TomtheBombadil wrote:McKenzie was tongue in cheek. There couldn't be less of a shot landing him for Coghlan. I think he's going to be one of the tippy top RHSP prospect in baseball within the next 2-3 years, and is my favorite RHSP prospect out there at the rookie and short season levels. I do think Sheffield is doable THO.
The Orioles' current COF situation is Reimold, Ryan Flaherty, Trumbo, and the Korean OF Kim. All but Kim are RHHs, the fit's pretty clear there.
The Nats' 4th OF is a no-offense entity in Taylor, Coghlan would give them some insurance for Werth's inevitable missed time. I'd also be into RHP Austin Voth.
5 players on the Marlins' depth chart are RH. Stanton and Ozuna have either missed time or sucked, Ichiro's 4something, their backup LF is an infielder by trade...
1. Marlins - Well .. Coghlan was a backup Marlins IF by trade who moved out there as well. Neither Dietrich or Coghlan are good defensive OF options, and I'm not sure Coghlan's bat is worth the move, but perhaps. Again, value wise, I thought it was fine.
2. Nationals - will likely put Clint Robinson and Tyler Moore in LF on occasion. Matt Den Dekker is still there at last check, and if they don't sign anyone else, he could backup Revere and buy some time for Taylor to go back to AAA.
3. Orioles - Ryan Flaherty isn't a RHH. I think the Orioles probably are in the market for another asset in the OF if the price is right (and rumors suggest they've been looking), but they've got two lefties and two righties on the list of guys you just named. One would think Joey Rickard has a decent chance of making the roster if he doesn't fall flat on his face in the spring. None of their options are ... well ... good (including Henry Urrutia and Dariel Alvarez) ..., but there are options. Also, Kim is likely slated for LF, and not sure how great the idea of Coghlan in RF at OPACY would be. I think they'll look around, though. Actually, I do wonder if they might double dip and go after say, Fowler and Gallardo, to lessen the impact of giving up a pick. Overall, I think they are better off not going that route at this juncture, but I could see something like that happen if they get the right contracts. Again, the other note I had was that Lee may actually be in the fight for the 5th starter job.
- I like Voth. Nice mid-end of the rotation workhorse body type for a few years. That, value wise, makes sense to me, moreso than Cole, which I think is probably on the high end in a 1-1 deal.
- I just have a hard time seeing a young lefty with a live fastball, at age 19, coming off a good season in A ball, and projected as a mid-rotation arm getting dealt for Coghlan 1v1. An expanded trade where we give up something else? I can see that, but with the way prospects are protected ... I just don't think Coghlan is good enough to grab him 1v1. Who knows, maybe I'm way off here, but unless they specifically wanted a LHH, they could simply bring back Ryan Raburn as a veteran bat.