Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I
posted at 11/7/2013 9:06 PM EST
Moon, I don't think Ells is coming back but...would you take him if he would accept 90/5?
I think we can do better with $90M spread over 5 seasons. I am not even sure if I'd go $80M/5, if it meant we took a step back at 2-3 other positions just to possibly stay even in CF, however, the difference between %80M/5 and $90M/5 is not that much, so I do not think I'd complain too loudly if he signed for $90M/5.
I hope that answers your question.
I like JBJ a lot, but expect a drop off on offense for a couple years, if he is the main man out there.
What's the dropm off between Ells and JBJ vs between Napoli and Carp plus between Salty and Lava? (Or, Drew and Middy?)
The more I read here the more I 'm worried about losing Naps. If he doesn't come back we suffer a big power outage.
Agreed, and I actually think Napoli could have a better 2014 than he had in 2013.
I think we are dealing from strength, but these issues are more complex than I thought. I can't see paying more for another catcher than Softy for the same thing. I don't have a problem with Ross or someone else catching more games in the WS--you still got to get there.
I think we end up going cheap at catcher for a 1-2 year contract to bridge us to the hot prospects.
Does anyone here know if SF Giants have a power righty bat in AAA? They are looking for a starter and left fielder. We've got starters, outfielders in the minors. I've always liked their 2nd catcher. What do you guys think about "The Panda?" He's been told to get in shape again but he hits whether he's in shape or not. We've got third basemen. Just tinkering here--it is the off season.
Baseball America has OF'ers Gary Brown at #5 on the SF top 10 list and Francisco Peguero at #8 and Roger Lieschnick at #9.
Fastest baserunner & Best Athlete: Gary Brown
SF might lose Vogelsong & Romo.
Are you thinking something like:
Middlebrooks, Miller, Webster and for Pablo Sandoval and Hector Sanchez?
Maybe SF will sign Ellsbury, if they can pull off this trade first:
Middlebrooks, Dempster, Nava, Miller, W. Rijo, & Lava
Sandoval, A Pagan, and Sanchez
(They may insist on Betts)