Then why has there been rumors that you are interested? You obviously think higher of your players than reporters who know a hell of a lot more than you do.
A half a year a Dempster is worth a major league ready top 50 prospect, so 1.5 years of Vargas is worth someone not in the top 100. Pitching goes for more than it should around this time.
Why would you not trade from strength to help your weakness? And dont say you have people as good as Vargas cause you dont. They are both unproven.
Vargas has been above average if you take away his one bad start in Arizona.
2012 League Ranks:
• 7th in AL in W (10)
• 3rd in AL in IP (138.0)
• 10th in AL in WHIP (1.20)
• 9th in AL in CG (1)