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Doesn't really work that way.
And yes, Cliff Lee is one of a handful of Aces in the league, he would be an amazing addiction. Why are we all worried about his salary all of a sudden? Everyone wants top players but dont' want to spend the cash. I think it was pretty much proven last offseason that if you want top guys at their peak, you have to spend the money to get them. Even if the Phillies only take on 25% of his salary (at the expensive of prospects) I don't see the problem. We desperately need pitching, does anyone here really think Cliff Lee wouldn't be an upgrade to every single person in our rotation? Having Lee, Morrow and Romero (who hopefully doesn't suck) at the top of our rotation actually gives this team hope. We'd still need another starter on top of that -but I'd rather have Lee than guys like Marcum that people keep throwing around.
Gibbons reaction to the Adam Lind trade
I would much rather like to see him sign 2 of Peavy, Ortiz, Lohse, Marcum, Swisher. Then trade for Justin Upton.
Also, Lee may be a legit ace but he will continue to regress and he always has the chance to land on the DL like pretty much everyone else on our team this year.
That kind of package AA will be looking for this offseason's version of Mat Latos trade.
I see more of trade with Escobar going in 3 team trade with Choo ending up here. Wouldn't suprise me if Jimenez ended up here also. As Alex really liked him 2 years ago at the deadline and his trade value now is very low.
jason kubel? i know hes not superstar quality at all but hes a solid left handed power bat that can fill left field...not sure how he is defensively, probably not that good just by looking at him. perhaps he can dh. arizonas gotta trade one of parra or kubel methinks
The scary thing about Kinsler is that he only seems to be able to hit in Texas. He has posted the following OPS numbers away from home over the past 4 seasons:
I am not so sure you can count on him being an .800 OPS bat playing in another ballpark. Especially in Toronto where he has a whopping career slash line of .174/.265/.289.
Eaton posted an OBP over .380 and walked 14 times with only 15 K's in 103 PA's this year in Sept his first look at the pro's. He also beat up the PCL this year over 562 PA's putting up a slash line of .381/.456/.539 with 46 doubles and 38 SB's. I realize those are PCL stats, but he hit .300 with an OBP over .400 at every single level along the way (.450+ everywhere but AA in 2011 ) and rose very quickly through the ranks. He is a left handed hitter and looks like he could fit in nicely at the top of a lineup imo.
He still has plenty of service time if we want to try him in a real AAA league in 2013, and he should cost less via trade then Parra.
However, what about the following blockbuster trade with Arizona:
Is that enough talent to get 3 potential studs, not enough or sound about right? I realize Bauer and Skaggs are their top 2 prospects, but they aren't exactly short on pitching....and Upton is coming off a down year...