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1 minute ago, fathom said:

Why would they sign another outfielder if they get Bryce?

In that scenario, Cutch would play CF. I couldn't think of a better mid-range option (Pollock isn't mid-range). If we sign Bryce, I'd be surprised if we then give Engel 100+ games in center next year. 

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Just now, Jose Abreu said:

In that scenario, Cutch would play CF. I couldn't think of a better mid-range option (Pollock isn't mid-range). If we sign Bryce, I'd be surprised if we then give Engel 100+ games in center next year. 

Dear god no to Mccutchen in CF.  He’s Carl Everett-esque out there now.  Give me Billy Hamilton instead, especially if the corners are Eloy and Harper.

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10 minutes ago, fathom said:

Dear god no to Mccutchen in CF.  He’s Carl Everett-esque out there now.  Give me Billy Hamilton instead, especially if the corners are Eloy and Harper.

As long as it’s not Engel, it’s fine with me

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2 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

As long as it’s not Engel, it’s fine with me

It just can’t be Cutch or Adam Jones out there 

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17 minutes ago, fathom said:

Dear god no to Mccutchen in CF.  He’s Carl Everett-esque out there now.  Give me Billy Hamilton instead, especially if the corners are Eloy and Harper.

What about Michael Taylor from the Nationals?  If Soto/Robles/Eaton is the OF, then he could be available.  If not Taylor, then perhaps Rusney Castillo from Boston who can't get playing time with a stacked OF.  I'd look into those two until one of Robert/Basabe are ready to go.

As far as the main topic of the thread goes, Jeurys Familia.

 

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4 minutes ago, KillahPriest said:

What about Michael Taylor from the Nationals?  If Soto/Robles/Eaton is the OF, then he could be available.  If not Taylor, then perhaps Rusney Castillo from Boston who can't get playing time with a stacked OF.  I'd look into those two until one of Robert/Basabe are ready to go.

As far as the main topic of the thread goes, Jeurys Familia.

 

I’m a fan of Taylor and that’s a great suggestion. Only issue is I can’t see Nats making moves with their outfield until they know what Bryce does.

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56 minutes ago, Jose Abreu said:

I would imagine signing Harper would also lead to a chain reaction of Nelson Cruz, Andrew McCutchen, etc. type signings too

Cruz, yes.

McCuthen, no. 

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Just now, caulfield12 said:

KW is just itching to pull the trigger on Adam Jones.

I was very tempted to say Markakis would be first signing

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4 minutes ago, fathom said:

I was very tempted to say Markakis would be first signing

Well, if you trade off Fry, Boone Logan is still out there lurking SOMEWHERE. 

Plus, maybe they can convince Buehrle to return if they sign Harper, lol.  Thome's ready to suit up, too.

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4 minutes ago, fathom said:

I was very tempted to say Markakis would be first signing

I’d be pretty pissed if we let go of Avi to sign Nick Markakis.  It would basically be the equivalent of giving 200 more innings to James Shields.

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4 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

I’d be pretty pissed if we let go of Avi to sign Nick Markakis.  It would basically be the equivalent of giving 200 more innings to James Shields.

Agreed, no Markakis or Jones instead of Avi.  

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The good thing about this thread is if we name enough different guys someone is bound to be right. Just to help y'all out list is below.

Catchers

Drew Butera (35)
A.J. Ellis (38)
Yasmani Grandal (30)
Chris Herrmann (31)
Nick Hundley (35)
Caleb Joseph (33)
Jose Lobaton (34)
Jonathan Lucroy (33)
Martin Maldonado (32)
Devin Mesoraco (31)
James McCann (29)
Wilson Ramos (31)
Rene Rivera (35)
Stephen Vogt (34)
Matt Wieters (33)

First Basemen

Matt Adams (30)
Jim Adduci (34)
Justin Bour (31)
Matt Davidson (28)
Derek Dietrich (29)
Lucas Duda (32)
Wilmer Flores (27)
Marwin Gonzalez (30)
Brad Miller (29)
Logan Morrison (31)
Hanley Ramirez (35)
Mark Reynolds (35)
Danny Valencia (34)

Second Basemen

Gordon Beckham (32)
Tim Beckham (29)
Asdrubal Cabrera (33)
Chase d’Arnaud (32)
Daniel Descalso (32)
Derek Dietrich (29)
Brian Dozier (32)
Jose Miguel Fernandez (31)
Ryan Flaherty (32)
Wilmer Flores (27)
Logan Forsythe (32)
Ryan Goins (31)
Marwin Gonzalez (30)
Josh Harrison (31)
Ian Kinsler (37)
DJ LeMahieu (30)
Jed Lowrie (35)
Brad Miller (29)
Daniel Murphy (34)
Gregorio Petit (34)
Brandon Phillips (38)
Jose Reyes (36)
Sean Rodriguez (34)
Jonathan Schoop (27)
Eric Sogard (33)
Yangervis Solarte (31)
Cory Spangenberg (28)
Ronald Torreyes (26)
Neil Walker (33)

Shortstops

Tim Beckham (29)
Asdrubal Cabrera (33)
Alcides Escobar (32)
Freddy Galvis (29)
Marwin Gonzalez (30)
Adeiny Hechavarria (30)
Jose Iglesias (29)
Manny Machado (26)
Jordy Mercer (32)
Gregorio Petit (34)
Jose Reyes (36)
Eric Sogard (33)
Ronald Torreyes (26)

Third Basemen

Tim Beckham (29)
Asdrubal Cabrera (33)
Matt Davidson (28)
Derek Dietrich (29)
Ryan Flaherty (32)
Wilmer Flores (27)
Logan Forsythe (32)
Marwin Gonzalez (30)
Josh Harrison (31)
Chase Headley (35)
Jed Lowrie (35)
Manny Machado (26)
Mike Moustakas (30)
Jose Reyes (36)
Andrew Romine (33)
Yangervis Solarte (31)
Cory Spangenberg (28)
Luis Valbuena (33)

Left Fielders

Gregor Blanco (35)
Michael Brantley (32)
Melky Cabrera (34)
Rajai Davis (38)
Daniel Descalso (32)
Derek Dietrich (29)
Avisail Garcia (28)
Craig Gentry (35)
Carlos Gonzalez (33)
Marwin Gonzalez (30)
Brandon Guyer (33)
Gorkys Hernandez (31)
Jon Jay (33)
Cameron Maybin (32)
Rafael Ortega (28)
Gerardo Parra (32)
JB Shuck (32)
Denard Span (35)
Matt Szczur (29)

Center Fielders

Gregor Blanco (35)
Rajai Davis (38)
Craig Gentry (35)
Carlos Gomez (33)
Billy Hamilton (28)
Gorkys Hernandez (31)
Austin Jackson (32)
Jon Jay (33)
Adam Jones (33)
Cameron Maybin (32)
Andrew McCutchen (32)
A.J. Pollock (31)
Shane Robinson (34)
JB Shuck (32)
Denard Span (35)
Matt Szczur (29)
Chris Young (35)
Eric Young Jr. (34)

Right Fielders

Jose Bautista (38)
Melky Cabrera (34)
Avisail Garcia (28)
Curtis Granderson (38)
Carlos Gomez (33)
Carlos Gonzalez (33)
Brandon Guyer (33)
Bryce Harper (26)
Adam Jones (33)
Matt Joyce (34)
Nick Markakis (35)
Andrew McCutchen (32)
Rafael Ortega (28)
Gerardo Parra (32)
Hunter Pence (36)
JB Shuck (32)
Matt Szczur (29)
Chris Young (35)

Designated Hitters

Pedro Alvarez (32)
Nelson Cruz (38)
Evan Gattis (32)
Matt Holliday (39)

Starting Pitchers

Brett Anderson (31)
Clay Buchholz (34)
Trevor Cahill (31)
Bartolo Colon (46)
Marco Estrada (35)
Nathan Eovaldi (29)
Doug Fister (35)
Yovani Gallardo (33)
Jaime Garcia (32)
Gio Gonzalez (33)
Miguel Gonzalez (35)
Jason Hammel (36)
J.A. Happ (36)
Matt Harvey (30)
Jeremy Hellickson (32)
Derek Holland (32)
Drew Hutchison (28)
Edwin Jackson (35)
Nate Karns (31)
Dallas Keuchel (31)
Francisco Liriano (35)
Jordan Lyles (28)
Lance Lynn (32)
Wade Miley (32)
Shelby Miller (28)
Tommy Milone (32)
Charlie Morton (35)
Martin Perez (28)
Drew Pomeranz (30)
Erasmo Ramirez (29)
Tyson Ross (32)
Anibal Sanchez (35)
Ervin Santana (36)
Hector Santiago (31)
James Shields (37)
Matt Shoemaker (32)
Chris Tillman (31)
Josh Tomlin (34)

Right-Handed Relievers

Cody Allen (30)
John Axford (36)
Tony Barnette (35)
Chris Beck (28)
Matt Belisle (39)
Christian Bergman (31)
Brad Boxberger (31)
Blaine Boyer (37)
Brad Brach (33)
Matt Bush (33)
Eddie Butler (28)
Santiago Casilla (38)
Tyler Clippard (34)
Randall Delgado (29)
Jeurys Familia (29)
Erik Goeddel (30)
Jeanmar Gomez (31)
Javy Guerra (33)
Chris Hatcher (34)
Kelvin Herrera (29)
Greg Holland (33)
Daniel Hudson (32)
Drew Hutchison (28)
Jim Johnson (36)
Shawn Kelley (35)
Joe Kelly (31)
Craig Kimbrel (31)
George Kontos (34)
Ryan Madson (38)
Brandon Maurer (28)
Zach McAllister (31)
Peter Moylan (40)
Bud Norris (34)
Adam Ottavino (33)
Blake Parker (34)
David Phelps (32)
A.J. Ramos (32)
David Robertson (34)
Sergio Romo (36)
Fernando Salas (34)
Carson Smith (29)
Joakim Soria (35)
Drew Storen (31)
Junichi Tazawa (33)
Nick Vincent (32)
Adam Warren (31)
Alex Wilson (32)
Blake Wood (33)

Left-Handed Relievers

Luis Avilan (29)
Jerry Blevins (35)
Zach Britton (31)
Xavier Cedeno (32)
Tim Collins (29)
Danny Coulombe (29)
Jorge De La Rosa (38)
Jake Diekman (32)
Zach Duke (36)
Dan Jennings (32)
Boone Logan (34)
Aaron Loup (31)
Tyler Lyons (31)
Andrew Miller (34)
Tommy Milone (32)
Oliver Perez (37)
Hector Santiago (31)
Tony Sipp (35)
Hunter Strickland (30)
Justin Wilson (31)

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I know I made my guess already but I also like the utility types and /or bounce backs guys like Schoop, Wilmer Flores, Derek Dietrich, Marwin Gonzales. All have some pop and versatility. Most can play 3rd or 2nd and some OF. Guys like this can be stop gaps or allow Moncada to switch positions to either 3rd base or CF.

If you are not looking for permanent solutions yet you can really mix and match these guys at a lot of positions.  However I don't think Flores and Dietrich are the greatest infielders. Dietrich also plays OF as does Marwin Gonzales.

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9 hours ago, Jose Abreu said:

As long as it’s not Engel, it’s fine with me

If it's Harper and Jimenez at the corners, they will need an Engel type defender in the middle.

Billy Hamilton maybe?

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