Roch: Deal happening ‘pretty soon’

For whatever it’s worth, Roch talked to a scout outside of the involved parties who said that the Bedard deal happening pretty soon.

“Even if they lose four or five more games, they’re going in the right direction,” he said. “They’ll be up and down, but people will see the light at the end of the tunnel, where there’s a future. Right now, they’re finally going in the right direction. I think what they’re getting from Seattle is outstanding.”

I’ll take losing for a bit longer with hope that Jones, Tillman, Patton, the rest of the players from Houston and Seattle and whoever we get if we trade Roberts will form a solid core around Markakis and some of the young pitching we already have. We might epically stink for the next season or two, but that’s fine. I’d rather lose big short term with young talented players rather than stay 4th place and lose with washout players like Huff and company.

We could be looking at this rotation this season (in no exact order)




Then take your pick of two Penn, Tillman, Cabrera, Liz, Olson, Albers, Sarfate, and possibly Gallagher and/or Marshall if we trade with the Cubs.

There’s depth there. Not sure if it’ll be great depth, but its young depth.  Some of these guys will have be playing in Norfolk of course. But its obvious that MacPhail values pitching and hey, we’re going to have a ton of young arms. If a few of them pan out, we’ll be in good shape for the long haul.

Another plus of this will be that we’re not held hostage by Daniel Cabrera’s potenitial anymore. If he starts his usual routine again, then we can plug in another young kid who could not stink as much as he can. Another plus is that we won’t be seeing the likes of Russ Ortiz, Victor Zambrano, and such. Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s see these trades happen, then I can be happy about depth.

That’s it for me this weekend. It’s been a busy week for me both with doing this and everything else. Going to enjoy the rest of the weekend, hope for a Giants win tomorrow (to spite the Pats because I really don’t care about the Giants), and see you all Monday with hopefully a post about the Bedard trade finalized and this whole saga can be put to rest.


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