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Boring 3-way trade idea
Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:11 PM
3B Ian Stewart
SP Bruce Chen
OF Max Kepler (Twins #18 prospect)
SP Dillon Maples (Cubs #12 prospect)
2B/SS Arismendy Alcantara (Cubs prospect)
OF/3B Wil Myers (Royals #1 prospect)
Myers has been dangled for awhile now, I guess KC really needs salary relief that bad.
Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:42 PM
CF DeJesus (L) / Sappelt
1B Rizzo (L)
RF Smith (L)
C Castillo / Navarro
IF Valbuena (L)
OF Campana (L)
SP Wood (L)
RP Beliveau (L)
SU Russell (L)
Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:16 AM
Chris Rusin or Brooks Raley
Lamb or Montgomery
A few more minor pieces for back and forth.
Garza's a chip we need to cash in eventually if we don't plan to resign him
Raley/Rusin are depth
Lorenzo Cain is the RH version os everything we can hope for Brett Jackson to become, minus 5-10 HR, assuming ALL goes right with Jackson.
Lamb and Montgomery are each coming off injury issues/bad seasons, I forget which or both, but still have very high ceilings and are 22 and 23.
We then make a trade with Oakland or Atlanta for one of their young pitchers. Start with Barney+Lake or Vitters and go from there.
We also trade Soriano or DeJesus to Philly for Dom Brown.
We sign Sweeny and Pelfrey or Jurrjens
Next thing you know, we have Castro, Rizzo, Cain, whoeevr we get from OAK/ATL and Shark along with Brown, Pelfrey/Jurrjens, and Sweeny, each of whom could be huge, could be OK, or could be garbage, but at a low risk. Lamb/Montgomery slide into our top 10 prospects.
3B Stewart (re-sign)
Rotation:Shark, Braves/A's Guy, Baker, Wood(Pelfrey or Jurrjens if we trade Wood), Feldman
Pen: Marmol? Fujikawa, Russell, Camp, Beliveau, Dolis, some guy
Bench: C Navarro, Watkins/Valbuena IF, Sappelt, Campana OF/spare legs, some guy IF
It could contend. If not, it's very low risk, and we do some more trading (Baker, Wood, Feldman, Camp, Navarro, Marmol etc, depending on who's around) come June/July if it epic fails.
The bottom line is that everything that Epstein and Co. are doing seems to be building toward 2015 and beyond, so they may as well go all in toward it.
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