Re: ORG: "My moves for 2008" - by Wheelhouse; For discussion on the Sun Deck
Just checked Pudge's stats and he's obviously on the decline, although he hit .280 with 11 HR's in about 130 games this past season. His HR's would probably increase playing in GABP, and you could platoon him with Ross since we're stuck with his contract. Keep Javier as a PH an other catcher, just in case of injury. Not sure how much Pudge would command on the open market. He turns 36 on November 30th. He's played 16 years at catcher......it has to be taking a toll on him. But then again, if you can platoon him and play him every 4 to 5 games out of 7, maybe play him 3 games, take a break, another 3 games, take a break, another 3 games take a break.....he'll end up with 120 at bats, still be fairly fresh and put up good numbers. Ross and Valentin should be able to pick up the slack for 40 games.
So how much does Pudge get on the free agent market?
Who's on first?