Re: Not good enough
posted at 5/4/2012 12:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Not good enough
[QUOTE]2 years ago, after Lowrie career half season, I advocated dealing Ellsbury, Lowrie and blocked prospects for a list of RH young star profiles that included Kemp, J. Upton and McCutchen. Is that not specific enough for you, disturbed genocidal jokster shill...........
Posted by hankwilliamsjr[/QUOTE]
And are you positive that the Sox never offered Ellsbury, Lowrie and Kemp for any, if not all, of those three? Just because the rumor did not appear on the internet is not proof there were no discussions.
In fact, there were plenty of documented discussions 2 years ago about the Sox inquiring on Upton, and the Diamondbacks wanted the world plus change for him. The rumor, available on an internet near you, said it would require 4 or 5 names, including both Ellsbury and Bard. The Diamondbacks have never had any interest in Jed Lowrie. Given that the DBacks GM then was former Sox Assistant GM Kevin Towers, it is safe to say he had his own opinions on Jed Lowrie, among all the other names in the Sox farm system. Other names would very likely have included one or both of Casey Kelly and Anthony Rizzo, and might have even included Ryan Westmoreland.
Also, two years ago there was no reason for Pittsburgh or Los Angeles to move either Kemp or McCutchen, as both were playing for minimal cash and showed enough promise to justify holding on to. Given that both have since received rather lucrative extensions, it is safe to say neither would have been dealt in a deal for an older, more expensive and less accomplished player.
Anyone can identify the stars on other teams and demand the Sox trade for them. Yay, you saw the prime talent on Kemp, Upton and McCutchen, and properly identified within a few years of the rest of the world. This does not make your offer realistic, or have it make sense for the other team involved. It didn’t then, and it certainly doesn’t now.
And that is not taking into account how ridiculously low Ellsbury’s stock was 2 years ago. He was hardly attractive trade bait in 2010, when Lowrie had his career half-season…