ville5 wrote:1. Keep Hammer.
2. Sign Bourn
3. Trade for 1 of Morales/Morse
4. Sign 2 FA pitchers with at least winning records.
5. Catcher than can throw a dam base stealer out.
But hey, that'd require spending $$$. And everyone but the sheeple know that's not happening.
Rocco wrote:ville5 wrote:Rocco wrote:Isn't improving the catcher position, even if it's a slight upgrade (and it's actually about a 2-win upgrade according to WAR), something to improve the team?
Do you think this team makes playoffs? Finish over .500?
There's not one position that's obviously been downgraded from last year's team. They're still one starting pitcher short and they need someone out of the Snider/Sands/Sanchez/Robinson group to develop. But since they didn't sign Hamilton they're incompetent.
Rocco wrote:If it devalued Bourn that much he would have signed by now. He wants to get paid.
ville5 wrote:Rocco wrote:If it devalued Bourn that much he would have signed by now. He wants to get paid.
Other way around. Bourn and Borass thought he'd make more than Atlanta offered. But noones gonna pay over $13 mil and give up a 1st.
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Sources: #Pirates, Liriano have adjusted and finalized 2-year agreement. Liriano will assume risk due to injury to right (non-throwing) arm.
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If Liriano misses no time due to specific right arm injury, he still gets original $12.75M. First-year salary would reduce if he misses time
ville5 wrote:I can almost guarantee certain people in this thread will be the 1st to ***** WHEN Grilli falters. There's a reason he was in the minors in his mid 30s.
Closers are dime a dozen, fine. But if the best return you can get for your all-star is questionable, pass. Sands might be another Pearce. Pay the $7 mil and deal with Hammer closer to the deadline.
Off the top of my head, Joe Saunders has a winning record. And his slightly above 4 era should drop to an acceptable level in the NL. And I don't have rest of FA list in front of me to see who was/is available. And too much of a pain to get on my phone.
Bourn will play for whoever pays him.
Of course the Bucs will never have a $200 million payroll. But they are never gonna win anything with a $50 million one.
viva la ben wrote:Best rotation in baseball.....six years ago
viva la ben wrote:If the rotation can hold up it will be much better than previous seasons.
Mr. Colby wrote:Anyway, looks like there's only 1 pitching spot available, if you assume Leroux and Morris make the team (which I am) and there are no injuries.
It would go to Locke, Mcpherson, J. Wilson, Mazzaro, Stewart, Oliver, or Welker probably
ville5 wrote:Of course the Bucs will never have a $200 million payroll. But they are never gonna win anything with a $50 million one.
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