Re: Josh Hamilton ?
How about this for fun.
Arroyo pitched his way back into some value. Trade now when his value is that high.
Money saved: $11.5M
Rolen to retire.
Money saved: $6.5M
Ludwick declines option.
Money saved: $2.5M
That's $20M to give toward Josh. Add a few more million and get it done.
Josh takes over LF.
Frazier plays 3B
Chapman starts in place of Arroyo like expected.
Billy Hamilton takes over for Stubbs.
Sign a cheap veteran starter to come in and compete for the 5th starter spot with one of our young guys.
Use Stubbs, Leake, Heisey and whatever else to address the bullpen.