Re: Giancarlo Stanton
posted at 4/13/2013 8:19 AM EDT
In response to softlaw2's comment:
Don't give up your day job. Draft picks can't be traded for a year after the draft, so you need to get your smell checked fixed. In addition, now that managment made the mistake and dumped 39 million on Shane, they don't need to trade the farm plus someone like Middlebrooks or Buchholz (because of the low cost on Stanton, the trade market would go that high at this point).
Loria will not want nor take 1 or 2 expensive, high profile players... look at his business model after you take some courses in reading comprehension (who suggested trading recent draft picks ?) and seek some counsel for your apparent low self esteem and low opinion of your self importance.
The Red Sox should wait out the Marlins and whoever they trade him to near the end of his arbitration CBA schedule, where they can decide if he's good enough for a big FA contract.
Right now, the plan should be to approach 2014 by moving Bogearts to 3rd and move Middlebrooks to 1st for 2014. That sounds familiar.. Iggy should be the starting SS, now, but certainly for 2014. Bradley should be the CF'er for 2014, and Shane is a dead trade asset so he's going to be the right fielder for 2014. Gomes is already under contract for 2014, so the Red Sox need to see if one of their farm RH slugging OF'ers emerges to take over LF, and if not they should platoon Gomes and someone similar to Nava until a better value emerges.
There are no "dead trade assets"... see Red Sox-Dodgers trade... Vernon Wells. Spend more time reading the sports pages and less reading your own copy
Why wait to see if someone on the farm can do the job when you might be able to make overtures using youngsters and major league filler to acquire a proven product?
Back when Ellsbury had years of arbitration left, this kind of deal would have been palatable. But it makes zero sense to pay what would be a premium trade price for a player that will not make the current construction any better than the better value options.
Bottom line, your sense of smell isn't working, and you are commenting to to a Board member who called the AGon trade, the Beltre audtion contract, Santana to the Mets and Mauer extended by the Twins.
If you like fantasy baseball, play the fantasy baseball on the thread that Burrito started. But if you want to talk about smelling a Stanton trade to the Red Sox, you'll need to do better than on specifics because of what amounts to a pipe dream.
Also, there is a poster on here who goes by "me- something", and he's falsely claimed this current Red Sox offensive lineup is one of the best in all of MLB. You need to touch base with him while you are wasting time on a pipe dream.
Welcome to the big leagues, when you post on the message boards that Softlaw posts on.
Do you have any other trades you smell?
You seem to be proud of your "calls".... why don't you make one more call to get a seat in and Adult Ed course for Reading Comprehension??