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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:37 PM
These two assets remind me very much of Brian Rose and Carl Pavano (was it in '96?). The terms Duquette used to describe Rose and Pavano when they were both prospects in the Boston system were similar. He probably will hang on to his current young talent, or at least Bundy; but Duquette has a history of (wisely) parlaying his chips.
So, if Duquette thinks the rest of the AL East will sleep this year, he might make his run in 2013. He'll need a hard hitting outfielder, another mature starter, and maybe some pen help. The Cubs seem to be shopping all three (two of them game ready).
Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:25 PM
Of course the quotes in that piece back up everything King Jeff says above. Any scenario I imagine (dream of) moving either of these guys has the Cubs as the third party in a multi-team trade; or, more likely, as observers of someone else's trade.
(For example, the only way I can see MLB allowing Miami to hollow out any more of (what's left of) their expensive talent is in a deal that, one could argue, makes them a stronger team in the future. Baltimore holds a wedge that could open that door.)
Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:01 AM
We've made a lot of deals with Baltimore with our aging/underachieving outfielders (Sosa/Pie/Patterson) during the Hendry Era, and I'm sure Theo has a connection with their front office from his time in Boston.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:29 AM
But yes, I'd be all for Tillman, or even Matusz at the right price. Oakland and Atlanta are also prime targets for the same reason.
Hudson: short term
maholm: likely short term
Those last four could end up an amazing rotation for their future, but none are sure things. We could pry one away. Wait, we already did
Colon: Short term
Anderson: possible short term, but only 24
and then a glut of nice looking long term possibilities
Peacock (buy low?)
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