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Trade Samardzija for a Leadoff Man Plus More

Jeff Samardzija is the most logical trading chip. He's overrated and he wants to be overpaid.

Theo hints rather strongly that we are not going to throw money at Ellsbury or Choo. Sigh...

This team needs veteran help on the offense. Desperately. There is room in the outfield. We need a leadoff guy. We need a lefty or switch-hitting bat to balance out all the righty prospects to come. No more platoon guys like DDJ please, you like a guy who can play every day. Most of all, we sure do need that veteran presence and leadership.

Samardzija has value. He has potential, and two years of control. I think he can haul in this player, plus a nice prospect.

There are more choices than I thought:

Fowler, Pagan, Gardner, McLouth, Crisp, Bourn, Span, Revere.

I like Dexter Fowler right now. 27, switch hits, some speed and power. Could be a breakout guy.

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