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Who Provided The Better Response

Poll ended at Sun May 27, 2007 10:34 pm

Jake Harv 88
21
64%
A Flesher Fantasy
12
36%
 
Total votes : 33

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun May 27, 2007 10:17 am

Personally I leave the 2007 Devil Rays just like they are except for moving Reyes. I don't reach into the minors for the stars that are just not quite ready just yet(Brignac, Longoria, Niemann). I put Reyes on the trade block in July once the playoff teams start looking for more bullpen help. I would love to land a good young first basemen such as Kotchman, but I don't think that will happen unless the Angels have an injury occur in their pen. I shoot for the Brewers and Carlos Villanueva. Villanueva will make a great arm for the pen and possibly rotation if needed be. Once 2007 is over is when I start making my moves.
I trade Baldelli for Scott Olsen. This trade has been rumored for a few years now, but it works for both teams. Olsen is not making many friends in Florida and they also need some offense from the CF position. It also keeps the Florida payroll cheap so they can make a run in 09 or 10.
I also make a run at a veteran first basemen in free agency such as a Sean Casey to provide some more veteran leadership and pretty good defense at first. I also make a run at Scott Linebrink to help the pen immensely. There will be several closers available this offseason, but the Drays are just not far enough along with their development for a closer to seriously consider going to Tampa. Linebrink would give the Devil Rays their first ever legit reliever in team history.

So going into 2008 this is how my team would look.

2b--BJ Upton
3b--Evan Longoria
LF--Carl Crawford
RF--Delmon Young
CF--Elijah Dukes
SS--Aki Iwamura
1b--Sean Casey
DH--Ty Wigginton
C--Dioner Navarro

Bench
Jonny Gomes
Carlos Pena
Shawn Riggans
Brendan Harris

The eye catcher here is Longoria at 3rd next year, but he can definitely handle the bigs by next spring. The offense will be good and Aki can handle SS as he was a Utility type player in Japan, so he can move around a bit on days off for other players and let Harris play SS. Wigginton will also provide solid infield backup as he can player 3 of the infield positions himself. Upton would be the main backup outfielder with Gomes playing once a week or so.

Rotation
Scott Kazmir
Scott Olsen
Jeff Niemann
Jamie Shields
Andy Sonnanstine

Pen
Scott Linebrink (closer)
Chad Orvella
Edwin Jackson
Jason Hammel
Tim Corcoran
JP Howell
Mitch Talbot


Of course all of this is probably a dream, but it is feasible given the Devil Rays payroll. The pitching is still not great, but decent and the young arms are a year closer as Davis, Price, and McGee are about ready to make an impact in 2009.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Sun May 27, 2007 11:24 am

NOT NAVARRO :-P

Riggans Catching ;-D
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Postby raiders_umpire » Sun May 27, 2007 11:44 am

deerayfan072 wrote:NOT NAVARRO :-P

Riggans Catching ;-D




Take your poison. One is decent defensively and bad offensively, and the other is bad defensively and decent offensively. I prefer the better defense as the offense should be better then average.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Sun May 27, 2007 12:30 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:NOT NAVARRO :-P

Riggans Catching ;-D




Take your poison. One is decent defensively and bad offensively, and the other is bad defensively and decent offensively. I prefer the better defense as the offense should be better then average.


Navarro is horrible on both sides, he can't throw out runners, 23% on the season, he doesn't call a good game from what i have been seeing, and he lets pass balls by. I think Riggans is better both ways IMO.
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Sun May 27, 2007 6:34 pm

Theres a difference between TO/Moss and Dukes. Its called threatening you're wife's life


Its called suicide attempt. ;-7
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Postby TheHumdingerDynasty » Sun May 27, 2007 11:21 pm

Here's what I would do
First, trade Dukes and Orvella to San Diego for Meredith. The padres have a surplus of talented relievers and could definetly use the power bat, no matter how crazy he may be.

Then I would trade Cantu to the Blue Jays for Brian Tallet, who has been an underrated lefty reliever the last year and a half.

Then trade Baldelli to the White Sox for Mark Buehrle. The White Sox offense, their outfield especially, has been brutal this year. Buehrle's contract isn't great but it's concievably workable.

I would also call up Sonnanstine

1. BJ Upton- CF
2. Akonori Iwamura- 3B
3. Carl Crawford- LF
4. Delmon Young- RF
5. Greg Norton - 1B
6. Ty Wiggington- 2B
7. Johnny Gomes- DH
8. Shawn Riggans - C
9. Brendan Harris -SS

Rotation
Scott Kazmir
Mark Buehrle
James Shields
Andy Sonnanstine
Jae Seo

Bullpen
CL- Al Reyes
SU- Cla Meredith
SU - Brian Tallet
Brian Stokes
Shawn Camp
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