Re: Will Ben put Ortiz on the block? Will he wave no-trade?
posted at 7/24/2012 2:30 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Will Ben put Ortiz on the block? Will he wave no-trade?
[QUOTE]Would the Red Sox trade David Ortiz to the Athletics for 24-year-old righthander Brad Peacock, who has struggled at Triple A after entering the season as Baseball America 's 36th-ranked prospect, and 20-year-old righthander A.J. Cole, who has shone at Single A this year as BA 's 57th-ranked prospect? Would the Athletics, who would have the second Wild Card berth if the season ended at this moment, trade away top prospects for a two-month rental of David Ortiz? I suspect the Red Sox would do the deal (if Ortiz approved) but that the A's would balk.
Posted by hill55[/QUOTE]
The Red Sox wouldnt put Ortiz on the block with a destination already in mind. They would put him on the block, field offers, pit offers against each other, and do their due diligence.
The Red Sox wouldnt be looking to make the trade that "makes the most sense". They'd be looking to make the trade that "provides the most return."
Which is why I'm always telling people, just because you think a trade makes sense in your head doesnt mean its goign to happen. Even if you are 100% correct and the trade DOES make sense for both teams involved, the trade will only happen if that is the best offer for the player being moved. you still have to outbid 30 other teams.
Ortiz could play 1B in the NL. So if they floated his name out there (which I hope they dont), that would start the process. The next step would be fielding offers. As we get closer and closer to the deadline and buyers become more and more desperate, those offers would increase.
How many 30HR guys are there on the trade block? Its not about baseball, its about supply/demand. And with such a large number of buyers, a struggling prospect would not get it done. Maybe the deal is fair. Maybe its lopsided in the Sox favor (as you imply). But it wouldnt be the best deal offered in this sellers market. Therefore the sox would balk.
The sellers have all of the power this year. Jacob Turner just went for a #4 starter and a journeyman secondbaseman.