Cashman says Mark Reynolds is in play...
Protection at third: Cashman has Kelly Johnson in the fold and feels he could play second or third. He would like to have a right-handed platoon and said Mark Reynolds is a possibility.
"We had a lot of hard 'triers' last year," Cashman said. "We need to improve on the results."
Reynolds has a career .834 OPS against lefties, while Johnson is a .759 OPS guy against righties. Johnson is a little better (.770) against lefties, but in nearly one-third of the at-bats.
Also I love this...
"I'm trying to get our offense to where we are used to having it," Cashman said. "The top two or three offenses in the game. We need more work."
As for pitching
Garza may be risky, so may Santana but I think it might be good business to sign one of them on, let me finish
... Getting a Ace or #2 through trade isn't likely. Trading Gardner for a #3 is stupid.... Tanaka isn't likely... Sure it may be over paying them, but we are asking them to be #3s not 1 or 2.... And seeing how much more Cano made on FA rather than extending, I doubt many top name guys will just extend, rather than bidding themselves up... Then you can drop whoever you sign down again...Edited by Essential1 - 12/10/13 at 6:30pm