Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
So do we trade a pitcher for a power player? I was hearing Sanchez or Cain for Prince Fielder?
Our pitching staff for next year should be like this:
*If Brad Penny resigns then I would trade Sanchez for a bat.
The pitching staff should remain the same (except for Howry. He's got to go!) We need a right-handed power hitter -- lefthanded powerhitters in this park become warning track hitters (see Adam Dunn, 2008).
Also, if I had the power, I would move Rowand and Renteria (contract dump) and let the youngsters play like Velez, Torres, et. al. Both of those guys are not earning their money.
Freddie Sanchez NEEDS to resign with us. He OWES us. He was injured and he knew it (so did management). He needs to show the fans that he was worth trading for at the deadline.
Molina will not be signed. Posey will take over and will be an upgrade at the position.
So here's the list (well, my list anyway):
1. Right-handed corner outfielder with power
2. Right-handed 1st baseman with power
If Brad Penny re-signs, and we trade Sanchez for one of the above, I'll be happy. If we get both of the above, I would be ECSTATIC!!!
Here's our optimal projected lineup for 2010:
C - Posey
1B - FA
2B - Sanchez
3B - Sandoval
SS - Uribe (I know, he lacks range, but it's a stopgap for now)
LF - FA
CF - Velez, or Torres
RF - Schierholtz, or FA