"Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt" - Abraham Lincoln
Man, I think Seager played near his ceiling and am not a huge Saunders fan. But, I don't think I do that trade.
Franklin may be blocked by Ackley (for those that don't see him as a SS) but I think he's got the potential to be a top flight 2B.
Ugh. Tough one to evaluate.
I am not a Franklin fan at all really. I think he is super overrated and is destined to be an average 2B.
I just dont like having 2 lineup spots to have to fill, along with losing our future #2, #4 (who could be a #3/2) and possible starting infielder.
Seager and Saunders may not be great, but they were the 2nd and 3rd best hitters last year, are cheap, young and play solid defense. Pretty soon we have to think about money to fill their spots as well and extend Felix etc.
i think saunders can be a top 20 OFer in baseball this year, i dont see seager going up or down much, but he can find a job starting on any big league team so you have to respect that. franklin i am mixed on, dont know if he will be a #2 hitter or 9 hole guy, ive heard stephen drew comparisons which seems fair but on the high side and that makes him quite valuable, he needs to develop physically tho, he still looks like a teenager minus the joe mauer side burns. and hes got to hit RH soon, time is ticking, maybe he goes to LH only?
Franklin has position questions, RH hitting issues, and we are deep at his position and still regarded as a top spec. great time to deal him, but if he progresses and we dont we'll be glad.
Yeah, I think Seager might be maxed out. If he did make a big jump in obp though, he may go to a couple allstar games.
Hey Ian, I am gonna use some of the WAR values you used on page 27 for my next blog/article I'm doing if thats cool with you.
Not going to steal your words or anything, just pretty much the format you used and some of the WARs that you used.
No problem. I take it you saw them as reasonable?
Also, PM me your blog.
what about a more realistic topic, michael bourn... i know hes not the MOTO guy we need and all want but he can still add to our offense and D... we are not exactly settled at the leadoff spot....and as much as boras is fighting against it, his market has diminished, if everyone projected swisher as more valuable at the beginning of FA, why cant 3/45m-4/55m make it work? i wouldnt be mad at it, not seeing any other options for MOTO except for the pipedream fantasies. and he'd be the best leadoff out there.
i think 1 of 2 reasons it hasnt happened.... too similar to figgy deal, and still not done seeking MOTO bat.
I wouldnt do more than $10M a season personally. Just too similar to Figgy, and isnt a very good hitter.
2/20 would be my max. Not a fan.
even with bourn, its crazy all the warts in our lineup.... still dumbfounded at signing raul for $2.7m.
Bourn got a qualifying offer didn't he? I think that is why he hasn't signed. I wouldn't lose a pick to sign him even if he took a huge pay cut. I could be wrong though.
I'm really not interested in tying up any money in Bourn until another MOTO bat is obtained. I think the M's need to remain as flexible as possible until they find a big time hitter to pounce on.