would it be bad over pay make a 1 year offer?NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After remaining quiet on the free-agent front for the first few days of the winter meetings, the New York Yankees made some noise on the last day with a one-year, $12 million offer to third baseman Kevin Youkilis, sources said.
were not the rays/twins/a's/pirates/ etc
we have $$ right? we wont lose a comp pick and this shouldnt affect our so called REBUILD plan to throw some xtra $$ on a 1 year deal right?
Is anyone else happy we weren't able to land Grilli? A 36yr old middle reliever who has essentially had 2 good years is not worth that money. The pen is a perfect spot to allow some of our higher level C prospects test out their stuff in the majors.
I was thinking with all this "3 way & 4 way talk" around Justin Upton and considering we obviously arent going to be competitive for another couple of years...IF we were approached by the rangers and dbacks to give up Castro what would be realistic value from both the clubs..Obviously texas would do this to keep from having to deal andrus so they would have to pay a premium to get upton and NOT trade andrus as reported. Would anyone deal castro? Not to belabor the point, but isnt much going on so i was just pondering out loud-
Dbacks get Castro+Garza
Rangers get Upton
Cubs get Skaggs+Bauer+Holland+Olt+Buckel
Close? and please don't flame away..just making convo and curious of his value. A move like that sets up our rotation for years and Baez is hopefully just around the corner
If that's the return than yeah I would do that.
Reynolds wants too much money Welcome back Ian Stewart ...don't rule out Ryan Dempster.
LETS GO CUBBIES...LETS GO DUKE!!!
The Rangers give up Holland+Olt+Buckel for Upton and hang onto Andrus moving Profar to 2b and Kinsler to 1B. Plus only add a little to the payroll this year.
I would be tempted in that deal. Thoyer wants young stud pitching then there it is. Put those guys together with Shark and youve got something long term while the farm develops.
It looks fairly balanced, but I think something would have to also go back from us to the DBacks. A lower level high-upside spec. DBacks giving up Upton, Skaggs, and Bauer for Castro and Garza doesn't seem like quite enough.
Or cut the Rangers out and go Castro, Garza for Upton, Skaggs with a couple smaller pieces to balance it out.
Ian Stewart, a cub again...
Yea..was thinking about something going back to the dbacks from us..It may sound crazy but i dont know if i would want upton if it was just us and the dbacks.
Definitely move barney to SS until baez is ready. A move like this would solidify our rotation for years. Skaggs+Buckle+Bauer all start out in AAA and we deal every other starter at the deadline.
Damn, sign Edwin jackson and pull that deal and we are set for years rotation wise.