View Full Version : Possible Solutions at DH?
04-27-2010, 09:17 AM
Obviously, Griffey and Sweeney are not getting the job done right now and it's costing our offense.
One possible solution right now would be to move Milton to DH and call up Saunders/Langerhans and see if they can give us any production. However, I believe they would give us a marginal improvement at the most and that is not good enough.
Some interesting options in the future if Griff and Sweeney continue their struggles:
Sign Jermaine Dye through FA
-He doesn't offer much defense, but can provide some pop from the right side of the plate if he still has it.
Trade for Luke Scott
-The Orioles are struggling mightily and Scott has been on the trading block for a while. We could put him at DH or LF and move Milton to DH. He brings some decent pop from the left side of the plate.
Trade for Josh Willingham
-The Nationals have had him on the block for a good while now that they have a revolving door at the outfield positions. He is a solid right handed hitter that could hit around 20 homers and bat in the upper .200's.
These are just some possible options to look for if we continue to score runs, but stay in contention. Hopefully Griffey and Sweeney can turn it around now since I'm bad-mouthing them. ;)
04-27-2010, 03:22 PM
Saunders/Langerhans had all of last year to prove what they are worth. As far as I'm concerned they wont help much.
Jermaine Dye would obviously be an upgrade over Griffey so that would be a solution but not a major fix. He will still not hit like he would in his prime.
Luke Scott IS in his prime and would probably my favorite choice but what will the Orioles want? If it is too much, we might as well wait until next year's free agency group comes.
Right now there is no way this team releases Griffey so it will have to be Sweeney that goes. And in my opinion, Sweeney could be a decent DH given time at the plate.
04-27-2010, 05:11 PM
I personally like Willingham the best, but I also like the idea of Scott as well. It depends on how much we would have to give up.
04-27-2010, 05:14 PM
The reason why I'd take Scott over Willingham is that the nationals are trying hard to rebuild whereas it looks like the Orioles are probably done for the season and are going to auction big. Both have home run powers.
04-27-2010, 06:15 PM
Yeah no doubt. Although I believe Willingham is in his upper 20's and they were shopping him all winter. IDK about now though. One thing is for sure, I'd be happy with either of them over what we have now.
05-06-2010, 11:59 AM
I wouldn't hate any of those moves and they've been bandied about pretty heavily since before the off season. What do you guys think about Lowell at DH? I know it doesn't sound as flashy. I'm just trying to think up some realistic options. What are your thoughts on Carlos Delgado in that spot?
I've read that the Nats want a kings ransom for Willingham... What would it be worth?
05-06-2010, 01:50 PM
I've definately thought about Lowell at DH and he would be much better than Sweeney or Griffey. I know the Sox were trying to trade him in the offseason, but the deals wouldn't go through because he couldn't pass a physical. Now however, Lowell is doing very well in a platoon situation with Big Papi as far as hitting the ball. It would probably take a few prospects, but that looks to be the most realistic option as of now.
As far as Delgado, I almost totally forgot about him. I know he is injured and is trying to recover, but I have no clue when he is slated to be back?
05-06-2010, 04:25 PM
We are just lucky to only be 3 games back right now. If Jack Z doesnt make a move he is signing this season away. Then I ask, what was the point of the Cliff Lee trade anyways?
So I think he has to do a trade very soon. Mike Lowell is a good person to bring up since he has been SO consistent (not as good as Ichiro as far as consistent, but close). He hasn't hit below .272 since 2002. The real problem becomes, what do the Sox want for him?
BTW, welcome clarknova :D
05-06-2010, 05:51 PM
I don't think anyone predicted we'd be THIS bad offensively. I think the M's were in a position where they had to gamble something, and they just picked the wrong one (at least, so far it appears that way). It's really bizarre though, these guys are universally worse than their averages, Except DTFT.
Lee's gone in my opinion, and I don't think the front office thinks anything different. We need to replenish the farm system and we need those draft picks. There's no way we give him the money he's looking for and spend what, 175 million on two pitchers (that may be an exaggeration) when we have the lowest everything offensively. He's great, no doubt, but obviously we need some more parts to make a run. We need more than one bat, and those aren't cheap.
The Red Sox didn't look to be asking too much for him from Texas, I'd have to look, but I can't imagine it'd take much. I'm sure they'd like some young pitching. The only problem is, they're the Red Sox, so they're smart... We can't fleece them like KC!
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