Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Time to look at the Padres remaining needs:
Edit: Miner signs with the Royals,
Prediction: Okijima

Bullpen arm:
The top 8 options-
1.       Chad Durbin
He is my favorite option here and was solid with Philly.
Projection-3.20 ERA 4-2
2.       Aaron Heilman
Arizona’s former closer would be the most expensive cheap option.
3.40 8-5
3.       Joe Biemel
Really good Lefty specialist and could allow us to move Thatcher to a set-up man and Adams to closer to move Bell.
2.20 1-3
4.       Hideki Okajima
Same of Biemel but not as good last year but was playing for Boston
2.99 2-1
5.       Will Ohman
More expensive but better then Okajima and Biemel
2.11 3-3
6.        Zach Miner
Decent middle reliever,  Mujica without Bombs every 10 pitches
3.49 3-3 87k
7.        Randy Flores
Cheap solid Lefty
3.20 1-0
8.        Trevor Hoffman
Retire as a Padre!
6.09 1-10 or 2.89 8 saves not sure what to expect
Reserve middle infielder
Top 5 options:
1.        Jerry Hairston Jr.
He would soften the blow of the free agent losses. He is the cream of the utility crop.
.277 8HR 10 SB
2.        Ramon Santiago
An ex-Tiger and a decent Utility Man he is next year’s Jerry Hairston Jr.
.288 1HR 16SB

3.       Kevin Frandsen
Solid player and ex-Giant step down from other 2
.272 2HR 8SB

4.        Cristain Guzman
Really good bat below average defense
.322 8HR 8SB below average defense
5.        Augie Ojeda
.260 1HR 1SB
Better than Gregorio Petit

My predictions-
The Padres sign Zack Miner to a 1 year 800k deal
The Padres sign Ramon Santiago to a 1 year 900k deal
The Padres sign Randy Flores to a minor league deal
The Padres sign Trevor Hoffman to a 1 day contract to retire as a Padre

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