We need to add 4-5 wins in order to be where we were last year whether that's in the corner outfield or the pen which is much harder. We must have the lowest win projections out of the corner outfield in the majors. I think the nukber is 1
I wonder if there's a team out there in need of depth at 1B and working with a surplus of arms. Swap out Smoak for a middle reliever making similar or less money, likely would have to target a bounce back candidate coming off a down year. We may not save much money in the process but if we could reallocate Smoak's useless salary into an arm that turns out to be decently reliable, that could still turn out to be a solid gain.
Ugh need some more rumours, been silent as fuck since the winter meetings ended.
Got a gut feeling were going to make a big trade
11-min Josh Donaldson interview:
Baseball talks starts around 7:40. Rest is basically about MMA, but still a good listen
- Doesn't know if Edwin or Jose will be back. Was hanging out with both of them a couple days back. When asked if he thinks they're gonna be back, he just kinda shrugs it off, but his reaction is kinda telling. Says "they'll find love somewhere".
- Him and Gibby have a "father-son" relationship.
- From the conversations he had with Shapiro and Atkins, he describes them as "very very smart and intelligent with their decisions when it comes to pitching".
I would try to offer EE 3/66m with two 1/23 team/vesting options. He get paid - if he performs he gets the additional years - if he doesn't then he becomes a free agent again.
EE is worth the effort to try and do something here. He is worth moving the deck chairs around a bit.
This team was borderline playoff bound. I am not exactly sure how removing JB, EE, Cecil, and having Pearce and Morales as the replacements exactly makes us better. We don't have the ability to trade for talent and other than EE who exactly replaces the production?
Watch Smoak have a monster year and smash 40 homers.........
I donít suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.