Re: Lester for Wil Myers?
posted at 11/27/2012 10:21 AM EST
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to Drewski5's comment:
Re: Eric Hosmer (not Hosner)
He has 2 years of MLB service time
He displayed mediocre power in the minors
He's underwelmed in two major league seasons
He's a lefty
I doubt he's available
On to the positive:
He showed elite contact hitting in the minors
However, Billy Butler has shown elite contact hitters in the majors. Has more power (29 HR's last year). Has been crushing major league pitching for four hears. He's 3-4 years older (26/27 as opposedto 22/23). Butler, the righty, is the player who I would target.
Give me a 26 year old who has been awesome in the majors for 3-4 years over a 23 year old who has struggled in the majors for two, anyday. Most of Hosmer's stats are from his first month in the MLB. Since pitchers have adjusted to him, he's struggled. He hasnt made that leap to MLB pitching yet. Thats a leap some of the best prospects never make. (Not giving up on him, just saying, he isnt a guarantee).
I'd be much happier w/ a package of Butler/Myers than Hosmer / Myers.
Maybe expand the trade and bring in Gordon, Butler & Myers. It would even up the money more for KC.
We could give: Lester and add any 3 from : Morales, Tazawa, Aceves, Bradley or Brentz. I'd even consider any 4 or another prospect from below #10.
Not nearly enough. You are getting an all-star OF at 28 years old, an all star DH at 26 years old, and the top prospect in the MLB.
I'm thinking more like: Lester, Brentz, Boegarts, Webster, Owens, Aceves.
(I'd do this too).