Welcome to the cafe eric
ericchow wrote:1st- Sign Adam Dunn/Manny Ramirez to DH
Dunn doesn't want to be a fulltime DH, and won't be in our price range. I'm very wary of signing Manny, but if he comes under a pay for play contract I might be interested. I just can't see Boras accepting a number low enough for us to sign him though.
ericchow wrote:2nd- Trade Cahill/Taylor/Ellis for Matt Kemp
I think Cahill only will be enough to snag Kemp. This trade makes perfect sense, I hope it happens.
ericchow wrote:3rd- Sign Tsuyoshi Nishioka to play 2B
Nah, I can't see them being interested.
ericchow wrote:4th- Re-Sign Eric Chavez to incentive laden contract
No no no nonononononononononono.
After Kemp (or whoever Cahill brings us) we'll probably need one more bat. I can see us (instead of Manny) going for Lance Berkman. He'll be in our price range, as he had a down year, and can still play 1B to a high standard (6.5 UZR/150 in 2010). He could also play a really crappy OF. I think he'll be our DH and we'll jettison Cust (again).