LA Detective wrote:I firmly believe our success will rely on the starting pitching.
LA Detective wrote:I still believe you will see a different Gausman in a month and he could be a force for us.
He's beginning to figure it out. Some time with Griffin and Peterson at AAA might make the difference.
LA Detective wrote:There is no way we make a trade until the deadline at 2b..BR will be given every chance. We might take a Mark Ellis type here or I wonder what the price of Howie Kendrick might b?
What would concern me about Kendrick is more than just the prospects we would have to give up, it's that contract. IMO it would be like the mistake of an extension we gave Brian Roberts.
LA Detective wrote:The left side of DH has been a hole. Tonight were trying someone else. WB should be back in late July but I could see us making a trade here for a legit guy like a Willingham or Kendy Morales type. A good hitter in that would fit in the 6th hole at DH might be the best player we get at the deadline that requires the least amount of hit to our future.
Willingham is under contract through next season and his salary is reasonable so he won't come cheap, particurly since the Twins will market him as a starting LF. It would be a lot to pay for a fill in. Morales - a switch hitter - would seem to be the more logical choice because he shouldn't cost as much, BUT if the Seattle GM trades him it will pretty much be an admission that the season was lost for them and might cost him his job. You can BET that will factor into his decision making.