Non tenderedOriginally Posted by DavidH:24610045
A.) Sign "lesser" players to contracts based on what the market suggests
B.) Trade our "assets" (i.e. Soriano, Marmol, Garza) to teams who missed out on the big free agents for younger assets
The salary dump thing. I'm assuming you're talking about Soriano/Marmol. We're not going to give Soriano up for nothing. Wait until Hamilton/Upton is off the market and I'm sure the "losing" teams will come knocking. I'd expect Marmol to be dealt at some point.
Teams, if I had to guess, are unsure on Garza due to health issues. Its hard for other teams to deal for him because of that, and its hard for our FO to deal him if we're not getting ideal return for his level of play.
Theo knows exactly what condition our system is in. Thats why we've added Soler, Conception (while he's not looking good its still an attempt), Vizcaino, Loux and Villanueva alongside our draft.
We dont really want to deal Castro, Shark or Rizzo do we?
That leaves Barney, Castillo, Dejesus, Wood and a slew of BP arms left to deal. Castillo is a young C that doesn't make sense to deal at this point. Barney should be shopped. Dejesus and Wood... Could go either way I guess.
When you break it down, its easy to see why a lot of moves haven't been made.
I think the interest in Garza will uptick once he starts throwing at the end of the month and ST hits. I think he is as good as gone once ST hits, especially if the rumor that Marlin provided about us being interested in E-Jax and that fact that we are emphasizing young pitching in both the draft and with our rumored trade interests.
1) It's the Dbacks' Upton, not the Rays', that is on the trade block. The Rays' Upton was signed by the Braves as a free agent.
2) When you say we have a good SS waiting in the wings, I'm assuming you mean Junior Lake? Because it can't be Baez, seeing as how the Dbacks want a near major league ready SS and Baez doesn't fit that just yet.
I'm not so sure about Garza. I still think he ends up getting extended.
If shark is viewed around the league as he is on here, I'd like to see him traded
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i hope we trade barney also.... great defense is awesome don't get me wrong but his value dies when he steps up to the plate and dribbles grounder after grounder.... if only he had campana speed
I can't remember this, but what are the types of draft picks that can be traded now under the new CBA? Is it only the competitive balance lottery picks?
Didn't ABTY say that we were looking to try and add picks for the draft?
Only the competitive balance picks, and only during the season.