- Feb 14, 2009
- Reaction score
Isn't Reyes a negative WAR fielder? Have you seen enough of him out there to be comfortable with our OF if Tito basically forces him to RF? I can't say I'd be comfortable with/without him in the OF.The obvious positions to potentially address are 2B/3B and a reliable #2 bullpen arm to bridge to Hand. Karinchak could certainty fill that role and trying to address that need in free agency would be a mistake. I'm comfortable with where the OF is, especially if the plan is for Reyes to see time out there.
I like the idea of Todd Frazier on a 1 year deal at ~$10m and making a trade with Baltimore for Givens. Frazier keeps a spot warm in the IF for 2020 and provides plus power and great leadership. Givens brings a blazing fastball that the bullpen is lacking.
If the goal is for Reyes to get time in the OF, there could potentially be quite a few more opportunities for the utility IF to get some semi-regular playing time if the DH spot is utilized properly. In that case, I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Christian Arroyo on the roster instead of Freeman, despite a solid 2019 from Freeman
SP (5)- Clevinger, Bieber, Kluber, Cookie, Civale
RP (8)- Hand, Givens, Karinchak, Goody, Wittgren, O Perez, Cimber, Wood
IF (7)- Perez, Plawecki, Santana, J Ramirez, Lindor, Frazier, Freeman
OF (5)- Mercado, Luplow, Zimmer, Reyes, Bauers