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I haven't been the proponent of him that some of you have been, but I think he would be an absolute perfect fit for the team this offseason. He checks all the boxes...left handed, power hitter, solid defender at third and second, and can probably play first if necessary. He would be an ideal fit, and could make a guy like Rengifo or Fletcher or LaStella expendable in the right trade.

I realize the money should be spent on pitching, but if we miss out on Cole and are looking at position players, he ought to be tops of the list.

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2 minutes ago, wopphil said:

I haven't been the proponent of him that some of you have been, but I think he would be an absolute perfect fit for the team this offseason. He checks all the boxes...left handed, power hitter, solid defender at third and second, and can probably play first if necessary. He would be an ideal fit, and could make a guy like Rengifo or Fletcher or LaStella expendable in the right trade.

I realize the money should be spent on pitching, but if we miss out on Cole and are looking at position players, he ought to be tops of the list.

How many years does the front office have to pass on Moustakis before people stop lobbying for us to sign him?

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13 minutes ago, wopphil said:

I haven't been the proponent of him that some of you have been, but I think he would be an absolute perfect fit for the team this offseason. He checks all the boxes...left handed, power hitter, solid defender at third and second, and can probably play first if necessary. He would be an ideal fit, and could make a guy like Rengifo or Fletcher or LaStella expendable in the right trade.

I realize the money should be spent on pitching, but if we miss out on Cole and are looking at position players, he ought to be tops of the list.

I feel ya @wopphil. I think he provides help at 3B, 2B, 1B and DH when Ohtani is pitching and Pujols is at 1B. 

He showed he can hit southpaws and improved his defense this past season. Came up with some clutch hits for the Brewers and hit well against good pitching. 

Would be great to bring home two hometown players in Cole and Moustakas. 

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I'd like to see them add two starting pitchers and upgrade at catcher through free agency but if Eppler decides to stand pat at catcher Moustakas would be a great fit.

Fangraphs has him at 3/36 so I don't know if he's a fit financially if we sign two top end SP's. 

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7 minutes ago, RBM said:

I'd like to see them add two starting pitchers and upgrade at catcher through free agency but if Eppler decides to stand pat at catcher Moustakas would be a great fit.

Fangraphs has him at 3/36 so I don't know if he's a fit financially if we sign two top end SP's. 

I'd like to think they can nab a guy like Castro or Maldonado for pretty cheap. Adding Moustakas though offsets the 3 days a week that Ohtani will be out of the lineup. So I think it's imperative that they add a lefthanded power bat to at the very offset that loss in the lineup and add to what could be a powerful lineup with Ohtani in it. 

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2 minutes ago, Second Base said:

A left handed, all-star, power hitting 3B/2B that will also fill in at 1B?  

Perfectly describes Tommy La Stella.

It would be impossible to fit Moustakas into the lineup without taking either Fletcher or La Stella.

Both of whom are better players at this juncture. 

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13 minutes ago, Glen said:

It would be a moustake to sign him.

If that had been a better pun you could have added "Mike Drop" at the end of it, but alas....

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I had been a proponent for the last couple years, but that ship has sailed. 
The only reason i do it at this point is if we somehow move some combination of Rengifo, Fletcher, Thaiss, Ward could somehow be traded for a top end starter, and i dont think thats likely.
At this, someone queue Elsa.... let it go. 

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1 hour ago, Tank said:

After we sign the necessary pitching we need, then it’s time to take a look at position players. Until that happens, Moustakis discussions are a non-starter for me  

Agreed. 100%. Pitching first. And even then I’m not sure Eppler will look at Moustakas. 

Eppler’s next priority will probably be first base. Pujols won’t start 98 games at first again this year. With Ohtani back in the rotation Pujols will DH more. So we’ll probably need 90 starts from someone else, preferably a lefty bat who can also play 2B and/or 3B. LaStella has only played 4 games at 1B and Thaiss and Walsh are unproven but my sense is it will be one of those three guys that fill the role.

Moustakas fits the role also but at 3/36 it’s unlikely. If Eppler feels he needs to go outside the organization to fill that role I think he will find someone for less. 

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This offseason is going to be an anxious time for me until Cole is signed, one way or the other. Last year it took way too long for Harper and Manny to sign, but I didn't care much because we weren't trying to sign either one. This year is different and I hope Cole doesn't take until ST to make up his mind.

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