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Thread: Possible Tejada scenario?
10-12-2006 11:14 AM #136Originally Posted by Fan4Life
At least my team will be around .500 still, and has tremendous amounts of upside for years beyond 07.
10-12-2006 11:17 AM #137Originally Posted by erb8472
That not only can Aybar and Kotchman produce at the MLB level, but can do so considerably above their ARP.
That CLee while has a good track record of production, won't be worth much in 2 years.
That Santana having one good year will reproduce that level or improve upon it. I think Mussina will be as good or better than Santana over the next 2 years if he stays healthy.
I like my assumptions better... and I want to compete next year.. I'll worry about 2009 later..
10-12-2006 11:19 AM #138Originally Posted by Fan4Life
Valentin- Backup C
Cruz Jr- Gets some time in CF versus tough lefties..Late inning replacement for MelMo
Millar- if he accepts back up role
3 relievers acquired in trade or free agency..power arms
This team may or may not compete but like every other team that any of us will show, it will rely on DCab and Loewen and to an extent, Penn.
The defense would be great....Build a dominant bullpen...Make the games 6 innings. Good depth....High OBP...Rotation goes either way depending on DCab and Loewen but we have 2 top of the rotation guys and 2-3 other possible top of the rotation guys.
Alot more speed as well...3 potential 40+ SB guys.
The offense probably scores in the 825-850 run neighborhood. Pitchign staff has the potential to be a staff with a 4ish ERA.
Improved defense makes the pitching better.
Now, this team may not contend and probably needs another bat but if Markakis keeps developing and Kotchman gives us Gonzalez-like production next year, we would have plenty of offense to compete.
Good chance we could lead the league in doubles as well.
I think this team is as likely to compete as a team with Tejada, Lee, Lilly and Meche...It is just going about it in another way and focusing on things like the BP, defense and depth.
And we wouldn't be bogged down by long term deals for players who likely won't live up to them.
10-12-2006 11:20 AM #139Originally Posted by Fan4Life
We would need the young pitchers to develop as quickly as Detroit's have to be a legitimate contender in 2007 but I think we'd be setup beautifully going into the 2008 season.
10-12-2006 11:21 AM #140Originally Posted by Fan4Life
Santana has already proven that he can compete over the course of a full season, and would have been our second best starter this year. Not to mention the guy turns 24 this December.
Your assumptions are that Pete spends money, and that those guys would actually sign here.
10-12-2006 11:22 AM #141Originally Posted by Sports Guy
10-12-2006 11:23 AM #142Originally Posted by Fan4Life
Mussina isn't coming here...Next option...
10-12-2006 11:24 AM #143Originally Posted by Fan4Life
10-12-2006 11:24 AM #144Originally Posted by erb8472
10-12-2006 11:25 AM #145Originally Posted by Sports Guy
10-12-2006 11:25 AM #146Originally Posted by Fan4Life
There are 5 guys in that lineup that we can probably pencil in a 350+ OBP...Mora could also do it and Hernandez would be close.
Aybar could do it but probably needs to hit 300 to do it, so he may be a year or 2 away of being a very good OBP guy.
CPat won't do it unless he hits 320 next year.
10-12-2006 11:27 AM #147Originally Posted by geschinger
10-12-2006 11:27 AM #148Originally Posted by erb8472
10-12-2006 11:28 AM #149Originally Posted by Sports Guy
10-12-2006 11:32 AM #150Originally Posted by Fan4Life
6 of the 8 playoff teams were amongst the top 17 in OBP.