Re: Astros claim RP Josh Fields ...
posted at 12/6/2012 10:42 PM EST
In response to BMav's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
It's also a sign that we could have traded some guys beforehand to make room for these 2.
Very possible. Also possible that we trade two guys to open up the roster and protect Fields and Pressly and then Jeremy Hazelbaker and Miguel Celestino get picked with the 5th and 8th picks, who I personally like better as prospects. Who knows.
If we had made a 3 for 1 deal, we could have kept all 4 of these guys.
My math hasn't been very good today, but wouldn't it just be two guys we could have protected in a 3-1? 3-1=2...... 2 extra slots....protect Fields and Pressly, still leaves Hazelbaker and Celestino unprotected.
Sorry, I meant to say two 3 for 1 deals, but even a 3 for 1 and a 2 for 1 would protect 3 of these guys. Or, we could have traded 40 man roster players for prospects that do not need to be protected on the 40-man roster.
My guess is we are going to trade Salty anyways.
We could have traded some of these guys: Salty, Breslow, Ellsbury, Aceves, Melancon, Miller, and maybe someone like Pimental as well.
I wanted to do this before finding out we lost Fields, just to improve our quality over quantity.