We've all heard the rumors. We know who's available, and we have an idea of what those teams are looking for. So the question is now- you are the GM. What do you do?
I would first call Jack Z, and make the following offer:
Seattle gets: Alonso, Heisey, Boxberger
Cincinnati gets: Cliff Lee and Brandon League
I would be willing to slightly increase the offer, perhaps to even Alonso and Mesoraco (no Boxberger or Heisey), but not go much beyond that. If that didn't get it done, I'd turn to Arizona.
Arizona gets: Bailey, Wood, Alonso, and Cozart
Cincinnati gets: Dan Haren and Stephen Drew
Imagine going into the postseason with Haren headlining the rotation, while going into the next three years with a rotation of:
and a lineup of
Wow. I'd consider adding Heisey to that deal if it got it done, especially if the D'backs add Heilman. Thoughts?