Joe Maddon Has No Idea if Another Bat is Coming Before the Deadline

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Joe Maddon Has No Idea if Another Bat is Coming Before the Deadline

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After another deeply disappointing offensive performance, this one on the eve of the Trade Deadline, it’s reasonable to wonder … has Joe Maddon heard anything? A bat on the way? Something? Anything?

Well, if he’s heard, he ain’t giving it up.

I’m sure the front office is still grinding and trying to make some kind of deal work. Having not yet offloaded any salary, however, I am not optimistic that they’d be able to accommodate anyone with even a couple million left on their deal without including a more significant prospect package than you’d otherwise want to see.

Moreover, given the state of the team’s performance, they simply are not in a place to give up significant pieces for a rental bat.

Add a guy like Hunter Pence or Jarrod Dyson for cheap, and then roll the dice in the final two months of the season. That’s really all there is to do at this point, realistically speaking. (And then actually shake things up this offseason.)


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Author: Brett Taylor

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