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by captain_wahoo » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:17 pm
by intenso » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:36 pm
captain_wahoo wrote:Since Dellucci will be gone awhile, trade with Texas for Lofton. He still has speed and would be our left-handed outfielder. See if the Red Sox have any interest in bringing back Trot as a bench guy. Trade Sowers, Cabrera, Crowe, and something minor to the Nationals for Dmitri Young and Chad Cordero. Young and Garko split time at first depending on the pitcher/situation. Corderro goes into the pen for a closer/set up guy arm. To accomodate 2 first basemen, we send Francisco back to Buffalo until the rosters expand. In the playoffs, you go with a 4 man rotation, so you would carry 1 less pitcher than normal, so you can carry an extra stick then. This gives us more offense than we currently have and the speed game with Gutierrez, Barfield, Sizemore, and Lofton would be fun on the basepaths.
by captain_wahoo » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:37 pm
by intenso » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:14 am
captain_wahoo wrote:He's a hard thrower and under control for awhile unlike Borowski. I wouldn't give him Borowski's job unless Borowski gets hurt or turns into Todd Jones. I know Lofton and Young aren't blockbusters, but let's face it, any big name we go for will cost us too much in the way of players, and I can't see Shapiro doing that.
by captain_wahoo » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:18 am
by leadpipe » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:07 am
by peeker643 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:34 am
captain_wahoo wrote:Lofton gives us a left handed outfielder who is better than Lofton or Dellucci. He has more speed, better defense, and actually a better hitter. Young is having a great year and I'm sure he would love to help stick it to the Tigers for dumping him last year. You're right that these guys aren't all-stars, but we won't trade for all-stars. Young/Garko/Martinez at first gives us the flexibility to keep people fresh, plus I'd rather have Young pinch hit than Rouse or Michaels. Corderro I think struggles because he knows he has no help and feels he has to do it himself. Acquire him and make him asetup guy at the back end with Betancourt and Perez.
by livinthesportslife » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:40 am
by consigliere » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:49 am
by livinthesportslife » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:55 am
by intenso » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:03 am
by peeker643 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:05 am
Consigliere wrote:Actually, obtaining Lofton makes some sense. He still hits well, gets on base, plays good defense, and steals bases. Would be a nice upgrade to the team speed-wise that's for sure. I actually wouldn't mind going with a Lofton platoon with one of the righties Michaels, Gutierrez, and Francisco.The question is, however, would Lofton be fine playing LF?
by noles1 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:07 am
by livinthesportslife » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:11 am
Peeker643 wrote:Give me an everyday guy. Get me a Brad Hawpe or someone like that you can put out there everyday. A Raul Ibanez, a David DeJesus (who is dying on the vine in KC).I'd also like to see a run atBrad Lidge when healthy. Change to the AL for the career lefty would be nice.
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