To Whom It May Concern: Carlos Gonzalez is my name, but I don’t need any introduction. You know me, I’m sure. CarGo, they call me. It is a combination of Carlos and Gonzalez. I was named Carlos by my parents. Their family name, and mine, is Gonzalez. Carlos Gonzalez. That’s me.
I don’t usually get out of bed for an annual average salary of less than $11,428,571, but I would consider signing a one year contract for around $10 million or so because I like you, whatever your name is. I’ll provide you with some of the most epic streaky-ness you’ve ever seen, statistically. When I’m cold, you might get frost bite from looking at me. But when CarGo gets hot, look out!
Send me a check, and I’ll look it over. If the check looks good, you can have my services.
Any of these three free agents are bound to be happy to play on a contender like Los Angeles. After paying Chase Utley $7 million two years ago, I think Farhan could stomach less than $10 million for a veteran OF on a one-year pact. While the players I mentioned are just a few of those available, the free agent market for left fielders offers a cascade of possible additions for General Manager Farhan Zaidi. There’s just no reason to over-commit to any one player in free agency or trade, especially an outfielder.