Or Ozuna? Or Goldschmidt? Or Stanton? They've tried to address that the last two off-seasons. But I love Rendon, a good defender, a productive hitter and a free agent to be.
I'm not sure about the system at large but it appears we're a year or two from reaping the benefits of the various third baseman and young outfielders who are on their way. Little to offer at Triple-A right now.
I suspect he would try anything and I don't know that he hasn't had his checked.
At the time of the trade, Martinez was hitting .300 and Voit was in Memphis. After the trade was made, Voit went to Scranton-Wilkes Barre. He didn't figure in the Yankees' plans either until he caught lightning in a bottle after he was brought up as an injury replacement. Good for Luke, but he is was not going to play here.
Wow, those next six years just flew by, didn't they?
You could be right although I don't think the Reds have enough depth to stay close. They are getting better, though.
As I have stated, the time for front office reflection is when the season is over. If there is no postseason here this year, or something bordering on 90 wins, there will be changes. And not just on the field.
Greinke makes more than $30 million for a couple of more years. That would be an obstacle. And the D-backs aren't likely to take on a md-30s player when they're trying to rebuild.
Some of this might work but they didn't get Goldschmidt and Ozuna before him to be slap hitters. And not DeJong either. "Whiteyball" had only one power hitter in Jack Clark, unless you count Joaquin Andujar _ and he did.
I wouldn't want to rush Carlson. Arozarena, who is several years older, will have to go on the 40 eventually anyway so he'll be here before the end of the year.
They still have some "dry powder," as they say in high finance. You'll have to inform me which outside hitter is better than Goldschmidt, if he is producing.
I thought Shildt was speaking in generalities, meaning media members who had asked him questions and also other people he may have encountered along the way. If Whitey had a problem, yes, he would pull you aside and Tony would, too, to a degree. I didn't get the idea that Shildt was angry, just frustrated.