Quote Originally Posted by bagwell368 View Post
Salty is actually IMO a negative player - steaky hitter, meh OBP, terrible pitcher handler. The latest I read is that Barnes is going to be slipped to the #4 SP among our specs.

We could trade for Cabrera if you want to give up 50% more.
Where did you read that? Pretty much every major prospect guru has Barnes as our #1 pitcher, and either #2 or #3 in the system. I like Webster better, but the only major prospect person I have seen rate him higher than Barnes is Keith Law. De La Rosa burned his prospect label already, so the only other pitcher in our system that I can see ranked higher than Barnes is Owens, which would make that list lose all credibility in my opinion.

Barnes is a boom or bust guy, but I just don't feel comfortable dealing young high upside arms without getting a pitcher in return.