Since we don't seem to have an active "Trade Ideas" thread on the go, and the season has officially began. Here it is!
I'll start off with an out of the blue idea.
Michael Choice is a pretty decent OF prospect in a texas system that is loaded with bats.
He raked all spring long, and will begin the season with the Rangers. Their rotation has more question marks than ours does though!
He could be a great platoon partner for Lind, plays better defense than Sierra, and has plenty of upside - so he could conceivably take over in the OF full time if we lose Rasmus or Cabrera to FA in the offseason.
If the Jay ever hope to be a real team again...the only thing that will save them is losing as many games as possible this season. This way...Rogers will force the changes that are needed. I hate rebuilds but I'm not putting up with another 2-3 years of this crap.
We came in last in the AL East before spring training even started.
I don't think they'll blow it up this year regardless of what happens. I figure they'll roll with the three year window thing, and possibly dump some guys and retool next off season. I could see them keeping Melky and letting Rasmus go with a mid season trade, and bringing in a pitcher or too.
Cabrera and Rasmus will be due for good paydays. Melky 3-5 years at $12 mil per. Colby, if he plays like last year, atleast $13 mil per for 3-5 years.
So the Jays have to think about the expansion of their payroll next year. Reyes' salary jumps too.
I doubt we see an expansion of payroll next year unless we get to the playoffs this year, or at least play meaningful baseball in September. The raises that players are due will result in the team having to dump a couple of players for next to nothing.
I would not part with Sanchez for sure but Stroman plus for Shark? I'd be down with that. He would look nice on this team.
Agreed, get McGowan out of this rotation and add in Shark would really help this team.
I wouldn't give up Sanchez either but Stroman and a few high upside guys from low A would be something I'd strongly consider. Theo though thinks he's getting the moon for him, so if that's the case he'll stay with Chicago. No one is going to give up a James Shields type haul for Shark, I just can't see it happening.
I would be pretty happy with a rotation around Dickey, Buehrle, Shark, Morrow and Hutch.