- Aug 29, 2011
I think I'm in on the Moose plan. Not sure you can get David to retire, but insurance is picking up a lot of the salary.Here's what I would do to fix this team in four moves.
1.) Sign Mike Moustakas and tell David Wright to retire. Thus we obtain a middle of the order bat and fix our problem at 3B, in one move.
2.) Sign 2 of this group to eat innings behind Thor, deGrom, and which ever combination of Matz, Harvey, and Wheeler doesn't completely suck ass. (Arrieta, Lynn, Cobb, Estrada, Tillman).
3.) Trade Nimmo and spare parts for a decent pen arm. Lagares can hold down CF by himself. You also know they're going to bring back Aoki on the cheap, which is fine if Conforto misses time to start the season. He's a good 4th OF on a competing team.
4.) Sign Joe McEwing as manager.
Estrada just signed yesterday, fwiw. Arrieta is going to get a ton of money. I could def see them signing Lynn or Cobb. I doubt they sign 2 starters, but one is the absolute minimum.
I kinda like Nimmo now, maybe I'm talking myself into him. The bullpen has to be upgraded though.
We don't know for sure when Conforto is even gonna be back, right?