So now that its pretty certain we'll be losing K-Mac to the DL for atleast 2-3 starts, I was wondering if anyone can fill me in on Lance Lynn, or whoever would be the new 5th starter.
Also, there have been more and more rumors that we would be in the runnings to make a trade for Jose Reyes or Heath Bell and I'm wondering, A) what would it take to get either of those two, and B) I can agree for the need for Reyes as he is one of the top SS's in the majors when healthy, but do we need Bell with Salas performing and the optimism of Franklin changing things around/the development of Sanchez and Motte?
I think Bell can definitely add value in the next several seasons but I mean he is 33, and realistically would probably be at this level for another 2-3 seasons Tops. Reyes on the other hand, is going to cost a boat load, and don't get me wrong, its been a long time since we had a solid lead off man and a great shortstop (i'm thinking renteria) but Theriot is doing well especially for what he's cost us. He could cut down on the errors but he hasn't played shortstop full time in a while and I think he's definitely an upgrade over Ryan. I mean he's batting about 13 percentage points higher than Theriot, has better defense and more speed, but if we sign him I don't think we can realistically keep Albert and bring back Berk for another year or 2.
Just want to know your thoughts on these issues and can we please get Zack Cox in the majors already!