|By Jason A. Churchill||By 10-26-2012|
|1. By: docsmith on 10-26-2012 17:37:14|
Thanks for the analysis. It makes a lot of sense. Choo would be a great addition, if we could get him, but it is very likely that teams that are in "win now" mode will pay more than the Mariners should.
But, we gave him to the Indians for next to nothing...maybe they would return the favor ;)....didn't think so....
|2. By: Ungnome on 10-26-2012 21:25:21|
Justin Morneau is my new flavor of the month. Maybe Jason Kubel too if the D-Backs are willing to deal him, though the line-up starts getting extremely lefty heavy with both.
While Choo would be wonderful, I am with you that he would likely be cost prohibitive to acquire and bidding wars are never fun for the buyer. However, the M's will have to do something with all these useful pieces piling up in the upper minors. It's not like having options is a bad thing though.
I like these write-ups. Keem'em coming.
|3. By: maqman on 10-27-2012 11:06:45|
You ticked all the right boxes Jason. I fully agree it would be a folly to trade much of value for a one year rental that would take millions off our payroll in what is most likely a non-contending season. Unless he implodes or spends a lot of time on the DL Boras will squeeze many millions out of a contending team in a hitters park after next season. Not that he isn't valuable, he is. Too much so for us.
I'm going to be interested in how you evaluate Swisher and the Upton brothers, if you do.
I think the new media income is going to drive up free agent prices, it's already started. A true MOTO is going to be very expensive and would need somebody like Choo behind him in the order. Hopefully one of Smoak, Montero, Saunders, Carp etc. will turn into one.
Z has got a real challenge to make this off season productive.
|4. By: qwerty on 10-27-2012 14:15:00|
I like to talk trade scenarios more than most, but I believe this is the time for M's to infill with FA's.
If we can trade relief depth,perhaps, but I want to
see some FA bats.
|5. By: aerichner on 10-27-2012 19:55:39|
qwerty, I understand but...there's isnt much availabe in Free Agency, dont you agree? Other than Hamilton and maybe Swisher (I do like him), I dont see a ton out there that will take the lineup to the next level. I do like an Angel Pagan type but I wouldnt mind if we traded for someone better than that.
Who do you suggest?
|6. By: bavasisabum on 10-29-2012 15:22:46|
Wasn't he supposed to be headed back to Korea at some point to do his military service time or something?
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