Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by PDizzle, Nov 17, 2014.
Jay's signed Canadian Russell Martin today. Big move and big contract
So the rumor going is that Martin will be behind the plate for the majority of the games and Navarro will be the DH. Edwin will take 1B, Travis at 2B, Reyes SS and Lawrie 3B. Not too bad. We just need to shore up the outfield and we'll be rollin
I'd rather them try and trade Navarro...
I don't know, Navarro can put up some decent numbers. I don't think Smoak or Francisco are consistent enough to be a dedicated DH
saw a few tweets saying they've got him on the market for trade
navarro will be a good DH. he's a chunky fella he can also spell martin behind the plate if need be. switch hitting is nice
martin throws out like 40% of runners, compared to 20% or so for navarro
Martin gonna catch Dickey?
i hope Navarro does. Rather see him at the dish than Thole
Tole does a good job of catchng the kuckleball though.....if Navarro can't match that (I could see him being to slow to react to the diretion change), then id rather see tole
Nothing like $325m to brighten your Tuesday.
It wouldn't surprise me if Martin can catch the Knuckleball. He's a great defensive catcher.
If I had it my way though, there wouldn't be a knuckleballer to catch
dickey should NOT be the #1.
3-4-5 is where he should be. an innings eater -- not an "ace".
Yeah, they'll never get rid of him, no one would take his contract, but he shouldn't be number 1
That being said... who should be number 1?
stroman. young buck with all the swagger in the world.
5) happ/norris/groveman/free agent
that'd be my rotation in order
Wher the fuck is Burhle
knew I was missing someone.
3-5 range. he aint a top two
I'd still like to see them add a Cy Young Caliber pitcher to the mix
No way is Stroman ready to be the top guy in the rotation yet. All the evidence you need is in the rise and fall of Rickey Romero
I like the idea of Sanchez closing
I like the idea of them getting a free agent closer better
Goodbye Brett Lawrie. hello Josh Donaldson. Fuck yea AA the ninja is back
I can't believe they were able to get Donaldson. Sorry to see Lawrie go, but Donaldson is a guy you gotta get if you have the opportunity
Thought it was a joke when i first heard it. Best 3B in baseball. Damn good trade for the Jays.
Yeah good trade. Was a Lawrie fan, but thats the game. Wife is pissed lol
Love the trade for the Jays.
Can't say Donaldson is the best 3B in baseball though.
Adrian Beltre has the best numbers last six years hands down.
Billy Beane is one of the smartest GMs in baseball. He knows Lawrie's potential. The thing is that the Jays want to win now and not 5 years from now.
I think Lawrie was only 1 or 2 injury free seasons away from reaching his potential. He's spent more time in the last 3 years on the DL then on the field
But as he becomes know as being injury prone his value is less, would be nice to see him last a full season.
Oh for sure. Maybe if he didn't put 150% in every play, he'd be less likely to injure himself
Sad to see how he's reacted since the trade.
First suggesting the turf was to blame for injuries, then saying the A's are a team that wants to win, and he's never been on that side of the coin before.
I will miss Lawrie. I don't mind all this stuff, he's probably a little emotional.
I'd cheer for him when he came back to the Rogers Center.
Yeah I get the turf comment, but about being on a winning team, thats a bit uncalled for. Of course we can't know what its like in the clubhouse, but still, thats a big shot at your ex team and teammates.
Here's to hoping that the Jays sweep every Oakland series then.
But 100% accurate.
Cause you'd know
In regards to being on a winning team lol.