posted at 11/26/2012 7:03 PM EST
In response to MadMc44's comment:
Giancarlo Stanton, LoMo, and Nolasco for Brentz, JBJ, Barnes, Owens, Sands, Aceves and Ciriaco.
If that doesn't work for the Marlins--make the same offer to the Twins for Mauer, Morneau and a SS prospect.
I rate the cost of Stanton-Morrison-Nolasco at about 20 times that of Mauer-Morneau-Santana[best SS prospect]. Your offer was not quite what I think it would take to get Stanton alone. But was not only too much for Mauer-Morneau, I am not sure I offer ANYTHING for them. They BOTH might be net negatives. And so its a negative plus a negative equals more negative.
With that being said, your idea to trade for these players is fairly good. Although I think Mauer-Morneau would be too many lefty hitting first basemen.
But pretending we wanted every single player you listed, I would make these two offers.....
Mauer-Morneau-Santana for Salty. And btw, I think Salty has very little value, but we need to dump our lefty catcher if we add Mauer. For me, thats a fair deal. Would I do it? Maybe. Although I think I prefer to sign Napoli.
Stanton-Morrison-Nolasco for BOGAERTS, Brentz, JBJ, Barnes, Owens, Sands, Aceves and Ciriaco. For me, thats a fair deal. Would I do it? Nope, because I am too high on Bogaerts and JBJ. I am not for trading away our top prospects. I am more focused on 2017-2020, then I am 2014. Even though we get two young players, we are getting them for just 4 years each. We are losing 7 each from our prospects. But it would be a tough decision. Remove JBJ and replace him with Workman and remove Nolasco and just sign Haren for free and I probably reconsider my reluctance of trading a bunch of prospects. It would definately make me think. Your general ideas were excellent. Just not the cost evaluations.
Make no mistake though, Stanton is going to cost a ton.