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Offseason predictions/Guesses

Quote from Commie on November 15, 2019, 5:46 pm

I'll guess/predict the following moves :

1. Sign Kyle Gibson 3/42

2. Trade for Chris Archer in exchange for Torrens and Baez plus Kinsler (whom they probably release).

3. Trade for Haniger and Smith for Renfroe, Quantrill, O Miller and S Miller.

4. Sign Brett Gardner 2/20

Other moves will be milb signings for depth including a vet C to be in reserve in AAA with Allen for C depth.

Sorry no Dickerson, Stras or Bryant. Naylor to AAA. Myers still a starter.

Rotation Paddock, Richards, Gibson, Archer & Lucchesi.  Lauer if some gets hurt. Otherwise long relief. OF of Myers-Smith/Margot/Haniger with Gardner spelling corners against RHSP and Cordero or Martini on the bench.

Stuff has to break right to contend, but not as far fetched as years past.

 

Wait a minute.....did you trade Lamet in this scenario?

Cause he’s better than both Gibson and Archer.

IMO neither  of those guys are “enough” better than Quantrill to even make these moves.

This is my fear...that we’re gonna give up prospects and/or Payroll space for a Starter just because we’ve said we want to add a starter.

If the guy isn’t an “obvious” improvement over Quantrill/Lauer/Baez/Morejon I just don’t see the point.

Go for more offense.

 

 

I’m gonna predict by the AS break next season no ones gonna forget about Lamet ever again.

lol

 

I am sure that every GM in the sport already knows the name Lamet. I am also sure that every time we try to make a trade this winter and we try to put in Lauer or Lucchesie when an mlb starter is needed they will all counter with Lamet.

I’m thinking they want Gore and Patino.

Lamet is  gonna be huge for us next season.

Richards/Paddack/Lamet is a great 1-3.

 

Quote from David Nevin on November 16, 2019, 11:06 am
Quote from Commie on November 15, 2019, 5:46 pm

I'll guess/predict the following moves :

1. Sign Kyle Gibson 3/42

2. Trade for Chris Archer in exchange for Torrens and Baez plus Kinsler (whom they probably release).

3. Trade for Haniger and Smith for Renfroe, Quantrill, O Miller and S Miller.

4. Sign Brett Gardner 2/20

Other moves will be milb signings for depth including a vet C to be in reserve in AAA with Allen for C depth.

Sorry no Dickerson, Stras or Bryant. Naylor to AAA. Myers still a starter.

Rotation Paddock, Richards, Gibson, Archer & Lucchesi.  Lauer if some gets hurt. Otherwise long relief. OF of Myers-Smith/Margot/Haniger with Gardner spelling corners against RHSP and Cordero or Martini on the bench.

Stuff has to break right to contend, but not as far fetched as years past.

 

Wait a minute.....did you trade Lamet in this scenario?

Cause he’s better than both Gibson and Archer.

IMO neither  of those guys are “enough” better than Quantrill to even make these moves.

This is my fear...that we’re gonna give up prospects and/or Payroll space for a Starter just because we’ve said we want to add a starter.

If the guy isn’t an “obvious” improvement over Quantrill/Lauer/Baez/Morejon I just don’t see the point.

Go for more offense.

 

 

I did but I could see a scenario where he ends up in the pen. I still think that's where he makes his mark as a closer. The Archer move was the one that I was least confident in predicting. I actually do think two or three of the above guys are on Pads next year.

Quote from David Nevin on November 16, 2019, 3:48 pm

I’m thinking they want Gore and Patino.

Lamet is  gonna be huge for us next season.

Richards/Paddack/Lamet is a great 1-3.

 

I know that every GM wants Gore and Patino, but they also know how highly we value them. I think that opposing GM's are going to try to pass off Lamet as a major league ready starting pitcher with just slightly higher value than Lauer and Lucchesie. If you look at the numbers they are pretty close. We all know that Lamet is right on the edge of a breakout and has tons more promise than the two Ls. I mean, he only has 1 year of experience at the ml level. So does everyone else. Opposing GMs are going to try to take advantage of his semi-average numbers so far and try to get him at a heavy discount. That is what GM's do. They know his value and they will try to get him cheap and hope he turns into their Tyler Glasnow type of robbery. He very well could turn into something close to that.

The more I think about our pitching “quest” I’m starting to think Ryu a distinct possibility.

I really don’t think we need to make any big moves as far as the rotation is concerned.

I like our current 1-8 going forward.......but,it sure looks like we are gonna do something.

I think Hamels and Ryu make the most sense because they will be 2-3 year deals at mid cost levels due to age/injury concerns.

I just don’t think we’re going to sign a guy to a 5-6 year deal that someone like Wheeler will take.

 

Saw one report that Hamels was willing to go on a one year deal (expect a high dollar amount) but preferred a contender. Would the Padres going 2 years at a slightly lower AAV get him to SD given his age? Money v longer security v playing for a contender ... at his age and likely good financial situation ... he could go a lot of ways. Doubt he gets 3 years from anyone.

I expect Ryu to be back with LAD.

2 SP...Cole Hamels (FA), Sale (trade)

1 RP...Dillon Betances (FA)

3 OF...David Peralta (trade), Trent Grisham (trade), Adam Jones (FA)

I have Hedges traded and a vet like Maldonado signed or they go with Torrens as backup to Mejia.

 

Quote from David Nevin on November 17, 2019, 9:27 am

The more I think about our pitching “quest” I’m starting to think Ryu a distinct possibility.

I really don’t think we need to make any big moves as far as the rotation is concerned.

I like our current 1-8 going forward.......but,it sure looks like we are gonna do something.

I think Hamels and Ryu make the most sense because they will be 2-3 year deals at mid cost levels due to age/injury concerns.

I just don’t think we’re going to sign a guy to a 5-6 year deal that someone like Wheeler will take.

 

I would like to see Ryu in the brown and yellow as long as we don't get into a bidding war for him. He is one of the available pitchers who should not only be relatively cheap and should sign a short contract, but can actually pitch like a true ACE if we are lucky and he stays healthy.

I think he will follow the money just like every other free agent. If we can get him on a 3 year contract he may work out very well for us.