Originally posted by artiga1:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Not a bad lineup...but if that's the only move they make, that's a disappointing offseason...
Not sure he'd come back here or not, but that's not a bad idea. I'd be willing to overpay Beltran for two years above market than invest in a long-term deal with those other guys. And it's less about Ellsbury/Choo and more about having payroll flexibility over the next 2-3 years.
Pence, RF - 4/60M - $15M AAV
Tanaka, SP - 5/70M - $14M AAV
Beltran, LF - 2/24M - $12M AAV
Gaudin, SP - 2/6 - $3M AAV
$44M total in new salaries not counting Vogey's option - (That's only $2M more than the combined 2013 contracts of Timmy and Zito)
Pagan - CF
Skoots - 2nd
Belt - 1st
Posey - C
Beltran - LF
Pence - RF
Panda - 3rd
Crawford - SS
We need power in this lineup and an aging Beltran aint gonna cut it...They gotta open up the checkbook and bring in at least 2 FA's that can provide some pop.
Beltran may be aging, but his 23 HRs this year would put him first on the Giants by a wide margin and his OPS of .853 would also put him first above Posey. His SLG% of .512 would put him comfortably ahead of our club leader Belt at .478 and his 72 RBI would tie him for the team lead with Pence and Panda. Basically, if we signed Beltran, he would be our TOP power hitter.
There's no realistic way they re-sign Pence (one of their top power hitters already), sign a #3 starter (which they absolutely need) AND sign 2 FAs that can provide pop. Besides, if we re-sign Pence, there's really only one other open position on the roster (LF), so it wouldn't require another big signing. IMO, they can only realistically make 3 big signings:
1.) Re-sign Pence
2.) Re-sign Timmy OR sign/trade for another frontline SP
3.) Sign/trade for a FA Left Fielder
The other signings would have to be much smaller in both AAV and years.
[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Sep 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM ]