In response to jcri's comment:
Want to respond to some ideas here tonight.
Lester drove me crazy this summer but this guy in the post season was someone else. How could we trade him?
I know Doobie would look good in a trade, low money, etc. but I swear to all here he's on the cusp of being another Lester. Other teams drool over guys like this. Look how natural and smooth and crisp he looked in WS innings...
I'm all for throwing Dempster, Thornton, or Peavey into a trade. How about Buch? He is scaring me. Loaded with talent but always with a mysterious injury. Doctors/RS said he should/could have pitched through the summer when he said he was hurt. Cleared to play, pitched fairly well, then said he couldn't take his WS start, then pitched (4) and players said "He did his best." Does anyone here know what this is all about? My point is if your number two pitcher is talented but can't pitch half the time, is he really a #2 pitcher?
Sometimes Moon says stuff that's so amazing you wonder why no one else had thought of it. Why are our HR studs both 1st basemen--it does hurt us vs.NL. So--I'm not for any trades for a slugging 1st baseman...
Notin, I love it when guys start thinking about trades that make sense for both teams. Some great thoughts there.
Hey, JBJ is just a kid and like somebody said above he didn't get lots of extended play time. Throw him in next year and by playoff time he'll be doing things of a different set than ELLS that will help us win--if that's the way we go. I don' think ELLS will be back even if we want him back. He was the juice at the top that made us run in season, but what great thing did he do in the WS for example? Not much hitting against great pitching, not much bunting when he wasn't hitting, not any stealing against a great catcher, good defense but he did botch up one play, right? That escape from the rundown was a hilarious moment for me. I am not knocking him, but we can survive without him.
We evidently have lots of third base talent coming. I 'm not sure if anyone is sure what we have in Middy. I lean with those who would put him in a trade.
I want to keep developing Wright. The future potential of the multiple ways a KB pitcher could help is worth the wait.
I'm ok with trading Carp or Nava but not both. I love the idea of Youk coming back BUT he would have to be in top health, you know that line about "you can't really ever return home" and is this really realistic? I 'm thinking no...I think we should get a stud HR guy for 3rd, play Bogey at SS.
Don't put Workman in any trade, no, no, no...
Nice post, crit.
I think the option on Thornton is passed on.
Bailey is traded or nontendered.
Dempster is traded to make room for Doubront and some youth as well a clearing luxury limit space.
Other than that, who knows what players will accept our offers. Should be an interesting winter.