Million Dollar Question – Based On How Your Team Operates, Who Is Your Optimum Free Agent?
We’re a few weeks into the free agency period of major league baseball’s offseason and I am constantly checking the ticker for updates as to who is signing with who and what teams are showing interest in what players.
And while we are all wanting to add the guy that effortlessly hits 35 home runs a year or the pitcher that throws 200 innings while striking out 200+, some of our teams just don’t operate that way.
So, for tonight’s ‘Million Dollar Question’, I’d like to ask you this - Based On How Your Team Operates, Who Is Your Optimum Free Agent?
Taking everything into consideration, what player best fits a need that your team has while also fitting into how the team works?
For me, and my Marlins, I need an affordable player. And we have plenty of holes to fill – 1B, 3B, and catcher.
- Brian McCann is too expensive for my Marlins, and I am not certain that he would get along with Jose Fernandez after their incident at the end of 2013.
- Michael Morse could be a nice fit, and he is a local guy. But, he is still enough of a big draw that he could command higher dollars from others.
- Juan Uribe is interesting, but I am not sure that he is wanting to go to a re-building team with an eye on 2015 and beyond.
- Mike Napoli is another local guy, but he will draw a huge payday from a contender. And I am not certain that he would mix well with such a young squad down here.
- Omar Infante – I love how he plays, but I don’t think the Marlins would bring him back and I doubt that he wants to be in Miami again.
So, after reviewing the list of free agents available that I think could help fill a void on my team, my pick is…
That’s right, ‘Salty’. I don’t think he would be tremendously expensive and I like that for a rather young guy, he comes with a lot of experience. He may not rank as top-notch offensive catcher, but he would certainly be an upgrade over any player that caught for the Marlins in 2013.
And now, it is your turn - Based On How Your Team Operates, Who Is Your Optimum Free Agent?