|By Alex Carson||By 10-29-2012|
|1. By: furlong on 10-29-2012 14:42:33|
I believe Seattle should investigate signing the Milk Man He is far more talented and healthy than these other folks.
|2. By: Alex Carson on 10-29-2012 15:02:39|
furlong - Agreed. Though, Sizemore would be more of a complimentary piece. His addition would actually be better if the Mariners got a guy like Melky, since it would add a solid starter and depth.
|3. By: bavasisabum on 10-29-2012 15:18:03|
Sizemore never crossed my mind this offseason but I kinda like the idea. As long as they get another above average outfield bat this offseason a Sizemore/Guti platoon could work out nice and cheap. Limiting their playing time and maybe it takes a little longer till they get hurt or they rotate injury's. If both get hurt then you can look at the trade market if the seasons going well.
Back injury's don't generally go away so I don't expect him to make it too far into the season but if he makes it 1/2 or even a 1/3 of the way through the season he should be worth the money. Local guy to boot. Don't see alot of downside unless they are planning on adding 2 big bats in the outfield which i'll believe when I see.
|4. By: Alex Carson on 10-29-2012 15:21:50|
Pretty much how I feel, bavasisabum. If they only add one, Sizemore is a good fit. If they add two, it'll be too crowded.
|5. By: rjfrik on 10-29-2012 15:31:07|
I wouldn't mind Sizemore on the cheap.
But as the rest of you, the guy I really really want is Melky. Melky plus Sizemore would be a solid get for the OF.
Add a LH DH/1B type and I think it would be a great off season.
|6. By: Edman on 10-29-2012 15:46:32|
Agree. If you can get him cheap enough, it's worth a shot. But, it had better not come at the expense of one of our top five or six prospects. He's not worth that kind of risk.
|7. By: bavasisabum on 10-29-2012 16:02:51|
OT: on the Swisher idea. I like Swisher but not anywhere near what he's going to get. The markets inflated so much the last few years, guess I don't know what players are worth anymore. He seems like a 3/36, 4/40 type player. Dave Cameron's talking about 7/100 being a good idea.
That sound's insane to me. Good not allstar type player should not be getting that type of offer I wouldn't think. I always thought of him as a little better version of Jack Cust with less SO/HR and a little higher average.
Wouldn't bet on him aging well either. Bats not exactly lightning quick or GG D at age 31. Walks are nice but Ryan and Cust take walks, doesn't make them good hitters. Add the 12th pick plus the money, he sounds like an awful option.
Hamilton's the only player it makes sense to surrender the draft pick. Trade route seems a better option then spending on the other FA bats. Sure you have to give talent to get it but ur also bringing in the talent at pick 12 so when you think about it that way it makes trading the type of talent it would take for a bat easier to stomach.
|8. By: Jerry on 10-29-2012 16:30:37|
I don't think you'd even have to give him a guaranteed contract or roster spot.
I'd imagine something like Millwood's contract last year, which included a spring training invite and $1 mil if he made the club.
I don't think any club would waste a roster spot for Sizemore at this point. The guy has played 100 games in the last THREE years. He is exactly the type of player who gets a non-guaranteed contract with a solid salary - maybe 2 mil or so - if he makes the club. Basically, if he is healthy enough to play, he's on the team. The M's could put in significant incentives based on playing time.
This would be a great low-risk, high-reward addition.
Sizemore, Melky, plus another buy-low type - I'm thinking Domonic Brown still - would be a good offseason. If they did that, they would have lots of options: Saunders, Cabrera, Guti, Brown, and Sizemore, in roughly descending order of reliability. Plus Wells, thats good depth.
|9. By: rrwrayiii on 10-29-2012 16:43:06|
I like Swisher too, but not at the contract he will get. Yes, you pay for guys like him with their abilities, but paying $90 million or rough neighborhood for a guy who's hit .267 in his 4 season in New York, which plays in a bandbox doesn't really excite me. Even with the fences coming in, I could see him dropping 10 points on his average which brings the issue of his contract being worth the production, and leaving the prime years of his career as well. For $10-$12 million per year, no longer than 5 years, I would be interested, but beyond that kind of decreases my interest. I'd rather overpay Hamilton, 5 years $125million.
For Sizemore, the guy has barely cracked 100 games in the last 3 seasons combined. Unless its like $1 million taking a flyer, I'd rather stick with the injury prone CF we currently have on payroll.
|10. By: Timberwolf on 10-29-2012 17:45:15|
Sizemore has pretty huge upside with an enormous injury risk. This is a call that needs to be made by the medical staff more than the baseball people.
There may not be a lot of options to roll the dice on guys, so this has to be a possibility.
|11. By: bavasisabum on 10-29-2012 17:58:04|
Meant to say qualifying offer FA bats on my post above sorry.
|12. By: maqman on 10-30-2012 12:16:17|
I'm okay with a low guarantee/good pay for results contract. I think he will avoid Safeco and look for a bandbox ballpark with a contender, like the Phillies or Texas, to enable him to post some good numbers and get a longer term deal.
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