el gringo loco
- May 10, 2017
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Thank you for saying what I was thinking. Very well said and explained.I honestly think they should blow out the farm for Rizzo (Bleday/Sanchez, L. Diaz, Jerar, lower level arm (maybe Stewart if he clears Rule V), and eat Chatwood's contract ($13) to save them money and maybe send Urena ($4+) back their way to offset that somewhat. That saves them at least $35 million and cheap years of the kids to resign Baez/Bryant/sign major SP this year), sign him to a big extension (something like 6/$130 which is fine. He's under contract for 2 years so there is good leverage), sign Castellanos for 4/$64 something, and have the south florida kids be the leaders of the team. Maybe South Florida pride will rub off on Brinson too? Wouldn't that be something!
Who is going to pan that move when you can plug Isan, Jazz, Anderson, Monte, and Sanchez/Bleday around them on paper, and you have some likely rapid ascenders with Devers and Scott directly behind them if any of those guys fail in a year or two? Or maybe Cooper, Berti, or H. Ramirez are pretty OK to hold down the fort as a 1.5 WAR player. No longterm pitchers are traded and you can draft a SP # 3 overall in 2020 draft, and sign another one in 1-2 years in free agency.
I mean, this is assuming the Cubs want to sell Rizzo, but they have big problems of deciding who to build around and give them a reason to pick younger guys versus Rizzo. I think it makes a lot of sense for everyone.
Why don't the Marlins strive to get better, and just want to chill and maybe the prospects are good in 3 years? How is a 5+ year rebuild the answer when you've accomplished the goal of payroll freedom and a top 5 farm system?
I don't get the business strategy. If you build it, they will come.