Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II
posted at 7/17/2013 7:44 PM EDT
In response to southpaw777's comment:
The thing about Lee is that not only would he cost several top prospects, he'd eat up a big chunk of the spending budget in upcoming years.
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
When you have a chance to win it all , you want to go for it. The problem becomes how much you are willing to sacrifice the future. Guys like Lee and Stanton would cost more than we would like to lose. If we could pick up some bullpen help for a B list prospect or two, then take the gamble. But it is not normally good policy to trade young for old. We have some very highly regarded young prospects. Personally , I would rather count on them to provide the boost down the stretch.
Stabbed by Foulke.
Stanton is at least relatively inexpensive financially and will be entering his prime, unlike Lee.
I think we can get Jessie Crain and A Ramirez for blocked prospects and rule 5 borderline prospects and maybe one guy from our #11 to 20 list.
A. Rameirez is always hurt (currently on the DL) and will cost waaaay more than hes worth in terms or prospects, $$ and production. Hes will be owed about 4M this year, then 16 in 2014 with a 4M buyout in 2015. 24M for a year and 2 months? I think we cando better than that. To me, thats not smart business. Since 2009, hes had 2 years where hes played more that 145 games. He hasnt played in 150 games since 2006. Not to mention he will be 36 next year. Id rather get Young if they choose to go that route. Much cheaper in terms of $$ and prospects as well as being a FA after the year. No commitment.
My thoughts are that his high contract cost will mean he will only cost mid level prospects and no more.
I would not sign ARam for $24M and 2 playoff seasons, but if we are going to give better prospects for 1 playoff season of M Young, then I'd think about ARam instead.
I agree, I would not give top prospects for ARam, and then not be able to sign a nice FA this winter due to his contract.