Well yeah I would only trade Ricky or Smyly if were sure we can sign a SP. Do u think Boesch, Crosby, and wilk would be enough to get a deal done?
I kind of think we are just being used as leverage with soriano. We never get the guys we are linked to, thats just how it goes.
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There is absolutely no way Dombrowski ships Smyly for Hanrahan.
Idk if anyone agrees with me, but it seems like the market is playing out for the Tigers to make a move at Josh Hamilton or Michael Bourne. We need another OF, for Bourn Boras is his agent, and Illitch could pull another fielder type move with Hamilton. Hamilton is reportedly drawing interest from the Mariners and Rangers with the Rangers about to get Greinke and saying they wont get both. Bourn's market has completely dwindled with Seattle again being reportedly the only team involved. Both players would be huge additions to again, and with Illitch as the owner he has shown you cant rule out anything.
We would have to score 8-10 runs a game because after our top three starters 4-5 along with our bullpen probably give up 7-9 runs a game. Granted our # 4 or # 5 might be better than somebody elses but they don't always match up that way. Plus we need serious bullpen help. I don't trust Coke and Benoit. And the jury is still out on Rondon. Just stuff I'm running through my head that I'm sharing with you guys.
It would be kind of kewl if we could make a deal with Texas if they lose out on Hamilton. Give them Fielder for Harrison and Agondo. Never happen.
"Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"
Bourne is overrated. About all he has is speed, and that isnt worth the contract he will be getting IMO
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/da...perstar-logjamThe expectation is that wherever he signs, Greinke has a real chance to beat CC Sabathia's record for the biggest contract ever given to a pitcher ($161 million). And in doing so, he'll no doubt raise the price for Justin Verlander (who the Tigers want to extend this winter), Clayton Kershaw and eventually David Price.
Knobler is pretty good with this stuff. What kind of deal would you guys be comfortable with giving JV?