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2 minutes ago, MDtransplant757 said:

Mancini hit .302 against LHP/ .250 against RHP in AAA and is naturally a good hitter. Dude is cheaper than Trumbo, and helps put money towards Manny/Britton/Tillman staying. 

Mancini has bean a wonderful older minor leaguer with no real position.

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21 minutes ago, Spy Fox said:

They still could. The Roch article says "Duquette indicated that he’d like to add another left-handed hitting outfielder with plus defensive skills." Now that could mean a different and cheaper guy than Pagan, but Pagan is close enough to that profile that we might still target him.

I wasn't advocating for bringing Trumbo back but 3 years and less than $40M isn't really an overpay on its own. It's just less bang for the buck than I think whoever signs Alvarez and Carter are likely to get. 

That seems weird considering we have both Kim and Smith.  Seems like we'd want a defensive guy who can hit lefties.

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3 minutes ago, MDtransplant757 said:

Mancini hit .302 against LHP/ .250 against RHP in AAA and is naturally a good hitter. Dude is cheaper than Trumbo, and helps put money towards Manny/Britton/Tillman staying. 

If 3/37M with deferrals is correct, then that amounts to about 10-11M per year. If we need to dump salary to resign Manny/Tillman, then getting rid of Trumbo and 2/22M or O'Day and 2/18M are not going to be an issue. 

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At the price, it's hard to argue, though I was warming to saving money and going with Carter instead. Trumbo provides good value as long as they DH him and don't let him sniff a glove except in emergencies or the occasional left-hander. He's a popular guy in the clubhouse and I heard it would have been tough to lose both him and Wieters out of the clubhouse.

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1 minute ago, pcbothwel said:

If 3/37M with deferrals is correct, then that amounts to about 10-11M per year. If we need to dump salary to resign Manny/Tillman, then getting rid of Trumbo and 2/22M or O'Day and 2/18M are not going to be an issue. 

That sounds good now that you said it that way

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Pretty much the same team as last year.   Defense SLIGHTLY improved in the outfield.    Maybe.    Seth Smith instead of Pedro Alvarez.     Whatever.   We just keep spending more money to keep the same talent.

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Just now, RZNJ said:

Pretty much the same team as last year.   Defense SLIGHTLY improved in the outfield.    Maybe.    Seth Smith instead of Pedro Alvarez.     Whatever.   We just keep spending more money to keep the same talent.

We've maintained our reputation as the Redskins of baseball

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13 minutes ago, MDtransplant757 said:

Mancini hit .302 against LHP/ .250 against RHP in AAA and is naturally a good hitter. Dude is cheaper than Trumbo, and helps put money towards Manny/Britton/Tillman staying. 

DD doesn't care beyond 2018, if he did Manny would have been extended last  year or the year before when he was trying to get hired by Toronto.

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