Adolis Garcia still is a little raw but he's a possibility to make it later this season and certainly by the next. Speed and power plus a good outfielder.
I don't think the Giants are in as much of a rebuilding mode, as you envision. They might big players for Stanton.
I don't think we've seen enough of Reyes to have established a ceiling yet. If he is as good as Martinez, they would be happy.
My point is that there is importance to playing the game the right way, as the great George Kissell intended. But the phrase too often is used to covering multiple issues which have nothing to do with the playing of the game.
Except that you'd be getting about eight years of Stanton for that money and a guy who is used to being ":the guy" rather than five years for the other two. The others, especially Martinez, are not used to being "the guy." .
The Cardinals certainly would consider signing Rosenthal to a two-year deal, laden with games pitched incentives to take him through his first year of free agency, which would be 2019.
I agree. But I enjoy most when the pitcher doesn't throw the ball where he's supposed to and the shift doesn't work.
You'd better have a lot of glue to get both Stroman and Donaldson in the same deal. But. . . give it a shot.
Just for the record. . . Lynn threw 186 1/3 innings in 33 outings, which is less than six innings a start. That doesn't define "innings eater," although I'd like to have him back.
Trout is a once in a generation player. Of course.
You may be onto something. Look at today's playoff game. Sale and Verlander both pitching in the fifth inning (Sale actually in fourth). Of course, this means everyone will have 13-man pitching staffs, which means fewer bench jobs will be available.
A "comfortable" move is not the answer. I believe they will go out of the box to get a hitter or two but will not use that same strategy for pitching help.
To be accurate here, you want to put him on the bench when he's not catching. . . and play whom? His .273 average is not average. It is 19 points higher than the league average for the season. I'm not saying Yadi's Johnny Bench. But he's not Steve Swisher either.
And thank you. I'd be OK with Alex Cobb.
When Francona interviewed here, he had just been let go by Boston and gave off the vibe that he'd like to take a year off from managing. He told me that very same thing the next summer when he was broadcasting.
I don't think they're going to enter a bidding war for Davis or any other reliever. he rest sounds potentially doable. .