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Thread: The Silver Linings of Kendrys Morales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    Is it not possible that we trade for Bruce, and Sign Dexter Fowler? I just read a projected payroll of 160 Million. I think that would be ideal situation with a lineup that ends up like this.

    RF Dexter Fowler
    3B Josh Donaldson
    SS Troy Tulowitzki
    DH Kendry Morales
    C Russel Martin
    LF Jay Bruce (against Lefties BJ plays down in order)
    1B Justin Smoak/Steve Pearce
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    2B Devon Travis
    No, it would make no sense. Pearce is a better hitter than Bruce and a better defender.

    Though...

    RF Fowler
    3B Donaldson
    DH Morales
    1B Encarnacion
    LF Pearce
    SS Tulowitzki
    2B Travis
    C Martin
    CF Pillar

    ^ If they can swing Edwin AND Fowler, this would be an amazing lineup. Probably wishful thinking, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    No, it would make no sense. Pearce is a better hitter than Bruce and a better defender.

    Though...

    RF Fowler
    3B Donaldson
    DH Morales
    1B Encarnacion
    LF Pearce
    SS Tulowitzki
    2B Travis
    C Martin
    CF Pillar

    ^ If they can swing Edwin AND Fowler, this would be an amazing lineup. Probably wishful thinking, though.

    Wouldn't that close the door on being able to offer JD a long term contract at some point? Don't get me wrong, I think it's highly improbable this FO would commit to that kind of money but it might prematurely close the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Governator View Post
    Wouldn't that close the door on being able to offer JD a long term contract at some point? Don't get me wrong, I think it's highly improbable this FO would commit to that kind of money but it might prematurely close the door.
    Door's already closed as far as I'm concerned. I give a 2% chance that the Jays extend JD, even without Fowler + EE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Door's already closed as far as I'm concerned. I give a 2% chance that the Jays extend JD, even without Fowler + EE.
    I agree, if he keeps his production up I cant see the FO committing to the kind of money and term that he will command (and get from someone).
    If he has another big season, that might be the right time to trade him, rather than let him walk and get next to nothing.

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    Good post. Ideally, I would've loved Jose back to DH full time for us. I don't think anyone can deny he's the superior hitter. And his eye is just tremendous, even in a down year.

    That being said, I feel like Morales for $11 million will give us value. 3 years is a little too much for my taste, but they can always flip him later down the line if he's doing well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    No, it would make no sense. Pearce is a better hitter than Bruce and a better defender.

    Though...

    RF Fowler
    3B Donaldson
    DH Morales
    1B Encarnacion
    LF Pearce
    SS Tulowitzki
    2B Travis
    C Martin
    CF Pillar

    ^ If they can swing Edwin AND Fowler, this would be an amazing lineup. Probably wishful thinking, though.
    I would 10/10 times, 100 percent prefer this situation/lineup. I just don't know if its in the budget or the cards. Here's hoping!

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    I can't even imagine what a Josh Donaldson extension would look like. 5 years 175M? If we struggle this year wouldn't be shocked if he's shopped.

    That lineup Boxy posted is a beaut but seems fantasy. And wouldn't leave us any wiggle room for the bullpen while taking us over budget.

    Here is hoping some of these young position players can come up and make the blow of all these future losses easier to absorb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    Is it not possible that we trade for Bruce, and Sign Dexter Fowler? I just read a projected payroll of 160 Million. I think that would be ideal situation with a lineup that ends up like this.

    RF Dexter Fowler
    3B Josh Donaldson
    SS Troy Tulowitzki
    DH Kendry Morales
    C Russel Martin
    LF Jay Bruce (against Lefties BJ plays down in order)
    1B Justin Smoak/Steve Pearce
    CF Kevin Pillar
    2B Devon Travis
    An order of Martin - Bruce - Smoak - Pillar hitting 5-8 would be the worst in baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    An order of Martin - Bruce - Smoak - Pillar hitting 5-8 would be the worst in baseball.
    Hey Gruber, did you see the awards reveal thread? You won two this year! Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    I would 10/10 times, 100 percent prefer this situation/lineup. I just don't know if its in the budget or the cards. Here's hoping!
    Not enough money for that line up. Offer the White Sox Stroman and a prospect (Pentecost, Rios maybe even Alford) for Eaton and use the saved money to possibly resign EE or Bautista to play first base.

    Eaton
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    Bautista / EE
    Morales
    Tulo
    Pearce
    Travis
    Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Hey Gruber, did you see the awards reveal thread? You won two this year! Congratulations!
    Suck a cock fuck face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    An order of Martin - Bruce - Smoak - Pillar hitting 5-8 would be the worst in baseball.
    lol not even close

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    lol not even close
    Lol.. For a team with a payroll in the $140-160mil range, you better believe it would be the worst.

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    Gruber living up to his recent awards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King View Post
    Gruber living up to his recent awards.
    You got anything else constructive to add except for your usual insulting comments?

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