Huston Street a Red Sox possibility...

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    [QUOTE]Point is why give up players for Mr. Street when you can get similar talent for the price? We should also learn relief pitchers, while they are needed, seem to be the least reliable off season acquisitions (see: 2010 Sox bullpen). Here's a novel idea: strengthen the rotation. Notin: good point on the Gonzalez and Martinez trades I should have specified the mediocre talent has come via FA signing rather than trades.
    Posted by Wolfpack13[/QUOTE]

    You give up players for Street because you'd still be giving up a player for Madson.  We have maybe the #21 pick this year.  If you sign Madson, you give up that pick, which may or may not be worth more than a couple of B prospects.

    In addition, money = players in the long run.  If Madson crashes after two years, then we have two more years left on his contract costing us an $11M player.
     
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    [QUOTE]In argueably his worst year last year, in the hitter frenzy Coors Field, Street had a career high 3.86 ERA with 10 homeruns. It's not the hitter's park it used to be. (6 of the 10 HRs were on the road.)
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    It's not what it was, but it is still the best hitting park in the majors.
     
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    With relievers like Rafael Betancourt, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Belisle and up-and-coming Rex Brothers...Street may be headed out. He has been a bit injury prone and lost his closer role in 2011, finished with 29 saves, a 3.86 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 55 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings.

    The Rockies need a second baseman and a third baseman as well as a starting pitcher; hence the conversation between Sox and Rox makes sense.

    The Rockies have spoken about Seth Smith's (RF/LF) availability too.
     
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    [QUOTE]Point is why give up players for Mr. Street when you can get similar talent for the price? We should also learn relief pitchers, while they are needed, seem to be the least reliable off season acquisitions (see: 2010 Sox bullpen). Here's a novel idea: strengthen the rotation. Notin: good point on the Gonzalez and Martinez trades I should have specified the mediocre talent has come via FA signing rather than trades.
    Posted by Wolfpack13[/QUOTE]
    Perhaps because Huston Street would require only a one-year commitment at a maximum of $8 million (his $7.5 million salary for 2012 and the $500,000 buyout of his 2013 option).

    Given Jonathan Papelbon's contract, a free agent talent similar to Huston Street will command a multiyear contract well beyond the two-year, $12 million contract landed last offseason by Bobby Jenks.
     
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    why would it make more sense to trade for street than sign one of the free agent closers? simple. First of all if we signed someone like madson or heath bell(who would be a type A if he declines arb) we would have to surrender our draft pick which is pretty decent this year (around pick 21) Streets value is lower right now than usual so he could be had for a relatively cheap price. Perhaps something like lowrie and a pitching prospect could get it down. Rockies could use lowrie at second base. Or another option could be marco scutaro. perhaps the rox would have interest in him plus a pitching prospect. Another factor that street has in his favor is the fact that he has pitched in the AL. the same cannot be said for bell and madson. Also, he is 28 years old which makes him younger than any of the free agent closer aside from jonathan broxton. And lastly, his contract. Streets current contract is much more reasonable than what the free agent closers seem to asking for. 
     

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