Other variables would be involved in such a discussion. How does a player hit with men in scoring position? How is he defensively and on the bases?. But give me the .300 hitter anytime as long as he has some power of some sort,.
I wouldn't trade DeJong straight up for Simmons, who I believe isn't making any All-Star teams. This is not Ted Simmons or Al Simmons we're talking about, is it?
I'm sure the Marlins would want pitching more than anything else _ Hudson, Flaherty, even Weaver _ and perhaps a lower budget outfielder (Grichuk?) to replace Stanton but mostly the Marlins just want to be out from under the ridiculous contract. .
I think all the above may be on the 40 with the possible exception of Mejia.
I would discuss Zach Britton any day of the week. The Mets' young pitching has had enough injuries _ almost all of them _ that you have to be careful about skiing on that slippery slope.
The Cardinals, like almost any team, need to pick up a veteran starting pitcher in the off-season. He doesn't have to be an ace but someone who can make 30 starts and win at least 40 percent of them.
Thank you. I think Wong actually be that guy although most teams seem to be going away from the Billy Hamilton-Dee Gordon school of leadoff and going for extra-base damage in the leadoff spot, like George Springer or Francisco Lindor although Lindor can run, too.
Wisdom and O'Neill from Memphis roster, for sure.
I'm saying Yadi at first once a week. And one day not doing anything. He would be playing first base about 14 percent of the season. He did lead the team in RBIs, you may remember. By a lot.
I would hope it's the 'gut' more than metrics. But there's probably a good mix.
I like Magneuris Sierra the best.
I hear you. But teams want three runs at a time rather than one because they don't trust their starting pitching. We may have to bring back artificial turf to execute the change you and I want to see.
Pending who the offensive acquisition might be, I would restore Fowler to leadoff, where he wants to hit, and have Carpenter (if he is here) hit second, with perhaps Pham third.
To clarify, Oquendo is working at the minor league complex in Florida much of the time because that's where he wants to be, not because he's been exiled. Besides, they've already given away his number to DeJong.
How this would have worked is that if there was a claim, the team which had the player then discusses a trade with the other team. The Marlins are not going to let him go for just $20,000.
Yes, tightening the fundamentals and baserunning would make a huge difference to where another hitter could get them back to where they're supposed to be, which is playing now.
Aledmys Diaz was sent out because he wasn't getting on base, wasn't making plays and seemed to have lost confidence in himself. I think he can rebound but attitude seems all right, for now.
I agree with you that the sky is not falling yet. But the acquisitions to which you allude, plus improvement in some areas, could make them a quality team rather than just a playoff team.
I do not think Carpenter had a bad year. But it wasn't a good year either considering he has limited value defensively and on the bases. He can't have an average OPS year. He has to be better.
No apology necessary. They need one new stud, Maybe Pham or DeJong will be the other.