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We're Not Signing An Outfielder


This is my first fanpost so be gentle.

I'm excited as the next guy about the off-season, but I really don't think we are gonna be major players for an outfielder.  In fact, I wouldn't be totally surprised if we don't sign one at all.  I'll be the first one to say that I wish we could get a bonafide cleanup hitter, but that isn't happening.  I don't know that I'd even classify Holliday or Bay as such and look at the kind of money they'll bring in.  I think we'll re-sign LaRoche and that's about it.

I just don't see how it makes sense to put much money into the outfield with Heyward right around the corner.  I think the opening day outfield will be McLouth, Schafer, and Diaz.  AAA would probably do Schafer some good, but his best chance to get playing time will be before Heyward comes up because it is gonna be hard to work two rookies into your outfield rotation at once.

I could see us taking picking up a 4th outfielder type that could hold down the fort for a few months, but even that seems like a waste of money when you could have a guy like Schafer or Brandon Jones (still better than GA) for a few months.

With this strategy, you will likely see our offense struggle out of the gates, but by July we would have Heyward and a true cleanup hitter (2nd half Laroche is a cleanup hitter you just don't get him for the whole season).  This would put us in a position to make a run like this year.


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