Re: Why you trade for Ryan Braun
posted at 6/4/2013 7:08 PM EDT
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Craze you make these threads but with no options or what you would trade. Yes we have young guys but are they what the other team.
it WS like when we had Rizzo and he was offered up in a package by a poster but the other team had two better first basemen in the minors.
you need to validate your proposal with some sort of believable reason why it is good for the other team and not just good for the RS.
Love the Red Sox and enjoy the ride every year.
Jim, you obviously don't read my trade proposals to make a statement like this. I didn't elaborate on the importance of a Braun trade for both clubs because its obvios but here are a few reasons for you to consider anyway.
#1 Our offense "despite runs scored" is very inconsistent and nobody fears guys like Salty, Nap, Gomes or Middy like they would Braun and Papi hitting back to back. Our team needs another legitimate RHH every day bat, if you feel we have one please tell me who.
#2 Nobody on the farm fits this bill in the near future
#3 We could trade Ells, he will never match 2011, or have the type of consistency a guy like Manny or Braun have had.
#4 Braun has what I feel is a very reasonable contract for the talent. Guys like Ells, Aceves, Ciriaco, Salty or Ross and even Drew are all tradeable if we can land a decent back up utility guy and move Iggy to SS. Maybe even Gomes, if anyone wants him. Moving forward into next season and beyond we also have plenty more salary relief to extend Braun if we feel its the right fit.
#5 Brauns bat will more than make up for Ells and allow Bradley to play a bit more with Nava. Victorino and Nava could also share the leadoff position for now until Bradley is ready.
The Brewers, where do I begin? They could use catching, pitching, OF, 2B and bullpen help if Braun was traded at the very least.
#1 The Brewers would be in better shape financially moving forward after losing Brauns contract.
#2 The prospects and/or other players we include Could be like hitting the daily double. I would offer the Brewers up to five players
... I would start by letting the Brewers choose "two or three" of the following players. Brentz, Ciriaco, Salty, Lav or Swihart, Henry, Holt or Almanzar.
... Finally I would offer them "two" of the following young arms.
Doubront or Morales
Webster or De La Rosa
Too much or two little is in the eye of the beholder. Its also pretty hard to predict the players or salaries the Brewers or Sox would ultimately agree to take on but anything is possible.