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Signing Cole is key, but almost all plans acknowledge that bringing in multiple bodies is necessary.  They will not all be aces.  So who is a fit as the less glamorous guy brought in?

Doesn’t Samardzija seem like a mid rotation fit for innings and stability and veteran leadership?

What would you be willing to trade away for Samardzija (obviously provides the Angels can land Cole)?

 

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He's making 20 million next year as a 35 year old. That's a hard pass for me. I'd rather they target Anibal Sanchez if they go that route. Sanchez is going to make just 7 million next year, although his option/buyout for 2021 is pretty awful.

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It would have to be mostly a salary dump.  

Essentially like Cozart and a nothing prospect. 

after looking at the Giants roster, that team over achieved big time with 77 wins.  They're terrible.  They need to have a full fire sale.  

Posey has 2/48
Longoria 3/60
Cueto 2/49
Samardzija 1/20
Crawford 2/30
Belt 2/35

they literally have no good young players on that team and their farm system is ok.  

 

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9 minutes ago, Dochalo said:

It would have to be mostly a salary dump.  

Essentially like Cozart and a nothing prospect. 

after looking at the Giants roster, that team over achieved big time with 77 wins.  They're terrible.  They need to have a full fire sale.  

Posey has 2/48
Longoria 3/60
Cueto 2/49
Samardzija 1/20
Crawford 2/30
Belt 2/35

they literally have no good young players on that team and their farm system is ok.  

 

Posey at the end of his career is a major upgrade at catcher for the Angels in any situation. Assuming he can catch many game...

I’ll take him if SF eats some money 

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3 hours ago, Taylor said:

He's a perfect candidate for the Angels.

 

He'll come here and post a 5.50 ERA with 3.24 HR allowed per 9 IP.

Yup....

Dude is the 2020 poster boy (pitcher) for the ERA is a lie campaign.   BABIP .240,  FIP 4.59, xFIP 5.02....  6.9 K/9 at a time when the K rate is rising everywhere in MLB.

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To be honest I didn’t notice the salary.  My bad.  But maybe (as others have now said) SF would eat money or take Cozart?

Frankly I am not a huge fan of this exact pitcher but if the Angels could land some premium arms I could see how this guy could deliver solid value in the back half of the rotation.

But yes I missed the salary.  That’s way too much.

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11 hours ago, Erstad Grit said:

Wheeler or Odorizzi are much better and won't cost 20 mil per year

Yup - the only way Samardzija is worth it in any way is if San Fran just wants to save $7m and does a one for one for Cozart, maybe with a throwaway prospect or lotto ticket guy like Ward or Rojas who might not stick here. 

And that’s still not great for the Halos, but I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to it. You’re essentially signing him to a 1/$7m deal, quickly tying up one of our likely 3 SP needs, and removing Cozart from any potential infield playing time and taking him completely out of the equation, clearing the path even more for youngsters or opening a spot on the 25/40 for someone like Kendrick, Zobrist, Thaiss, etc. 

Edited by totdprods

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