Phillips doesn't have that much appeal unless Cincinnati lowers their demands or eats some salary.
He is owed $50 million through his age
Wouldn't he be more like the 5th OFer?
As much as some people would like to simply anoint Soriano as the DH, he is going to have to play
FWIW Almonte is performing pretty well in the Dominican Winter league: 37 G, 48-148, 20 R, 8 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 15 RBI, 7 BB, 32 K, 6 SB, 2 CS (.324/.355/.453)
Mariners next move at winter meetings supposedly is to get David Price. They could get good quickly if so.
On this issue, we agree.
IMO, the 4th & 5th start spots are places where you look at your younger arms. These two pitchers are not
I would too, but I think it's likely they're holding him for a piece of a package (Price?).