Re: Lackey and/or Dempster WILL be traded this offseason
posted at 9/1/2013 10:05 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
the answer to the question depends on who they have in mind to bring in.. Lackey obviously has MUCH MUCH more trade value so if BC has a trade for a good 1Bman in the works then lackey would probably be the one to go. If BC has a FA in mind that will require a bit more money then Dempster will be traded in a salary dump deal for a marginal prospect.
My preference is to get rod of dempster. It was a good offseason move considering we didn't know what we were going to get from lackey, doobie, lester and Buch and needed at least 1 guy who could eat innings. Dempster fit the bill. but obviously the circumstances have changed and Dempster is the odd man out going forward. deal him and use the money saved to bring in Corey Hart on a 1 year deal.
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Hard to judge the real value of Lackey on the trade market. Yes he has a very friendly contract for next year, but I believe that his contract expires after 2014, as does Dempster's. A one year rental of John Lackey is unlikely to bring us a high quality prospect in return. He is far more likely to be effective next year, so its probably best to get rid of Dempster and eat some of his contract if we are looking to put the best possible team on the field next year.
Lackey's contract expires after 2015, not 2014. And the last year is for the league minimum, thans to an incentive clausein his contract as protection against elbow problems.
Lackey could have some very good value n a trade. The Sox might want to consider this an opportunity to sell high on a pitcher who has done very little in his 3 previous seasons...