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Carlos Gonzalez - Possible Markakis Replacement?


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I'm not sure I'm sold on the idea, but where would you stand we didn't sign Markakis and traded low because of an 2014 injury for Carlos Gonzalez?

He is a career .294/.351/.520/.871 and about 20 SBs a year, 20-30 HRs, 29 years old. He is signed for 3 years 15m, 16m, 20m each of those years.

Include de Aza in the deal, and have outfield looking something like..

LF - Gonzalez

CF - Jones

RF - Pearce/Lough

I post this as a near pure hypothetical, as I think we're resigning Markakis.

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I wonder if something like De Aza and Hunter would do it. It's academic I'm sure, since the O's are going to sign Markakis any day now. I would much rather do this, than pay Markakis 4 yrs/$48 mill.

De Aza and Hunter hahahah come on dude Carlos Gonzalez is a stud.

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De Aza and Hunter hahahah come on dude Carlos Gonzalez is a stud.

Coors Inflation - 29 for the 2015 season - $16.4 million, $17.4 million and $20.4 million.

2014 - .238 and played just 70 games

Doesn't take too many seasons like that for your "Stud" to become Crush Davis.

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