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Why waste anymore time. This team needs a major overhaul to change the attitude. Too many players were just happy cashing a check and too many at bats were mailed in. For a change, the pitching looks to be set save a 3/4 to slot with Ryu and Wood. The pen looks strong going into '16 even if we let Nicasio go (as I think is the plan given that he was kept off of the playoff roster). The infield is set up the middle with Seager and Peraza and the outfield should be Puig and Pederson (they get one more season to figure it out) in right and center and Yas and Barnes best be the catchers - paying AJ Ellis over $5 million to be a once a week catcher is a waste of money and space.
After that, Friedman needs to lose AGon. It is all about the money here. If AGon was making $12 - $14 million then he is worth it, but he is no longer the threat at the dish who warrants $20 plus million per. Crawford just needs to be gone. I can't complain about the effort, but he is an injury waiting to happen and even if we have to eat 75% of the contract it is a deal that needs to be done. I would love to keep Ethier, but I don't see enough at bats with Ruggiano and Schebler on board. Right now, Ethier has some value and we might get some salary relief if we move him. I see no reason to keep SVS, Ellis, Utley or Heisey. Kike is a fit, but after thinking about it, lately, making him a starter seems like a bad idea. He is a better fit as a platoon option with Pederson and getting some at bats at second and third. First two moves should be inking Turner (and move him to first where his knee issues should be lessened and use him as a bridge to Bellinger) to an two year extension with an option for a third and making Greinke not even consider any other franchise. Give him his five years and $27 million, it is money well spent.
My dream moves would be inking David Price (sure, dropping another $25 - $28 million on an arm would seem reckless, but a 1-5 of Kershaw, Greinke, Price, Ryu and Wood would be frightening). Make a blockbuster with either the Jays (Urias and Holmes for Donaldson might be enough to make it happen and with Mitch Nay being close in Toronto, it might be a move both teams would welcome) or see if the Reds are serious about moving Todd Frazier before he asks for Votto money. It would be nice to see what it would take to get Arenado, but I have to think that the Rockies don't trade him in their own division If price for Price is too spendy, maybe take a run at Zimmermann (and the cost of the draft pick) or take the bigger risk on Cueto's balky shoulder. Both moves are full of buckshot and would scare me. I just hope we don't go for lesser arms like Samardjiza, Kazmir or Leake. Now, if John Lackey is listening, we could do worse. But, I doubt he leaves St. Louis unless Mozeliak way overpays Hayward and tries to upgrade his rotation with younger arms.
Clear out the coaching staff save Roenicke, Chuck Crim and Rick Honeycutt. I gotta think Kapler is the odds-on favorite to be the next Dodger manager, but if we look outside the organization, I hope we have taken note of the work Torey Lovullo did in Boston when Farrell was out and I still dream of the day that Brett Butler manages the Blue, but I think he is too old school for this front office. Lastly, lose Conte. There is a reason that this team used so many players and it was because too many of our stars were hurt and never got better under Conte.