Saturday, December 16, 2006

A Rumor

The Pirates are peddling Mike Gonzalez. The most common rumors are Coco Crisp and Melky Cabrera.

I think Melky will be a solid but not great major league OF. The New York Yankees fan hype machine thinks more of Melky than most. I'd be shocked to see him crack a 900 OPS at his peak, and that's probably what he'd need to do to be a standout OF long term. I lean toward Melky over Coco at this point, though Coco might have a better year next year than Melky.

2 comments:

Big Guy said...

If Gonzalez is traded, looking at the Bucs current roster, who would be the leading candidate for Saves? Capps? Torres? Marte? Any truth to a rumor the Phils are interested in Gonzalez?

Toz said...

Looking at the Pirates current situation, I would think that Torres has the inside track on the job. This could be a situation, however, where more than one "closer" gets saves in this pen. I would stick with Torres as the best bet, but watch out for Marte. If Gonzalez stays in Pittsburgh, however, he is your man.