Yeah I won't lie I think the angels have gotten worse with this trade
On Espn insider, Bowden wrote about 5 moves that have yet to occur during this off-season but should. One of them was: Carlos Gonzalez for Shelby Miller, Jon Jay, and Trevor Rosenthal. I realize we would be giving up a lot of talent, but to get CarGo who is still young (27) and is signed long term would be amazing. He has also played 200 games in CF, so he could replace Jay for a few more seasons. I think the Rockies would also accept Carlos Martinez and Matt Adams instead of Shelby in the deal.
1) Furcal SS
2) Beltran RF
3) Gonzalez CF
4) Holliday LF
5) Craig 1B
6) Molina C
7) Freese 3B
8) Wong/Descalso/M. Carpenter
4)Westbrook or Garcia (maybe see if the Rockies will take either of them in the deal)
Motte, Boggs, Mujica, Choate, Salas, Scrabble, Kelly
This is one of the reason why Jim Bowden is now an employee of ESPN instead of a major league team..
I would be totally shocked if Cards traded one the top end pitching prospects and didnt get a SS back in the deal..
Its one of the teams biggest long term needs and weaknesses. Strauss was tweeting about something being in the works.. But didnt say anymore... Typical Strauss trying to stir things up in a slow news cycle for Cards.. So far Mo has not rushed into any kind of deal.. I dont see him breaking that trend..
I'd keep Miller, rosenthal and Jay before trading them for a guy like Gonzalez. We don't need him.
He would obviously add good offense to the team but we have a ton of offense. I'm not big on trading from our biggest strength (pitching depth) to add to our other big strength (offense)
If we are going to trade that kind of talent it needs to be for a SS of the future that we control at least 6 years
I'd rather just give Oscar the job instead of trading for cargo
Sack Total: 18 Forced Fumbles: 7 Touchdowns: 1
That's 2014 lineup tho
No way I would do that deal. Cargo's value is inflated due to the fact he plays in Colorado. Look at his away splits. 252 at bats (as opposed to 266 at home) and he has a .706 OPS. Not worth trading away a pitcher like Miller + extras for him imo.
I would only ship for a SS like others have said.
.278 AVG, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .394 OBP, .418 SLG, .811 OPS, .8 fWAR, .2 rWAR.
fun lineup in real life too haha
but yeah, i understand that the trade wont happen