zapatasblood wrote:So listening to Charlie on 790 has calmed me down and made he like this deal some what. He made some solid points but I still think the greatest needs where in the Bullpin and first base. I hope they give Preston sometime at first. Sad to see Singleton be sent down because I had such high hopes for but looks like he is a AAAA player and not a MLB player. Also Lind was available and sure they looked at him but I guess the price was to high. Really wish Kimbril was traded and traded to the Astros.
I'd love to see Tucker develop into a decent first basemen, but I don't feel very confident in that experiment while we're trying to win the division/a WC spot down the stretch. I would like to see them give that a try over the winter and into spring training next year though, assuming we don't find an even better option between now and then. I was really hoping we could cut loose of Carter so that Tucker could just be the every day DH, but sadly that didn't happen.
I agree about Singleton too. It sucks he hasn't panned out so far, but I also don't think he's been given as much of a consistent chance as he should. Oh well, whatever. At this point I'd rather see Marwin out there every day over Carter or Valbuena.
Not getting another reliever is a bummer, but we still have pretty good arms there going forward. Qualls is the one that usually makes me the most nervous, but he's been solid since he came back from the DL.
Damn...I can't wait for Springer to get back healthy!