not having sori is a huge production blow to the already bad offense. i should say hamilton and upton make more sense if we move sori before they sign. i just like Josh on a 4 year deal, i think upton will probably get 5-7
Last edited by ZamboniCub; 11-23-2012 at 09:38 PM.
Royals are shopping Wil Myers according to MLBTR. I would like to know how huge of an offer it would take to get him.
Rumors will become slightly more concrete in December.
I just don't want to go after big, "overpriced" free agents unless we are going to just go all out (which I'm fine with). For example, I don't want to just sign Hamilton and then fillers. I'd rather go big, go out and give both Hamilton and Grienke huge contracts, and then ship off a decent chunk of the farm for Ben Zobrist and David Price (just as an example, there can be other options). Go out and compete now with a rotation/lineup of:
Clevenger/Castillo/Navarro (whoever the hell wins that job)
That's a team that is a world series contender right there, and is within budget. And its a long term contender without a ton of unnecessary risk. If you use the average WAR from the past 3 seasons (when applicable) as a projection, you get that as a 42 WAR level starting lineup/rotation. Obviously that is very rough for numerous reasons, but factor in bullpen/bench and you are have a team that would project out to about 90 wins.
Now, I'm not saying that's the right way to build the team. The minor league system would take a huge hit to acquire Price/Zobrist, but with a lot of depth and the addition of a #2 overall pick and large draft budget it would hardly destroy it. I'm just saying that if you are going to go out and sign a big name to a risky, "overpriced" contract then I think you need to go all out to make it worthwhile. Otherwise, any big moves should be trading for ML ready prospects are young guys with several years left of control.
Lucky guess. The only other ones they got right were Rollins, Hill, and Wood - all who stayed with their 2011 teams as expected. They also guessed a one year deal when it's two with an option for a third.
Seeing the Royals open to talking about everyone really makes me want to go talk to them about Garza or Shark
Save the kittens, ignore sbs' posts
Red Sox hater since 10/2011
It is anyway, not anyways.
Trades that I think have potential value
Garza and Soriano to the Red Sox for Ryan Lavarnaway, Matt Barnes and Garin Cecchini
Garza to the Jays for JP Arencibia and Noah Syndergaaurd
Soriano and Marmol to the Rays for Wade Davis and Alex Colome
Steve Clevenger, Josh Vitters, Matt Szczur, Trey McNutt, and Junior Lake for Justin Masterson, Lonnie Chisenhall and Dillon Howard
Matt Garza and Junior Lake for Trevor Bauer
Javier Baez, Brett Jackson, Junior Lake, Trey McNutt and Dillon Maples for Chase Headley and Austin Hedges
Alfonso Soriano, Javier Baez, Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt, Dillon Maples and Jiemer Candelario for David Price and Ben Zobrist
Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt and Gioskar Amaya for Matt Moore