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My Thoughts from Now to 2010

SP: Zito 18.5 M

SP: Cain 4.25 M

SP: Lincecum Higher than 650k from 2009

SP: Sanchez Higher than 455k from 2009

LF: Lewis Higher than 440k from 2009

CF: Rowand 12M

OF: Schierholtz Higher than 402k from 2009

1B: Ishikawa Higher than 402k from 2009

2B: Burriss Higher than 404k from 2009

SS: Renteria 9M

3B: Sandoval Higher than 402k from 2009

RP: Affeldt 4M

RP: Wilson Higher than 480k from 2009

RP: Hinshaw Higher than 402k from 2009

RP: Romo Higher than 402k from 2009

RP: Sadler Higher than 402k from 2009

RP: Valdez Higher than 402k from 2009

RP: Sosa Higher than 402k from 2009

 

According to projections from ESPN, Baseball Prospectus, and Baseball America:

Buster Posey, Tim Alderson, and Madison Bumgarner are all set to arrive in the majors in 2010.

 

This list leaves us with surpluses and MAJOR holes.  Let’s run through our surpluses and holes before we move on:

Surpluses:

1) Starting Pitching: Lincecum, Cain, Zito & Sanchez will all return.  Johnson could for much cheaper, but I doubt it.  Plus, if they major baseball “experts” are right, Madbum and Tim2 will join them.  That gives us 6 starters.  And if you think Zito will finish with an ERA under 4.00: that could be 6 pretty good starters. 

2) Relief Pitching: Lots of relievers in the minors and the majors, and you can always sign some/find some surprises in your own system.  Trades in this group can always net useful pieces.

 

Weaknesses:

1) Left side of our infield:  Burriss, Frandsen, Ishikawa, Bowker, Aurilia, Uribe.  You name them, we have tried and failed to put them in on the left side.  Im not sure if there are any studs (I think Orlando Hudson might be an FA) in this upcoming FA class, but this is definitely a weakness until Crawford/Noonan/AnVil/et al get promoted. 

2) Outfield: Winn will probably be allowed to walk as a FA this offseason. 

 

My Question:

What do we do between now and then for our 2010 team.  This is not a TRADE MATT CANE, or TRADE SANCHAS request.  I’m not throwing in the towel on this season.  I just want to know, what can be done between this moment and the start of 2010 to put us in the best position to win. 

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