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Screw the Future...

I am spit-balling here, and I don't think that this should happen but...

What if during the offseason Mark A/GM to be named later decides that they have the lineup to contend?  They have Fielder and Hart under control for another year, and have the lineup to make a run.  They know that they don't have a starter besides Gallardo and maybe Wolf.  That leaves them with 3 open spots in the rotation, which is very hard to overcome, but Cliff Lee is a free agent and they might be able to pick up an arm via trade: something like Lawrie and Gomez for a young-ish, MLB ready pitcher that slots as a number 3/4 starter.  (Again I don't like this for the organization, but I could see it happening.)

At that point the "traditional" lineup looks like:

2B Weeks

RF Hart

LF Braun

1B Fielder

3B McGehee

C Lucroy

CF Cain

SS Escobar

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The Rotation:

1. Lee

1a. Gallardo

3/4 Wolf

3/4 New Guy

5. Loe/Parra/Narve Dog

Bullpen:

Closer: The Ax Man

Setup roles: Hawkins/Braddock

LOOGY: Stetter? - Haven't heard how he is doing in AAA

Middle Relief: Parra/Loe/Narveson, Villanueva, Jeffress(?)

Bench:

Backup Catcher: One of the AAA guys.

OF: Davis

1B/3B: Gamel

MI: Someone Cheap

OF:Gindl

They have a ton of money coming off the books - and some arbitration eligible players.  But if they are able to bring Lee in, they might be able to pull it off.

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