Sign Tanaka (6/$108MM...realistic?)
Trade Franklin, Pike and Smoak (as primary pieces) for solid, young OF player that can hit LHP
- should trade not be available for APPROPRIATE player be prepared to enter season with Guti/Saunders (CF), Almonte/Ackley (LF) and Warm Bucket of Spit (RF), Hart/LoMo (1B/DH), Franklin (supersub)
I think either way, we have to look at Guti/Saunders as a platoon in either CF or RF.
Jeff Baker for OF
Andrew Bailey for bullpen
John Buck for backup catcher
Maholm for #5 SP (you never have enough pitching)
Sizemore for a chance to prove he is healthy.
I would give them all 1 year deals and see what they can do in spring training. Give them the deal they gave Garland to which if he wasn't guaranteed a roster spot by a certain spring training date they would deal him or release him so he could look for work elsewhere.