thezeroes wrote:On your list I would Non-Tender the following:
Robert Andino because I do not see at a cost of $1.4 to 2.0 Million that he would bring any more to the table than would Ryan Flaherty at a cost of less than .5 Million. Andino has no options remaining and will either have to be placed on the DL or DFA'd to get off the 25 Man Roster. Flaherty will have two Option Years remaining and gives the club more flexibility.
I agree with everything you say about Andino and Flaherty, but IMO Andino has a much better glove at this point
. Of course, Flaherty can close that ground if he works his tail off this winter. If I were him I would park myself on Mike Bordick's front step and not go home until my game had taken a great leap forward.
I could see the decision on whether to tender Andino as a real indicator of the team's confidence in a Brian Robert's return.
thezeroes wrote:Omar Quintanilla because he has the very the same value as a AAA/AA player would have but they (the MiLB players)would be signed for half the cost. He, Omar, also is out of options and would plug up the 25 man roster.
Agreed. No reason to keep him.
thezeroes wrote:Steve Pearce and Lew Ford would take roster space that would be better served if given/kept with L.J. Hoes and Xavier Avery. Pearce alone would cost as much per year as Hoes and Avery and would have very little upside.
I evaluate Pearce differently. His splits against LHs are good enough that I would be willing to platoon him along with McLouth in LF. If Pearce is willing to sign a minor league contract with a big bonus (200K+ ?) and McLouth would sign for something reasonable (2M+) I think their production and defense would be the most cost efficient above league average we could get in this market.
thezeroes wrote:I am a little reserved about Teagarden. We need a backup catcher to give Wieters more days off in 2013 than he had in 2012 but could a journeyman minor league catcher do as well as Taylor has and again at a reduced cost. I think I would resign Taylor Teagarden for less than $1 million but have more depth signed at Norfolk just in case.
I would tender Teagarden. Have you looked at the market for back up Cs? It ain't pretty and Teagarden may be the best defender of the group. I'll always default to defense.