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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:10 PM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:05 PM
We have a better chance of acquiring James Shields. Junior Lake and cash could work. I'd hate for us to flip him after acquiring him, but after a big deal to acquire David Price, we'd need to restock. David Price would look REALLY good in Cubbie Blue and has the staying power to be a part of our future, when the kiddos are ready.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:24 PM
I think it is doable without the Cubs nuking their entire farm system. In fact, I think they have the depth at second and third to make a couple of major deals, if they can find good matches, without significantly hurting their own future.
Seriously, they aren't going to be able to play Vitters AND Lake AND Villanueva and Baez and Candelario AND Marcano AND... you get the idea... in the majors all at the same time. At some point, they need to pick their keepers and deal some of the other ones to shore up weak spots. That just smart GMing.
It will also bring out the rable with torches and pitchforks prophesying the return of Jim Hendry and the desecration of the farm system, but we'll probably get that anyway as soon as the Cubs sign a nine figure contract.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:36 AM
I'm not advocating trading Castro, but I have to think with the development of Baez this past season, the FO has to be having internal discussions about what Castro might bring in a trade to speed up the rebuild. I don't see anything in the Cubs minors from a pitching standpoint that leads me to believe help is coming in the next two years. Maybe Vizcaino. Would the acquisition of a Price or Helickson(+additional pieces) and the continued development of Baez put the Cubs in a better spot than holding onto Castro? It starts with pitching and defense. I would be tempted.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:02 AM
All star caliber shortstops are about as hard to come by as anything in MLB.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:49 PM
I don't think the Rays are trading Price unless they are getting back a player who can immediately help them on the offensive side and who they can control for 3+ years.
Control a few years, yes, but I don't think they'd insist on immediate impact. They didn't in the Garza deal, after all.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:05 PM
Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:03 AM
Something like Trey McNutt, Brett Jackson, Marco Hernandez, and a lower level fringy starter (Austin Reed?) might get it done. It would just depend on how sold the Rays were on McNutt. For Price, that is.
If that is all it takes, sign me up. If we can deal Garza for a solid CF, like Austin Jackson on the Tigers, I like our chances going into the future. We're obviously going to sign two starting pitchers this year (albeit flips), but James Shields will be a free agent in 2014, so I think that would be a good springboard for the dive into healthy competition.
LF Albert Almora
CF Austin Jackson
RF Jorge Soler
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Javier Baez
3B Christan Villanueva
SS Starlin Castro
C Welington Castillo
SP David Price
SP James Shields
SP Jeff Samardiza
SP Travis Wood
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