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Considering he came up with the offseason plan idea, it’s only fair that Striker puts his baseball mind on trial with his own blueprint.
Although it’s not quite fair that he gets the benefit of the Mark Teahen trade, he does go in a different direction with it.
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1. Dotel: Decline, no arbitration.
2. Dye: Decline, no arbitration.
3. Danks: Try and extend. Offer deal between what Lester and Floyd got.
4. Jenks: Sign then trade
1. Sign Randy Winn to a 1 year $3,000,000 deal.
2. Sign Beltre to a deal that averages out to $8,000,000 annually. I would offer him anywhere from 1-3 years.
3. Sign Mike Cameron to a 2 year $5,000,000/year deal.
1. Trade Konerko to the Mariners for Mark Lowe. Send $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 with Konerko.
2. Trade Jenks to someone for prospects. Possible destinations: Houston, Atlanta, Texas, Arizona, Tampa Bay (to name a few)
3. One name I pondered but didn’t make a move for is Eric Byrnes of AZ. If AZ would pickup 1/2 of his salary he could be worth the risk. He is a former Beane player and we all know how KW loves Beane.
My priorities are defense and offensive balance throughout the lineup. I averaged each players stats over the past 3 years with the exception of Beltre, Ramirez, Beckham and Quentin. Beckham and Quentin I guessed. Beltre I skipped 2009 since he was injured. And Ramirez I averaged over 2 years. Here is what the team would look like. I’ve improved the team’s defense drastically, improved the team average and have alot of 20/20 potential throughout the lineup. My only concern would be OBP. My payroll is $92mil after sending $3mil with Konerko and paying Viciedo.
My question for you all would be, if you were Seattle would you make that trade? If you were Winn, Beltre or Cameron would you take that contract?
|BN||De Aza||$ 500,000.00|
|Money to Seattle||$ 3,000,000.00|
Christian Marrero Reading Room:
*MiLB.com has an interesting profile of Bobby Jenks’ minor-league career, including stop-by-stop breakdowns.
*Kenny Williams can’t help but knock the National League:
“A guy going from the American League to the National League, no disrespect, but. … ” […] “There are guys in the American League who go to the National League and don’t do well,” Williams conceded, “but there are not too many of them that I can think of.”
Alan Schwarz cites Javier Vazquez‘s return to ace form, but I’m guessing Williams is more miffed by Mike MacDougal (20-for-20 in save opportunities) and Nick Masset (2.36 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 70 strikeouts in 76 innings).
Arizona Fall League:
- Saturday: Mesa 4, Peoria 2
- Jordan Danks went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Brent Morel had a single in four at-bats, striking out once.
- Jacob Rasner threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Also, beware! Phil Rogers is officially on the Brent Morel bandwagon!