I think adding Lindstrom would be nice, but Cozart is 24 or 25 and from all indications will be looking at a lot of playing time in Cincinnati next season, possibly the every-day shortstop. I don't know if I'd move him for a guy who is basically going to be a set-up man for at least the next year and a half. As long as Cordero is here, I don't see anyone else closing. I'd love to add Lindstrom to close because, while he's not much of an upgrade over Cordero, he's much cheaper and could get the job done.
The biggest problem with improving our bullpen right now is Cordero's ridiculous contract. And it's not going anywhere any time soon. What idiot GM made that deal, by the way?
Heisey is by far our best pinch hitter, that is a very valuable piece to the team THIS season, especially for a playoff charge.
I'm not too familiar with all minor league prospects(kind of a n00b I guess), but Lindstrom could help the team in my opinion.
I'd do Heisey or Cozart for Lindstrom no problem. I'd do it for that old Marmol rumor too. Not Wuertz though.
This team needs another A+ player in each of the three key spots. Bullpen, rotation, and lineup. Now the bullpen could probably be easily dealt with by dealing a B prospect like one of those trades above. But the team really hurt itself by missing out on Cliff Lee. They still need a player of equal caliber to him for the rotation. And probably another player just a notch below that caliber for the everyday lineup.
We might make it to the playoffs, but without those additions, we would be one and done in the NLDS facing another teams shutdown players that we don't have.
I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't want to make any trades unless we acquire the cream of the crop at some position, namely an ace starting pitcher or superior bullpen help.
Trading away our future for average players doesn't get me excited. We already have a bunch of average players with a few studs mixed in..........that's why we're looking to bolster certain areas.
If we're not going to get back something ALOT BETTER, I hope we pass.
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