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Boring 3-way trade idea


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#1 Mike Taylor (no relation)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

After the Cubs tender Stewart's contract:

Twins Receive:
3B Ian Stewart
SP Bruce Chen

Royals Receive:
OF Max Kepler (Twins #18 prospect)
SP Dillon Maples (Cubs #12 prospect)
2B/SS Arismendy Alcantara (Cubs prospect)

Cubs Receive:
OF/3B Wil Myers (Royals #1 prospect)

Myers has been dangled for awhile now, I guess KC really needs salary relief that bad.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

If the Royals aren't that desperate for salary relief.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

The Royals mainly just want a top-line starting pitcher. If the Cubs have any chance of landing Myers, Samardzija or, most likely, Garza would be headed to Kansas City.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

I think we'd have to sweeten the pot to KC, but I like where you're going with this.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:14 AM

Free Garza for Myers... (damnit kid learn how to spell your name)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

I think you might have to had something like Vizcaino to the trade and maybe the other teams add a couple of fringe pitchers and middle infielders

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

All good thoughts, but 3 way trades fall apart all the time. One team always feels like they are getting the least in the deal.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

If we included Garza, I would want OF Byron Buxton (#2 prospect) or a pitching prospect as well. And then sign Anibal Sanchez. I think acquiring Myers opens up all kinds of doors for the Cubs in the short term. He's played 3B/LF/CF. If we trade Soriano, we can sign Ludwick to play LF and trade Barney for Seth Smith to play RF. That'd be a competitive team...

CF DeJesus (L) / Sappelt
2B Keppinger
1B Rizzo (L)
LF Ludwick
SS Castro
RF Smith (L)
3B Myers
C Castillo / Navarro
IF Valbuena (L)
OF Campana (L)

SP Sanchez
SP Samardzija
SP Baker
SP Wood (L)
SP Feldman

RP Chapman
RP Bowden
RP Camp
RP Beliveau (L)

SU Fujikawa
SU Russell (L)
CL Marmol

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

What about Matt Garza and extra for Wil Myers and Mike Montgomery?

Extras being guys like Barney,Vitters,Lake, and Sczcur

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

I don't think that we can get Myers. However, how's this:

Royals get
Matt Garza
Chris Rusin or Brooks Raley

Cubs get
Lorenzo Cain
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.

Opening Day:

IB Rizzo
2B Valbuena/Wakins
SS Castro
3B Stewart (re-sign)
LF: Brown
CF: Cain
RF Sweeney
C Castillo
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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