Re: Did Anyone Notice?
posted at 9/3/2012 10:29 AM EDT
In response to moonslav59 comment:
Here's my latest specific offers:
I really like Brett Anderson this winter, and think he can be pried away from Oakland. They can barely even afford this (esp in 2014 and beyond):
13:$5.5M, 14:$8M club option ($1.5M buyout),15:$12M club option ($1.5M buyout)
I'd offer Lava, Doubront, Melancon and Aviles.
(They need a catcher and SS)
I'd even go as far as, Salty, Doubront, Iggy and Melancon.
If they said no, I'd try Lava, Iggy, Melancon and Atchison.
I'd also try hard for Gallardo from the Brewers. I'd offer Ellsbury, Aceves, Melancon & Aviles for Yovani.
(They need pitching, so maybe we need to give up Ellsbury, Doubront, Aceves & Melancon to get him.)
13:$7.75M, 14:$11.25M, 15:$13M club option ($0.6M buyout)
I think you're going to need a premier prospect + for Anderson. I think the A's would be looking for Boegarts ++. The contracts and age are different, but Pineda fetched Montero last year, and I think Anderson is better than Pineda.
Pineda had 5 years of team control, 2 of which were pre-arb years. Anderson has 3 years at an escallating cost on a team that often trades away these types of players. Pineda may not even make what Anderson makes in 2014 in all his 5 years combined.
Normally, I would say Oakland would want top prospects who come at low cost with several pre-arb years left, but they may be in a win now mode, and think 2-3 ML ready players at relatively low arb costs could put them over the top next year. I'm sure they would like Bogaerts as well, or even Lava.
I think some of you may be giving up on Doubront too quickly. He has never pitched this many innings as a starter and hasn't exactly had a veteran catcher to help him out except for Kelly. I think the Sox need Lav or/and or Salty to become leaders next season, not only behind the plate but offensively. Otherwise try and pry a Y. Molina or possibly McCann type away if possible. McCann has had an off year but I think he would do well in Boston.
Our pitching problems don't just stop at the pitcher.