Originally Posted by Rojo
Lot of moving parts in that trade. However, I get the sense that we'll end up with Kendrick.
Yeah, I agree. Whatever happens, I think there will need to be two or three moves as part of an overall retooling where money is reallocated from the pen, a couple kids are added to restock and one trade begets another to fill holes created by the previous deal. I proposed one deal that does most of the work, but I recognize that a deal like that is unlikely regardless of the names involved. If it's not a busy off-season with multiple deals, I just don't see how the team will fill it's holes and keep it's budget.
A huge jump in payroll could do it, but I just don't think a $25 to $30 Million jump is likely. Payroll is going up even if they do nothing, so adding a bat or two is going to require deals cutting in other spots IMO.