Re: Red Sox non-waiver deadline July 31st rumors
posted at 7/24/2013 5:10 PM EDT
In response to MadMc44's comment:
This would be a trade that might be like getting more bang for your buck.
The bang first---The Sox have finished with the Angels unless they meet in the playoffs. The other four AL East teams play the Angels 18 times in the next two months. This proposed trade makes the Angels a stronger team with Ells in the leadoff spot followed by Trout, Pujols, Hamilton, Middlebrooks.
Known Fact--we will not be able to sign Ells long term.
Ells, Lester and Middlebrooks to the Angels for Trumbo, Downs and Callaspo. There may have to be some other players involved. It's risky!!!!!
We will be getting Buch back in mid August. If Peavy is traded to the Sox he replaces Lester---
Rotation before Buch returns: Lackey, Peavy, Workman, Doubie, Dempster.
Pen: Ue, Taz, Downs, Breslow, Thornton, Beato, Britton, DeLaTorre(Some combination).
Trumbo could do RF with ShaVic moving to CF. If Nap moves on next season Trumbo plays 1 B.
Actually, its not a known fact the Sox will not be able to sign Ells. They have as much chance as any team to sign him. They have the resources if they choose to allocate a portion of it to Ellsbury and pedey being the ones to build the team around.
IMO, This move makes us much worse. Trumbo is almost useless to us. We have OF and 1b covered. Ton of K's low BA and OBP. Has 22Hr from the right side is all. Callaspo has an OPS under .700, not much of an upgrade there. And although Downs is doing good, we just traded for a mid 30's LHP out of the pen. With Morales on the way back, Britton, Breslow and Thornton, were all set there. Buch will not be back until Sept for 4 or 5 starts, not mid August.
Sorry Mad, but getting rid of a starting pitcher when one is already on the shelf for the next 5 weeks, your startiing CF whos producing better than any leadoff hitter right now, and selling low on WMB is more than risky.
“We’re certainly not going to take away from the major-league team right now. We’ve got a chance to win. We’re trying to help the major-league team, not take away from it,” said Cherington.