Trade Dickey straight up for Travis D'Arnaud
Trade Lucas Duda, Dominga Tapia, and Famelia for Shin-Soo Choo
Sign Scott Hairston 2 years/9m
Sign Ryan Ludwick 2 years/15m
10m to spend initially-free 5m with dickey-free 8m restructuring Wright's contract-free 3m with deferals on Bays contract = 26m
5m for Choo, 4.5m for Hairston, and 7.5m on Ludwick leaves us 10m
Spend 10m on a legit bullpen
-Flores playing 2nd in AAA
1) Ludwick (LF)2) Murphy - Flores ( in 2014) (2B)3) Wright (3B)4) Davis (1B)5) Choo (RF)6) D'Arnaud (C)7) Hairston/Den Dekker (CF)8) Tejada (SS)
Wheeler to replace someone mid-year
HarveyNieseWheelerMejiaGee/Free agent signing?
Key- Awesome bullpen.
Toronto has already said they wouldn't do that deal
it will take more than that to pry Choo away from the Indians (and he's going to make closer to 8-9 million next year)
that's a reasonable contract for Hairston
Ludwick will want more than 7.5 per year
i agree with keeping Flores at second in the minors
i do like the players you've tried to obtain i don't know if we have enough money and pieces to get them all however
The only deal i heard ruled out is Myers. Not D'Arnaud
Ludwick is holding off on resigning with the Reds
Olt not really a good fit for us if we're keeping Wright and Davis
i thought we should deal Dickey to the Rangers for a package including Olt and deal Davis for more pitching but alas not much happening on any front
Olt is a third baseman/first baseman who's dabbled (3 games) in the OF in the minors...why pick up a young kid only to play him out of position?