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Postby cordscords » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:42 pm

Thought it would be interesting to see everybody lay out a plan for their favorite teams if they were in charge of putting together a ball club. I know the date is 6/24, and the moves we would make today will differ from now to the trade deadline and the offseason, but I'd just like to see some general plans from some armchair GM's.

Houston Astros:

Quick 2007 Summary: Same story as always. Great starting pitching, pathetic run support. 12 games back in the NL Central, and 11.5 back in the wildcard race.

Trade Deadline Approach: Stay Neutral. I'm not really looking to make any trades, but if the right deal presented itself I would make a move. If I were to get active, we would act as sellers not buyers.

Offseason:

Re-Sign- Jason Jennings, Mike Lamb, Mark Loretta

Say Goodbye To- Brad Ausmus, Craig Biggio, Trever Miller, Brian Moehler, Orlando Palmeiro, Rick White

Welcome Aboard- David Eckstein, Michael Barrett, Bartolo Colon, Eddie Guardado, JC Romero

2008 Opening Day 25 Man Roster:

C- Michael Barrett
1B- Lance Berkman
2B- Chris Burke
3B- Morgan Ensberg
SS- David Eckstein
LF- Carlos Lee
CF- Hunter Pence
RF- Luke Scott

Bench: Adam Everett, Mike Lamb, Jason Lane, Mark Loretta, Eric Munson

SP- Roy Oswalt
SP- Jason Jennings
SP- Bartolo Colon
SP- Wandy Rodriguez
SP- Chris Sampson

CL- Brad Lidge
RP- Dan Wheeler
RP- Chad Qualls
RP- Brandon Backe
RP- Woody Williams
RP- Eddie Guardado
RP- JC Romero
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Re: Lets Play GM

Postby AussieDodger » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:32 pm

Oakland:
25th in runs scored. We need hitting , right now.
Big target: Adam Dunn.
Would be interesting to see if Cincinnati would take Kotsay or Stewart for him , because "they play the right way" and "they hustle".
Otherwise , maybe plunder Thome as a rental from the White Sox , or try for Johnny Gomes from Tampa Bay.
Longshot: trade for Glaus and move him to SS.
What would be fantastic , is if the Yankees fall out of contention completely before the deadline , they have tonnes of hitting to offer for.

Trade chips:
Kendall , Kennedy , Kotsay , Stewart , Embree - when Street & Duch return , Crosby , Dan Johnson , DiNardo. Minor league relief if we deal with Cin. Actually a mop standing in a wheelie bucket with an As jersey on , and paper plate stuck to it with a smiley face - call it a closer and Krivsky will take it. ;D Bargain!
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Re: Lets Play GM

Postby blankman » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:35 pm

NY Yankees.

Don't trade Phil Hughes. Not for anyone.

I really like what they've got now. Rotation and even bullpen look to me like they don't need any help. Rotation just waiting on Hughes to come back.

Not even thinking offseason right now.
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Re: Lets Play GM

Postby mweir145 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:19 pm

I'm bored, so alright.

Toronto Blue Jays

Quick 2007 Summary: Injuries, and more injuries. 3/5th's of the starting rotation, our closer, our setup man, and 4 members of the starting lineup have been on the DL at some point during the season (and several are still on the DL). These injuries, as well as an underachieving offense, have led to a .500 record as we near mid-season. Being 6.5 games out of the WC, and 10.5 games out of the division leaves the postseason unlikely, but there is still a long way to go.

Trade Deadline Approach: If this team plays their way into the WC/division race over the next month, I'd go out and trade for a starting SS, the one main weakness of the '07 Jays right now. If this team plays their way out of the WC/division race over the next month, I wouldn't become a huge seller. We're planning on contending over the next few years, and trading guys like Troy Glaus isn't going to help that effort. I'd probably check if there is a market for guys like Matt Stairs (who is in the middle of a .950+ OPS season).

Offseason: I like the look of next year's team. The rotation, bullpen, and offense look great. The few places I'd look to upgrade are at SS (assuming we haven't already traded for one) and at C. Possibly add another starting pitcher for depth.

2008 projected roster:
C: Gregg Zaun
1B: Lyle Overbay
2B: Aaron Hill
SS: David Eckstein? (There really isn't much available next year at this position, Eckstein might be given a ton of money from some team...could be the Jays)
3B: Troy Glaus
OF: Vernon Wells
OF: Alex Rios
OF: Reed Johnson
DH: Frank Thomas

Bench: Curtis Thigpen, Adam Lind, Matt Stairs, John McDonald

SP: Roy Halladay
SP: AJ Burnett
SP: Dustin McGowan
SP: Shaun Marcum
SP: Casey Janssen

CL: BJ Ryan
SU: Brandon League
SU: Jeremy Accardo
RP: Jason Frasor
RP: Scott Downs
RP: Brian Tallet
RP: Jamie Vermilyea
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