Not necessarily, but he doesnt have to to still be ahead of Stanton.
Stanton for me
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Barry Zito. Can any other pitcher help their team win 15 games in 15 consecutive starts? I don't think so.
Don't forget about da are-bee-eyes
You just keep making my case better. Zito can hang with the best of them with the bat as well. RBI off Verlander in the World Series. ZITO!
or barry zito
Mantle battled too many injuries.
And I don't think Kershaw has the trade value of Trout.
Kershaw is two years from free agency and is going to fight for a record contract, and he is a pitcher. Pitchers trade values are higher than position players, unless they are elite position players like Trout or Cabrera caliber.
I would say Trout and Harper are the highest trade valued players. Each are so young, so far from free agency, cost controlled, and could become elite hall of fame legends. Their value vs cost is the highest in the game, and would take the most to get.
I would rather trade for Strasburg than Kershaw at this point, simply because of the years of control and cost stand point. And their values are close, and likely will remain that for the near future. So take the cheaper option.
None of these guys will be moved of course, but playing hypotheticals certainly.
Last edited by Jeffy25; 12-31-2012 at 09:56 AM.