Re: It's Billy time....
Maybe billy time was more of an eye catcher than a real good idea. Ill admit that. But you know what, by the end of this year he will be a factor on this team. And this team being fine depends on how you define fine. If making the postseason is what you want, then yes this team will probably be adequate. If you want to win, they need a cleanup hitter. Period. If not they need at least a legit two hole hitter. My solution covered both and made the defense better in the process. I know billy isn't ready, but when he gets hot in AAA we should bring him up and ride the hot hand. Even if we gave up bailey in a trade for say Headley it would only make the team better in the playoffs. Our starters games 1thru3 would be the same as last year. I think I'd be ok with cingrani in a game 4 unless it was an us getting swept situation. So we'd be going to war with the same pt gets and an even better lineup that could actually produce runs without the longball. I know losing homer or cueto would hurt, but it's not like the rest if the rotation is a bunch of bums. Our 5th starter that everyone wants to trade for anyone is good enough to easily be a three on most staffs if not more than that on some others. Sometimes you have to build a playoff winner and give quality to get it. It's all just garbage in my head now but I think a trade like that is very plausible and not a pipe dream and would actually help the team more in the short and long run than a trade of prospects for Stanton that constantly comes up here.