This is a possibility for our 2008 team: C- McCann, 1B- Tex, 2nd- KJ, SS- Escobar, 3rd- Chipper Jones, RF- Brandon Jones, CF- Frenchy, LF- Diaz(No reason he should not start next year, what more can the dude do).
This is the potential Starters: #1- Smoltz, #2- Hudson, #3- the pitcher we get in the Renteria deal, #4- James(maybe THIS offseason he will work on another pitch, INSTEAD of working for Lowes), #5- this is what ever JS thinks he can do, potentially Byrd, Hernandez, Reyes, Hampton, Cormier, OR some other unknown!
This is the potential Relievers: Yates, Ring, Paronto,Devine, Acosta, Moylan, and Soriano!
This is our bench: Lillibridge(Super Utility player), Pena, Prado, maybe Harris, and MAYBE Julio Franco for ONE last year of his career and ONE last run at a SERIOUS Championship for at least five years! Next year IS our year, OR we will have to wait for awhile!
I like Renteria as much as the next guy, but our season is really gonna depend on what we get for him! And Eckstein is the ONLY descent SS on the Free agent market in the offseason! A-Rod MIGHT opt out, but even IF he does he will command at least 25-30 million a year so he will price himself out of a lot of teams payroll! This is the guys that we MIGHT be able to get: The Cubs Rich Hill, the A's Joe Blanton, the White Sox Javier Vasques, and maybe the Tigers Andrew Miller! The Tigers have thought about moving Guillen from SS to another position! But alot of other teams will also be interested! We might even have to be involved in a 3 OR 4 team trade! I see Renteria with another uniform on next year!
What do yall think about this? Yall agree or disagree?
This is my FIRST diary on talking chop!