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BravoFan3736
08-02-2008, 04:06 PM
It seems the Rockies wanted to deal for Ian Snell this trade deadline.
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&id=3949


Hes a guy i think we should look into. Hes had a tough season. But i think hes salvagable. Young (26y) and Inexpensive


03/16/08: Signed three-year, $8.6 million extension w/2011-12 club options ($600,000 signing bonus). 2008: $750,000, 2009: $3 million, 2010: $4.25 million, 2011: $6.75 million club option, 2012: $9.25 million club option, 2013: Free Agent


Hes the type of player i wouldnt mind dealing for. His stock has dropped hence now is the time to buy low.

rtgthree
08-02-2008, 04:35 PM
Dealing for him now might be buying low, but I'm just not the biggest fan. He's never posted an FIP below four and he's only been below 4.50 once. His control has really gone off the rails this year. I'm in only if he's cheap.

BRAVE KID
08-02-2008, 10:41 PM
I am a fan of Snell would definately not mind him in our rotation and I trust McDowell to do a good job with him. he is a good talent and if we can get him when his stock is the lowest then why not?

Throwbacks
08-02-2008, 10:49 PM
I like Snell only because he's from Delaware. But wouldn't mind having him here for a while.

jmtapia
08-03-2008, 12:46 AM
Plus he is 26 so plenty of room for improvement. Maybe a change of scenery to a team that is actually trying to go places might help him.

nps6724
08-03-2008, 02:21 AM
I think if he leaves Pittsburgh he may have a shot. Who's the last Pirates pitcher to actually be successful there? And I mean really successful, so Schmidt doesn't count.

RandyRocks77
08-03-2008, 02:33 AM
John Smiley won 20 in 1991, Doug Drabek in 1992, Denny Neagle in 1996, Zach Dukes rookie season was OK :) but yeah i get your point :)

rtgthree
08-03-2008, 02:19 PM
I am a fan of Snell would definately not mind him in our rotation and I trust McDowell to do a good job with him. he is a good talent and if we can get him when his stock is the lowest then why not?

Keep in mind that "lowest" doesn't mean "low". Maybe his stock is the lowest it's ever been, but he's still a 26-year-old pitcher with a friendly contract and a fair amount of upside. Pittsburgh isn't just going to give him away. He'll still have a pretty good amount of cost associated with him. And for a guy who has never quite put it all together, I'm not sure I want to pony up.

Saltyfan
08-03-2008, 04:56 PM
I remember last year when he was the hottest thing since fried rice. And I said last year that he wouldn't maintain his success and he hasn't. Honestly I do not want him, He might find his potential one day, but we never know.