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    Outfield Options

    Who would you guys like to see round out the outfield? Edwin's probability of re-signing seems low, so the biggest acquisitions left are probably in the outfield. Ideally they get 2 outfielders, but they need 1 at minimum. Some names:

    Free agents:

    Jose Bautista
    Mark Trumbo
    Michael Saunders
    Brandon Moss
    Rajai Davis
    Angel Pagan
    Colby Rasmus

    Potential trade candidates:

    Jay Bruce
    Charlie Blackmon
    Carlos Gonzalez
    Melky Cabrera
    Curtis Granderson
    Ryan Braun
    Andrew McCutchen

    There's a list of some of the obvious candidates. If anyone has some other candidates, it would be interesting to discuss.

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    Hang on, let me check the other 17 threads that discuss this and I'll get back to you.
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    Not sure if Cutch gets moved at this point. Bucks will hope for him to rebound and then probably flip him at the trade deadline.

    Jarrod Dyson is another potential trade target.

    Just give me Bautista + Dyson and I'll be more than a happy man.

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    I'd add Michael Conforto and Alex Gordon in the trade possibilities.
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    Brilliant. Hope I don't get banned for saying so.
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    Other free agents

    Luis Valbuena - just plop him in LF or something.
    Trevor Plouffe - see above.
    Austin Jackson
    Desmond Jennings?
    Gregor Blanco
    Alejandro De Aza
    Josh Hamilton - ???? is this guy retiring or what?
    Angel Pagan
    Chris Coghlan

    Trade

    Jarrod Dyson -- seemed like a great target until Adam Eaton got traded for that huge package. It seems like baseball values these defense first guys appropriately which is unfortunate to this end.
    David Peralta
    Seth Smith
    Billy Hamilton
    JD Martinez -- why does nobody in Blue Jay land talk about this guy?

    Random realistic trade targets...

    Brandon Drury (probably not available)
    Socrates Brito
    Tommy Pham
    Tony Kemp
    Jake Smolinski
    Mark Zagunis
    Scott Van Slyke
    Derek Dietrich
    Travis Jankowski (maybe a stretch)
    Scott Schebler
    Billy Burns
    Eddie Rosario (maybe a stretch)

    A lot of these names are bottom of the barrel. But I think most of them have some angle that is interesting.
    At this point I kind of just expect Toronto to add a couple of warm bodies and not much more. But we'll see.
    If they do so little as to just sign a guy like Valbuena (plop Pearce in LF) then I would be ecstatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    I'd rather put my tongue three inches deep in Big Papi's ass than trade for Melky
    Well said. Took the words right out of my mouth.
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    Howie Kendrick is a very realistic trade target imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Howie Kendrick is a very realistic trade target imo.
    He was traded like two days ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Havok View Post
    Hang on, let me check the other 17 threads that discuss this and I'll get back to you.
    I'd like to have a separate thread that explicitly talks about outfield options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    He was traded like two days ago
    Huh? Last I saw he was traded a month ago to the Phillies, and the expectation was that he would be flipped. What did I miss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Other free agents

    Luis Valbuena - just plop him in LF or something.
    Trevor Plouffe - see above.
    Austin Jackson
    Desmond Jennings?
    Gregor Blanco
    Alejandro De Aza
    Josh Hamilton - ???? is this guy retiring or what?
    Angel Pagan
    Chris Coghlan

    Trade

    Jarrod Dyson -- seemed like a great target until Adam Eaton got traded for that huge package. It seems like baseball values these defense first guys appropriately which is unfortunate to this end.
    David Peralta
    Seth Smith
    Billy Hamilton
    JD Martinez -- why does nobody in Blue Jay land talk about this guy?

    Random realistic trade targets...

    Brandon Drury (probably not available)
    Socrates Brito
    Tommy Pham
    Tony Kemp
    Jake Smolinski
    Mark Zagunis
    Scott Van Slyke
    Derek Dietrich
    Travis Jankowski (maybe a stretch)
    Scott Schebler
    Billy Burns
    Eddie Rosario (maybe a stretch)

    A lot of these names are bottom of the barrel. But I think most of them have some angle that is interesting.
    At this point I kind of just expect Toronto to add a couple of warm bodies and not much more. But we'll see.
    If they do so little as to just sign a guy like Valbuena (plop Pearce in LF) then I would be ecstatic.
    Interesting, thanks for adding. I forgot that I saw a rumour about J.D. Martinez a couple weeks ago. That is for sure a great target, if they have enough to give up (which might not be the case).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Howie Kendrick is a very realistic trade target imo.
    In that same vein, how about Josh Harrison? Pirates apparently want to move him. The Jays need a 2B when Travis misses half the year, and Harrison has played some OF, 3B, etc, as well. Could be a versatile option.

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    Actually, Valbuena would be a really nice pickup. He's projected at 1.5 WAR next season, but I think he'll outperform that given regular playing time. Real good splits. Can hit for power. Can take a walk. He can basically play anywhere in the infield (nice backup incase Travis gets injured as well). And then you could put Pearce in LF.

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    J.D. Martinez is an appalling defender. That is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    In that same vein, how about Josh Harrison? Pirates apparently want to move him. The Jays need a 2B when Travis misses half the year, and Harrison has played some OF, 3B, etc, as well. Could be a versatile option.
    Harrison doesn't have much experience in the OF (and what little he does, he was terrible). Kendrick is actually above average in LF it appears, but still has the flexibility to fill in at 2nd if needed.

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