Re: Boston Red Sox Trade Rumors
posted at 7/9/2014 10:08 PM EDT
I agree we will be collecting more prospects moon. The problem is they will probably be lower level prospects because guys like Peavy, Doubront, Carp, Gomes, Nava, Middy and others simply have little value. We need to deal a SP and I'm thinking Clay even with his history, or Lackey would draw more interest than Peavy or Doubront. Packaged correctly around a few prospects could bring us a nice return. The problem again lies with our FO's inability to extend Lester. Trading Lester now won't help much and losing him could be devastating. Jon has been our most durable and best PS pitcher by far. Trading Shane is also an option because I doubt we get much out of him before his contract expires. Everyone wants to keep their favorite youngsters but in all reality they have the most trade value, we have a lot of needs I personally don't see many of them filling.
We already have plenty of prospects to make offers for guys like Stanton. Trading Peavy, Gomes, Badenhop, and Miller will help replenish the farm for such a trade.
If we can't extend Lester or Uehara, they would get us some very fine prospects that we can either keep to replenish the farm after the mentioned trade or to make a further trade for an established young player with several years of team control.
We agree that the trigger will have to be pulled at some point, and I feel that adding prospects to our farm this deadline can only help us decide to make a 4 or 5 for 1 deal this winter much easier to make.
Keeping players that are going to walk this winter is pointless.
BTW, I wouldn't trade Middy, Carp or Doubront. They still have some years left of team control at a low cost, and trading them now is selling low. Keep them around and give them a chance to prove themselves again. If they don't, we can tarde them later for the same thing we'd get now: close to nothing.