Originally Posted by venom lyrix
Essential and I were talking about it on Twitter...10 years was simply too much no matter the player. If Cano was 23-26 it would have been another story but at 31 that's just a foolish mistake.
We sign Beltran. I wasn't a huge fan because I'm tired of getting older but he clearly can hit and he is gonna be productive.
Ellsbury, Beltran, Soriano/Gardner.
Someone is getting traded...
We need a pitcher and a 2B...I think Tanaka is looking less likely so I'd like to go after a Garza if we can. So far I think we have made enough big splashes to give us hope. I just think the holes we have from Cano is gonna be hard to fill. Ells, McCann, Beltran make up the numbers and then some but it's a gaping hole at 2nd.
Out of those four OF. I don't see any of them getting traded.. Because Sori will move to DH.. And it now allows us to platoon the DH like we need to.... Sori, Beltran, Jeter, McCann will all get time DHing.
I think if you get Infante or Phillips (who is less likely to be traded) you recovery a good amount of the numbers.. Maybe 2/3's... You'll never fully replace Cano. But you can make a good effort.. It's why I want nothing to do with Scutaro. Will hit the ball and get on base, but won't produce anything.
As for pitching, I think we need to round up what we can in terms of prospects with Ichiro to get a mid-rotation starter (if they don't want to enter into the Free Agency market)
I fully believe we need 6 capable starters this year (Pineda being 6th) to be secure.