Friedman: "I still think we’re in good position to end up with an impact bat"

From St. Petersburg Times

Andrew Friedman speaks about the Rays quest for a bat.

“I still think we’re in good position to end up with an impact bat,” Friedman said. “We’ll continue to monitor the market and figure out the optimal time to make a deal from our standpoint and the player's. ”

Friedman said Monday that talks with several free agents have gotten “more pointed” in the past week, but nothing is “imminent” as they continue to assess their options from a field that includes Jason Giambi, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu, Milton Bradley ( rumored to be headed to the Cubs), Adam Dunn and Garret Anderson, and could include Ken Griffey and Moises Alou.

Jason Giambi, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu, Milton Bradley , Adam Dunn. Garret Anderson,  Ken Griffey and Moises Alou. Some of those names don't belong with the others. I have no idea where Moises Alou's name comes from. He will be 42 next season and has not played more than 100 games in a season since 2005. That's not the "impact bat" that we need.

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