08-20-2016, 03:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-20-2016, 03:00 PM by chief1983.)
Been thinking on this. Haven't seen another thread on it. If there is, please post it here.
What lineup do you see for us next year. Stating lineup, rotation, bench, pen. New faces and current. If you want to use this to dream just let us know so we don't hammer you about it.
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What I'd like to see
Ender Inciarte OF
Dansby Swanson SS
Freddie Freeman 1B
Matt Kemp RF
Wilson Ramos C
Jace Peterson 2B
Adonis Garcia 3B
Mallex Smith OF
Ramos might be a long shot but I do believe we add a catcher
Markakis' recent power surge makes him an easy trade this winter. We might even get a reasonable prospect in return. I would hope the club is looking this winter to upgrade Kemp.
I want Cespedes.. maybe i'm just greedy tho.
08-20-2016, 11:46 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-20-2016, 11:47 PM by UNCBlue012.)
I'm hoping for something like this:
J. Peterson/Ruiz/D. Peterson 3B
M. Smith RF
I think we keep Kemp through at least next year, Markakis is traded and we take a look at Jace at third until someone like Ruiz is ready or Dustin (if they decide he can play it).
Completely eye-balling it, but it feels like we've been scoring more since we added Kemp. I would think adding another good bat would make our run scoring competitive. We're 12th in NL in runs scored since the ASB, which is notable because we've been last for about a year and a half now.
IF... Swanson has a solid year, IF...Albies is a ROY contender, IF...they get legit production from C and a platoon at 3B of Garcia and Ruiz...They could be solidly average in the run scoring department.
However, we've dropped to 13th in NL in runs allowed since the ASB. Part of that was losing Teheran for a stretch, but the largely abysmal performance by the likes of Wisler, Folty, Jenkins...well, all of them... means that we still suck.
At this point, I think you could roll the dice with
But you're going to need to add at least one true MLB caliber SP and one truly good relief pitcher to be a WC contender.