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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby Scooter1027 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:29 pm

Always a fun exercise, even if it's darn well near impossible to actually be correct. If I were Doug Melvin, and if I were being realistic (aka I'd love Mike Lowell, but he's not coming to Milwaukee):

Given that Geoff Jenkins is gone (leaving a hole if the OF), and given that we have an excess of acceptable-to-good SP (Sheets, Gallardo, Villanueva, Suppan, Parra, Bush, Capuano, Vargas), my solution would be one of the following:

1. Sign CF Kenny Lofton, move Ryan Braun to LF, move Bill Hall to 3B. Have Weeks/Lofton OBP and speed combo hitting 1/2 in the order in front of Braun/Fielder/Hart.

Or,

2. Trade for a good OBP LF without breaking the bank/dealing much young talent. Austin Kearns (Was) and Josh Willingham (Fla) come to mind. Kearns would serve the dual purpose of being a solid defender on a weak defensive team. Perhaps a package involving Tony Gwynn, SP (Cappy/Bush/Vargas), and a prospect could get it done. Then, move Hall to 3B, Corey Hart to CF, Ryan Braun to RF. To me, this is the preferable option. Go into next year with a lineup of:

1. 2B Rickie Weeks
2. LF Austin Kearns/Josh Willingham
3. RF Ryan Braun
4. 1B Prince Fielder
5. CF Corey Hart
6. 3B Bill Hall
7. SS JJ Hardy
8. C Johnny Estrada
9. Pitcher

For the pitching, that part's tougher. I think you trade a starter (preferably Vargas if possible), let Cordero and Linebrink walk and reap the 4 early draft picks (kills me to let CoCo walk, but he's gonna get big big dollars).

Sign RP Kerry Wood, RP Ron Mahay. Go into the year with the following staff:

SP Ben Sheets
SP Yovani Gallardo
SP Jeff Suppan
SP Carlos Villanueva
SP Chris Capuano (L)

RP Dave Bush
RP Manny Parra (L)
RP Seth McClung/Matt Wise/any garbage guy
RP Brian Shouse (L)
RP Ron Mahay (L)
RP Derrick Turnbow
CL Kerry Wood

Obviously the bullpen would be very sketchy, and Wood is a perpetual injury risk, but I don't think Cordero and Linebrink will come cheaply. Maybe Linebrink could be retained, I don't know. I don't have a great solution for the bullpen, unless they pull a nice trade (perhaps for a Chad Cordero type).

Anyway, this would be my modest offseason plan. The big picture is to add OBP/defense, add bullpen help, and not shakeup this brilliant young Fielder/Weeks/Hardy/Braun/Hart/Gallardo/Villanueva/Parra nucleus. I also wouldn't make any long term commitments in LF with Matt LaPorta already knocking down the door to the big leagues.
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby RocketsDWM » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:42 pm

The Boston FO HAS TO SIGN LOWELL. That should be the number 1 priority.
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby moose32 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:07 pm

let me blow your mind.

NY Mets
1. Sign A-Rod 30 mil for 10 years
2. Resign Lo Duca and Castro
3. Sign J.Affeldt
4. Trade J.Reyes Humbar and Gomez for Santana.

Lineup
1. L.Milledge
2. D.Wright
3. C.Beltran
4. A-Rod
5. C.Delgado
6. M.Alou
7. P. Lo Duca
8. R.Gotay

Pitching
1. Santana
2. Pedro
3. Maine
4. Ol.Perez
5. M.Pelfrey

Bullpen
Wagner
Heilman
Sanchez
El Duque
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Affeldt
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby RyanK » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:54 pm

moose32 wrote:4. Trade J.Reyes Humbar and Gomez for Santana.



no way the mets trade reyes, they are making him and wright franchise faces, they have reyes locked up till 2010.
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby moose32 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:58 pm

RyanK wrote:
moose32 wrote:4. Trade J.Reyes Humbar and Gomez for Santana.



no way the mets trade reyes, they are making him and wright franchise faces, they have reyes locked up till 2010.



you'd trade him if you can lock up santana for the next 8 years
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby thedude » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:42 pm

RocketsDWM wrote:The Boston FO HAS TO SIGN LOWELL. That should be the number 1 priority.


Just like they had to sign Damon, and they had to sign Pedro...

No thanks. he is old and someone will give him too much money over too long a time.
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby davidmarver » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:51 pm

Padres:

- Bring in a veteran 2B in case Antonelli isn't ready in camp. Preferably, I'd like to see Loretta brought back.
- Do not sign Andruw Jones, Torii Hunter, or any other big name free-agent CF. Exception: Andruw Jones on a loaded, one-year contract. The Padres can't afford to part with a first-round pick at this stage in our development. Ideally, I'd like to see (a healthy) Milton Bradley as the starting CF, but Coco Crisp would work too: want Cla back?
- Move Kevin Kouzmanoff to LF.
- Promote Matt Antonelli and Chase Headley to the MLB squad. Headley gets 3B, Antonelli gets 2B barring a horrible Spring.
- Sign a veteran pitcher to compliment Peavy, Young, Maddux. Schilling would be preferable, but someone like Brett Tomko could potentially work in Petco, as well.
- Let Wade Leblanc start the season as the #5.
- Bring in a veteran backstop to help take the load off Bard. Ausmus, before being signed today, would have been ideal.

I see this next season as a sort of rebuilding year; with the Dodgers, DBacks, Rockies, and Giants all experiencing youth movements, we can't miss a beat in readying our prospects.
Antonelli
B. Giles
Kouzmanoff
Gonzalez
Bradley
Greene
Headley
Bard

Crisp
Hairston
Loretta
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Peavy
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Schilling
Maddux
Leblanc

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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby cordscords » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:31 am

Expiring Contracts: Jason Jennings, Mike Lamb, Mark Loretta, Trever Miller, Brian Moehler, Orlando Palmeiro. Sign Brian Moehler to another minor league deal and let everybody else walk.

Cut: Woody Williams

Moves:

Trade Adam Everett, Max Sapp, Fernando Nieve, Brad James to the Baltimore Orioles for Miguel Tejada and Wally Crancer. Pick up 20 of the remaining 26 million over the final 2 years of Tejada's contract.

Sign Bartolo Colon to a 1 year, 7 million dollar contract + incentives.

Sign Scott Linebrink to a 3 year, 18 million dollar contact.

Sign J.C. Romero to a 1 year, 3 million dollar contract with a mutual option for 2009.

Sign Geoff Blum to a 1 year, $950K contract.

Sign Mark Bellhorn to a minor league deal.

Sign Jose Cruz Jr. to a minor league deal.

Final 2008 Opening Day Roster:

C- J.R. Towles
1B- Lance Berkman
2B- Chris Burke
SS- Miguel Tejada
3B- Ty Wigginton
LF- Carlos Lee
CF- Hunter Pence
RF- Luke Scott

BN- Brad Ausmus, Geoff Blum, Mark Bellhorn, Josh Anderson, Jose Cruz Jr.

SP- Roy Oswalt
SP- Wandy Rodriguez
SP- Bartolo Colon
SP- Brandon Backe
SP- Troy Patton

CL- Brad Lidge
SU- Scott Linebrink
SU- Chad Qualls
MR- J.C. Romero
MR- Matt Albers
MR- Juan Gutierrez
LR- Chris Sampson
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby RyanK » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:32 am

moose32 wrote:
RyanK wrote:
moose32 wrote:4. Trade J.Reyes Humbar and Gomez for Santana.



no way the mets trade reyes, they are making him and wright franchise faces, they have reyes locked up till 2010.



you'd trade him if you can lock up santana for the next 8 years



Do the mets really want to be the first team to offer the most expensive pitchers contract?

as a mets fan, part of me says no. I would love Santana, but if Arod does come as well, thats roughly 100 million to 7 players, not to mention a good collection of 5-9 mill players; Beltran (18.5/4 more years), Wright (5-15 over next 5 years), Delgado (16/2 more years) Arod (30/8, and i guess youd put him back at short or wright to 2nd??), Santana (20??), Pedro (15), Wagner (10/2 years).

Even dealing delgado for some BP help or a decent prospect, its going to be an expensive few years, and still need a lot of work to put together a WS team.


I think itd be in the mets best interest to keep reyes and not sign Arod, and package milledge and pelfrey and whoever for santana. Then sign Aaron Rowand and put him in right. Resign Castillo for defense and a solid 2 hole bat.

SS- Reyes
2B- Castillo
CF- Beltran
3B- Wright
1B- Delgado
RF- Rowand
LF- Alou
C- LoDuca?


Thats a pretty solid line up to go along with Santana/Pedro/Maine/Perez/#5 starter
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Re: If you were GM of your team, what would you do?

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:52 am

If I were Cashman, I would have to fire myself. Pavano, Wright, Igawa, RJ, Farnsworth, Vazquez, Brown, Weaver, ....
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