|By Chris Crawford||By 11-05-2012|
|1. By: Tpatt253 on 11-05-2012 22:32:00|
i def think he'd be an upgrade at 1b or RF... seems the trade/FA market is more fruitful in OF so id prefer he be 1b.... there might be better options to pursue, but not in our organization.
i feel like ms are just going to start with smoak and after the first 40 games of him sucking will finally give up and revisit replacing.
|2. By: Rudolf on 11-05-2012 22:48:53|
What about Montero at 1B? How truely terrible would he have to be to not be an option there? We know he isn't the catcher longterm, unless Zunino suffers some tragic accident. Relegating Jesus to DH just seems pathetic. I think he's the Mariner first baseman if/when Smoak finally croaks.
As for Frazier... meh. If the price were right then fine, but you could say that about anybody.
|3. By: Tpatt253 on 11-05-2012 23:40:50|
im not counting montero a 1b yet, but could be.
i think jesus should be putting work in at 1b this winter and get reps there... especially if he becomes a top 3 hitter for us, he will be forced to play 1b some in IL, it could make the most sense.... and i think on a year to year basis, DH is much easier to acquire than 1b.
for dh/1b- montero/frazier>montero/smoak.
i think if we are going to make a bigger deal for help in the OF... Frazier could make a nice 1b/DH, 6/7 hole hitter now and in future.
|4. By: Edman on 11-06-2012 10:15:13|
Don't even see it as a reasonable possibility. He's cost controlled which makes him valuable.
|5. By: sexymarinersfan on 11-06-2012 10:59:20|
Agreed. When I think of the M's acquiring offense, this is not what I had in mind. Who knows what Z is thinking! Nobody does.
|6. By: maqman on 11-06-2012 11:43:41|
Jonny Gomes would be a better deal. He mashes lefties and won't be part of Oakland's future. He got $1MM last year for 2.1 fWAR. He'll cost more as a free agent but probably no prospects as he probably will be non-tendered.
|7. By: sexymarinersfan on 11-06-2012 13:20:21|
Hey everyone, it's ok now. We got Scott Cousins! We don't need Gomes or Wood now. ;)
|8. By: iheartfelix on 11-06-2012 15:46:44|
So basically we'd be giving up prospects for a slightly better version of Casper Wells? pass...
And isn't the appeal of "cost controlled players" that you are then able to spend more money elsewhere to improve the team? This starting 9 is full of cost controlled players already, and while I'm not advocating reckless spending, I wouldn't mind the purse strings loosening up a bit for someone that's a little more than a small upgrade over Casper Wells.
|9. By: Madison Mariner on 11-06-2012 15:53:47|
maqman at #6: Well, he *is* a free agent, not currently on the A's 40-man roster since he has more than 6 years of service time. So, there is no "non-tendering". He just costs money. ;)
|10. By: Chris Crawford on 11-06-2012 16:00:08|
8. Comparing the two players offensively is absolutely laughable. Wells is a much better outfielder, but to say that Frazier is better offensively -- and I don't know if you saw any games, but the Mariners struggled to score runs -- is akin to comparing Steve Sarkisian's success to Ty Willingham's.
|11. By: iheartfelix on 11-06-2012 18:32:19|
one of the points in the post mentioned using Frazier as a platoon player. My point is that we have a right handed platoon outfielder, and would be better served finding a lefty to compliment Wells than we would upgrading him. If Frazier were murder on RHP's I would be all about it.
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