Yep, Marlins and Angels made big splashes last winter meetings. No one really did that this year. Still need the Greinke chip to fall so we can start seeing the market clear up for the next tier of starters too.
it really seems like grienke wants nothing to do with the dodgers and is just waiting for the rangers to get their outfielder
Writers and people in Texas seem to believe Texas is softening their stance on trading Elvis in order to acquire Upton. Getting interesting...
Per @ProspectInsider's Jason Churchill (http://bit.ly/VobBDc ), TEX "has given indications they are willing to move Elvis" for Justin Upton
I don't see why Greinke should sign anytime soon since upwards of 20 teams have interest in him and he knows the Dodgers are going to spend big. He's just letting them have their bidding war since he knows he's in high demand, there is at least one team that will pay an absurd amount for him, and he's easily the best pitcher available (and probably the best one that will be available the next few years via FA).
Hamilton deal probably isn't going to happen until somebody signs Greinke since the Rangers are involved there.The Mariners are making a big push for Hamilton, writes Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, and talks are more serious between the two sides than has been let on. The holdup, not surprisingly, is the Rangers' ongoing pursuit of Greinke. If Greinke does land in Texas, Baker writes that the Mariners could make a deal for Hamilton happen "very soon" afterward.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#yihUVsZxXPOmqPIJ.99
M's signing Hamilton would probably be the biggest mistake the franchise has ever made.....
(even with losing A-Rod, Griffey, and Randy Johnson, on a team that also had Edgar Martinez and eventually Ichiro - of course, they lost each under different and varying circumstances)
Not many teams can support 5 hall of famers in their prime...unless they are the Yankees.
Hamilton would really hurt that franchise.
Speaking of the M's though, aside from Hamilton here.
If they had kept everybody from their time in Seattle on.
Griffey - 89-10 CF
Ichiro - 01-present RF
A-Rod - 94-present SS
Edgar - 87-04 3B/DH
Randy Johnson - 89-09 SP
Make it 6, and add Felix Hernandez 05-present
That's five hall of famers all together at least from 01-04, and basically all of the 90's and 00's. They would have won something, I'm certain.
But....you trade some away, or some guy gets a quarter of a billion to play for a rival...and **** happens. But what a team this could have been.
Back on topic though, Josh Hamilton would be a really really bad choice for Seattle unless they can get him on a 3 year deal, and even then, it's probably a giant waste of money.
Nah, our offense is terrible. Adding a top 10 hitter in the game would be a great move.
The future is present.
Don't know if this has been posted yet, but the Phillies and Rangers are talking about Michael Young. Texas would get back a young ML reliever and some low level prospects. I would feel so bad for the guy if Texas won it all in 2013 without him.
And he is more of a top 15ish hitter, but I guess he can try and lay claim to top 10.
But he would not do well in Seattle, and he won't improve them nearly enough.
didnt seattle just saign jason bay? they are clearly not trying to improve their offense
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Seems like the 3 team tex/ari/cle is still in play and maybe 4 team adding in Seattle who wants Holland