Originally Posted by M2
Is Carroll a legit CF? I was under the impression he's more of a corner guy.
Willingham to 1B would make some sense.
I agree about the need for a catcher.
Given the nature of the injuries the Marlins pitchers suffered, I don't think they can heal their way out of this pitching mess anytime soon. There aren't a ton of arms in the upper minors either, though you can be sure Volstad will be getting the rush treatment.
It would seem the hope would be for Olsen and Mitre to improve, but 2009 is probably the earliest this club is going to be much of a danger. It's probably time to trade Dontrelle Willis, though his value is at an all-time low, but since the club has time perhaps they'll wait until midseason to pull the trigger.
Yea, Carroll is a legit CFer. I have no prob in moving Willis if we can get that catcher or CFer back in return (pref catcher). Milledge(among others) or a Laird/Teagarden duo for Willis would certainly be good for this franchise.
The Marlins have 2 very good arms who will be very close to being ready on Opening Day next year. Chris Volstad and Gaby Hernandez. Ricky Nolasco will be healthy. Mitre, back from dead arm should improve. If Olsen isn't in jail, he too should be better (cant be much worse).
As for you Austin, and this isn't a knock in the slightest but you don't watch these guys night in night out. Hanley is not too big for SS, and when Cabs is in shape (which he was the last few months), he is a much better 3b. Now if Cabs comes into camp this year as Big Papi, then we have issues. Hopefully that isn't the case though.