They did an off season shopping segment for the Cubs with Bowa and Valle.
lol#1 Need Starting Pitcher
Larry Bowa Suggested – Kyle Lohse
Dave Valle? Suggested- Edwin Jackson
Bowa – Trade Soriano to Texas for Mike Olt and Sign FA Michael Borne
Valle- Trade Soriano to Boston for Jacoby Elsbury
#3 Third Baseman
Bowa – Mike Olt from the Alfonso Soriano deal mentioned above
Valle – Sign FA Placido Polanco
I still don't buy that Texas is banking on Olt to replace Josh Hamilton. Small gap in talent level there, so I do think he's attainable in some way.
Soriano to Boston for Jacoby Elsbury now that is funny , Olt deal would take Soriano , Jackson maybe even Garza but trading Garza is going to be tricky due to his elbow issues
overselling olt thsts a drastic overpay.Originally Posted by Dave0404:24731084
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Wow are we in the habit of underselling the current talent. Garza AND Soriano to MAYBE walk away with an injured reliever and a 24 year old rookie 3B who probably needs to hang in AAA for a little bit before he's ready.
Count me unappeased by such a deal.
Everyone needs power. It's banking on Olt as the guy to deliver it immediately that I find a little funny. I get that Daniels prizes his prospects but overrates them to such an extreme? Doubting it.I don't buy it either. I do think he is attainable in some capacity but they do need power.
Last edited by SenorGato; 12-14-2012 at 08:58 PM.
a healthy garza should net olt+ but right now id be happy just straight up. assuming we sign jackson.
that is why I say Soriano part of deal to Texas gives them some pop not anything like Hamilton but he does still has some pop
The Rangers wont expect Olt to fill the entire shoes of Hamilton. But they are, currently, going to have to count on him to fill a position in their lineup to recoup some of his production loss. And you'll have to pry that away from them, which would be quite difficult right now. I'm not high enough on Mike Olt to be the team to try to do that.
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No thanks.a healthy garza should net olt+ but right now id be happy just straight up. assuming we sign jackson.