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Off-Season Madness the 9th: Tom Cheek Memorial Edition
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12-06-2012, 03:31 PM
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I like that model for sure ... Makes sense .. Based on the current staff though would this rotation work?
Balances in power and finesse pitchers and mixes in lefties and righties well ... Happ as the 5th starter would be a question mark ... And based on that rotation a finesse righty would fit well in that 5 spot given the diversity of the first four in the rotation?
I'd see Cabrera move to DH before Bautista would move there .. Bautista has better defensive in the field than Cabrera and Rasmus could move to LF ... Rasmus - Gose - Bautista is sexy
I don't think you're really interested in the defense at that point.
Moving Bautista to 1b/DH permanently would be with the intention of extending his career for another 1-2 years, thinking long-term.
At the end of the day I think we overrate Jose defensively a little bit. He's got a top 10 outfield arm, but past that he's pretty average. Doesn't have great speed, not a great tracker etc.
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