Re: A modest proposal
posted at 1/11/2014 2:10 PM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
If you're going to go this route, how about?
Trade Dempster +$3.25M for a mid-level prospect (save $10M).
Trade Peavy for a decent prospect (save $14.5M).
Trade Gomes & Lavarnway for a decent prospect (save $5M)
Total saved: ~$29.5M
Sign Tanaka for $80M/4 with team option 5th year at $20M with $5M buyout and 6th year at $16M with $3M buyout. Basically, it's a $85M/4 deal ($21.25M) or $103M/5 or $116M/6.
Sign Drew for $8.25M/1
Total cost: ~29.5M
Then, trade Middy, JBJ, Betts, de la Rosa & the propsects from above trades for Stanton.
The 25 man roster:
Bench: Ross, Herrera, Carp/Nava, Cecchini or Hassan
SP: Lester, Buchholz, Tanaka, Lackey, Doubront, Workman
RP: Uehara, Mujica, Breslow, Tazawa, Miller, Badenhop or Britton
I felt the earth shudder beneath me, Moon, as I read your proposal. Whew. I guess I have bought into our prospects too much for the notions you present. It looks good in the end, but I would miss the championship team members (you know my predeliction there...) But it shows you're still got a broad grasp on a larger picture than I look at.