Re: Sox reportedly after Garza
posted at 7/6/2013 10:58 AM EDT
He's doing a fantastic job.
I'm sure every GM in MLB is noticing.
My guess is right now the RS front office would listen to offers on Doubront, as they would any other player. Just not so sure there's a package out there that would make them want to move him.
Your the one who has been calling to trade Doubront...FOR A GREATER return. Well...let's here it, who would you trade him for now.? And please don't tell me him and Salty for Brett Anderson..
GMs would offer a lot for Doubront right now, the problem is, it would most likely be in the form of top prospects- something Ben is not looking for right now.
It was you who accused me of wanting to trade Doubront for a "used bag of balls". You think just because a poster wants to trade someone for more value, he thinks that player stinks. I'll never convince you that this is a total falsehood, but it is.
Doubront's recent performance does not surprise me at all. I have always said he had "nasty stuff". My issue has always been with his attitude, motivation and conditioning. I do not want to trade Doubront now, unless we get better value in return. That has always been my position. Where we disagree is in the return value neing better or not.
You have taken my Salty and Doubront for Brett Anderson out of context. Last winter, I stated that I wanted to extend Salty, but if he was not going to be in our loingterm plans, then we should trade him while his value is high, instead of getting nothing if he walks after 2013. I said the same about all of our free agents to be, including Ellsbury. Brett Anderson has had problems this year, but he is no "used bag of balls".
I hope Doubront continues pitching this great. He has been a huge part of our winning, and took up a lot of the slack after Buch got hurt. His 1.222 WHIP in June is a fantastic sign, and hopefull is a sign of a continuing trend.
Who would I trade him for rignt now?
We mwon't trade him for prospects in the middle of a ring chase, unless we flipped the prospects for a better player, but I don't see that happeening. Since he has several years of team control, I could see us trading him to a team looking to compete next year and the enar future. I don't see many match ups, but perhaps Milwaukee would give us Gallardo and A Ramirez (plus cash) for Doubront, Snyder, Bard and Coyle. (Not sure I'd do this trade. Gallardo has WHIP issues as well, but we could really use the bat of Ramirez.)