Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 6/3/2013 5:40 AM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
But to suggest to trade your starting catcher, your starting center fielder ( and lead off hitter ) your starting SS and your number 4starter ( who is dirt cheap and productive) is ludicrous
I must have missed the post where someone said trade all 4 of these guys.
Here's probably the most extreme thing I'd think of:
I'd trade Ellsbury and Drew, because I think Iggy and JBJ are better- right now and going forward. Get some prospects for them and then flip them along with Doubront for a much better starting pitcher under team control beyond 2013 and hopefully longer.
You may have missed my posts about wanting to extend Salty. I like Salty and have defended him perhaps more than anyone on this site. My talk of trading him was based on several factors:
1) We are not planning on extending or re-signing him and get nothing when he walks.
2) Trading Ellsbury and/or Drew was not an option, because the return value was not equal or higher, and offers for Salty were better.
3) The return value for Salty is worth more than 2 months of his service.
What part of this 3 part plan rubs you the wrong way?
Ok...so who are the prospects that you're going to get for Drew and Ells? And who is the pitcher that you are going to swindle from team A that is under "team control" that right now is better than Doubrant? You do know how valuable young pitchers under team control are don't you? My guess is there aren't many out there right now that a team would give up. Maybe Chris Sale, he's young and under team control. Now I'd do that...The game today, due to the cost of it, is ALL about accumulating young, good, teamed control pitching. And Doubrant is one of those guys. As is Tazawa,Webster,Barnes,Ranaudo,RDLR,and others......it's pretty clear that that is the RS approach going forward. Upgrading our 5th starter who is 15-12 over the last 2 yrs and cost us chump change right now is prob not a priority for the front office IMO...
They will keep both Drew and Ells and take the comp pick or picks for both and be happy with that ( unless someone blows them away or they lose 20 in a row and fall out of contention) Iggy is here to stay and will be the util infielder the rest of the yr, and if Drew falters will take over. It's a long yr and he ll play a lot. Same with JBJ..both will play quite a bit this yr and be ready to take SS and cf for good next yr. which is 20 mil or more saved off our payroll. So big...Heck...Naps might even net us a comp pick.I don't see them throwing any real money at Salty at this point either, so I think he walks too. With him, Naps,Ells, Drew, Hanrahan and others gone next yr your looking at 40 plus or minus to fill 2 or 3 holes. Catcher, 1b, and maybe closer. Brian McCann, if he shows his labrum is 100 percent would be my target in the offseason to solve our catching woes. With Lava backing up waiting in the wings. 1b they ll just get a rental to buy another yr toset Boggie and Cecchini a little closer to the bigs to give them more options. They're in pretty good shape right now, both short term, and long term.