Who would lead off?
We need to find a leadoff hitter this offseason to play CF.
Freel at 2nd.
Yeah, like how a cross can help Dracula.Milton (guy who fenway may help)
Give me that deal, oh and the cash too.How about this guys:
Milton (guy who fenway may help)
LArue (a solid backup to Varitek)
Crisp (CF wiht speed and can lead off)
Clement (another bust pitcher)
But for this to work I believe the Red Sox would have to pay around %-7 mil of Crisp new contract and a couple mil of Clements,but they can afford it.
Talk about consistency for Crisp:
Lifetime before the All-Star Game - .328 OBP, .415 slugging
Lifetime after the All-Star Game - .329 OBP, .417 slugging
Acquiring Crisp may be difficult without cutting deeply. I think Milton would be a poor fit as a LHP who is flyball prone. The Green Monster would never be the same after all the dents it would absorb. I can't see Boston having any interest in Larue (Varitek) or Milton (see above).
Actually, given the Red Sox projected needs, I think they would only want Edwin or Phillips for Crisp or we give up Votto and give them PR relief. (They would probably take Arroyo back.) I wouldn't do that from Cincy perspective.
I'd try to work something out invlolving Deno and a reliever (Coffey, Majewski, Bray). Cormier would be great from a cincy perspective. I doubt Boston would do it. Maybe Cormier and Deno and Cincy absorbs the Payroll hit. I think Boston would have to have a ready replacement before they trade Crisp.
Noway i give up EE or Phillips for Crisp.But Dino and a releiver sounds good if the deal I stated above couldnt get worked out.
I think he may be falling into the trap of leaning too heavily on his high payroll to fix problems rather than really looking for solid long term solutions. I'd imagine after the relatively poor year they had that this year will really be a watershed offseason in evaluating Theo as a GM.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
Crisp is absolutely not a leadoff hitter. Maybe if you have a crystal ball you can say he'll be worth that contract next year, but he's done nothing in his career (even 2005) to suggest to me that he's worth it.
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
Or maybe some people are giving a little too much credence to a line in a Colorado paper? Don't you have to wonder what might be in it for the Rockies to start tagging Coco Crisp as a less than desirable commodity? Especially now that he has a reasonable excuse for a less than stellar season.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
I've always felt Crisp is yet another piece of the overhyped Cleveland system.