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Current projected lineup (mlb.com)

Francisco Lindor, SS

  1. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  2. Jose Ramirez, 3B
  3. Carlos Santana, DH
  4. Jake Bauers, 1B
  5. CarGo/Tyler Naquin, RF
  6. Leonys Martin, CF
  7. G.Allen/Jordan Luplow, LF
  8. Roberto Pérez, C

They also have Joyce, Trayce Thompson, Brandon Barnes...IMO, a healthy Bradley Zimmer is the key, when he comes back, as he’s maybe 2-3 weeks behind everyone else.  Then there’s Hanley Ramirez, and his return from the abyss.

At any rate, Lindor, Kipnis, Ramirez, Santana, Ramirez/Bauers, CarGo, Martin, Zimmer and Perez isn’t bad at all.

And thank god they traded Francisco Mejia or our competitive window might have been blocked in 2020/21 as well.  (It did get them their closer in Hand, though.)

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35 minutes ago, GenericUserName said:

Great deal for them. Potential solution to their biggest weakness on a minor league deal and cheap ML salary.

Or the back 3-4 of their bullpen.

Zimmer, If healthy, is maybe a 1-1.5 fWAR downgrade from Brantley...but certainly has the potential to outproduce him.

CarGo, Martin and Zimmer certainly sounds a lot better than what they looked like two months ago.  We can even argue that taking Alonso’s deal off their hands partially contributed to this low-risk signing.

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4 minutes ago, ChiSox59 said:

Probably not better than Alonso. I know everyone hates Alonso, but he is a much Better player than most here want to give him credit for

Really? Outside of 2017, he is a 1 WAR player at best. Dude is completely mediocre. 

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