Re: Trades That DO NOT make sense...
ok just to clarify prince fielder is a left handed hitter. 2 guys does not make a lh hitting lineup. however i get the drift of the original poster. but we do need a lh hitter at the top of the lineup and dejesus would have been a good fit. gomes is a rh power hitter, stubbs and phillips are perfectly capable of hitting with some power as well as rolen.
really we have enough pop from the right side what we don't have are consistent performers who can hit, we have guys who slug ok. with rolen out votto and phillips are the only 2 capable of hitting consistently and with some pop beyond that we have a bunch of streaky sluggers (bruce, gomes, stubbs, heisey, nix) and a few light hitting contact guys (hanigan, hernandez, cabrera, janish and cairo). dejesus or markakis would be great because they are both more in between our haves and have nots and towards the top of the lineup in between our 2 healthy run producers pushing cabrera down.