Ken Rosenthal hears that the Miami ownership is contemplating a front office shake up. Whether this has to do with the public unwillingness to trade Giancarlo Stanton remains to be confirmed. If so, we should strike while the iron is hot!
Could we land Stanton in a 3 way deal with the Yankees? Derek Jeter is just a face now and it seems likely they'll buy out his 2014 year. They need a shortstop who can stay healthy. Even though Starlin Castro's value is at an all-time-low, we could still send him to the Yankees for two top twenty prospects. Along with three of our own top ten prospects and one top twenty prospect, we can land Stanton. Almora, Olt, Vogelbach, and Alcantara get the job done.
Samardzija, Schierholtz and PTBNL to the Rockies for LF Carlos Gonzalez.
Sign Robinson Cano to play 2B on a 7/200 deal.
[0.55] CF Junior Lake
[10.0] LF Carlos Gonzalez (L)
[2.55] RF Giancarlo Stanton
[25.0] 2B Robinson Cano (L)
[1.25] 1B Anthony Rizzo (L)
[3.25] C Welington Castillo / FA back up
[1.75] 3B Luis Valbuena (L) / Josh Vitters
[1.65] SS Logan Watkins (L) / Darwin Barney
[1.00] OF Brian Bogusevic (L)
[0.95] IF Donnie Murphy
[1.25] SP Travis Wood (L)
[11.0] SP Edwin Jackson
[0.55] SP Chris Rusin (L)
[5.00] SP Carlos Villanueva
[0.55] SP Kyle Hendricks
[0.55] LR Justin Grimm
[0.55] LR Brooks Raley (L)
[0.75] RP Pedro Strop
[0.55] RP Alberto Cabrera
[1.00] RP Chang-Yong Lim
[1.25] SU James Russell (L)
[0.55] CL Blake Parker
Fujikawa $4M, Soler $2M, Soriano $13M, 40 man roster fillers $6.5M = 25.5
Baker (4.25) + Tanaka (14) + IF veteran (4.25) + Navarro (2.5) = Robinson Cano's salary.
Watkins/Barney are a half-year placeholder for Javier Baez.