I would LOVE to see us:
Sign Brian Giles, plop him in LF
Trade Cameron/Cairo/Brazell for Manny
Sign BJ Ryan or Wagner (but Wagner to a shorter deal than what we'd sign Ryan for)
Trade Looper for a bag of peanuts. But only honey roasted. We must insist on the honey roasted.
Trade Floyd (this hurts me more than it hurts you), Jacobs, and a prospect if necessary for Helton
Sign Piazza to a 1-year deal, have him back up Castro (or perhaps LaRue? Hadn't thought of that.) Give Piazza #1 pinch-hitting duties and have him play every now and then behind the plate, when LaRue is tired or something
Keep and Hernandez and make him the starting 2B
That would make a Met field of:
C - LaRue / Piazza - 2.5 mil combined
1B - Helton - 13 mil, but Rockies would pick up some salary, so say... 8-9 mil
2B - Hernandez - 300K
3B - Wright - 350K
SS - Reyes - 350K
LF - Giles - 6 mil (power drop-off, maybe 8-9 mil)
CF - Beltran - 12 (13?) mil
RF - Manny - 22 mil
While maintaining the rotation of:
Pedro - 12 mil
Benson - 7 mil
Glavine - 8 mil
Seo - 325K
V-Zam - 2.5 mil
And a bullpen of:
BJ Ryan - 7 mil?
R Hernandez - 650K
Heilman - 350K
Juan Padilla - 300K
Dae-Sung Koo - 300K
Total (Estimated) Payroll: 90-95 million
I would have no problems with that.
Look at that offense. It's absolutely disgusting. In the good way.
Iconoclastic wrote:Aaron Heilman needs to be given more responsibility.
He led the bullpen in innings this year. I don't see how we'd give him MORE responsibility.