Uncle Si wrote:I do, however, think their timetable has been impacted by the number of upcoming FAs who have already signed extensions (something that was, up to this year, fairly rare in baseball)
You may be right, but I don't think they're ready right now anyway. Perhaps they will play a little, but it wouldn't surprise me if they are really quiet this offseason in any but the pitching staff. Probably time to work a bit on that, but they drafted 22 of them or so this year. Need to see if any of them pan out.
IMO, they definitely don't want to spend on a big name FA at a position where we have top flight prospects coming up in the near future. Crawford seems to be working out at SS, at least defensively. Certainly, Lewis is the future and Kelenic. They haven't given up on Haniger yet, but if he misses another season, they probably will move on.
YK had a sketchy first season, but we have to give him more time, of course. A lot invested there. Gonzales looks like a solid 15 win guy going forward, and Dunn may have a future. We've actually found some avg to avg+ guys in the bullpen. Will be interesting if they keep some of them around.
Gotta love our catcher situation. Both guys are decent glove/solid bat guys. Wouldn't mind that duo sticking around, with Nola as the 3rd guy and utility infielder. Pretty stacked there.