Re: FA OF options in 2011
Originally Posted by Griffey012
This team needs to continue to improve itself through int'l free agents, the draft, and trades. Later this season, or in the off-season I think they are gonna make a few big time trades to bring in a LF'er or SS or both. We have a ton of prospects and most will probably flame out before the bigs, so why not trade them for proven talent.
I hope we do not see any big free agent spending in the near future, none of the guys available intrigue me. I would like a Crawford or a Werth but would not spend 15 million dollars on either one of them like they will most likely receive.
I would actually prefer Crawford to Werth though, I feel like he is more likely to continue his numbers than Werth, I bet Werth wouldn't do nearly as well in a lineup this isn't flat out stacked.
Quoted for truth. I realize the FO didn't want to gamble in the off-season with all these AAAA guys, they wanted to see who might break out from the pack.
IMO, they are all the same - prospects - trade some of them along with some vets at the trade deadline, and get some more proven/depth at positions of need (SS, LF, C). You've got to trade value for value.
e.g. I don't care if Alonso ends up hitting .350 in the AL as a DH, he has no position in the NL, trade him for a SS of the futue, we have enough 1B/LF/DH prospects to choke a horse.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009