Post Trade Thoughts
Trading Chris Sale and Jose Quintana would have taken the Grand Slam of trades to make it happen. There is just nothing out there now to even make it happen. There would have to be a pitcher of equal quality to even begin to look at things.
J.B Shuck is back in Charlotte with the arrival of Charlie Tilson from the Cardinals. Zack duke is now a Cardinal from the trade. Best Wishes to Zack and his family, Charlie is a left-handed bat with the outfield his specialty, will be joining the boys in Detroit. No more Shuck jokes.
Avi Garcia – it really is time for him to go. He has never really been 100% since his shoulder surgery last year.
James Shields – under contract through 2018 with an option for 2019. James has earned this spot in the rotation.
Melky – under contract through 2017. He is producing with the bat and has done some great defensive work in right.
Jose Abreu – under contract through 2019. Pitchers have figured out how to pitch to him. I would sit down with him and watch some of his at bats to help him get a better understanding of pitching and how to look better at pitches.
David Robertson – having some rough spots but he has earned the right to stay, with Nate Jones as his set up man, David has a no trade clause to and (may block deals to five clubs: Detroit, LA Dodgers, NY Mets, Oakland, Philadelphia).
will be joining the boys in Detroit. No more Shuck jokes.
The boys also get bonuses for things like, All Star Game, Cy Young voting,
Todd Frazier – for the 2015/2016 season, I would like to see him stay, he is producing with the bat, defense at 3rd has been brilliant.
Brett Lawrie – for the 2016 season. I like his energy and work at second, his bat is better. Sad he is injured right now but I can’t wait for him to be back, his energy on the field is missing.
Dioner Navarro – give the man another year and get him a good back up. sure he made mistakes the other day but he has been behind the plate a lot of late and I think was in need of a well-earned break.
Adam Eaton – under contract until 2019 with options for 2020/2021 – we need Adam in right, he is gunning down runners all over the place. His work at the top of the order is solid, he can work the pitcher well.
A lot of the staff of players are listed at just 1 year and I think some of them will not be with us next year. Miguel Gonzalez I think has earned another contract, Miguel is pitching great and he has earned his spot in the rotation.
Carlos Rodon and Carson Fulmer need to go back to Charlotte to sort out control issues.
We have a good core of guys to play , the coaching staff I think is what needs some fresh views.