Seafordeagles wrote:One hole could be fixed by bringing up Urritia. It looks like he can't prove much else in the minors.
Sad to say but I think it's time to move Reimold for a prospect before the end of the trade deadline. Nolan is taking up a roster spot and as reported yesterday on 105.7 The Fan his defense is getting worse rather than better.
That could easily replace the "DH Hole".
Reimold is not going to get you much more than a limited bullpen arm. When I say limited I mean very limited. He really should not have been counted on to get much playing time as it is.
Kevin Gausmann belongs back in the minors building up innings and shoring up his command/control. Keeping him in the pen past the All Star break is not doing this team any favors long term. On that note, I would almost suggest a below average arm from the minors working out of the pen.
As for SP I've said prior that we should have made a bigger push sooner for Joe Saunders being resigned but thought the asking price was too high. Sadly, I think unless the team is willing to spend to resign Feldman we find ourselves back in all too familiar territory next season. Certainly we could look to take a flier on someone not commanding much salary on a one year deal. Like this year however, it always seems to have mixed results at best.
As for run production/manufacturing runs, well your right a DH doesn't have to hit 20HR but they absolutely must be an on base machine capable of popping up deep to advance a runner. This is sort of why I still hold out hope that L.J. Hoes is given a shot at meaningful playing time at some point. The guy can get on base and is at least a decent base runner. He may get that shot too. Nate McLouth is going to get more money somewhere. The good news is that with Brian Roberts salary coming off the board we might have a little more money to play with. I just don't want that to include draft choices.