think he has that kinda talent. i
some people. seriously
I actually like this pick up by you hopefully he can stay healthy
G:31 Avg: .317 HR:4 RBI:20 2B:8 SB:5 OBP: .351 SLG: .480 OPS: .831
no way we coulda got more for vargas... morales is a bonafide MOTO bat, not a premier one but hes instantly our best hitter no doubt. the downside is vargas goes to maybe his best landing spot which happens to be in our division, but i still think we take on less risk.
also the felix factor, i think they are buds, would like to see us extend both of em.
yeah thats annoying. unless its a sheer lopsided move people will complain