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I could see you say not want to send a big package with Taveras in it for him, but you don't pass up the chance to get a Stanton for potential. Tavares could be great, Stanton already is.
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Just cause he is great doesn't mean it makes sense to trade for him. You have to factor in the value you give up also. Giving up Taveres, Miller++++ to get Stanton when you already have a solid outfield with a top prospect almost there doesn't make sense.
Are you asking as a third basemen?
The plan this off-season is for Carpenter to play second base in 2013 and learn the position (he is Neil Walker's size, and likely too big, but if he can it would be ideal).
If he can't play second, then he is a much more likely trade candidate. The only thing the Cardinals want in a trade for someone with 5 years of control at this point though would be a long term option at shortstop (or short term 2013-2015).
Carpenter in 2013 should get innings at 2B, 3B, LF, RF, and 1B. If he can't play second, then he might become more expendable.
He is a lot more valuable than his name represents though. Good player to have on your team, I'm a pretty big fan of his, so I might not be the best person to ask.
Carpenter is terrible at every position defensively besides 3B, but he gets on base well. If he had 20 HR power he'd be very valuable. If hes a good second baseman I think the Cardinals would look to trade Wong or maybe Carpenter depending on what they could get in return for him.
Wong won't get traded... zero chance.. This kid is a dynamic doubles machine. He's as disciplined as there is and will surpass ever the St Louis Cardinals lofty projections.. It would not be right to trade Wong..
okay.. it was corny.. I know..
You want BC to give up Lester and Ellsbury for Smaok and some pjtcher who is projected to be a 3 pitcher. I wouldn't give Seattle one of them guys for that package.
He had a .169 ISO last season.
Basically the same as Rickie Weeks, Moustakas, Hunter Pence, Justin Morneau, Carlos Santana.
He is basically right at 15-20 home run power if he was a full time player.
I believe if Carpenter were given 600 PA, he would hit .285/.355/.450 with 15 home runs.
That's rather productive as long as he isn't a first basemen.