Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Playing Armchair GM

My 5 moves to make this team better next year:

  1. Trade Scott Spiezio, Greg Dobbs and RHP Jon Huber to the New York Yankees for RHP Tim Redding (0-6, 10.57 ERA) and Andy Phillips. Release RHP Tim Redding. Option Andy Phillips to Tacoma. Recall Justin Leone from Tacoma.
  2. Designate LHP Matt Thornton for Assignment with the intent of outrighting him to Tacoma, recall LHP George Sherrill
  3. Trade LHP Eddie Guardado and LHP Ron Villone to the Boston Red Sox for RHP Bronson Arroyo, LHP Lenny DiNardo, LHP Chris Narveson. Assign Arroyo to Seattle, Narveson to San Antonio. Trade RHP Gil Meche, LHP Lenny DiNardo to the Florida Marlins for LHP Scott Olsen. Designate RHP Aaron Sele for Assignment, Activate IF Dave Hansen from the 15 Day Disabled List. Activate RHP Rafael Soriano from the 60 Day Disabled List; Designate C Pat Borders for Assignment (with the intention of outrighting him to Tacoma) and Recall C Rene Rivera
  4. Trade OF Randy Winn to the LA Dodgers for RHP Johnathon Broxton, RHP Steve Schmoll, IF Antonio Perez. Trade IF Antonio Perez and RHP Steve Schmoll to the San Francisco Giants for P Merkin Valdez.
  5. Trade RHP Jeff Nelson to the New York Yankees for a PTBNL/Cash, Purchase the contract of OF Abraham Nunez.


Soriano (CL)
Sherrill (SU)
Putz (MR)
Hasegawa (MR)
Mateo (MR)
Franklin (LR)

RF Ichiro
CF Reed
LF Snelling
DH Ibanez
1B Sexson
2B Lopez
SS Morse
3B Beltre
C Olivo/Rivera

C Rivera/Olivo
UT Bloomquist
UT Leone
OF Nunez
IF Hansen


At 7/20/2005 7:54 AM, Blogger PositivePaul said...

Sounds like a pretty decent plan, Corco!

The only thing I'd change is to have Sherrill in as closer, and Soriano as setup to start with. To me, these guys are very interchangable in the closer's spot.

At 7/20/2005 8:46 AM, Blogger Mike L said...

Those are some nice ideas. I can see you're a huge fan of the youth movement.

One thing I don't like is to trade Guardado and the only major-league ready player you get is Arroyo. I think we could do better than that. Baseball America doesn't have DiNardo or Narveson in their top 10 Red Sox prospects. I think with the bullpen problems they are having, the M's could get more than what you are proposing for Guardado and Villone.

Bring back Rivera! Soriano.....O yes.

At 7/20/2005 8:51 AM, Blogger Travis said...

The ideas you posted are very interesting indeed. As my colleague Mike knows I want Soriano to be a starter so I agree with moving Sherille to closer then use JJ to set up. I have a list of guys I want gone which I broke down a bit over on Magic but the list includes Sele, Hansen, Spiezo, Olivo, Thorton, Winn and Shiggy.

At 7/20/2005 8:54 AM, Blogger David J. Corcoran said...

My only thinking with Sherrill as setup is that he is the only lefty in the bullpen in this situation. I also think that maybe we'd have to give up a lower level prospect (Josh Womack?) in the Winn trade


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