Smoak has shown a lack of power and major holes in his swing. Besides trolling us at the end of every season, he has sucked.
Convince me to give you another shot by killing it in AAA, Smoak.
Willie, you see the thing that said with fences moved, Smoak had an extra 12 HR?
Yeah, Smoak has pop and gets on base at a pretty high rate considering his average. Those are positive things. If he can make better contact and hit offspeed pitches, we are back in business.
I don't think we need a catcher anymore. In fact, I don't think we have room for one.
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Then its either Smoak or Jaso/Raul getting those ABs.
Show me improvement with contact rates, pitch selection, and power, and Ill jump on the bandwagon.
Maybe he has struggled so much because he is a switch hitter.. after all, switch hitters take a little longer to develop offensively because of the 2 different swings.
At least he finished the season with some confidence.
I did really like his new swings at the end of the year.
Alright, then I guess you are happy with Jaso or Ibanez playing against lefties, cause thats the alternative.
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/da...sky-high-priceA Stanton trade remains highly unlikely, but there is a price tag. It's sky high, as it should be for a 23-year-old slugger who has 93 home runs in just 2 1/2 big-league seasons, is under control for four more years and doesn't yet command big money.
So, what is that price? From what the Marlins are telling teams, any package would need to begin with three top-level prospects (very top level) and likely would need to include two other players as well.
There's no indication that the Marlins have any motivation to move Stanton, so it's unlikely the price would drop. And that means a Stanton trade almost certainly won't happen.
The Marlins do seem more willing to listen on Ricky Nolasco, although they are insisting they don't need to trade him, either.