SHS' forward thinking blueprint (#327)

I know there are several people's ideas and assertions on the direction this team is heading in lately, and thats GOOD, I think we have one of the better (not best) Fan bases in Baseball screw the nation and the universe (Sox and Yanks respectivley)

here is my personel heading into S.T. next season.

*the Josh Johnson dream is dead as several officials and sources have kindly let me know thats not likely to happen.


CF        - Denard Span (hopefully he'll end Sept. of this year on a good note and have an ok S.T. next year)

2B        - Alexi Casilla  

C          - Joe Mauer

DH        - Jason Kubel  (I think Cuddy and Kubel will both end up Type B and we get Kubel a bit cheaper)

1B        - Justin Morneau

3B        - Danny Valencia

RF        - Chris Parmelee  (rotation thing between Kubs, Morny and Chris)

LF         - Ben Revere

SS        - Adieny Hechavarria (*rookie)


C          - Drew Butera

UTL.     - Willie Bloomquist (FA pickup)

2B/3B  - Luke Hughes

SS        - Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Others on 40-man roster

AAA OF – Joe Benson

AAA OF – Trevor Plouffe

AAA UTL. – Brian Dinkelman

AAA C --- Danny Lehmann

AAA 2B – Yangarvis Solarte

AAA SS – Brian Dozier

AAA INF – Matt Tolbert


Pitching Rotation

SPScott Baker

SP Francisco Liriano

SP Kevin Slowey

SP Carl Pavano

SP Johan Santana (Mets essentially pay us to take him back)

CL – Joe Nathan  (agreed to 2.5M buyout than brought back for 2 yrs. $15M)

RP – Glen Perkins

RP – Lester Oliveros

RP – Michael Wuertz (FA pickup)

RP – Brian Duensing

RP – Carlos Gutierrez (*rookie)

LR – Anthony Swarzak

Others on 40-man roster

AAA – SP Scott Diamond

AAA – SP Liam Hendriks

AAA – RP Jim Hoey

AAA – RP Phill Dumatrait (brought back on minor league deal)

AAA – RP Kyle Waldrop

AA – SP/RP David Bromberg

Extended Spring P – Kyle Gibson

AA – SP Alex Wimmers


Rest of the:

AAA Rochester Red Wings Roster

SP – Eric Hacker

SP – Bobby Lanigan

SP/RP – Cole DeVries/ Deolis Guerra (I think 1 gets cut)

RP – Anthony Slama

RP – Steven Hirshfeld

RP – Alex Burnett

RP – Tyler Robertson

3B – Ray Chaing

1B – Aaron Bates

C – Jair Fernandez

OF – Brandon Roberts

OF – Dustin Martin

OF – Mark Dolenc




1)       We Trade the Canadian Born Rene Tosoni to the Blue Jays for SS prospect Adieny Hechavarria

2)       We Trade Jeff Manship, Jose Mijares & Angel Morales to the Mets for J. Santana and $ 5M

3)       We try to dump Pavano to any takers (Royals?) but were unsuccesfull

4)       We were able to barely afford Kubel, but lose Cuddyer to big money spender

5)       We get Nathan slightly Cheaper

6)       We signed Willie Bloomquist, Michael Wuertz, Phil Dumatrait and Gulliermo Mota (last 2 to Minor Lg. Deals) while letting Matt Capps, Jason Repko, Michael Cuddyer, Jim Thome, Chase Lambin, Jeff Bailey all sign elsewhere.

To me on paper this looks like a very good baseball team, but also a very fragile one. Will we be the MOST beligned and malcontent team in the League for the 2nd consecutive year? Or just somewhere in the middle of the pack?

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