AAOP: Slow and Steady

I realize this is late to the show but with two young kids it’s hard to get anytime. I would be interested in any and all feedback. I really enjoy reading this blog and wanted to throw my hat into the ring

FA Signings:

Malholm, Paul: 2 years/$14 million

Hawkins, LaTroy: 1 year$2 million

Minor League Signings/Camp Invites:

Kelly Shoppach

Jeff Francoeur-I know….but he can still hit lefties

John Lannan

Daisuke Matsuzaka

Carlos Pena

Tim Byrdak


Dillon Gee and Daniel Murphy to KC for Alex Gordon, Yordano Ventura, Jorge Bonifacio and Danny Duffy

Why it makes sense for Mets: The Mets get a stud corner OF who is has a great valued contract. Plus some stud prospects.

Why it makes sense for Royals: If KC can’t sign Ervin Santana their pitching is in a world of hurting. Even if they do sign him it is still suspect. KC also got no production form 2B. KC can also out and sign David Murphy to play LF.

Lucas Duda to Tampa Bay for Jake Odorizzi

I was torn on whom to trade here, Duda or Davis but because of Duda’s low salary I think he would be an attractive piece for the Rays to fill the void at 1B and power hitting lefty. Mets get a back a solid prospect that is ready for the Majors.

Rafael Montero and Omar Quintanilla to the Cubs for Starlin Castro

Why it makes sense: The Mets need a shortstop, while Castro had a down year last year he is still on of the top in the league and has a solid contract. The cubs are loaded in the minors with bats but no Pitching. Montero can step in and fill that voide. Quintanilla would just be filler until Baez is ready to go.

Cory Mazzoni Matt Koch and Justin Turner to Minnesota for Josh Willingham:

Why is makes sense. The twins are not going anywhere, and need pitching for when Buxton and Sano arrive. The Twins can also sign another FA who is less injury prone.

Jordany Valdespin to Baltimore for Player to be named later:

The Orioles have limited budget and need at 2B since Brian Roberts is getting old and a FA. The Mets get rid of a headache.

The Good: Adding a quality OF and SS under team friendly contracts and added depth to the farm system. Added a solid starting Pitcher in Malholm who can eat innings and bridge the gap until Harvey is back and Syndergaard arrices. $17 million coming off payroll next year to add another big time player….CARGO?

The Bad: Starting Pitching is a little light. Had to give up some quality Major league talent, still some question marks at 2B an 1B.

The Ugly: OF Depth. If somebody goes down is Jeff Francoeur really my next option?

Lineup Bench
1 Young Jr., Eric 2B Satin, Josh
2 Castro, Starlin SS DenDeker, Matt
3 Wright, David 3B Tejada, Ruben
4 Gordon, Alex LF Brown, Andrew
5 Willingham, Josh RF Recker, Anthony
6 Davis, Ike/Satin 1B
7 d'Arnaud, Travis C
8 Lagares, Juan CF
Bullpen Starters
Closer Parnell, Bobby 1 Niese, Jon
Setup Hawkins, LaTroy 2 Wheeler, Zack
Setup/Future Closer Black, Vic 3 Malholm, Paul
Atchison, Scott 4 Mejia, Odorizzi, Duffy
Germen, Gonzalez 5 Mejia, Odorizzi, Duffy
Torres, Carlos
Rice, Scott

Pos'n 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Wright, David 3b $11,000,000 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Davis, Ike 1b $3,125,000 $3.50 Arb 3 Arb 4 FA
d'Arnaud, Travis c $0.50
Recker, Anthony c $490,840 $0.50
Castro, Starlin ss $5.00 $6.00 $7.00 $9.00 $10.00
Tejada, Ruben 2b-ss $1.00 Arb 3 Arb 4 FA
Young Jr., Eric 2b $492,000 $1.90 Arb 2 Arb 3 FA
Satin, Josh inf $0.50
Lagares, Juan of $0.50
Willingham, Josh of $7.00
Brown, Andrew of $0.75
Gordon, Alex of $10.00 $12.50 $12.50
den Dekker, Matt of $0.50
Niese, Jon lhp-s $3,050,000 $5.05 $7.05 $9.05 $0.50
Wheeler, Zack rhp $0.50
Malholm, Paul lhp-s $7.00 $7.00
Mejia, Odorizzi, Duffy rhp-s $494,925 $0.50
Parnell, Bobby rhp $1,700,000 $3.20 Arb 3 FA
Hawkins, LaTroy rhp $1,000,000 $2.00 FA
Black, Vic rhp $0.50
Atchison, Scott rhp $700,000 $1.30 Arb 4 FA
Germen, Gonzalez rhp $0.50
Torres, Carlos rhp-s $1.00 Arb 1 Arb 2 Arb 3 FA
Rice, Scott lhp $535,000 $0.75
Bay, Jason $18,125,000 $3.00
Santana, Johan lhp-s $25,500,000 $5.00
TOTAL - NYM $93,684,590 $81.95 $27.05 $29.05 $20.50 $20.00

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