Re: More realistic 2013 roster
posted at 9/18/2012 4:41 PM EDT
In response to rightymclefty's comment:
Here goes Sloman, wanting to trade Middlebrooks .
He says he doesn't want to trade him, only he mentions trading him in every post he makes.
He wants to trade a potential star 3rd baseman for a 1st baseman. Wow!
1st basemen are a dime a dozen. 3rd base? There's a reason why there are less 3rd basemen in the Hall of Fame, than any other position. GOOD ONES ARE HARD TO FIND!
Plus, he wants to throw in a top prospect for Paul Goldschmidt, who is 2 years older than Will, and has roughly the same stats as Will.
I love Anthony Rizzo. I wish the Sox had never traded him for Sourpuss Gonzo. I still wouldn't trade him for Middlebrooks.
Sure glad Sloman isn't running this team!
Thanks Paul Ryan, but your post is inaccurate once again. Goldschmidt is one year and a day older than Middlebrooks, and while they have equal power potential IMO, Goldschmidt has far better plate discipline, an obvious weakness for this team. And a top ten org prospect means Henry Owens or Blake Swihart - is that really going to stop you in your tracks?
OK, so Middlebrooks is untouchable because he plays 3B. Let's fast-forward to mid 2013 and say Iglesias is doing a solid job as our starting SS, and Middlebrooks is at third, but Bogaerts is tearing the cover off the ball at AAA. Where do you put him? LF? 1B? If your argument is that 3B is more valuable than these 'dime a dozen' positions, then aren't you wasting talent by putting a capable 3B in one of them? Who plays 1B in the meantime? Mike Napoli? Jerry Sands? Mauro Gomez?
You started another thread about dealing for Tulowitzki - Middlebrooks is untouchable, so tell me exactly who you would offer for Tulo. Are you going to be specific, or are you going to wait for somebody else to come up with an idea, so you can crawl out of your hole and berate how stupid it is?