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...on April 1, 2016. I realize this thread is a bit premature given that we're in the midst of a pennant race, but I was inspired by Soprano's thread on Boras clients, so I had to ask the question. I think it's close to a given that we won't be signing any of the Boras clients unless their markets fall below five years. In addition,O'Day is a likely casualty given his age and likely contract demands. So how do we go about replacing these guys and stay competitive? Many here would agree that we look to be in pretty good shape in the rotation moving forward. Ubaldo, Tillman,Gonzo,and Gausman form the corp of the rotation. Who will be the lefty? Will Tilman regain his form? Next question, do we have thirty plus HR at first base? Maybe with a Pearce/Parmalee platoon. I think Walker could be traded this month. Wieters will be the toughest to replace in the short term. Joseph is okay defensively. Do you add Clevenger for his offense? The outfield will need an upgrade. Uptown and Gordon are the only two free agents for whom I would relinquish a draft pick. Both are young enough to give five years. It would take big dollars but Duquette has spent big dollars before for Manny in Boston. Matusz, Hunter, and O'Day are likely departures from the pen. The pen will be crucial moving forward, especially with the uncertainty of the rotation. Several people have mentioned that they would sign O'Day for the stability he provides as much as his production. Tough call here. It's going to take three years. At thirty three do you give to him or do you roll the dice on Givens,Wright etc. and spend the dollars you save on the free agents I mentioned. Even with the loss of the Boras bunch, things don't look as bad as I thought. Schoop will be back for the year. He'll replace some of the offense we'll lose and make us stronger up the middle. We still have pitching depth albeit unproven. Things could be worse.