Re: Have A Plan - Go For 2009
I like your thinking, although I think this team may be closer than you think. In other words, think '08 rather than '09. Sure, all the younger guys will be another year older and more seasoned in '09, and maybe Bruce won't be ready until '09, but when youre talking about a core rotation of Harang, Arroyo, Belisle and Bailey, with an offensive core of EdE, Phillips, Hamilton, and Votto (all of which will be in the bigs for all of '08) you are absolutely a contender- IF they can somehow stabilize the pen, which will hopefully be boosted with the effectiveness of Bray, Coffey and McBeth. Include Dunn in the offensive core if he ends up staying. Lohse I trade this season almost no matter what. Griff I trade this year if he can bring good value in return, if not I keep him for next (his final) year.
I agree with most of your moves, with some small exceptions. I'd value Bray higher than Coffey as an organizational cornerstone, as well as some other small disparaties, but overall I like your thinking.
Last edited by Benihana; 05-15-2007 at 05:21 PM.