Re: The Twins make the most sense
Dejesus - $4.25 Million
Span - $4.75 Million
Choo - Arb eligible $7 Million?
Fowler - Arb Eligible $5 Million?
Ellsbury - Arb Eligible $10 Million?
Victorino = ????
Upton - No way
Bourn - No way
Pagan - No way
The Reds need 5 players IMO:
1. A Centerfield/lead-off upgrade
2. A Reliever for the late innings to allow Chapman to start
3. A starting caliber player for LF or 3B who can add pop
4. A Corner bench player who can add some offense
5. A MI who can back-up at SS.
The budget is going to dictate a lot of stuff. I'm guessing the Reds only have about $5 to $8 Million to fill those needs. It may require Chapman staying in the pen and a minor league free agent for the MI role (or Didi). If Rolen comes back, say for around $2.5 to $3 Million, the Reds will need to add a guy to split time with him and Frazier could fill the LF role (or a part time OF with Frazier moving between 3B and LF). That would leave less than $5 Million for CF. Even then, it may require the Reds finding a taker for Masset and Arredondo to make some room in the budget. Might need to send a minor leaguer with some promise with them just to get them off the books.
Might need to look at cheaper platoon options. Roger Bernadina or the previously mentioned Ben Revere might be flawed but usable choices who marginally improve the Cf situation against RHP over Stubbs' obvious flaws.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 11-23-2012 at 11:46 AM.