Re: If you were GM what would you do in the next 10 days??
I would only trade for a SS that is very close to mlb ready and has star potential.Any trading chips should be held on to if this cannot be done.They're trading chips because they are valuable players and I want those guys on my team unless they are being sent elsewhere to help solve our biggest question mark in 2010.
If a SS can be had by trade then I spend every cent this coming off season on the best outfielder I can find.If he's not perfect I get him anyways.Someone young would be great but I'd settle for a vet as long as he isn't over 35.
I let every other guy that has a expiring contract or a 2010 option walk.We have a good enough farm system that we don't need to sign 2 or 3 marginal vets to 2 and 3 million dollar contract just so they can be out preformed by our younger and less expensive guys.
Last but not least I'd get rid of Baker.Sweet would be my man along with the rest of his staff.I still don't know a ton about the guy but I've now herd enough good things that I'd give him a chance.I'd tell him that he needs to play the best players every night and that if someone signed to a contract stinks and he wants them gone it will be done.