You're right that it worked for Earl, notably the John Lowenstein-Gary Roenicke platoon in the outfield.
I love Justin Turner on a two-year deal. Not sure what bank we're talking about. He'll be a World Series champion MVP perhaps.
I can appreciate Tampa Bay going outside the box a little because everyone can see the Dodgers have a more talented club and the Rays are trying to seize any advantage they can get. Not enough teams apply pressure to defenses. Those guys don't catch every ball, you know.
If he goes on that kind of tear, you ride with him. And let the consequences take care of themselves. We haven't see much sign of that lately, however.
I don't think you can wait that long to try to improve but there always is a way to get better at the trade deadline, whenever that might be next year.
You're right. Those do help. But the payroll won't be the same. It just won't.
But probably not an everyday outfielder. Would need to play for a team that has DH. Don't know if NL is in that boat for next year yet.
Patience will be paramount this off-season because there will be many more players becoming free agents than ever before. Values can be struck after the first of the year.
I guess you could go through the draft history and find all sorts of players like that. A lot of other teams passed on Judge, too. The Cardinals were picking toward the back of the pack in those days, as were the Yankees.
Yes. This just in. Coaching staff returns.
Thanks for all your questions and comments this week. I'll be back in a few weeks.