Re: Who could we package for an ace?
posted at 5/6/2012 2:01 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Who could we package for an ace?
In Response to Re: Who could we package for an ace? : I personally think a package similar to this would be a good offer for Felix along with seager or Liddi to back up Middlebrooks. Ciraico and Iggy can man SS Buchholz, P Youk, IB Aviles, 2B is his best defensive position Renaudo Brentz or Kalish One more prospect if necessary
Posted by craze4sox
I question whether Clay Buchholz could break into the Seattle starting rotation in the long term with the Big Three of Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker coming up.
Let's not forget that Buchholz is nearly two years older than Felix Hernandez. I have both on my fantasy team with these statistics in the relevant categories (entering today's games):
FH 51 K, 1.89 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 6 quality starts
CB 16 K, 8.69 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, 0 quality starts
The young Mariners aren't looking to downgrade.
Buchholz remains hidden on my fantasy bench and I'm considering a columnist's recent recommendation that Buchholz be dropped altogether in a 10-team mixed league.
Your proposed package might land Seattle lefthander Jason Vargas, who ranks 24th among American League starters in WAR* since the start of the 2010 season. However, as another poster noted, the Mariners might have little interest in Kevin Youkilis and Mike Aviles, who are on the wrong side of their 30th birthdays.
* Wins Above Replacement as reported at FanGraphs