posted at 4/7/2013 10:20 AM EDT
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to MadMc44's comment:
You want to move Aceves after two appearances--DFA or some absurd comment. Check with Tampa or the O's or the Jays. He's worth nothing? Not one of those teams would pass on him. If he's that bad put him out there.
I love this group of little league GM's who have this fraternal membership that thinks they know something about the inner workings of MLB. I'm serious now, give this some thought---if you had BenC's ear at this very moment what would you say about moving Aceves? Or what would you tell him that would be so compelling that he would stay listening for more than 10 seconds?
Ok so...go to Wiki, or the Baseball Reference or Yahoo or ESPN and come back with some stats to keep the Sox GM eye to eye for a few moments that would show him you've done your homework.
Have a good day.
I assume you include yourself among "this group of little league GM's who have this fraternal membership that thinks they know something about the inner workings of MLB" if you write that "Not one of those teams would pass on him" in reference to Tampa Bay, Baltimore and Toronto.
I have not relied on Alfredo Aceves' two appearances this season in drawing my conclusion that Aceves has little trade value. I've cited his 2012 performance over 84 innings and his apparent emotional issues.
Aceves has done little since this mid-February tweet to enhance his trade value:
Yes I am part of that fraternity and so are you.
I would not pretend to try to tell BenC anything. I think he has done a very good job and has assembled the best team the Sox have based on the talent currently in the system. I will say contrary to what many said I was in agreement with keeping JBJ on the original roster for the same reason-he was one of the top 25.
In addition Aceves was in that same 25 number--perhaps you have another suggestion from what's in AAA or AA? Or who would you be trading for to replace him. If you are basing your opinion of Aceves on his last 84 innings is that totally credible?
Max thanks for the info about Aceves and your commentary