In Search For An Outfielder – Houston Astros


In Search For An Outfielder –  Houston Astros

So far, we have identified the following outfielders as possible targets for the Mets:
                Atlanta – Reed Johnson
                Arizona – A.J. Pollock
Baltimore – Nolan Reimold
                Boston – Jerry Sands
                Chicago Cubs – Brett Jackson
Chicago White Sox - Dayan Viciedo
Cincinnati – Chris Heisey
                Cleveland – Thomas Neal -
                Colorado – Dexter Fowler
Detroit – none
Kansas City – none
Los Angeles Angels – Mark Trumbo
Los Angeles Dodgers – Alex Castellanos
Miami Marlins – Gorkys Hernandez
Milwaukee Brewers – Khris Davis
Minnesota Twins – None
Oakland Athletics – Grant Green
New York Yankees – None
Philadelphia Phillies - none
Pittsburgh – Jose Tabata

We now move on to the Houston Astros, who have six (6) outfielders on their 40-man:

                Brandon Barnes – righty –  pre-ARB – MLB, 98-AB, .204
                Robbie Grossman – switch – AA:  490-AB, .294
                Fernando Martinez – lefty –  ARB-1 – 2015 – MLB, 249-AB, .209
                J.D. Martinez – righty –  ARB-1 – 2015 – MLB, 395-AB, .241, 11, 55
                Justin Maxwell – righty – ARB-1 – 2014 – MLB, 534-AB, .217
                Jimmy Paredes – switch -  pre-ARB –  MLB, 242-AB, .256

This is embarrassing. COT lists their 2013 payroll at $10.55mil, of which $5mil is for a player (Wandy Rodriguez) no longer on the team.

All their outfielders are minimal salary players and we thought the Mets sucked at doing this.

Look, everybody on this team is of minimal wage, thus they will sell you anybody for the same price. This team needs everything.

Prospect George Springer is a year away and Grossman needs to play a year at AAA. They need the other five guys on their 40-man to man the team; however, because both Springer and Grossman could be ready on opening day 2014, you might be able to pry away J.D.

Mets target:  C John Buck for J.D. Martinez…  Mets pay 2/3rds of Buck’s salary in 2013… plays left field… will play 2013 as a 25-year old… we’ll worry about who catchers next week.


David Rubin said...

hey Mack- Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy and healthy new year. I'd add Avisail Garcia from the Tigers to that list- power-hitting rightfielder, bats right, has room to get better and was named in a lot of potential off-season deals. Just a thought...great list!!

Mack Ade said...

Happy Holidays to you too David.

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