What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Thinking about the Ryan Braun situation. If he is suspended 50 games and they don't resign Prince. Shouldn't they try and maximize trade value for these 2 pitchers? Trade them now as opposed to the trade deadline. They could load up on some pretty good prospects and ship off both of these pitchers that they might lose shortly anyway.
They're sure to consider it but it doesn't send a very strong message to your fan base to let your FOF walk and sell two of your top three pitchers while your MVP sits 50 games. Especially after coming off just your second playoff appearance in 20 years. Rickie Weeks (Corey Hart?) suddenly becomes the most recognizable player on the team. I bet ownership decides to ride out a rough season for a while before moving both of these guys in July.
I think one or the other could have been had before the Braun suspension. Really, I think the plan in Mik has all along been to retain Braun, Weeks, Greinke, and Gallardo and let Fielder and Marcum walk.
If you're basing that on Braun and the fact they are probably losing Fielder, the signings they made today suggest to me they are in it to win it next season, so I'd bet neither is leaving anytime soon.
Well they just signed Ramirez today, so that doesn't seem like a move made by a team giving up.
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