I hate Brian Bogusevic.
I hate Brian Bogusevic.
I think there's a difference between believing his trade value is higher than everyone but Castro and Rizzo and saying this is a sell high opportunity. It might be now and I might be wrong, but Barney strikes me as a guy who is a year off from sell a sell high situation.
There's arguments for both sides on this one, but I think the return has to be unexpectedly great for the move to be worth it.
Last edited by SenorGato; 11-21-2012 at 06:26 PM.
If Watkins tears it up at Iowa than he's infinitely more likely to be traded than Barney. Hell, he's already there as far as who's more likely to be traded.
Hitting well at Iowa doesn't really raise his ceiling. He's still *maybe* an average defensive 2B with huge platoon splits in the minors...He would be the sell high guy there.
A guy that maybe plays an average 2B, with platoon splits is far from a sell high. A sell high is somebody that greatly outperforms their tools. Watkins at best is a throw in.
For instance if Watson is still a Cub next year and is hitting everyone at Iowa (so no drastic splits), did he suddenly start learning to hit everyone or is it a fluke? If he was then moved, wouldn't someone mention how he's moved coincidentally at the same time his splits disappear for a period of time - aka selling high on his ability to hit both hands?
Honestly, I don't think Barney's value will get much higher than it is right now, unless his offensive numbers take a jump, which I just don't see happening. A number of teams may be willing to overpay for him just because SS are in demand right now, if the right package comes along you would have to take it. Some deals that make sense to me and I would seriously consider
Arizona: AJ Pollock and David Holmberg/Patrick Corbin
Boston: Andrew Miller and one of Ryan Lavarnaway/Ryan Kalish/Ryan Sweeney/Bryce Brentz/Garin Cecchini
Seattle: James Paxton + an OF (Michael Saunders maybe)
Oakland: Pitching, pitching, pitching
I don't expect a deal to be offered anywhere close to there but deals similar to those would make sense for us. We could sign a stop gap or platoon Valbuena at 2B.
Yeah I'd probably do Barney for Corbin or even Miller alone, though Miller less so (Cecchini would be nice). Barney for Sonny Gray is another one I really like.
OTOH, Paxton can remain the Mariners' 4th or 5th best pitching prospect. Not a big fan.
I'd love to get Archer back if we're dealing Barney. The Rays could definitely use some middle infield help.
I'm a big fan of Cecchini which is why I included him and I'm also a fan of Paxton as well.
I like the Sonny Gray idea. Didn't think of him. Reunite him with Derek Johnson.
I'd be really curious what Detroit thinks of a Barney for Porcello framework to a trade.
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