Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I agree with all of this.
It would be nice if more of the pitching had developed so that they could have pulled a deal similar to the Michael Pineda and Jesus Montero swap.
A_K wrote:we also have about 7 relievers having career years who should all be considered potential trade chips in the offseason
A_K wrote:I don't see why trading JJ Hardy couldn't be part of an attempt to win now. Or why we couldn't consider playing Machado at his natural position and moving Hardy to 2B, where we still don't have a legitimate option for next year.
Ayala, Lindstrom, and Gregg will be free agents and will probably move on.
osforlife wrote:We have club options on Ayala and Lindstrom. Gregg's option vests if he finishes 50 games which he won't. I'd be happy to keep Ayala and Lindstrom.
I'd be willing to keep Lindstrom but Ayala's Inherited Runners Scored numbers are awful. Pass.
osforlife wrote:Where can I find that stat? I'd like to see that. Still, there is something to be said about his ERA. He is an effective reliever at a very nice price. So, he's not really an ideal guy to put in when theres nobody out and a runner on second. But give him the start of an inning, and he's gonna get you closer to JJ.
Yes, he's more of an asset if he starts an inning, but I think we have better options internally if we want to use the money somewhere else.
osforlife wrote:Where can I find that stat?
I'm sorry, I can't remember where I saw it but I know it's bad. May be the worst ratio on the team. He just seems like a different pitcher when the bases are empty.
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