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    Re: The Bargain Basement

    Chris Davis is an absolute butcher any where but 1B, but he can play all four corner spots and his wRC+ v. RH was a more then respectable 122. I'd guess a guy like Mike Leake would really interest Buck Showalter and company. He Ks a ton, but his power would be nice.

    You might also look at a guy like Kyle Seager from Seattle. He's an IF with a good bat, good glove, decent patience, solid approach. (Reminds me a bit of Aaron Boone, fwiw.) Leake isn't a real fit there-- unless, of course, they decide to package a couple TOR prospect arms to nab Mike Olt and Elvis Andrus from Texas or Aaron Gordon/ Wil Myers from KC.

    Speaking of Gordon, he'd be my top choice, I think. However, he's not a bargain basement player at all, so we can ignore that.

    Choo also hits RH well, but is certainly no bargain in prospects or cost either.
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    Re: The Bargain Basement

    Non tenders:

    Nate Schierholtz OPS north of .800 vs RHP the last 2 seasons
    Ryan Sweeney OBP in the mid .300's vs RHP

    Both LH bats for the outfield.

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    Re: The Bargain Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Non tenders:

    Nate Schierholtz OPS north of .800 vs RHP the last 2 seasons
    Ryan Sweeney OBP in the mid .300's vs RHP

    Both LH bats for the outfield.
    Sweeney as a platoon partner for Frazier in LF (with Frazier moving to 3B and Rolen getting a rest) wouldn't be the worst idea.

    If the Reds could then land a legitimate CF guy who can lead off, you might have something:

    Fowler CF
    Phillips 2B
    Votto 1B
    Frazier 3B/ LF
    Bruce RF
    Sweeney LF/ Rolen 3B
    Hanigan C
    Cozart/ Gregorius SS

    The bench:
    Heisey
    Paul
    Mesoraco
    Gregorius
    Rolen

    That's not a bad bench, as Rolen could handle, IMO, a reduced role and thrive.
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    Re: The Bargain Basement

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    Nationals Non-Tender John Lannan
    By Mike Axisa [November 30 at 9:28pm CST]
    The Nationals have non-tendered John Lannan, reports Bill Ladson of MLB.com (on Twitter). The left-hander was projected to earn $5MM during his third trip through arbitration this winter according to Matt Swartz.

    Lannan, 28, made only six starts for Washington this year. He pitched to a 4.13 ERA with 4.7 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 32 2/3 innings while spending most of the season in Triple-A despite a hefty $5MM salary. Lannan posted a 4.30 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 while in the minors.


    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#CFxQISAqBcCgTi4L.99

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    Re: The Bargain Basement

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    Non tenders:

    Nate Schierholtz OPS north of .800 vs RHP the last 2 seasons
    Ryan Sweeney OBP in the mid .300's vs RHP

    Both LH bats for the outfield.
    Please, anything but Ryan Sweeney. No speed. No power. He's a placeholder. Dullest player on the planet.
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    Re: The Bargain Basement

    Some Guys I still like on the market for backup jobs are:

    1) Scott Rolen-3b

    2) Adam Kennedy-takes over Cairo role

    3) Jeff Keppinger-same as above

    4) Randy Choate-LHRP

    5) JP Howell-LHRP


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