"My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton
With Litsch joining Marcum and McGowan as out for the year and Halladay now possibly injured, I wonder if the Jays will become sellers. If so, I'd imagine they're looking for young pitching, pitching, and more pitching. Don't forget their $47MM closer is injured as well.
If they're disillusioned and Riccardi wants to make a short-term play to save his job, maybe they'd want Arroyo.
If they're realists, they would probably salivate over Bailey and the injured Canadian, Lotzkar.
I would offer three different packages, each of which might entice them for different reasons. Each also provides the Reds with some salary relief. I would probably not include Alonso, who I would hold onto for now until I have a better read on the Votto situation. Assuming Votto is ok, I would trade Alonso for pitching (assuming Rios is acquired.)
PACKAGE 1 (short-term play)
PACKAGE 2 (bullpen fix/swap of heavy contracts)
PACKAGE 3 (Canadian future special- high risk high return)
Lotzkar (as PTBNL)
What do you think- which of these would you do? Which, if any, do you think the Jays might like?
Last edited by Benihana; 06-13-2009 at 08:13 AM.
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After seeing him up close for three nights (if you actually suffer through every Reds game like I do) I'm curious to hear what Reds fans think of Rios.
He was pretty unimpressive this series, that's for sure. He's better than the garbage we're rolling out there these days, but not worth the money or the minor leaguers we'd have to give up to get him.
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He definitely struggled, and had a really ugly K today. But in the end, it's the same type of type from Phillips. The guy has had success even with the subpar plate approach, a 3 game series doesn't change that.
Like I said, take $30M off his deal and he is maybe considerable. If the Reds traded for him, I would be beyond furious. He is a very poor man's Reggie Sanders, with less power.