Originally posted by itlynstalyn:
Originally posted by redrathman:
Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Yes, yes the lineup looks good. But you're forgetting about something... Cain and Bummy are the only two starters under contract (not sure what Vogey's option is, team I think?) and there aren't a lot of good FA options out there outside of Tanaka.
Having a good rotation top to bottom has been our key to success the past few years and I do not want to see this team deviate from that. We need to find a way to solidify our rotation, or else we aren't going anywhere next year.
Vogelsong's option is 6.5M with a 300k buyout. They'd be better off voiding it and then signing him for half the cost. No one is giving him a guaranteed deal with his velocity issues. I see lots of quality arms in free agency that would love to pitch half their games at AT&T and revitalize their careers on a one year deal.
Petit is also assured himself another look this spring.
Signing Vogelsong for half the cost? Doubtful unless he wants to give the Giants some sort of discount.
Bronson Arroyo got 2/$28 over the last two years and the cost of pitching is only going higher. Vogey is a decent deal at 6.5, if they want him it's more likely they exercise his option. I doubt anyone will come here for less than that on a one year contract.
Maybe I'm underestimating Vogelsong's abilities. I see a 36 year old pitcher coming off a broken hand and a tired arm. I'm not sure how many teams want that when better options exist internally and externally in free agency.
Haren took a one year deal in Washington last year at 13M. I'd like to see Rich Harden and Johan Santana get workouts and invites this spring. I could also see Phil Hughes getting a one year deal similar to Haren's '12 contract. His home/road splits (6.32 / 3.88) prove he can be an effective pitcher away from New York. John Lannan, Paul Maholm, Jeff Karstens, and Tim Stauffer should get looks as well.
If the options are re-sign Lincecum, exercise Vogelsong's option and retain Blanco in left or sign Santana/Harden/Hughes/Haren/Lannan/Maholm and Carlos Beltran/Mike Morse/Curtis Granderson/Corey Hart, I'd rather see the latter.
[ Edited by redrathman on Sep 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM ]