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C: Olivo

1B: Willingham

2B: Uggla

SS: Hanley

3B: Cabrera

LF/CF: Anyone's guess

RF: Hermida

 

Dontrelle, JJ, Olsen, Sanchez, Petit

 

No Jacobs??

 

Willingham has more value at first than in left.

 

Willingham has more value to the team than Jacobs.

 

Hence, I see Jacobs as an odd man out and potential trade-bait along with Nolasco for an outfielder.

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C: Olivo

1B: Willingham

2B: Uggla

SS: Hanley

3B: Cabrera

LF/CF: Anyone's guess

RF: Hermida

 

Dontrelle, JJ, Olsen, Sanchez, Petit

 

No Jacobs??

 

Willingham has more value at first than in left.

 

Willingham has more value to the team than Jacobs.

 

Hence, I see Jacobs as an odd man out and potential trade-bait along with Nolasco for an outfielder.

 

I think that's a little far-fetched... We have plenty of trade bait without giving up our everyday first baseman with loads of potential.

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I'm sure this is going to be the first of many of these types of threads over the coming months.

 

C: Olivo

1B: Jacobs

2B: Uggla

SS: HanRam

3B: Cabrera

RF: Hermida

CF: Free Agent?

LF: Hammer

 

SP1: D-Train

SP2: Johnson

SP3: Olsen

SP4: Sanchez

SP5: Petit?

 

 

same as yours except Nolasco instead of Petit.

 

and I predict Girardi will be there as well.

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C: Olivo

1B: Willingham

2B: Uggla

SS: Hanley

3B: Cabrera

LF/CF: Anyone's guess

RF: Hermida

 

Dontrelle, JJ, Olsen, Sanchez, Petit

 

No Jacobs??

 

Willingham has more value at first than in left.

 

Willingham has more value to the team than Jacobs.

 

Hence, I see Jacobs as an odd man out and potential trade-bait along with Nolasco for an outfielder.

 

I think that's a little far-fetched... We have plenty of trade bait without giving up our everyday first baseman with loads of potential.

 

Have to give to get.

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Our 2007 opening day centerfielder is not within our organization yet unless Campusano or De Arza have an incredible off-season and spring...Kool-Aid will be starting CF in triple A. Willy should play winterball he has improved defensively as an outfielder but he can be much better. Our rotation is set except the 5th spot which would require an extraordinary showing by someone in the spring to move a healthy Nolasco to the Bullpen. Hermida will reclaim his spot in RF.

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CF David Samson

SS Hanley

2B Uggla

3B Cabrera

1B Jacobs

LF Willingham

RF Hermida

C Olivo

P

 

 

That's why he's been training. Why have the salary of two guys when you can have one? The first player/president in the league. With his short stature (thus minuscue strikezone) he will be draw oodles of walks and be one of the greatest walk machines in baseball history.

 

Rotation:

 

Willis

Nolasco

Olsen

Johnson

Sanchez

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C: Olivo

1B: Jacobs or Helms

2B: Uggla

SS: Ramirez

3B- Cabrera

LF: Willingham

CF: Crawford :mischief ... We can dream right?

RF: Hermida - Hopefully he is 100% healthy

 

Willis, Anibal, Johnson, Olsen and Nolasco. I fell in love with this rotation and I want it for next year.

 

Edit: I just read something about Nolasco in the pen. It could work if some other starter steps up. Noly could be out 7th inning guy.

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Awesome thread Accord

 

C - Olivo

1B - Jacobs / Helms Agree with Wild Card on this

2B - Uggla

SS - Ramirez

3B - Cabrera :)

LF - Willingham

CF - BRING US SOMEONE FAST AND GOOD LOL

RF - Hermida

 

Starting Rotation :

 

Willis, Johnson, Olsen, Sanchez, Nolasco or Petit

 

 

The bullpen I really can't figure out only ppl I would want is Tank, Pinto, Nolasco with everyone else pretty much being taken out and doing a overhaul for a better closer and a stronger long relief and 6th inning man.

 

The CF just needs to be someone who can go and get them, we got the trade bait for it, so we can pick up a proven prospect or a proven major leaguer that wont command much. Maybe even one of those "Ressurect My Career" type players.

 

Bring back Helms off the Bench and keep protecting Jacobs because when he does seem to slump it may take awhile.

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My assumptions are Loria is gauranteed a stadium and increased payroll to approximately $30M.

 

LF Crawford *

2B Uggla

RF Hermida

3B Cabrera

1B Jacobs

CF Cameron **

2B Uggla

CA Olivo

 

Rotation:

1. Willis

2. Sanchez

3. Olsen

4. Johnson

5. Pinto

 

Bullpen:

Closer: Tankersley

Setup: Brian Meadows ***

Setup: Alan Embree ****

LH Specialist: Steve Kline *****

MR: Herges

MR: Jose Garcia

LR: Mitre

(Bowyer, Resop, Messenger and others in the mix)

 

* Willingham, Nolasco & Petit to the Rays for Carl Crawford - I think the Rays can be persuaded to move Crawford with a solid bat(DH/OF) and two people that could probably step right into the rotation.

Crawford Contract: 07:$4M, 08:$5.25M, 09:$8.25M club option ($2.5M buyout), 10:$10M club

 

**Camerson - Free Agent

06:$6M, 07:$7M club option ($0.5M buyout) - Padres may pick up his option but if not he can be had for probably around 2yrs/$12-$13M

 

***Brian Meadows REC 3-6 | SV 8 | ERA 5.40 | WHIP 1.58

****Alan Embree REC 4-3 | SV 0 | ERA 3.38 | WHIP 1.26

*****Steve Kline REC 4-3 | SV 1 | ERA 3.42 | WHIP 1.50

(This trio can be had via FA for approx $5M)

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All I know is that I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Olsen, Nolasco or Johnson weren't on the team next year.

 

Stag5, I'm not sure WHY you would want to give up Willingham with the season he's had. You are basically substituting a 30-100-.850 (.900) OPS guy for another talented outfielder. Defeats the purpose.

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All I know is that I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Olsen, Nolasco or Johnson weren't on the team next year.

 

 

I'd be quite shocked if Olsen isn't here.

Ya as I discussed with you yesterday, I'd say he's the long shot of the trio.

 

My reasoning for not including Anibal is because if I seem to remember correctly, he won't be arby eligible until a year after those guys, and he's not a Super 2.

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All I know is that I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Olsen, Nolasco or Johnson weren't on the team next year.

 

Stag5, I'm not sure WHY you would want to give up Willingham with the season he's had. You are basically substituting a 30-100-.850 (.900) OPS guy for another talented outfielder. Defeats the purpose.

 

 

EL, I am a big fan of Willingham but in all honesty he is probably best served in the AL where he can DH more and serve as a 4th/5th OF'er. As for our starting pitchers, we are loaded...and we also have Petit, Pinto, Volstad, etc, etc. We will make trades in the next couple of seasons for depth elsewhere.

 

Carl Crawford is a complete player.

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Knowing the Marlins they will most likely be in discussions with the Rays to try and work out a deal for Crawford if Loria does decide to put a little more money out on the table.

 

I just can't see the Marlins trying to pick up Cameron anytime soon or even at all. I would hate to move Willingham but if it does bring Crawford then I would do it in a heart beat. With that being said if we do aquire him we would need to have CF cemented already with a proven player.

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Knowing the Marlins they will most likely be in discussions with the Rays to try and work out a deal for Crawford if Loria does decide to put a little more money out on the table.

 

I just can't see the Marlins trying to pick up Cameron anytime soon or even at all. I would hate to move Willingham but if it does bring Crawford then I would do it in a heart beat. With that being said if we do aquire him we would need to have CF cemented already with a proven player.

 

 

Cy, Cameron's age does concern me...if ya wanna change the name fine but my thought it to make sure we have a solid glove out there who can also hit a little. What if Torii Hunter ends up with the BoSox, would Coco Crisp be intriguing? Probably so and he is not too costly.

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Stag5 don't get me wrong I love Mike Cameron I think he can deffinately give us the glove out there in CF with speed and his bat brings power and speed. If the Padres can eat his contract and Marlins can make a move bring him over. If anything thats the type of guy we would need a veteran who can take control of that Outfield and make sure there are no more collisons and dropped outs in the outfield.

 

Torii Hunter would be a dream come true, but just about anyone right now solves the puzzle now.

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If the Marlins pick up an expensive centerfielder like Cameron or Hunter, I will be very suprised. With Miguel Cabrera's salary set to to explode starting next season and Olivo entering arbitration, the more likely scenario is the Marlins picking up an OF prospect. Hopefully one with a great range and arm, speed plus a solid bat. Not necessarily a bomber ? we already have enough of those? but good contact/eye. If we are going to spend millions on Cabrera, Willis and Olivo I'd rather the Marlins further expand their payroll by getting some quality bullpen arms and re-signing Wes Helms.

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